Thursday, March 1, 2012

Come Away With Me.....

In the fall of 2008, I took the trip of a lifetime with Shannon (my sister for any newbies). We flew 10 straight hours from Atlanta to Honolulu....better known as Paradise

My family and I must subconsciously think we're celebrities because instead of staying on the popular Waikiki beaches....we stayed at the super secluded resort - The Kahala.....a private getaway famous for its celebrity guests including the likes of Lucille Ball, Princess Diana, the Dalai Lama, John Wayne...and the list goes on. They have an entire hallway  of signed photographs....it's fun to wonder if anyone famous stayed in your suite. 
The Kahala Resort at Sunset 

The Kahala Resort Lobby....I die for these chandeliers 

The Kahala is swanky on an entire different level. 

From it's private beach.....

to it's stunning pool

It's amazing restaurants

and glorious suites


We had the best time ever!

We sipped pineapple smoothies by the pool

Swam with dolphins...yeah, I was really excited about this.....

...it was love

We went shopping on Kalakaua Avenue.....and by shopping I mean looking...because all that's on that Avenue is Prada and Louis Vuitton....
oh and the Ferrari Store...you know, in case you want to pick up a Formula 1 car on your way home....


We spent all our afternoons on the beach
Baby Face!!! Oh how 4 years in the harsh world will age a girl ;)

Or in the air

One way or another

You know when you've been on vacation for a week, you're kinda ready to go home? Yeah I didn't feel like that at all....


and I swear, I left a little bit of my heart on that Island. 

What's been your favorite vacation spot?




29 comments:

Antoinette said...

This looks like absolute paradise!!! I such fabulous photos.

TaraR said...

What an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us :)

Jenna said...

Wow, this looks like an amazing trip! I would have also left a piece of my heart on that island!

One of my favorite trips was to Egypt - I literally almost cried when we left. I kept thinking what catastrophe would have to happen to prevent me from leaving here right now, ha!

xxx
Jenna

Ashley said...

i've already been craving another vacation and this post just topped it off! haha.

i used to live in Honolulu - for about five years. beautiful spot!

i love the picture of you kissing the dolphin. swimming with the dolphins is sooo much fun! i did that when i went to the bahamas two summers ago.


oh my, you do have a lil' baby face! crazy how fast we grow :) still a gorg doll!!

Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness... I want to go NOW! What gorgeous pictures. That trip sounds amazing and the resort sounds out of this world! I think the North Shore of Oahu has been my favorite place thus far. Totally got the authentic Hawaiian hospitality and felt like a local :)

megan said...

So fun! My favorite vacation was a cruise my senior year with 30 of my sorority sisters! Talk about good times! :)

Whitney said...

aahhh i've stayed at the Kahala! LOVEE... we visit Waikiki every summer, but 2 years ago decided to splurge and stay there. it was to die for :)

FourJedis said...

Oh I love Hawaii. I want to get my husband there, but he thinks more trips to the Caribbean makes up for none to Hawaii (the man has obviously never been to Hawaii). My favorite place ever to visit was Tanzania. I would go back in a heartbeat. Your pictures are great!

Sarah said...

Soooo we need to talk about becoming sisters....like asap! Next time y'all head for those hawaiian islands you just let a girl know ;)

I think I'm overdue for an adult vacation because the only places I've actually been on vacation are myrtle beach aaaaand disney world. hahaha but I love them both.

Erin said...

Ahhhh- I could go for a vacation about now ;) Hilton Head is still a couple months away for me!

My best vacation was my honeymoon (sorry, is that a cliche answer?!) but we went to Mexico and I swear I coulda' stayed there a month! Pure paradise!

Shannon said...

Looks beyond amazing!!

I still day dream about our honeymoon week in St. Lucia. Cliff diving, volcano mud baths, snorkeling, horseback riding on the beach...sigh.

Oh, and spending time with hubby too!

jayme said...

you're a celebrity to me. if i saw you somewhere, i'd tackle you the same way i'd tackle david beckman or rachel bilson. no shame in my game.

looks like a blogger party should be happening soon??

Young and Fabulous said...

UGHHHH i wanna go!!

seriously paradise

i have this fascination with pineapple (cannot explain it haha) and ive always wanted to eat a whole pineapple from hawaii IN hawaii!!

you lived the life of a celeb! holla!

xoxox

Carolyn said...

This reminds me of our honeymoon in Maui! Seriously. Those islands are magical. I want to go back now please! HAHA

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

gah. i just died inside a little bit.

you won't believe this, well you probably will, but my did lives downtown honolulu. so, we get to visit pretty often. and you're right...paradise.

Caroline said...

Beautiful pics! I love Hawaii. It's amazing!

Miranda said...

that looks like so much fun! i would love to go to Hawaii and number one on my bucket list is to swim with dolphins!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh wow - you do look so young! that was only 4 years ago?! crazy! you looked great then though and of course, incredible now. ;)

aw, man. it's so gloomy now here in SC - i'd be up for this vacay now!

Britt said...

What an amazing vacation! Hawaii is on my list for sure one day, hopefully very soon:)

Elle Sees said...

I loved cancun better, but maybe if I had stayed somewhere like this!
Ps I'm on Pinterest too. Elleseesyou

Sami said...

I just don't think anything is better than my vacations to NYC! I love that city so much I could go back over and over!

Bre said...

This is not helping my travel blues. LOL! I have been to Oahu a few times, but have only stayed in Honolulu. This resort looks amazing!

Courtney said...

That vacation seriously looks like what I picture paradise as being. I am going to Punta Cana in May and I am hoping it resembles this even a little bit!

Katy said...

Your trip looks amazing! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, but sadly have never made it...yet :o( The best vacation I ever took was my honeymoon to Jamaica. The beaches there were beautiful and it was so nice to relax after the craziness of planning a wedding!

Katie said...

oh so beautiful!! my husband and i went to maui for our honeymoon and it was wonderful. wish i could be there tomorrow morning!

Sara Louise said...

That looks like a perfect vacation to me!
I haven't had a proper vacation in ages because usually if I have a couple of weeks holiday, I go back to Texas, so going back to the States now constitutes a vacation for me, but I do love to go home!
Other than that... my last mini vacation to Madrid was pretty good, Not Hawaii resort good, but pretty good ;)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

What a fabulous place to stay!! I've only ever stayed in the touristy part of Oahu...

Megan said...

You're gorgeous!! I want to go there someday. It looks amazing!!

Bon Bon said...

paradise is right! glorious! hmmm, my fave vacation spot so far has been the dominican republic for my honeymoon, cause it was beautiful AND all about relaxing:-) xoxo