Hawaii (Part III: Maui)

This was my first trip to Maui and I have to say…I can’t wait to go back.  Maybe it was because Mike and I had alone time (honeymoon butterflies) or it was the island itself…or the good food…or the awesome hotel experience we had… But I seriously can’t wait to go back with friends, for a babymoon or just another vacation.  ❤

Here’s just a random collage of photos from the trip =)

Isn’t this picture adorable?  it’s the logo to a restaurant~~ but I would totally buy this for my house.

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At Mala’s restaurant.  SOOOOOOOO GOOD.  Their food is fresh and delicious~~ PLUS you get to sit out on the balcony and watch sea turtles swim up to the shore!

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Ocean View outside the restaurant

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Mala’s =)

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Driving around Maui~~ gorgeous sites!

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Free Champs from the Ritz!  We got it 2 of the three nights we were there.  SO SPECIAL ❤

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What Markel and I ate each morning.  we went to the grocery store and picked up yogurt, cereal, juice and some alcohol =)  We also ate breakfast everyday on our lanai (patio) and it was just HEAVENLY.

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Breakfast ❤

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Geste Shrimp Truck!  SOO GOOD.  I personally think it was better than Giovanni’s in Oahu.

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Mama’s Fish House…AHHHMAZING.  Food, service, ambiance…everything was incredible.

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The sunset view from our table ❤

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Dessert!

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With my free lei from dinner, Markel and i were off to the airport to go back to Oahu and celebrate my mama’s 60th birthday!

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smelled SOOO GOOD

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More Gorgeous Photos from Mama’s Fish House & the beach it was on~~

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View of the restaurant

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Before Dinner and Before the sunset…GORGEOUS right?  It was total Paradise in Maui

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Hawaii (Part II)

My friends were on their honeymoon as well and we got to hang out together for 2.5 days =)  Here are some of our adventures~~~

My mom makes delicious gimbap from scratch xoxo  She made us snacks before we left each morning!

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Along our drive of the island, i took some pics~~ but these really didn’t do the island justice.  It’s GORGEOUS there!

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Lanikai Beach ❤

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Dave n Busters

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Matsumoto’s Shaved Ice (not as good as Waiola, but still good)

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Waiting for our shaved ice

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Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck and Hono Shrimp Truck!

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Turtle Beach

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Dole Plantation

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So many fat koi fish…it was kind of sick.

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Random Pineapple to take pictures in~~

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Markel and I got our first ornament as a married couple ❤

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Dole plantationi Ice Cream and Float

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adorbs~~

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Zippy’s!!  SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOD.

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Duke’s on the water in waikiki!

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Walking to Duke’s…I’m the only one who didn’t get the “lovebird” memo…

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Leonard’s Donuts~~ i think i only like the original or the cinnamon.  the other flavors… meh.

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Flip flop wine from an ABC store.  so cute!

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Shaved Ice from Waiola!  THE BEST SHAVED ICE, hands down.  The consistency is soft like snow or powder.  Seriously melts in your mouth.

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Got a ton of candy from Lin’s!  SOOOO GOOOOD.   Hawaiian’s love Li Hing Mui powder on everything sweet they eat.  It’s like a sweet/sour plum powder that has a really mild flavor.  I don’t mind it, Markel HATES it.

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Last picture before Maui ❤

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Blair Bucket List for Summer 2013

Markel and I never do bucket lists, but this summer we came up with 15 things that we hope to accomplish in the next three months as a newlywed couple ❤Untitled

What do you think?  Did we leave anything out?  Do you guys every do summer lists?

 

Fringe Bikinis From Ebay

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Just got these bikinis in and I’m soooo excited!!! Who’s down for a pool/beach day girls???

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend was a rare one for me.  I had ABSOLUTELY no plans!!

Saturday Morning, Markel and I rode our bikes to Santa Monica and Venice beach.  It was SO MUCH FUN.  I haven’t done anything like this ever, so it was refreshing to do something new and spend the entire day sunbathing, eating, and relaxing on the beach =)

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For Dinner we were exhausted and in the mood for something sinfully delicious~

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 Sunday was another great lazy day~~  Church, downtown LA for etsy supplies, 5 loads of laundry and a Boardwalk Empire Marathon before season 3 begins!

Lunch in ktown

Downtown LA

My greatest LA find! xoxo

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 Juicing this week~ 2 meals a day

I’ve been craving Lentil Soup for a while now~ and Markel made some for dinner last night =)  YUMMAYYY

Boardwalk Empire~ SUCH an amazing show!

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and now…it’s the work week.  =/

Downtown LA Fashion District: Red, White and Blue Bikini

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Found this gorgeous Bikini in downtown LA today for $20!! I’ve been searching for stuff with the American flag since the Olympics started and I have my first find. 🙂 LOVE IT! Cant wait to wear it to the beach, on fourth of july and…well any chance I get!

Ahhh Summer is Here! Happy Sunday!

I need a cold drink today… =P  After a thrilling weekend with friends, I’m off to eat, drink and tan with my friends =)  Since Markel bought me the every so wonderful Kindle Fire~ I can’t wait to get caught up on some summer guilty pleasures (oh yes…chicklit!)

Happy Sunday All!

xoxo

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Hawaii Shopping List

I just bought my tickets to Hawaii (Honolulu/Waikiki) and all I can think about is what new things I should buy for my trip ❤  Here’s a fun collage of my wishlist from Piperlime (where else?).  For the 13 days that I’m there, I hope to spend most of it on the beach drinking margaritas and getting super dark!  hehe

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Happy Weekend All: SUMMER is here!!

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DIY Hair Style/Braid: Cascade/Waterfall Braid

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Weekend Beach Style

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It’s a gorgeous day in LA and I’m off to the beach to get a tan!  Happy Weekend Everyone! xoxo

Birthday Ideas for your boyfriend

Every year I throw a ridiculous birthday party that spans 3 days for Markel.  For the past almost 4 years we’ve been dating, I have planned 3 big bday bashes…

The first year, I planned an extension of what he used to celebrate in College…Friday night we went to Tokyo Delves in North Hollywood.  I invited all of his friends from home and college, as well as some of mine.  The night ended with Michael Blair standing on his chair and dancing most of the night.  LOL  Saturday night, we did a “4th floor formal” where everyone dressed up, ate dinner at Mike’s apartment, pre-drank, and then we walked to a nearby bar (the very bar we met at <3).  Since this was the first year we had dated and I had yet to meet all of his friends, I felt really pressured to wear the perfect outfits and make sure that every details was PERFECT.  I’m sure his friends were really annoyed at how many “FYI” and “Reminder” emails I sent with color coordinated details.  I even sent out “save the dates” which, looking back, is pretty hilarious.  I was also so busy playing hostess that I don’t have a lot of pics…sowy Markel.

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Year Two…Many of his friends couldn’t make it to Tokyo Delves and the ones that did were crazy about the place!  So I decided to throw his first night party at the same place.  The group was bigger and Markel had just as much energy as the first year.  I asked everyone to dress up (to kind of keep the “4th floor formal” theme)…This year, I still sent out a save the date, but relaxed about all the emails and plans.  Day 1 was Tokyo Delves and Day 2 was the beach & bonfire where I sent out a potluck list and made enough ribs to feed a small country.

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After year two…I decided Beach was too hard.  So many things to prepare and it was hard to rely on other people to bring things.  Year three was an easy “Jersey Party” where everyone wore their favorite jersey’s and we “tailgated” at Mike’s friends’ apartment.  I made bacon wrapped hotdogs, ordered pizza, made a cake of donuts, and had prizes for the winners of the mini beer pong tournament I organized.  Afterward, we walked over to Mom’s Bar in West LA where I had reserved the back room.  The best thing about Mom’s is that the owner is INCREDIBLY nice, the cover is free, parking is free, drinks are $4, the music is awesome, and we got a few rounds of free birthday shots.

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 Now…the biggest challenge I have is planning his 26th birthday for 2012!  Some Ideas I have…

1. Bowling Tourney at Lucky Strike

2. Game Night & Drinks at ESPN Zone at LA Live

3. Angels/Dodgers game (nosebleed seats) with a FAT tailgate before the game

4. FAT ktown party.  Rent out a patio and invite 30 guests to come and eat, be obnoxious and drink their night away ❤

What do you guys think?  What do you guys normally do for your boyfriend’s birthdays?

Current Obession: Heart Shaped Sunglasses

I know I’ve written about this before~ but I just can’t get over how adorable these are!  I want to wear these as I ride my beach cruiser along the beach in Santa Monica!

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