Gorgeous Maui

Went through my phone and found more Maui pics! xoxo  Seeing these photos…I seriously can’t WAIT to go back!!

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there was a stingray family of 4!!  i’ve never seen mike run down to the beach SO FAST before.  while most people were jumping out of the water (it looked like 4 sharks at first), there was one crazy couple that stayed in the water and let the stingrays swim around them (dumbasses…)

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Our first round of drinks!

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mini tobascos!!

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our first meal~~ while waiting for our room to be ready

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Free bottle of champagne was sent to us from the hotel ❤

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Our snacks =)

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Breakfast on our lanai~~ coffee + mimosas.  hehe

isn’t our view GORGEOUS??

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Black Sand Beach (road to hana)

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Markel’s awesome photo skills…

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caves!  it would have been cave DIVING, but i wouldn’t let markel do it.  the water was so stagnant it seemed like he’d catch a bacterial infection or something… >.<

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beautiful views ❤

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I want to go back =(  Maui was so magical… and the food left a permanent impression in my brain and on my tastebuds.  *droool *

Best honeymoon spot everrr

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More Hawaii Pics =)

Got these from my mom the other day!  ahh…makes me really want to go back.

These are pics from our last day~I was so confident about my paddle boarding skills until the ocean owned my ass.  I lost my sunglasses and scraped my knee =(  But it was still great fun to go out and try something new with Mike and my family. ❤

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Hawaii (Part VI)

Our flight back home…sad to be leaving =(

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Mama Chang made us masubi’s and gimbap!  SOOOOOOOO yummy on our flight home!

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How adorable are these bathroom signs??

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Once we got back to LA, we literally vegged out on the couch for hours.  EXHAUSTED, happy to be home, and missing Hawaii all at the same time.

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Hawaii (Part IV: Road to Hana)

On one of the days in Maui, Markel and I drove the Road to Hana.

Let me just say…it’s pretty fucking overrated.  I don’t regret going (b/c it was pretty), But i don’t think it’s something i will ever do again.  Laying out by the pool and drinking mai tais vs. driving for 6 hours?  uhhh mai tais please.

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But Alas…it was gorgeous and something I will always remember.

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This is Black Sand Beach.  Markel and I swam in it and I have to say…that was the coolest thing we did on the trip.

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7 sacred pools

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hiking to the pools

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Markel climbed the rocks and ended up behind the waterfall.  The pictures came out pretty cool.

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On the way back down~

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lots of waterfalls and stops along the way, where Markel climbed EVERYTHING and crawled into EVERYTHING.  I sat along the edge, in shade and just watched.  LOL

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After the Road to Hana…Mike and I were EXHAUSTED so we ate at Geste Shrimp Truck on the way home:

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YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

 

 

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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Random Photos for April

Found these photos in my drafts inbox.  I normally start entries on my phone but I always forget to post them!!  Here are a bunch of them from last April that I have yet to post (or maybe have posted sporadically).

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