Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oahu getaway

Although it's just a hop, skip, and 30 minute flight away, I always look forward to visiting Oahu.  One of the main reasons, my sister lives there.  She lovingly and generously always invites us to stay with her (and her rad BF and their two adorable but socially awkward cats, Maddie & Chloe) in her lush green valley chateau.  Another reason... shopping.  If you've been to Maui, there are plenty of things to do, but one of them isn't shopping.  Haha.  At least not the shopping I prefer. 

Since I don't have a reliable camera these days (I normally just use my phone), I didn't capture too many snaps... but I hope you enjoy the ones I did...

Each morning we woke up with the sound of birds chirping (some where chickens), the river running, and the sunlight peeking through the window pane.  Looking out the window, it was as if we were engulfed by lush greens.  Pretty amazing, if you ask me.  And we ended each night with a glass (or two, or three) of Blue Moon and Guinness.

When on vacay (especially if I know I'm gonna shop), I normally wear a dress and flats.  Easy peasy to take on and off, while in dressing rooms.  And if I'm going to be walking all day, a pair of comfy flats are the best option.

My Sister treated us (for the Pirate's bday) to a delectable dinner at Le Bistro in Niu Valley.  It was my first time at a French restaurant and OMG, I am hooked.  I tried escargot and foie gras for the very first time.  DEEELIIICIOUS!  I had the Beef Quartet and the wagyu beef with foie gras slider which was AMAZING!  Seriously, one of the best meals of my life.  Yum!

We enjoyed lunch at the Wai'oli Tea Room.  This quaint little restaurant is located in Manoa.  If the Pirate and I ever move to Oahu, we'd love to live in Manoa.  The homes there have so much character and the weather is always cool.  :)

Ate one of my favorite meals, bibimbap at Yogurstory.  I loved Yogurstory and can't wait to go back.  Apparently, it's owners wanted to initially open up a fro-yo joint (but I didn't see any indication of froyo anywhere.  The waitress mentioned they turned the froyo counter to a bar instead), and came up with the name, but only after everything was printed (i.e. signage, menus, etc...), they caught the typo.  Sorta neat, if you ask me.

His and her shoe porn...

Visited Bamboo Sky in hopes of meeting Tiff, but she wasn't in.  Instead I met the cutie patootie and ever so bubbly, Adele!  Hi Adele!!!  Can't wait to come back to visit and of course SHOP!

And of course I had to meet up with one of my bloggy bestie's, Mae.  Gosh, I look like a heffer standing next to Mae.  Note to self, never ever ever ever wear anythine over sized when taking photos with this petite bombshell.  And of course I had to sport Mae's "favorite" shoe, the Lita.  NOT.  She nearly barfed when she saw them.  Man, I love this girl.  She is amazeballs.  Can't wait to chill with her again.  Hopefully next month.  Yippee!

I had an awesome time and can't wait to go back.  So much fun.  Have a great weekend, guys!

Love, S


Ice Pandora said...

You are making me
drool over my
keyboard with these
lovely food photos!

That tea room is so
adorable! Look at
the pink teapot c:

Waking up with bird
sounds, nearby a
flowing river
somewhere in nature
sounds lovely...


seszen said...

great pics, for sure you had amazing time honey :) food looks delicious :)

fifi said...

looks like a great time!! hopefully I can get out to Oahu some time this year!! xo

Jessica said...

Looks like you had an incredible time! The food looks delectable. And I just love your red dress with the little ruffle. Where did you find it?

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Allie said...

Lookin good girl! I totally feel you on the Manoa thing. I just moved to Upper Makiki/Lower Manoa area, and I seriously think deeper into Manoa is one of the most idyllic places to raise a family on Oahu.

Stephanie Lin said...

Love all your looks, especially the red dress! What fun photographs as well!

Fashion Dawgs said...

Oh my, the food! You look beautiful and very relaxed too.

Fashion Dawgs

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

great pics! Looks like you had an awesome time.

Anonymous said...

What a great trip!!!



Sharon!! I love Oahu...and it like like you guys had a fab time! Dying over the studded loafers...definite shoe porn! Hope you're well soon! xo

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn p.s enter my giveaway?

heart.tiff.heart said...

hi sharon! i agree, Shane and I love manoa too. one day we'll move there! oh and i have to also agree with mae, lol. not my fav from jc but you rock them well. Thanks for stopping by. we definiteyl have to do a blogger meet up like you said. it would be fun to do lunch with a few fashionable peeps!!! also, i'm working on the mini banner today. sorry, i got busy last week!

Kate said...

The red & pink dress in the middle is SO pretty on you! I love it!

Mae said...



Xx me ke aloha,

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