Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Best of Hawaii

So... yeah, I found some of the cutest places wondering around Waikiki and I purchased WAY too much jewelry! (but can you really have too much jewelry?)

First on the to-do list? Shopping!

I walked into this place and I was immediately smitten. From their adorable soaps, candles and bags (as well as clothes) I actually had to stop in TWICE because I didn't notice the 2nd story the first time around! They also have a THIRD level that has a bar! What an incredible idea, yeah?

I also found this Ceci est un IT BAG there:

Have you seen these adorable bags before? Apparently I should have jumped on the opportunity! They only wanted $40 for it, and I figured I could get one in Texas, but now that I'm looking online I'm not finding too many search results! Whoops!

I loved seeing so many Love for Japan shirts everywhere! (Practically everyone had them in their windows) and they had some super cute styles to match!

The best part is they have a fabulous online shopping selection! They definitely had some cute clothes and jewelry though!

Jewelry I Had to Have:

Opal necklace
(Yes, that is my Beyonce Gold Swim Suit Underneath!)

Kukui Nuts 
(I have wanted them ever since I saw Mila Kunis with them in Forgetting Sarah Marshall!)


Faux Coral...
 or at least I'm pretty sure it's faux since I only paid $25 for it!

And of course, I had to get some freshwater pearls with earrings to match!!!

Best Eats in Hawaii

OK, neither of these are Hawaiian food but the best eats were:

Yes, I ate a Chicago Dog in Hawaii but I sure don't regret it!!!!

OK, so this was definitely a "go for the atmosphere" type place. The service at the Cream Pot was not the best, and although the presentation was lovely, we all left still feeling hungry and feeling like we had paid way too much money to still be hungry. But I have the feeling that if you live in Hawaii, and you need a place to catch up with a friend, the Cream Pot is the place to go with it's adorable charm!

Hawaiian Eggs Benedict with Hash Browns

Strawberry Souffle Pancakes

Whew! And if you can believe it, I have more Hawaiian Adventures to share with you saved for another day! Happy *Almost* Weekend!!! <3


Claire said...

gosh, never been shopping to any of those stores or eaten at those places! nice to hear about some new places. and i love all those beautiful necklaces you bought! and i'm pretty sure that coral one is real...i actually got one similar for $10 before. but i'm pretty sure they're just coral bits but they're still coral. love that opal one a lot!

A BRIT GREEK said...

I wish I could hop over to Hawaii! Such lovely snaps, thanks for sharing.

Love the necklace!

Louise said...

Gorgeous Kukui Nuts necklace and those pancakes look soooooo good! xx

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Linh said...

Looks like you had such a great time and came back with some goodies :) Love the name of that 1st store!

very married said...

1) you can never have too much jewelry.

2) i love forgetting sarah marshall. i discovered that movie long after it went to dvd and immediately bought it!

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

This post makes me miss Hawaii so much!! Always have to get the pearl and Kukui Nut necklaces when you are in Hawaii :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

I'm just a wee bit jealous. And by wee bit, I mean INCREDIBLY jealous! I went to hawaii in 2002 and it was awesome. I'd love to go again though!

Kristin said...

You scored some gorgeous baubles lady!

Michaela said...

Wow! How fun. I'd die to go to Hawaii again! Those shops look darling. Cute jewelry!!

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to find a kukui nut necklace similar to the one Mila Kunis wore as well! Did you buy yours at a store that sells online? (*I hope so*)