Wednesday, June 20, 2012

sights and tastes

A couple snapshots from my trip to Hawai'i. The views from Diamond Head was rewarding after an exhausting hike up to the top. Tiki torches scattered all over Waikiki light up at night. Very Hawaiian. An enormous pancake from Mac 24/7. If you've seen the show Man vs Food then you are familiar with this pancake. Food won and there were three of us eating it. The statue of Duke on Kalakaua. Tan tan ramen from Goma Tei; my favorite ramen EVER. Waikiki at night, so breezy. Our first taste of Hale'iwa. Such a refreshing change from the hectic (but not so hectic) city life of Honolulu. The road down to Waimea Bay where my friends jumped off the rock there. Looking through these photos makes me wish Hawai'i oh so much. Can not wait to go back!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Peonies are my favorite flowers everrrr. My boyfriend knows NOT to buy any other flowers but peonies. I want them for my wedding bouquet and centerpieces and also Laduree macarons which is irrelevant but who cares. For the longest, I didn't think I would be able to buy them here in California since they can't grow in our climate but I was surprise to find them at Trader Joe's! I have been buying new flowers every couple days since finding them and I will probably be buying them until they are no longer sold. They only bloom around May to June. Anyway, here's a photo that I took of them this week. This particular bouquet was HUGE compared to my first bouquet. My current bouquet is hot pink and not as big as this particular one. So beautiful!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

instagram hawai'i

On our way to Hawai'i! This was taken a few hours before we landed.

Waikiki at sunset. So beautiful. I can never get tired of Hawaiian sunsets.

Rainbow from one of the hotel rooms. Saw so many rainbows on this trip.

A postcard that arrived a few days when we got back that one of my best friends who went with me to Hawai'i sent me while we were still there. She's too funny.

Another sunset/palm tree view of Waikiki from the beach. 

Super cute note that YSL sent me. Boyfriend bought my very first arty ring for my graduation present! I've been eyeing the ring for almost 2 years now and I am so thankful I have an amazing boyfriend who bought it for me because he knew I wanted it. Haven't worn it out yet, but I will very soon!

Hokulani Bake Shop cupcakes (red velvet, mango, and POG-passion fruit, orange, guava). They won an episode on Cupcake Wars. Surprisingly, my favorite flavor was red velvet (go figure) but all the other flavors were delicious.

Hanging out at the beach in Waikiki.

The living room of the wonderful beach house we rented for a couple days! It was a four bedroom, two bathroom house with the ocean as our backyard. I had so much fun staying in this house with 7 other amazing people. We made a ton of memories.

Breakfast made by my friend Alice while we were staying at the beach house: macadamia nut pancakes topped with bananas and coconut syrup, applies, and potatoes. So good! Inspired me to start cooking at home more. You can make delicious food without spending a fortune!

Heading back home to LA. A photo that I took when we took off. You can see Diamond Head crater and to the left is Waikiki. One of my favorite photos that I took on the trip. After an amazing vacation, the boyfriend and I decided to go back in a few months.... hence why I will be blogging more. We will see you soon Hawai'i! I have a ton of photos to post still just have yet to transfer it onto my MacBook. Have a wonderful weekend bloggers!

Friday, June 15, 2012

aloha 2012

zara top, nordstrom rack skirt, and american apparel swimwear

Summer time. After graduation, me, the boyfriend, and 6 other friends headed to Hawai'i. Crazy fun trip filled with laughter, drinks, beaches, hikes, FOOD, a YSL arty ring, and an amazing beach house that we stayed at in the North Shore. I love Hawai'i more each time I go and boyfriend and I have decided to save up for a trip towards the end of summer. That being said, no more date nights, no more crazy shopping trips.... which means, exercising, cooking intimate dinners and more blogging! For real this time. Oh and internship searching. Found a couple finance internships but I haven't quite got the motivation to select apply just yet :)