Hawaii 2014 (Part 1).

Aloha! I have returned from my trip to Hawaii. It was pretty amazing to say the least. I’ll be back to regular posts next week, but a few of you have asked to see photos from my trip so here are some highlights. We flew in over Oahu and had an amazing view of the Island…

Oahu, Hawaii.

Oahu, Hawaii.

I was pretty exhausted from getting up at 3:00am to catch the flight to Hawaii so the first night was spent watching the sunset from the balcony before we all passed out. The sun set around 6:15 every night and it was gorgeous…

Oahu, Hawaii.

Hawaii Sunset.

The next couple of days were full of exploring. We came across Leonard’s Bakery on our way to get some groceries and had to stop in. This place is so popular with the tourists and I can see why. It’s delicious! I loved the packaging they had, it reminded me so much of Mendl’s Bakery from The Grand Budapest Hotel. Wes Anderson must have got his inspiration from Leonard’s Bakery. I had to ask for a clean box so I could take it home with me, luckily they said yes :)

Leonard's Bakery | The Fig's Heart.on1

Leonard's Bakery | The Fig's Heart.on1

Leonard's Bakery | The Fig's Heart.

Leonard's Bakery | The Fig's Heart.

After a couple days of relaxing I took off on my own and flew over to the Island of Kauai. I was so lucky to meet Leah of Leahlani Skincare and spend the day with her. She took me to some pretty incredible spots and told me a little about this magical Island. It’s so green there. I honestly didn’t even enhance these photographs, the plants are all naturally vibrant. It was really foggy the day that I was there so unfortunately the clouds are covering a lot of the beauty in the photos. But with the rain came these amazing waterfalls all over the island…

Kauai | The Fig's Heart.

Kauai | The Fig's Heart.

Kauai | The Fig's Heart.

The little cottage on the beach above is the one that was used to film The Descendants. I really loved that movie so it was pretty neat seeing that so close up. It’s right on Hanalei Bay, which also happens to be the home of Puff the Magic Dragon (the mountain range shown below). I must say my little adventure on Kauai was one of my favourite parts of the whole trip. It is such a special place, I will definitely be going back!

Kauai | The Fig's Heart.

Then it was time for some snorkelling. We joined a tour and took a boat off the shores of Waikiki to a spot where all the sea turtles gather around a specific coral. The turtles were so gentle and elegant, and they can swim surprisingly fast.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

Snorkelling Hawaii | The Fig's Heart.

The rest of the week was spent swimming, shopping, and relaxing. I finished a whole book cover to cover. The Vacationers, it was a fun one. Have you read it? I can’t even remember the last time I read a whole novel, it was so nice to take some time away from the internet. There was a huge street market one of the nights we were there which was really fun. We also discovered an ice cream treat that’s really popular, it’s called Mochi.  We pretty much ate this on a daily basis for the rest of the trip. And here are a few more sunsets to finish the first week…

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Hawaii Sunset.

Hawaii Sunset.

PS. Hawaii 2014 (Part 2) & The Royal Hawaiian.

  • Mochi is soo good! They sell it at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Also, your pictures are flawless completely captures the paradise that is Hawaii.

    • Thank you so much, that’s really kind! Well I guess I need to make a trip to Whole Foods, thanks for the tip :)