Wandering About : Honolulu


For those of you bearing the winter snow storms doesn't a sunny and warm vacation sounds dreamy right about now?! My sister is currently living in Hawaii and was happy to share some of her favorite things in Honolulu.


Feeling : Gliding through the water in a Kayak at Lanikai
Tasting : Famous coco puffs from Liliha Bakery
Smelling : Plumeria
Seeing : Lantern Floating Festival
Listening : Jack Johnson
Staying: The Modern Honolulu

Do you have a favorite spot to share if you had a couple of days to spend in Honolulu, what should not be missed.

Photo Credits: 1 2 3 4 5

22 comments:

Nikki McBride said...

I grew up in Kailua. We used to kayak in Lanikai all the time. It's always fun to get some shave ice at Island Snow after a long day at the beach. (On a side note I ate three shave ices at the the Alt White Party.) also the hike to Makapu light house is a good one!

Anonymous said...

I love all the places to eat on Kapahulu Blvd (close to Waikiki). I love having a meal at Ono Hawaiian Food (try a lau lau) or Genki Sushi (Japanese chain with conveyor belt sushi), and then rolling over to either Leonard's Bakery for a hot malasada (like a Portuguese beignet) or Waiola Shave Ice (I like my shave ice with ice cream and adzuki bean) for desert.

Alexi Bullock Design said...

I've never been to Hawaii, but I'd really love to go someday!! And the colors in these are stunning! Check out my color inspirations that I post daily on my blog and tell me what you think! :-)

Sarah Jane said...

gorgeous images. I have never been to Hawaii either...would love to go!

Kristina said...

A walk thru the Waimea Botanical Garden with a swim in the waterfall at the end. I have never seen such a wonderful collection of plants. It's in the Valley of the Kings and it's truly amazing.

Type-A(shley) said...

Macadamia Nut Pancakes at Boots & Kimos and the Koko Head Hike -- it's a beast of a climb, but it's the most beautiful view:)

J.Carter said...

The pic of the lantern floating festival has been my iPhone wallpaper all winter. It keeps me from focusing on the dreariness outside my window.

Hannah said...

Oh wow- a much needed dose of sunshine before I head out into the grey UK weather! Looks absolutely gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for prompting the beautiful memory of staying at the Modern Honolulu for my honeymoon last year.

Bobby said...

I've not been to Hawaii, but I'm often struck by the seemingly Asian elements of life there. I suppose that they are not all that far removed (the lantern floating festival photo reminded me strongly of the lantern festival in China)

fay said...

My fiancé and I visit Hawaii once a year to see family and friends. We always eat at Helena's, and just recently had the best slice of cheesecake at Otto Cake in Honolulu, around the corner from the Human Imagination and Owens & Co., 2 great stores!

Kylie said...

i lived in hawaii for a couple years - loooove it there. if you're going to oahu, i have a top ten list of my fav places to do/see here:

soo beautiful. my sister still lives there... sigh

Kylie said...

forgot the link, sorry: http://spencerandkylie.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-10-oahu.html

Calli said...

I spent a dreamy day at ala moana beachpark. We rented beach gear from hawaiibeachtime.com. they deliver to any beach, are affordable, and have anything you could want! (I highly reccomend the water hammocks and kayaks!) Laying on a water hammock in the ocean... best thing.

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes said...

Whoa, kayaking there must be so beautiful. Wish I could be there right now!

Michelle said...

oooohhhh, my dream trip!

Sandra said...

I was in Honolulu last December and loved it as usual - there is NOTHING like Hawaii...

First thought - mai tais at the Halekulani.

More of my faves here... www.raincoastcottage.com/weblog/2012/1/12/theres-nothing-like-hawaii.html

Sal said...

The Outrigger Canoe Club- without a doubt!
And Michele's for dinner =)

www.bluebonnetsforsal.com

Stephanie said...

Let's meet there...I could so use Hawaii right now :)

Unknown said...

snorkeling at hanauma bay is always a winner. uncle's fish market near pier 38 has great food. liliha bakery coco puffs have gone downhill, sorry. island snow is my favorite for shave ice, you can get their stuff online too, not the shave ice though.

Becky said...

we are staying in Lanikai for a week in April -- super excited! Great post.

Anonymous said...

Sigh....we used to live a short walk from image #1 in Kailua. How I miss it! Definitely Lanikai Beach. Wander around Kailua and get a Lanikai Juice. In Honolulu, we LOVE a restaurant called Spices which is off the beaten path. House Without a Key in the Halekulani Hotel is wonderful for drinks and watching the sunset. Shave ice on the north shore (Aoki's is great and the line is typically shorter). And a malasada from Leonard's! Ok, I'm done :)

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