Another oh so fabulous trip to paradise..My first trip was in 1999 to visit my best friend and was hooked ever since. August birthday month in typical and true Leo fashion of course! Not even lying when I say I absolutely dreaded coming back home (like always) this last trip as I've been absolutely enamored with all things island culture since I was a kid ..I was definitely a wahine koa in a past life. The Hawaiian "hangover" is real. Stayed in a lovely spot ,this chick doesn't do resorts. Not
into the basic touristy crap.
Waking up to balmy & warm blue skies every morning,while the sweet intoxicating aroma of jasmine,pikake,plumeria,hibiscus and other exotic flowers filled the air..Eating copious amounts of fresh fruit, guava juice and Kona coffee,Yeah,I could totally get used to this.No horns honking (it's actually very much frowned upon)road rage,no obnoxious car alarms, no trash filled streets or screaming people..I also noticed not one single item locked up in any drug store Perfect,smooth flight both ways with zero delays AT ALL. Gotta love living on the West Coast where the flights
over to Hawaii are dirt freakin cheap.
Loved seeing cleaning crews out and about at all hours maintaining the streets.. There's definitely a sense of pride and respect for the island and it's people
Disappointed in the extreme superficial gentrification of the city with the high end in your face (YUCK)department stores,Starbucks,like why? which I absolutely abhor with a passion. I have never been into overpriced designer crap consumerism and was happy to spend much time away from tacky tourist central.Basic yt peeps seem to love them some no culture Waikiki tho.LMAO.
This is definitely NOT the real island experience that I came to enjoy and relax into..But thank goodness for the simple pleasures such as
peaceful day trips to the North Shore, and other local secret spots (the legit island culture) to check out.Highlights of my trip included, hangin out & swimming in the tropical paradise that is Haleiwa til sundown, luckily found my own private lagoon style swimming hole with the warmest waters ever, sea turtle sighting, sleeping under the stars on my hotel balcony chaise lounge and eating local cuisine from walk ups and food trucks like garlic shrimp
& rice ,mango shave ice and lots of fresh pineapple of course! .. ☀️
Sarongs & Flipflops 4 Life! ✶
Pineapple/Vanilla Dole whip & Acai bowls.
Like A Local..
"Life's a beach,I'm just playing in the sand" -Unknown
Feeling That A-L-O-H-A spirit.. Sand art by Delilah ♥︎
Miss Hawaiian Tropic '23
GRINDz & Passionfruit Drinkie
Hibiscus Honey My Favorite Tropical Flower
Sushi,Sashimi & Nigiri For Dayyyyyyssssss!
This lucky lady got treated to a top notch & very delicious spot thanks to a new sweetheart. Mmmmmmmm yeah!
Always and forever an Island Gal at ♥︎
I ❤︎ Haleiwa
"The beauty and mystery of the ocean fill our lives with
wonders,vast beyond our imagination"- M.L Borges
P.S.Words for The Clueless..
Do not visit and act like an entitled and annoying mainland haole.Treat customer service with respect and tip the locals,(especially housekeeping)if you don't, kindly go (f) yourself!
P.S.S.Without going into too much detail, A fabulous once in a lifetime dream come true (earlier this year) has come my way
and will post more when the time is right..