October 17, 2012

Photo Diary: Hawaii

1 & 2 Sunset at Waikiki Beach (wear: Zara top, Target shorts, Glow Accessories sunglasses, and c/o Lodinatt Bag), 
3. Sunrise at Hanauma Bay, 4. North Shore (wearing: H&M Dress, Target Shorts, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Mara Hoffman Bathing Suit), 5. Fish in Hanauma Bay 6 & 7 Chief's Lua (wearing: Roxy Dress and Kensie Necklace), 8. Waimea Valley Waterfall, 9. Fish in Hanauma Bay, 
10. Mona Falls, 11. In front of the condo (wearing: H&M Skirt and top, Forever21 Flipflops, and c/o Rebecca Minkoff bag)

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh and myself

There are some places that will take your breathe away. There are moments in life that will literally leave you speechless. There are times when you realize that some of life problems aren't as big as they can possibly be. Hawaii was the most beautiful and eye opening places I have ever been. There aren't many places where I can say I can see myself moving too. There are cities that I love and would visit again, but without a doubt I could pack my bags today and leave NYC behind for Hawaii. Every direction that you looked it was natural beauty. I was lucky enough to have visit the island of Oahu where we traveled the island and stumbled upon some gems like the waterfall at Waimea Valley. I can't think of a more special place to have the most wonderful thing ever happen to me. The most loving genuine man in my life proposed to be during the sunrise at Hanauma Bay on our very first full day there. There will be more of that story when I post some of the engament photos that his sister bought us while we there. Anyway, being in Hawaii made me feel so small and made me remember that we are a small piece in this big universe. That even when I feel at my worst life can be much harder.

1. Engagement Ring // 2. Runrise at Hanauma Bay
3. View of the sunset from our condo // 4. Sunday Breakfast on Waikiki Beach: Malasadas from Leonard's Bakery and Hawaiian Nut Latte from Honolulu Coffee.
5. Shaved Ice from Matsumoto // 6. the view from the car ride from the North Shore
7. Writing in the sand in Waikiki // 8. Turtle watching with the fiancee 

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26 comments so far

  1. Awwww congrats Heather!!!!...what an awesome way to cap off a beautiful vaca :) So happy for you!!!!

    taylor & DEMOLISH

  2. Congratulations! Looks like an amazing trip – gorgeous shots!

    Sea and Swank

  3. Oh my gosh. These are stunning. Gorgeous place, gorgeous couple. I vote you get a vacation home there. I'll come visit.

  4. Gorgeous!! Hawaii is truly a beautiful place. Loved your vacation outfits :)

    Since you got engaged in Hawaii, are you going to get married there? #nosycomment hehe

  5. Congrats again! It looks like you had so much fun! :)

  6. awww the place is really a breath taker :-)

    mind if we follow each others blog?


  7. Omg! i love your blog so much!
    I can't believe it, because I like to dive!!!and this place in one of the best to do this, really?

    Its a pleasure for me if you visit and follow my blog, this is my last post, Portofino-Italy!!!

  8. Oh wow, I am so jealous! What beautiful photos! I love the ones at the Chief's Lua & the one in front of the waterfall is so cute too. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii & now I want to even more, it sounds absolutely magical!
    Congratulations again on the engagement! Your ring is gorgeous! :)

  9. Gorgeous shots. Congratulations for your engagement.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

  10. omg wow!!! it looks amazing! :)
    and you're engaged! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    thanks so much for commenting on my blog... stop by again sometime! <3

  11. Wow these photos are so beautiful. I would love to go to Hawaii one day :)


  12. Amazing pictures!!
    Congrats on your engagement!! Looks like he picked the right place :D
    Already following your lovely blog! Hope you can follow back :D


  13. on the second photo. you look like taylor swift w/ the shades :)
    looking good :)
    wanna follow each other? check my blog!


  14. Wow, Hawaii is just so beautiful- I'm glad you had a great time :) Also, congratulations again on getting engaged- you must be over the moon! :D

  15. I love this!

    I would love for you to visit my blog:


  16. love your instagram pictures!


  17. * o * Your life looks so magical. I am super jealous.

    Also I want those pink shades; they're so cute.

    Castle Fashion

  18. Hawaii is my happy place, I go there as much as possible! Love these snapshots, you look so happy and relaxed and beautiful!

    Alexandra xo


  19. wow Hawaii looks beautiful! you are so lucky to be able to experience it. love the captures!


  20. Congrats on your engagement! He picked a magical place to do it! My husband and I went to college in Hawaii a few years ago and also got engaged there. I still get missing Hawaii pangs often. These photos were a great stroll down on memory lane!


  21. It has been WAY too long. Congrats on your beautiful engagement! :D
    You are gorgeous and I'm so happy that you've found someone who loves you and your beautiful heart!

    These are beautiful pictures to capture a beautiful moment!
    tiana of l'esthetique

  22. Congrats! You're rocking some great sunnies :) xA

  23. I got a chance to visit Hawaii this summer, and I fell in love with it too! Gorgeous Pics!!


    Tamara B.
    LilMissStyle Blog


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