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Photo Diary: The North Shore to Waikiki

Photo Diary: The North Shore to Waikiki

After a wonderful time on Kauai, the second half of my recent trip to Hawaii brought me to Oahu, “The Gathering Place”. It’s the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, but the most populated of the island chain. Home to the state’s capital of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach and the famed North Shore, Oahu really has it all. There’s something for everyone and a change in scenery is just a short car ride away, around (or through!) the island.

We started out in Kailua, on the Northeast side of Oahu. It’s a quieter, residential town with an amazing “white sugar beach”. Unfortunately, I never did take a picture of the beautiful white sand beach, but perhaps that’s for the better – you’ll have to go experience it in real life!

Justine and I took one afternoon to drive around the North Shore. We stopped at the legendary Banzai Pipeline and while the waves weren’t as immense as in the winter, they were still clearly sizable…

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On our way back to Kailua from the North Shore, we stopped at a little cluster of food trucks on the side of the road in Kahuku. Coconut mocha iced lattes made for the perfect thirst quencher and pick-me-up!

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The sun was starting to go down and clouds were rolling in, but we had to stop the car to capture another beautiful and powerful scene:

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[I'm wearing a Billabong T-shirt, Guess jean shorts, Cardinal Eyewear sunglasses]

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A couple days later, we celebrated Justine’s birthday and enjoyed a sunset dinner at the Halekulani’s House Without A Key:

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For the final few days of our trip, we checked into the Hilton Hawaiian Village. For our first meal at the resort, I enjoyed coconut haupia waffles with coconut syrup – delish!

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Kahanamoku Beach, in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village was rated the #1 beach in America this year and I can certainly understand why. It’s a beautiful stretch of fine sand with calm turquoise water, perfect for swimming and all ages to enjoy.

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Sunset view from the room:

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Photo Diary: Return to Kauai

Photo Diary: Return to Kauai

[Above look: OneMeth T-shirt, Hurley hat] Alo-o-o-o-ha! Well, I’ve neglected my blog of the past 5 days, but I’m back and with one of my biggest posts ever! After combing through hundreds of photos, I’ve finally narrowed this post down to 28 photos from my week on Kauai. Such a beautiful, luscious place! As a kidContinue Reading

Photo Diary: Vancouver August 2014

Photo Diary: Vancouver August 2014

Last week in Vancouver the weather was possibly better than ever that I can remember, growing up on the west coast. I used to always complain about the rain in Vancouver (the nickname “Raincouver” didn’t come from nothing), but I have to say, when the sun shines in Vancouver, the place is, in one word:Continue Reading

Granville Island Minty Green + GIVEAWAY

Granville Island Minty Green + GIVEAWAY

T-shirts are a large part of my wardrobe. I love wearing them and I always seem to find a way to incorporate them into my looks. But while my personal style is casual, I do like to add a luxe spin on things. And when I find high quality, perfectly fitting T-shirts, I always get more thanContinue Reading

Bloor Street

Bloor Street

Last week was a busy one, full of errands, appointments and meetings around town. Passing through Yorkville one day, I stopped to beat the heat in the shade and capture my preppy look on Bloor Street. If you’re unfamiliar with Toronto, Bloor Street is home to the Canadian flagship locations of many luxury fashion favorites, like Hermès,Continue Reading