Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is the Life

Spontaneity is the key to life, something which is only a couple clicks away with Priceline.com's new 'name your own price' option. I've been dreading the dreary fall weather for some time now, so on Sunday night  I impulsively purchased a ticket to the beautiful island of Oahu. Not only does the sun shine year round in Hawaii, but the people are exceedingly friendly and the selection of exceptional food is truly unsurpassable. Experiencing the island requires venturing outside the tourist trap of Waikiki and into local grocery stores and hole-in-the-wall restaurants where you can expect to find homemade plate lunches, fresh poke (bite sized pieces of raw-fish doused in seasoning), and tantalizing chunks of thick juicy sashimi. Some vacations are all about adventure and exploration, but not this one. I fully intend to simmer by the pool/at the beach, consume an unprecendented number of alcoholic beverages, and shamelessly gorge myself on island cuisine.

Sesame Taco (octopus) Poke, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Ahi (tuna) Limu (seaweed) Poke

Twelve piece of the most tender Ahi tuna I've ever tasted.
    

29 comments:

  1. Oh man that sashimi looks delicious! I've never tried octopus.. something about the tentacles REALLY freaks me out, haha! How does it taste? I'm hoping to eventually get over my fear.

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  2. So awesome! I wish I could do that...just get a ticket and go somewhere XD
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  3. Enjoy your holiday to Oahu! I am uber jealous. Cute blog, love the name! I am now following it and looking forward to your updates.

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  4. I travel to Oahu every year for the past ten years....I absolutely love it....and its getting harder and harder to leave every time....looks like a fab time!!!


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  5. Wow, sounds like fun! Have a wonderful time!

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  6. Sounds like so much fun, and so relaxing.. Enjoy xx

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  7. Thanks for your kind words Joy!! Keep checking back for all my latest designs & Take care xx

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  8. wonderful photos!! the food looks amazing and the pool looks very inviting!! ive never been to hawaii but i would love to some day :)

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  9. love ur blog!! following you!! follow me back!

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  10. so jealous, i was going to go to hawaii this year with my boyfriend...that is until we broke up lol...

    ...oh, and i break all rules, so yes, white will still be worn after labor day ;)

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  11. Wow I'd love to just go on a holiday spontaneously !
    Love these pictures, & I love your style pics :)
    I believe I will be following you from now on :]

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  12. Sounds amazing!!!! I seriously just got hungry looking at your pictures! :) Thanks for stopping by, and I love that quite "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder" :)

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  13. I can't believe you did that! I had no idea you were leaving! Sooooooo lucky though I am stuck here doing rush... I like the first picture though!!! I am confused about where you are staying.......

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  14. thanks for stopping by me!
    such wonderful photos. i just dreamt i was back in summertime-
    wish it was spring or something now.
    hope youre having a wonderful weekend
    of course i'd take LOTS of photos darling- i cant wait to go!!

    xx

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  15. ohhh POOL looks sooooo refreshing
    xoxo
    bB

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  16. Ohh your holiday looks amazing! And the food looks mad awesome, need that sashimi.

    Love,
    Gets

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  17. that sounds amazing! i am with you on traveling outside of the tourism. i hate going to all the usual places whenever i travel, you don't get the real experience if you do.

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  18. Beautiful colors!
    Great photos!

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  19. i love these pics x

    Missy
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  20. I'm totally craving the food now, oh my I'm so hungry! haha sounds like you had a beautiful time. Live it up darling!

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  21. you look lovely...

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  22. You're so lucky to go on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii!! My first out there was last year and I was introduced to fresh poke, too. Sigh, I miss it!:)

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  23. that pool isn't at nick's family's place is it? if so, take me with you guys next time... thanks.

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  24. you guys were here??? :( are you still here? O.O

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  25. @Billy: Yes it's their pool.... We might invite you along if you promise to
    a) not be overly dramatic, b) come hang out at our house (instead of forcing me to drive 527 miles to Eastern Washington all the time) and c) wear a skimpy speedo the entire trip.
    @Lauren: sorry it was an unplanned trip but we shall see you for new years?!

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  26. hmm the only thing i can promise is the speedo. maybe nick and i could get matching ones...

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  27. This makes me want to go for All You Can Eat Sushi tonight! Ah, terrible hungry tummy!

    xoxo

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