Maui

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Aloha! Mahalo! <- (goes to Hawaii one time and pretends she’s a local…the only 2 Hawaiian words that I know and will annoyingly repeat every time I go to the islands)

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Although there many not-so-fun things about getting older, one very fun thing about getting older is getting to travel more with friends and celebrate all the milestones with them.

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A few months ago, I was able to celebrate my friend’s 30th birthday by going on a trip to Maui with a group of girls. Now, I hadn’t been to Maui since I was like..eleven..sooo this was basically like my first time visiting this island 🙂 (Sorry mom and dad for my short-term memory issues…)

Now thankfully, the girls I went with were major planners AND foodies, so every moment of our 3 days spent on the island was well-spent and we were well-fed!

Day 1: Hit up a cute coffee shop.
Visit the Maui swap meet… macademia nut bread/cake was BOMB!
Take a cool workshop. We made flower crowns and that was super fun.
Tin Roof is a Maui fast food must try!
Maui Tropical Plantation Tour…aka eat delicious coconut ice cream and watch locals cut coconuts in half!
Eat lots of Hawaiian food (Da Kitchen’s loco moco bowl portions are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Can easily share between 3/4 people they are ginormous!)

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Day 2: ROAD TRIP to Road to Hana. Be warned..this is not for the weary. This was a 12 hour trip round trip. Bring LOTS AND LOTS of snacks. And bug spray. And water. And comfy shoes. And sun tan lotion. The roads are seriously so scary and windy and narrow. I thought this was going to be the last day of my life. But alas, I am still here and survived! I also saw the MOST amazing double rainbow I have ever seen in all of my days and beaches made of black sand! The delirious-ness really set in that evening as you can probably imagine.

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Day 3: Whaler’s Village – sometimes it’s fun just to embrace full tourist mode. Because this village is definitely tourist land. Go here to shop and drink mai tais. There are some amazing happy hours here and some kickin’ strong mai-tais let me tell you! The foam on top is really what makes the drink. You will also be greeted by ukulele playing classes.
Ululani’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice – because no trip to Hawaii is complete without a shave ice.

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I am ready for another tropical trip…

xoxo,

-Lena

ps.. you can watch our trip here:

 

 

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clear skies.

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Hello my loves,

I am here in the city, San Francisco, where it is c-o-l-d.. COLD! I guess I really have gotten used to the warmer SoCal weather. Everyone is bundled up in cozy scarves and beanies and I just really love the winter attire. After a year of being away, my heart is happy to finally be back in the city again!

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I love taking in the city. All the various areas, the culture, the people, the fashion. I was worried that it was going to be raining the entire time, but so far so good. Of course, I had to play tourist and go to the bridge, and the skies were perfectly clear.

I have definitely been excited to go back to all the foodie places that I love so much. The food in this city is seriously just amazing. I guess you could say this is where Lena-the-foodie began.

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Until next time….

Xoxo,

Lena

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