Aloha, I'm Back


{yours truly at a luau}

I'm back from the gorgeous island of Maui and I have to tell you we had the most amazing time.  It was such a treat to spend the week in pure bliss!  We soaked up the sunshine, took walks on the beach, did some sightseeing and ate at some of the best restaurants.  Heaven on earth!  I'll just give you some of the highlights from the trip so you wont get too bored looking at all my vacation photos.  Although, you might want to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, and I'll try not to make this the longest post ever!

My sweet niece, Ashley, loved her first trip to Maui. She got spoiled by the hotel and restaurants when they found out the trip was in honor of her graduation.  I'm so happy I was able to take her on this dream vacation.  She was beaming ear to ear the entire time...

The Four Seasons treated us like royalty.  You cannot go wrong with this hotel.  Every little detail was perfection from the spectacular location, friendliest staff, amazing food and one of the best beaches Hawaii has to offer.  We just about started weeping when we had to leave!  Yes, it was that good.



We took walks in the morning on the beach.  It was so therapeutic...


Drinks by the pool...  yes, please!


Relaxed in the hammock...


Ate at Mala, thanks to Melissa at Veranda Interiors for the wonderful recommendation.  The Ahi bruschetta was beyond fabulous and so was the Kobe beef burger we split...


Another favorite restaurant was Mama's Fish House.  Bad lighting since it was getting dark, but it was one of the best meals of the trip, the Mahimahi in a macadamia nut crust was out of this world...


If someone could put a lovely orchid in my iced tea every day like the hotel did, I'd be so happy...


The ocean side massage was complete and total relaxation. Sorry, no photos of us at the massage, but here's the path that leads down to the hut for the massage. I can hear the waves crashing in now.  Ahhhhhh...


We traveled the road to Hana and took in some breathtaking scenery...



Enjoyed the beautiful flowers...



And spent our evenings admiring the most gorgeous sunsets...


So there you have it, my trip to Maui in a nutshell, or should I say coconut shell.  If you have never been to Maui you must put it on your bucket list.  I promise, you won't be disappointed!  It truly is paradise.