Hawaii wasn’t quite a vacation for everyone. Mauricio had to be in Honolulu for work, and Fernando Luka and I got to join him. In general though, we definitely got a taste of what it’s like to vacation with a baby—and oh man is it different. Baby FLO had us up every morning at about 4am. Still, we got to spend really great quality time together as a family, and Hawaii disrupted our daily routine in a very good way.
Each morning we stopped at a local coffee shop, Mau would head to work and the baby and I would walk along the beach, sometimes we were so early we’d catch the sunrise.
On most mornings, I couldn’t wait until this place opened. Pitaya bowls were my reward for waking up early.
After a long morning walk, lots of coffee and breakfast, we would regroup in our hotel room and then hit the beach or the pool. Baby FLO is seriously becoming such a water baby. He loved splashing in the warm ocean and taking quick dips in the pool. He actually enjoyed wearing his sunnies and his hat, so that he could see all around him. It’s so fun watching him take in the world. [hat, cover up (similar), suit (similar), Fernando’s hat, rashguard (similar), shorts]
Baby FLO doing some serious lounging. ( On most days, he actually napped while we were at the pool, and I got a chance to swim and lounge too).
Mau would come back just in time to take another walk by the beach, get a happy hour cocktail and walk to dinner.
I love a good romper. They’re so comfortable to wear and they make you feel really put together, even though you’re basically in a onesie. I scored this one at TJ Maxx, and couldn’t wait to wear it in Hawaii. I found a similar style just in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. [romper (similar), sandals]
We treated ourselves to a fancy feast at Roy’s. We had such an amazing experience at this restaurant. Sometimes it’s actually not the food, but the services that really makes for a memorable dining experience.
In this case though, it was both. The Macadamia crusted butterfish was probably one of my favorite fish dishes of all time. Also, I pretty much lived on Mai tai’s while here. When in Hawaii, right?
The next day, Fernando and I took a really long walk to find a small hole in a wall I read about on yelp. [ Fernando’s onesie]
We were both a sweaty mess, but the poke was so worth it. Also, Hawaiian water is absolutely delicious. I think I would actually drink more water if they would import it here.
In Mai tai heaven. Also was really excited to find this tunic on huge sale just in time for our trip [top, shorts]
We ate a lot of sushi. And it was incredibly delicious and so, so fresh.
Mau was on a mission to bring me to this place. And the above bowl of spicy tuna topped with a quail egg was out of this world amazing! He always discovers the best places to eat, wherever we go.
My two favorite boys.
‘Till next time, Hawaii.