Thursday, January 15, 2015

HDFB Vacation Recap : Kauai Engagement Edition

If you couldn't tell by my week long absence or my over posting of beach and food photos on Instagram, I've been in Hawaii for the past week with my boyfriend fiancĂ©. That's right.  HDFB IS GETTING MARRIED! While I was planning on sharing with you a bacon apple french toast recipe today, I thought some photos recapping our trip sounded much better.  Not quite ready to get back into routines quite yet! Andrew popped the question on the first full day of our trip, and we spent the rest of the week in sun-kissed beach bliss! If you ever get the chance to travel to the Hawaiian islands, I highly recommend the island of Kauai. We spent 6 days there, which was the perfect amount of time to venture out on 3 excursions, but also the perfect amount of laziness by the beach. Check it out!

Kilauea Lighthouse

Devine roasted beet and crispy goat cheese at Sunday Mimosa Brunch at the St. Regis Princeville.  

Our view from brunch. Pictures will never do it justice. 

Walked along the beach to work off our brunch food comas.

Scooped up this little crab. All unbeknownst to me that I would be engaged in a few hours!

Hiking the Na' Pali coast on the Kalalau Trail.  

Made it to Hanakapi'ai Beach and drafted this little photo. Only for our secret to be washed away with the tide!

Just lounging at the Smith Family Garden Luau.

Uncovering a 160 pound pig that had been roasting in this Imu (Hawaiian cooking pit) for 9 hours. 

Nice day for a helicopter tour of Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle. 

My favorite sight of the week (besides my engagement ring, of course) was Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. 

Drove down to Poipu Beach and walked along the water. 

Found a botanical garden in Poipu and saw hundreds of hibiscus, orchids, lotus flowers, lily ponds, and a cactus garden. 

Andrew's 1st time ziplining!

Not my first time ziplining! 

One last beach shot for good measure!

1 comment:

  1. I'm filled with so much envy right now. Like, it's not even funny. These pictures are AMAZING and this trip looks AMAZING and I feel like I need to get off the computer and go start planning a trip to Hawaii STAT. Also, you're looking FAB!

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