Thursday, August 18, 2011

Island Escape: Honolulu, Hawaii

Ready for a summer getaway? Between the warm breeze and breathe-taking sunsets, Hawaii is the perfect vacation destination.  Below you'll find everything you need to know (and pack) in order to make your Hawaiian Island escape unforgettable.

STAYKahala Resort & Spa. Lounge in a hammock at the resort's secluded beach or swim with dolphins at the hotel's private lagoon.
EATAlan Wong's. Order the Ahi & Avocado Salsa Stack and Chocolate "Crunch Bars."
DRINKMai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian. Enjoy a Mai Tai or sip Piña Coladas out of a fresh pineapple just steps from the beach.  (Perfect spot to watch the sunset.) 
SHOPInternational Marketplace.  Find unique jewelry and vintage Hawaiian prints. 
DO: Surf at Waikiki Beach & hike Diamond Head for the most spectacular views of Oahu.

Melissa Odabash Long Skirt, $205
BCBG Wide-Brim Straw Hat, $34.80 (On Sale!)
Vanessa Bruno One-Piece Suit, $168 (On Sale!)
Havaianas Sandals, $24
Essie Nail Polish in Beach Bum Blu, $8
Maui Babe Browning Lotion, $13.49
Stila 'Wonderful in Waikiki' Palette, $14