8.21.2011

heading north.

a bunch of photos from our staycation
at turtle bay on the north shore.
the weather was gorgeous, and we all came home
a few shades darker.
that's always a plus.
we originally booked a couple of rooms in the hotel,
then they upgraded us to a three-bedroom villa.
double plus.
and, all for free using airline mileage.
triple plus.

for those who asked about the skinnygirl margaritas...
i'm not a regular tequila or maggie drinker,
but i thought it was light and refreshing.
definitely more on the tart side, which i prefer.
sister #1 is a maggie drinker, and she loves it.
of course, given the choice, i'd be drinking jack daniels.
with a beer back.
*burp*


(hailey heart tee, available at oomph.)
view of the grounds from our villa.
goober. a picnic essential.
adult beverages waiting in the wings.
heated pool.
spent hours on the rocks.
prepping.
view of the hotel from the beach.
finally.
(dress, lani via local boutique)
packing up.
so long...

48 comments:

  1. gorgeous photos! I love staycations! Always so much fun without the stress of travel! I would love to try the skinny girl marg!

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  2. Sound like you had fabulous time!!! Great pictures!


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  3. This looks like so much fun!!! Staycations are so fun and a great way to explore things you normally wouldn't ina place where you live. Ive heard great things about the skinny girl stuff, I'm more of a beer girl myself though. Beautiful scenary!!!
    xJennaD

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  4. Staycations can be really cool and relaxing!
    love em'!
    xXx
    reva

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  5. Take me with you.
    I'm small.
    I can fit into luggage.
    I've tried.

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  6. Looks like a fantastic trip. Love the pictures, I will be visiting Hawaii next year for my honeymoon!.

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  7. God , I love seeing pictures of beaches, cause I hardly get to see them in real life. XOXO

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  8. You are so lucky that your staycation is some people's dream vacation! :) Everything looks absolutely lovely.

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  9. Staycations are always fun because you do things you may never do any other time. These photos are amazing and it looks like you had a great time. I am a rum and coke girl, but the Skinny Girl Margaritas might be kind of good :)

    Heather

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  10. Awww what a cute staycation! I hope you had a boat load of fun! I've never heard or tried the Skinny Girl liquor or margarita mix? I'm not sure which one it is. Goodness. What else comes next?

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  11. OH!!!! IT ALL LOOKS SO LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPE YOU HAD FUN!
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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  12. oh skinny girl...seriously the best stuff ever<3
    looks like so much fun your pictures are amazing too!

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    @kaitlin4879

    xo kait

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  13. What a great mini vacation. I keep forgetting what island are you from and was this the same island?
    I have been to Big Island and Kauai but did not recognize the resort. Looks beautiful though.
    Love your black and white swim suit.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  14. I'd choose whiskey over other drinks most days too (jameson), but the skinnygirl marg is worth a try I think.

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  15. Awesome staycation! I haven't tried Skinny Girl before - how was it?

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  16. Oh man, that looks like such a great time, and I love your swimsuit!

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  17. I need to try that "skinny girl":-) Great pictures! I just found your blog. Following you. Would be great if you follow me too:-)
    hugs,
    xx
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  18. AH-HA for the skinny girl margherita!!

    C:

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  19. It looks sooo beautiful. :)

    Hahaha, I'm the same when it comes to beer! :) xx

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  20. Paradise!! So glad you were able to do that! Very energizing post. Thanks!
    xx
    maya
    http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-flip-flops-inspired-by-prada.html

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  21. how grand! Your staycations are much lovelier and more chillaxing than mine! :) and a heated pool? quadruple plus!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  22. Oooh, free staycations are the best! It looks like y'all had a fabulous time!

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  23. All of your photos are amazing and it's a staycation?!?! SO jealous! Nice job on all the upgrades.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  24. Lovely pictures! It reminds me of Puna Cana! Hope you enjoyed it!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  25. Lovely pictures! wish i was going somewhere like this - Ariane

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  26. You are so lucky to live in such an amazing place!!! I feel like living there would be a 24/7 vacation. :)

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  27. Looks like a great time! I want to see palm trees!! ;) ps, super cute maxi and suit!

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  28. Looks like a great relaxing time! I so need a vacation/staycation, anything!!

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  29. I'm so jaleous! But i really love you're first look ^^.
    x

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  30. Love your blog!

    Follow me if you like my blog and let me know it!I'll follow you back. :)
    zizi
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  31. That looks like such a great time. I love that your family does things like this, just goes on little getaways for no real reason other than the activity itself.

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  32. great pictures! this totally makes me want to go on vacay! i love the stated love shirt!


    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.blogspot.com

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  33. The hotel grounds look amazing! You must have had a great time!

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  34. it looks so peaceful, full of beauty, & definitely relaxing!

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  35. loveeeeeee the skinny girl drink!!! wish i was there with you on the beach =)

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  36. the resort looks fabulous!! the palm trees always reminds me of somewhere hot:)) love your swim suit!!
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  37. Las fotos muestran una muy buena preparación de Alcohol y Sol!

    Eso esta genial!

    Besos Chipless by dave
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  38. villa upgrade!?
    yes please.
    looks beautiful.

    ♥elisabeth

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  39. These pictures are so gorgeous...and they make me really, really want a vacation :)

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  40. Love the photos!! I am so in need of a vacation... just like this one :)
    But I'm so glad you took advantage of this trio, you totally deserve it!

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  41. i love turtle bay...i bet your minis had tons of fun!

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  42. I love going to Turtle Bay, we only stayed at the hotel room though. great pictures

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  43. Oh wow! I wish my staycation options were as fab :o) Looks like a ton of fun!

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  44. Following you from Mililani ;) Here from the Show us your Town Blog hop! :D

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