I have to first apologize for being absent for so long my loves. Not only have I been enjoying my pregnancy, but I recently opened up an online store called ShopHangItUpLA. A webshop with all your trendy and chic fashion needs. Make sure to check it out when you get a chance. Between the webshop, instagram and my pregnancy, I have neglected my blog so make sure to head on over to my IG page to see what I have been up to.
With that being said I can’t believe I am in my third trimester, the home stretch of my pregnancy! In just 10 short weeks I will be welcoming my sweet baby boy. He’s so active in my tummy and it’s such a beautiful feeling to feel him kicking and moving all around. It’s definitely true what they say… pregnancy flies by.
Last month my husband and I had the pleasure of taking a baby moon in Hawaii and staying at The Royal Hawaiian Resort Waikiki aka The Pink Palace. We had a fabulous stay at the most coveted spot on Waikiki Beach Within the billowing sanctuary of private beachfront cabanas or from luxurious guest rooms showcasing unrivaled panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The staff was friendly and made sure to make our stay extra special. It was majestic and memorable, exactly what we needed before we become a family of three.
Not only is the Resort located on one of the most popular beaches in Oahu, but it’s also right in the middle of all the action. From luxury shops to fine dining this is a top notch location for all you shopaholics and foodies out there. I’m always so interested in the history of a place and this resort has such a beautiful and rich history. From the day The Royal Hawaiian opened on February 1, 1927 till today, The Royal Hawaiian continues to carry on the legacy of the rich heritage and distinctive character that’s known throughout the world as a destination of unparalleled romance and luxury.
Built on 15 acres of beautiful beach frontage, the luxurious hotel with its distinctive Moorish-style architecture, painted pink, was promoted worldwide as a premier visitor destination.
As the world continues to progress at such a rapid rate, the upgrades continue. In 2015, the now 17-story Mailani Tower opened, gracefully bridging the sumptuous splendor of the property’s original allure, with the conveniences and comforts expected by modern travelers. This is the tower my husband and I stayed in with a stunning ocean view.
Today, The Royal Hawaiian and its associates continue to carry on the legacy of the rich heritage and inspiring and distinctive character of the “Pink Palace of the Pacific.”
Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden
The Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden which means “to make a place of peace and tranquility” is truly a must see when visiting Oahu. In person thus place looks unreal as if you stepped right into a painting or postcard. Strolling or driving through these lush 400 acres in windward Oʻahu, you will truly agree that Hoʻomaluhia is rightfully named “a peaceful refuge.” Opened in 1982, this garden in Kāneʻohe features plantings from major tropical regions around the world grouped geographically. Geographical regions represented by our botanical collections: Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, India & Sri Lanka, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia, and Africa. The Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kāneʻohe. It’s free to visit and won’t disappoint.