RECIPES AND MORE FROM AN URBAN KITCHEN

Monday, January 23, 2012

Aloha!


So I've landed in Hawaii for a much-needed stretch of sunning, lazing around, eating, cooking, reading, and not much else. I figured this would be exactly the thing to get me motivated to face a rapidly encroaching New York fashion week. Plus, my family was about to disown me if I didn't get a visit in soon, so.....here I am. I arrived late Friday night, and since then, I've spent 10+ hours on the beach, finished The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, eaten my body's weight in food (home-cooked and from favorite old local restaurants), taken a yoga class that just about did me in completely, and completed 4-mile sunrise runs every morning (thanks to my good friend, jet lag). I swear, if I just up and moved here, I'd probably add 15 years onto my life. Alas, I'm in love with New York. Maybe in another lifetime. xo

Finally, finally finished it. Hated it at first, but by the end, I was hooked.

Best sunscreen ever--it's for the face but I slather it on everywhere.

Waimalu Chop Suey--a total hole-in-the-wall Chinese place that has the best food.

Random sidewalk art outside of Ala Moana beach park.

12 comments:

  1. jealous! and you definitely aren't missing much in the way of EAST COAST WEATHER.

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    1. Ha! Yeah, it doesn't sound like the weather there is awesome right now. xx

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  2. Sounds like you are getting in some duly needed rest and relaxation– the weather looks gorgeous! I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your trip and come back sunned/happy xx

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  3. Loved that book! We just finished it in my book club (yes, I'm in a book club...ha). Your vacation sounds lovely.

    xxLauren

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  4. So you recommend that book? He's one of my favorite writers but heard mixed reviews. It's been sitting on my kindle for 2 months now!

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    1. Yes, I do recommend it! I found the characters a bit hard to take at first, but they grew on me. xo

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  5. I was just thinking of putting that on my nook. Hmmm....

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    1. Do it! Wasn't as good as Middlesex, but I still recommend it. x

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  6. Im heading to Oahu in March! Not sure which island you are on, but I would love any reccomendations you would like to share :)

    Thanks,
    KK

    www.IceCreemDreem.com

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    1. My favorite is the North Shore! You have to do some surfing (or at least some beach-napping) there and then amble up to one of the shrimp trucks for a super-casual, sandy-toed, sunset dinner. xx

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  7. Fantastic, thanks! We are staying in Hauʻula for a large portion of the trip. I'm going to attempt surfing for sure. Getting excited 8-)

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