I’m taking an adult photography class at the Art Academy (the @honoluluartmuseum) and I’ve already learned enough to feel more confident with the settings on my camera. Yes, you can learn this on YouTube in 2019, but for me it helps to see my peers’ work and to be able to talk about my own photos too. 📷 I wish I had learned this earlier in life (shooting in auto mode can only take you so far! 🤷🏻♀️), but I missed out on it because I made bad choices in high school. 😆 For one thing, I was entirely too boy crazy and for another, I stupidly passed over fun electives like ceramics and photography for harder honors and AP classes that would bump up my GPA. 😅 Anyway... no regrets, but I’m just saying: take the fun classes sometimes! It took me until junior year in college to learn this lesson, and I hope my daughter is quicker to catch on! 😄💕 What were your favorite classes in school? For the record my favorite classes were American Satire and AP English, but I still wish I took photography and ceramics. ☺️
New post on the Hyatt Centric Waikiki up on the blog today! 💕 Link in bio. 🏝 P.S. If you want to check it out this weekend, our friends at @popoloproject are having a pool party there this Sunday June 23, check their page for details. 😄 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #waikiki #ilovewaikiki #waikikistaycation #oahuhotels #travelhappier #travelhappy #passionpassport #ilovetravel #lonelyplanet #passportable #tasteintravel #welivetoexplore #theglobewanderer #travelblog #travelbug #travelersnotebook #traveltips #shetravels #familytravel #hyattcentricwaikikibeach #hyattcentricwaikiki #hyattcentric
I have a special affinity for the woman in the painting - Queen Emma (painted here by @hawaiianatart). As Queen consort, she went door to door raising money to build a hospital for Native Hawaiians, who were being decimated by western diseases like smallpox. The hospital she founded still stands today, and it’s where my daughter was born. ❤️ 🌺 More on the @hyattcentricwaikikibeach and its island-inspired details up on the blog today.
Happy Father’s Day to my husband who has the patience to swim with our toddler for an hour (he’s holding her up here) 😊 and who enables me live my dreams everyday. 💕 I love you! ⠀⠀ P.S. does anyone else’s kid always want to drink the water?! 😂 So nasty.
The lobby of the new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is super cute! It’s on the 7th floor of the Waikiki Trade Center (if you’re old like me, you can use Zanzibar as a frame of reference 😅😂). ☀️ The decor is nostalgic cute and absolutely made for instagram, much like The Surfjack and The Laylow before it. 💕 Let me know if you have questions or want to get a quote for a weekend! 🌈 #dreambigger #travelhappier #travelhappy #luxurytravelagent #virtuosohawaiiagent #luxurytravelblog #passionpassport #ilovetravel #lonelyplanet #passportable #tasteintravel #welivetoexplore #theglobewanderer #travelblog #travelbug #mytraveljournal #hawaiihotels #hyattcentric #hyattcentricwaikiki
How cute is this bar at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach? 💕 This new hotel is a few blocks from the beach (on Kūhiō rather than Kalākaua), but sit here with a Kona Longboard and you’re bound to feel the waves calling you. 🏄♀️ #waikikibeach #waikikihotel #visitoahu #hyattcentricwaikikibeach #hyattcentric #travelhappy #travelhappier #waikikistaycation #travelandleisure #lonelyplanet #afar #hotelbar #shetravels #wanderlusting #hawaii #hyatt
I think I’ve told this story before but never in my wildest feminist dreams did I think that I would put my attorney career on hold to embark on a whole new life as a “mom who travels with her husband and kid.” 💕 ✈️ The transition was really hard (hello motherhood... it is so full of joy and also so freaking hard!), and it’s been a wild ride. I’m lucky to have my two Js at my side... they are my “why.” 🥰 I love both my jobs (mom-ing and travel everything ❤️) and my goal is to help family and friends like you have better vacations. Whether that means booking, planning, or just giving random travel advice, I hope I can help in some small way! 🥳 Cheers! ⠀⠀ P.S. We have taken Jules to Paris twice now, and I think we have another Francophile on our hands! ❤️ If you’re thinking about going, just search for “Paris” on the blog and you’ll find my recs for the city, including why you should buy luxury goods there 👜 and a list of some of our favorite playgrounds in the city! 🌳 Link in bio. ⠀⠀ #socialcuratorchallenge #momsohard #parisjetaime #jetsetterbaby #pariswithatoddler #ouiouiparis
I’m not one of those people who you can’t talk to until they’ve had their morning coffee, but there’s something so nice and calming about the ritual of sipping a cuppa joe. ☕️ As a toddler mom though I often find myself chugging down my espresso after it’s already gone lukewarm or drinking melted-ice-iced-coffee. 😂 Oh well. It still does the job. 🤷🏻♀️ #momprobz 💕 📷: @yuukitake . . . . . #socialcuratorchallenge #colormehappy #myunicornlife #thepursuitofjoyproject #darlingdaily #mamablogger #honestmomconfessions #thisismotherhood #mymamahood #ohheymamas #petitejoys #itsthelittlethings #cutecoffee #royalhawaiian #pinkpalace #butfirstcoffee