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    North Shore of Oahu – Sunset Beach

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    North Shore of Oahu – Sunset Beach

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    Aloha!

    I loved frolicking on the North Shore of Oahu!  We visited Sunset Beach on the North Shore.  And, boy, was it spectacular! It’s a great Oahu Beach to watch big-wave surfers in action during the wintertime. However, we were there during the start of summer, so the waves weren’t as big as they are during the winter time.

    The sand was filled with shells and the water was so blue! Truly a beautiful sight! There was also the cutest little dog (that was definitely accustomed to the beach life) digging in the sand.  I was mesmerized by him!

    His owner (a little girl who looked about 13) was swimming in a small shallow cove next to the beach and she would call out to him to come and pick up the coconuts she was attempting to catch from the waves.  And the little guy would happily jump into the ocean and retrieve the coconut debris,  and then  bring them excitedly back to the shore and bury them in the sand.

    To me (a huge dog lover!), it was truly an amazing and super cute sight!  Though his  little head and nose were  full of sand,  you could tell  he was really having the best day!   I hope everyone is having as wonderful  a day as this cute little beach doggie digging in the sand!

    But above all, visit Sunset Beach for its name and reputation…when the sun is setting!  The beach truly lives up to its name.

    XOXO CHELS

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    Directions By Car From Waikiki

    • Take the H-1 Hwy West to the H-2 Hwy North
    • Follow the H-2 Hwy to the Kamehameha Hwy (hwy 99)
    • Take Hwy 99 and continue into Haleiwa Town
    • or by pass Haleiwa Town , and continue on Hwy 99 and merge onto Hwy 83, which will lead you to the coastline.
    • As you continue on  Hwy 83, until you see a Sunset Beach State Park sign on your left hand side.
    • Turn into the parking lot and you are there.
    Summer Travel

    Beach Villas at Ko Olina / Part 4

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    Beach Villas at Ko Olina / Part 4
    **This post is sponsored by Beach Villas at Ko Olina. As always, all opinions are my own.**

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    Every view from the Beach Villas at Ko Olina was fantastic!   The grounds were so lush and green.  There were beautiful tropical plants and little ponds filled with wildlife everywhere you go. However, as a big fan of flowers, the colorful flowers had to have been my favorite.

    I wanted to smell every flower that I saw!  (And that is an understatement!) Let me lay the scene for you… just me and the bees smelling every flower in sight. Being from the Arizona desert all of the tropical vegetation is so different from than what I am used to.  All the flowers were so bright and soft.  (Which may sounds funny!  But a lot of the vegetation in the Arizona desert isn’t always so bright, and definitely isn’t so soft!)

    And the weather!  Wow, the weather was beautiful with a temperature of 85 degrees during the day and 72 degrees in the evening.  Can’t beat that!

    Happy Summer time!

    XOXO CHELS

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    Romper: Forever 21 / Bag: Marc Jacobs bag here and here / Earrings: Pearls / Sandals: Tory Burch

    Summer Travel

    Paradise Cove Luau

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    Paradise Cove Luau

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    Paradise Cove Luau is an absolute must when you visit Oahu.   So much fun!

    Paradise Cove Luau takes place right on the beach at sunset time! It’s amazing!  While you get to experience a traditional Hawaiian luau, you also get to experience the breathtaking sunset coastal views.

    The whole event is roughly 5.5. hours, but there is so much to do and see the time flies by!   When you first arrive the staff greets you with a traditional Hawaiian lei and a drink! (Mai tai cocktails for all!)

    Once you enter the Paradise Cove grounds the sun is starting to set, so you get to take in all the coastal views as you find your table for dinner.

    You also have time to look around the Hawaiian Village to see traditional Hawaiian arts, crafts, and games.  It’s fun to watch the employees in the village make all the arts and crafts!  These little wooden sea turtles were my favorite.

    I really recommend going early to partake in activities before the dinner show.  Some of the activities include face painting, bracelet making, and an area where you can hold parrots! (Which I loved!  The parrots lay on their back and it’s very cute!)

    Additionally, you also have the opportunity to participate in some unique Hawaiian traditions.  Some of the traditions include “hukilau” on the beach which is the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii.  Or the the Royal Court Procession!

    And when the show (Paradise Cove Extravaganza) finally starts, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to live music, songs, and dancing!

    Luau’s and Hawaii go hand and hand! Thus, luau’s are a must-do activity when you visit Hawaii!  Paradise Cove Luau is one of the best luau’s Hawaii has to offer!

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    Dress: Crochet-Back Dressie-Forever 21 (Similar Urban Outfitters here)