Hilton Waikiki Beach

While I was in the hospital we found out that our kitchen floors needed to be replaced due to asbestos found in the original floor under our tile.  This was a little treat because baby had to stay in the hospital NICU and staying in Waikiki was a much closer commute to the hospital than from my home.  This hotel was so nice.  Located on Kuhio Ave it’s only a block away from the beach and the honolulu zoo.  There are tons of places to eat, including MAC 24/7 located in the lobby.  As soon as we entered the lobby I knew that this hotel had style.  The lobby bar is the first thing that caught my eye- so pretty in pink.


This bar looks amazing at night lit up in led lighting.




MAC 27/4 is a restaurant located in the lobby.  The food is great but the prices are a little high so we only ate here once during our stay.

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The room was so pretty.

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While waiting for the valet (at least 3 times a day to get to the hospital) we were treated to complimentary water and li hing mui pineapple.



So my sister and her family just came back from their California trip yesterday.  They spent 2 days at Disneyland-  I was so jealous!  Thinking about Disneyland really got me craving all of the yummy foods.  So I decided to share my MUST HAVE foods from the parks and downtown.  Just writing this post is making me absolutely crazy!!!!

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Bacchanal Buffet @ Ceasar’s Palace

This is a gorgeous buffet- the decor, the presentation of the food, the comfortable seating it was all really nice.  We were very tired from the long night before so it was hard for us to get the full enjoyment of what was offered to us.  We started off with yummy mimosas! Sadly, even though everything looked beautiful and delicious not everything tasted that great.  I still highly recommend this buffet.

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Serendipity 3 Ceasar’s Palace Las Vegas

Out of all the times I’ve eaten at Serendipity I’ve never had the Brunch.  We ended up sitting out doors and freezing our asses off, but they eventually turned on the heaters which was really nice.  We started off with our frozen hot chocolates (a must lemme tell ya).  My favorite is the white chocolate frozen hot chocolate!!!!  Then we ended up sharing the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict and a pizza.  The crab cakes were awesome!  I wasn’t a big fan of the pizza, I didn’t really like the crust or the fact that it was drenched in sauce.  Everyone needs to try serendipity 3, if not for their food, at least for their desserts 🙂


An Evening at the emergency room in Vegas

In my last post I mentioned briefly how my Saturday evening in Vegas was spent waiting for my friends husband to get admitted at the hospital.  First off it really sucked spending a big chunk of my vacation doing this.  Secondly it took the stupid hospital over 6 hours to admit the guy.  A little word of advice… avoid the emergency room as much as possible try doing urgent care instead.

The day started off great. We ate at Serendipity, one of my favorite restaurants, then we headed off to South Point Casino.  We planned to play a few games of BINGO (never tried it before this trip but it’s really fun) with my friends mom- we ended up only playing one game before the phone calls started rolling in from Sarah’s husband Sam.  This is where it started to go down hill.  Because Sarah had a little too much to drink I had to drive them to the emergency room. Being that  I was their ride I had to wait…. and wait… and wait… until I couldn’t wait any longer because I started to fall asleep.

Sarah finally got into the car and I dropped her off to her kids.  Then driving back to my hotel I encountered 3 accidents within 2 miles of each other.  It took me over an hour to get back to the hotel.  So here I am, the chauffeur, falling asleep behind the wheel, experiencing road rage on a whole nother level, having an emotional breakdown because all I can think about is how I just want to hop the next flight home.  Basically it was a total nightmare.

I’m Back!

Hi everyone!  I’m finally back from my little vacay.  I say finally because this trip was one NOT worth taking lol.  I didn’t get to do a lot of what I wanted, loss a lot of money and spent almost my whole Saturday evening at the emergency room waiting for my friends husband (don’t worry he’s fine) to get admitted.  I’ll post all about it tomorrow so stay tuned.  IMG_1336

Oh, and the cherry on my little sundae is that I caught a virus (I think I have the flu) and am totally sick.  I have body aches, a cough, sneezing and a sore stomach.  Tomorrow I will know for sure after my doctors appt.


On a positive note… I’m so happy to be back home with my family.  I missed my kids sooo much.  It’s really hard to be on vacation when your kids are so far away from you, especially at night when it’s time to sleep.  It was so nice to cuddle up in my comfortable bed with my daughter.

I’m leaving on a jet plane…

Hi guys!!! Guess where I’m visiting today? I’ll be taking a flight and visiting New York, Venice, Paris, Monte Carlo and even Egypt!!! I can’t wait to see the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids and the Grand Canal!!! Ok, ok, so I’m not going to those actual places but I am going to see models of these wonderful places in…. Las Vegas Baby!!!

I’m sooo excited for this short little trip that I’m about to set out on. I was a little nervous because I couldn’t find anyone to join me- but one of my best friends just moved up there this past year and she actually was able to take vacation from her job and will be with me the entire time. I’m so grateful that her husband is okay with it being that they have 5 kids. He and Kahele are in the same boat being single fathers this weekend. Lol! We haven’t really made any set plans yet, but I do know that I want to visit the Neon Museum as well as the Titanic Exhibit at Luxor. We plan to see a show (don’t know which one yet), eat at some unique restaurants and hopefully win a l̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e̶ lot :). I would be so appreciative if you all can give me some suggestions of some cool hidden treasures that you may have come across while there that would be worth me trying out. I have my favorites like The Sugar Factory, Serendipity and Jean-Philippe! Can you tell I have a major sweet tooth? But I really do want to try some new things.  So yes, I’m open to all suggestions!

Airplane Comfort Essentials


I can’t stand being on a plane in an uncomfortable seat for a long duration, so it’s so important for me to carry on some things that will make me as comfortable as possible and also help the trip go by a little quicker. These are some of the things that help me out…

1.  An Ipad!  Seriously this is the best thing ever for a plane ride.  You can upload movies, books, music and games all on this device.

2.  Earbuds.  Beats are great because when you have them in they’re great at canceling outside noises.

3.  Hydroflask.  I love the hydrofask because things stay cold or hot for hours.  You can go to Starbucks and order your favorite drink and it’ll stay hot or cold during your plane ride.

4.  Sweater and socks.  I get really cold on a plane (especially my feet) so I need a really warm sweater and some fluffy socks.

5.  Neck Pillow and Eye Mask-  I really can’t fall asleep on a plane but I take these just in case I start to doze off.  They also provide comfort on those uncomfortable chairs.

6.  Iphone Charger or Portable Battery.  I always take both because I’m constantly using my IPad during the plane ride and my phone before the plane ride.  Just to be safe I have my portable battery ready as a backup.

7.  Lip Balm-  My lips always get chapped.

8.  Gum- You never know if you’ll sit by someone who wants to hold a conversation.  You may even need to offer them one.

9.  Snacks- I love these dehydrated sliced bananas that you can get at Wholefoods or Down to Earth.  I also love these little packets of Nutella.  Chocolate covered bananas… Yummy!