Home + Maui pt. 1

im both sad and happy to be back home! Im sure you can guess why I am sad (haha) I sure miss Maui's beautiful beach! When I landed back in San Jose, the cold weather hit me hard. Im currently fighting the sniffles. Although the warm weather and beaches were nice, I am glad to be home :) ive missed being bundled up, blogging, seeing my nieces and nephew and hanging with my friends. I also miss drawing! For some reason I just had no inspiration in Maui. haha. I guess my brain was in "vacation" mode, but still. im ready to start creating new pieces! First, I just need a fat nap ;) Im about to show you part 1 of my Maui trip! So.. get ready!
I went to Maui with my friend and her family! We stayed at the Westin in Kaanapali. A crazy beautiful resort! right outside our window was the view of the swimming pool(s) and the ocean! it was pretty awesome how close we were to the beach. I think I spent more than a couple hours in the water on our last day. haha. anywho, our first day was exciting.. because, well, it was my first time there! :) We did some grocery shopping for the week and then went to dinner at a place called "Aloha Mixed Plate". oh my, my meal was DELICIOUS.

Second day, well, I had to get my iced coffee! of course! During the whole trip I was missing Peets coffee really bad. haha. That night we went to downtown Lahina. Which I really enjoyed! We did some shopping, watched Frozen at a very tiny theater (haha) and had my first shot at Hawaiian Shave Ice. Frozen was seriously one of the funniest movies ive ever seen. I kid you not, I was laughing so hard that I was crying. haha. its also a very sweet movie. totally recommend it! As for Hawaiian shave ice.. OMG. best ever. We had it three times! haha.

Third day was the 49er game! We watched it at the pool bar. it was crazy intense.. especially sitting in the middle of trash talking Seahawk fans =/ there were 49er fans there as well but the only seats available were next to the opposing team. I couldn't believe how much trash they were saying.. wait a minute.. I can. haha. In the end.. we won! :) i was so happy that day! haha. FYI: trash talking gets you no where ;)

Fourth day was Whale watching day! it was so grand! within the first 5 minutes a Whale was near us doing some jumps. i was pretty much jumping up and down squealing like a little girl. haha. it was a pretty awesome experience and such a relaxing boat ride! id love to do some whale watching again.

Well, that was part 1! i will post part 2 tomorrow or Thursday! :)

hope you all are having a fab December so far! guess what!? i haven't done any Christmas shopping! haha. ugh.

Rosa Clementine


  1. Welcome back. Such lovely photos! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. And don't feel too bad on your late Christmas shopping, I still have a couple of things to pick up too!

  2. Your whole trip sounds amazing. I have been to Hawaii 3 times and can't wait to go again. Youhave to show us the stuff you purchased!