My Hawaiian holiday of 2007

I’m back from my 5 night holiday to Hawaii! And boy did I need that break to get away from the dreary daily grind and Sydney’s winter weather.

Thank you to all of you who sent through places to go shopping. And boy did I do a bit of shopping in Hawaii, hitting the Ala Moana shopping centre, the Nordstrom Shoes and Nordstrom Rack, and all the designer boutiques on the main strip of Waikiki. I suppose you want to know what I got up to… there is so much to report, so little time! So here’s a very short version of what Suz and I got up to…

After we cleared customs and put the queues at Honolulu airport behind us, we hit up the designer boutiques (Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi etc). Which were conveniently two blocks away from our hotel (which was one block away from the beach).

The first stop was the Chanel boutique where I stocked up on Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and considered splurging on something from the sale rack (not that I could afford Chanel even on sale) , a Chanel 2.55 bag or some of their pretty jewellery. After we tore ourselves away from the designer boutiques, we cabbed it (we hadn’t figured out now the buses worked yet) to Ala Moana shopping centre. And we quickly found the likes of Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Sephora. Needless to say some more money was spent! Thank god for the fabulous “record high” exchange rate.

On the second day we walked to the beach and just spent lazy day lounging around. Later that night we decided to have dinner downstairs at Nobu. Because all the celebrities seem to dine at their LA and New York resturants. There was so many yummy things I wanted to try on the menu, but there was only so many courses a girl can eat! Suz and I managed to stuff ourselves silly, but it was definitely worth it. Oh and speaking of celebrities, Robert DeNiro was having his birthday dinner there that night too!

The rest of our days consisted of longing around the pool deck till midday, more shopping, popping into Downtown Honolulu, going to a Luau, and just general relaxing. I definitely recommend Hawaii as a holiday destination, the food is delicious, the people are friendly, and the shopping is great (compared to Australia anyway).

Tomorrow is my first working day, which means it’s back to the life of 9 – 5:30, where emails run my life and certain things have to be managed with kid gloves. But it would be good to see the girls in the office again! What’s the bet they ask me what I brought and if my credit card is maxed out…


  • Susan says:

    Seeing as we ‘didn’t get a chance’ to see Pearl Harbour we have to go back. Agreed? 🙂

  • kate says:

    Nobu looks delicious! All that seafood! This is why I love Japanese food. So much seafood! I don’t know what I will do if I move to the UK in a couple of years time like I intend to.

    I also read this week that Nobu has just opened in Melbourne.

    So did you buy anything of note? I love holiday shopping. You always go overboard!

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