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Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

We landed around 4pm and by the time we got to our hotel it was just about sunset. The kids had so much energy from being cooped up in the plane we threw on our suits and went to the beach across from our hotel. The water was so warm and the sunset was perfect. The kids were just so excited to be in the water!

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We stayed at the – it was right across the street from the beach, and a block away from the main shopping strip. It was a perfect central location.

One of the things I loved about the hotel was that they had a full kitchen. Fridge, pots and pans, stove, dishes, the works. It’s really nice with kids to be able to have a few meals in your room. I swear the kids are all going through a growing spurt they are all always hungry!

On Mara’s birthday we went to Aunty Bella’s Lei Stand, it’s the oldest Lei shop in Waikiki, only a couple minute walk from the hotel, and this sweet lady hand made us leis with Mara’s favorite color flower (purple). It takes about 20-30 minutes so just plan a little time but they are so pretty!

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Fresh squeezed orange juice is probably one of my favorite drinks of all time. It was really good at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki – sweet not sour and the waffles boats are so yummy! I had this two of the mornings for breakfast. They also have a really good buffet with a waffle toppings bar that looks like an ice cream sundae bar! The kids were in heaven they had sprinkles and chocolate on their waffles for breakfast πŸ™‚

We were all laughing so hard, cause B would just plant his face into the pina coladas. I think we literally had 5 pina coladas a day! Ok maybe not that many but seriously the hotel had some of the best ones we’ve ever had so we got at least a couple every day. They are Cody’s favorite drink and now I think Beckam’s become a pina colada lover like his Dad πŸ™‚

(under $50)

Happy Monday guys! Excited to share some pics from our trip to Hawaii! Honestly it was one of my favorite trips we’ve done in awhile! The temperature was perfect, the water was so warm, we had such a blast. We’ve already talked about making it our annual family trip, none of us wanted to leave!Β Our time was so thrown off though since it’s a couple hours earlier in Hawaii then back home, so we were up by like 5am every morning and asleep by 9 or 10pm.

I ordered a couple new swimsuits for the trip. A lot of you asked about , and it’s under $50. I love the mesh on , and isn’t shown in these pics but I wore it a lot and it’s was one of my favorites.

We stayed at the and it was so great with the kids. They give you shell lei necklaces when you arrive and stuffed animals for the kids. Mara is a stuffed animal fanatic so she was really excited. We split our time between the hotel and beach. Everyday they give you a beach bag (for free) with towels, bottled water, and fruit, so you have snacks for the family, and I know this is such a basic thing but the bottled water is free all through the hotel, in your room, by the pool, etc. I know it’s dumb but I always get so annoyed when I have to pay for water at hotels.

The infinity pool was my favorite part of the hotel. Every night when we got home from the beach we would go to the pool, order pina coladas, and watch the sunset from the pool. If you come on a weekend make sure and book a reservation at their outdoor restaurant for Friday night. They have fireworks on the beach every Friday at 7pm I think (I can’t remember the exact time) but you can watch from the terrace while you eat. It just happened to fall on Mara’s birthday so she thought she was getting her own firework show πŸ™‚

The Pro Bowl was going on while we were there, so at night we would walk to the main street where everything was going on and roam around. They have tons of shops everything from Chanel to H&M. It’s all outdoor and really pretty. I picked out a new little yellow cross body for my birthday – excited to show you guys! This is also where the lei shop I talked about earlier is at. It’s just a couple blocks from the hotel πŸ™‚Β We found a candy store the second to last night called Candy Bar Hawaii and it’s a must stop! The people were so nice and gave the kids a bunch of samples and they had pina colada cotton candy that was really good! You need to try it.

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I was trying to have our travel diary/vlog video done today but I didn’t get it finished in time so I will be sharing that later this week along with a list of my favorite beaches on the island. So more to come!

Thanks so much for reading! XX, Christine

 


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  1. Natali

    Beautiful photos!! I’m so jealous of you guys, you had amazing time! πŸ˜€

  2. sasa

    Cute! Looks so fun<3

  3. Anna Clarke

    Such a sweet family! My hubby and I would LOVE to go there someday – so happy to see some of the details about your vacay. We are always adding things to our bucket list and this place seems like a must! Thanks for sharing! Seems like it was a nice mixture of rela and doing fun things! (And…your outfits are amazing! Love the swim suits.)

  4. Lauren

    Ahh I would love to go to Hawaii, it’s just so far from London! Looks like you had an amazing time and Happy Birthday x

  5. Destinee

    It looks like you had an amazing time! Definitely wish it was summer now with all these beach pictures!!

  6. Sharan

    Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time! I am planning a trip out there in the summer and would love to see your Travel Diary for more recommendations!

    xoxo
    Sharan

  7. Kelly

    Where are B’s little swim trunks from? I would love them for my little one.

  8. arin

    what a beautiful family! and that pink swimsuit! swoon!

  9. Polly

    Great photos and what a beautiful family! I love Hawaii and wish I can escape the cold weather and go back there again!

  10. Sara Kate

    So darn cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Finding the best hotels can always be so difficult.

    xo,

  11. Emma

    Amazing!
    Loved all the photos.
    Emma

  12. Hannah

    This trip looks amazing, and your swimsuits are all adorable! Hope you had a wonderful trip.

    xx, Hannah

  13. Hayley Larue

    These are all beautiful!! <3

  14. Ashton

    Looks like you guys had a blast!! I’m jealous you were in the warm weather on the beach! Love your beach wear! Especially the pink suit and hat! ?

  15. Ashton

    Looks like you guys had an amazing time!! I’m jealous you were in the warm weather and on the beach! Your outfits were adorable! In love with your pink suit and hat combo! ?

    Styledandthird.com

  16. Desimira

    All the photos are gorgeous! Love the pink swimsuit.

  17. Monika

    Lovely photos! Your family is so cute!

    Love,

  18. Juli

    beautiful pictures! <3

  19. Kathryn

    Oh I love this! It looks like you all had a wonderful trip πŸ™‚

    xx Kathryn

  20. Esraa Bassiouni

    Hope you have great time there. The place looks magical.

  21. Nancy

    Thanks for sharing these photos! What a fun family trip! Beckham’s adorable. πŸ™‚ I haven’t been to Waikiki for a couple years and this sure makes me miss it!

    The Same Swim bikini looks really cool/unique. Wish I could’ve seen pics of that on you!

  22. Liz - Shopping My Closet

    Looks like a fun vacation!

    Liz @

  23. Laura

    Looks like you had a great time! Makes me want a family vacation somewhere tropical!

  24. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    What a fun trip!! I love Hawaii!

    Her Heartland Soul
    Herheartlandsoul.com

  25. Alyssa

    Hawaii is such a wonderful place to visit! You and your family looked like you had such a wonderful time. Love all your swimsuits! xx

  26. Alyssa

    Hawaii is such a wonderful place to visit! You and your family looked like you had such a wonderful time. Love all your swimsuits! x

  27. Kelsey

    Looks like you guys had an absolute blast! Glad you guys had fun.

  28. Mimi

    Such a beautiful family! I especially love your pink bathing suit!

    Mimi

  29. Lori

    Love your photos!! ☺️
    I came across your blog when the Trump shared it on Facebook.
    My favorite hotel in Waikiki! I have walked Kalakaua Ave. countless times and never saw the lei stand! Can’t wait to go back to get one made.

  30. Katie

    Who takes your pictures when you go on Vacation? Do you bring a photographer with you? They turned out great!

  31. Jen

    Hi!

    Great photos! Can you share where the black bikini is from? Would love it for an upcoming vaca!

    Jen

  32. Irina Bond

    Perfect vacation photos and perfect little family!

    xo, Irina Bond |

  33. Rachel

    The trip seriously looks like it was so much fun! I love all of the cute swimsuits you wore! Having your own lei made sounds awesome and fireworks?! SO cool! I’m glad you guys had such a wonderful trip! πŸ™‚

    Rachel

  34. Lexi Corrigan

    I looove your gladiator shoes and that pink ruffle dress. I’m going to Hawaii in 3 weeks so your post is perfect timing. Thank youu!

    @fashionlyso

  35. Alisha S.

    These photos are so beautiful and it looked like you and your family had so much fun! Your blog post made me 10x more excited going to Hawaii this summer hahah πŸ™‚

  36. Lu S

    Beautiful pics. I followed the trip thru snapchat and it looked amazing!

    lu |

  37. Paula

    Love the pink cut out swimsuit!!

  38. tara

    I love this post! I admire so much you are able to be to run a successful fashion blog, business and be a mother/step-mother of three! Also I am so happy you post more affordable bathing suits- that target one is adorable!
    Xo, Tara

  39. Michelle Madsen

    This looks like such a lovely vacation!

    -Michelle

  40. Lynda

    This is now on my list of places to visit! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Alexa

    Was this trip sponsored? It would be nice to know the truth, if it is or if this is just your personal opinion without being comped. Thanks!

  42. Yana

    I love the photos. Looks like you had an amazing time. πŸ™‚

  43. brett

    love all your swimsuits! and such great prices! πŸ™‚

  44. Victoria

    Beautiful family photographs! What a trip!

  45. Chelsea Henriquez

    Loved the photos but cringed when I saw where you stayed:/
    Hope it was a fun bday.

    xx,
    Chelsea Henriquez

  46. Kevin

    Pina colada cotton candy sounds so fun!

  47. Savanah

    Where did you get your one piece pink bathing suit?!? I love it! I’m trying to find a cute, affordable pink one piece before I go to hawaii soon!! πŸ™‚

  48. Zoe

    Trump slippers? Bad taste. You definitely lost one follow for that.

    1. Hi Zoe, we were staying at the trump hotel πŸ™‚ But if you feel the need to unfollow because of places we stay – have a great a week!

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