Kauai, Hawaii

Our little cottage we stayed at on Weke Rd near Hanalei Bay Beach

I said yes to the dress all the way from Kauai. I celebrated, can you tell?

Wearing a J.Crew coverup // Ray-Ban sunglasses // and J.Crew panama hat

The bride gave all the women these cute Lilly Pulitzer insulated beach totes. Cute, right?

Kalalau TrailWe hiked up the Kalalau Trail and the views were breathtaking!

Hanakapiai beachWe made it to the Hanakapiai beach before we turned back.

ke'e beachThis was our favorite beach at the end of the road, Ke’e beach. The water was so clear.

Tropical Taco Hanalei BayLived off these tacos from Tropical Taco. #sogood

Salt Pond BeachHeaded south to Salt Pond Beach to escape the rain.

This Nasty Gal dress was super cute when it wasn’t all wrinkled lol.

Aloha Juice Bar

Also lived on the most amazing all fruit smoothies.

Our backyard view was pretty killer.

Crystalin and MikeWearing Isla & Lulu dress for date night at the St. Regis.

St. Regis viewsThe views from the St. Regis were everything!

St. Regis PrincevilleI mean…

And the reason we were there. Can we talk about this backdrop. Stunning!

Rory Beca Maxi dressWearing a Rory Beca dress and LoveBirds LA clutch

Congrats to Becky and Jason 

Mike and I spent last week in Kauai with family to celebrate the marriage of Mike’s stepsister Becky, and now husband Jason. Both Mike and I had never been to Hawaii, so not only were we excited to take a much needed vacation, but to also explore the tropical island. Other than the rain and 100 mosquito bites (that’s what tropical weather will do to you), we had an amazing time. We stayed in the cutest cottage in Hanalei Bay, went to the beach everyday, hiked Kalalau Trail (the views were breathtaking), visited several beautiful beaches, watched the sunset at the St. Regis, and spent time body surfing the waves. I tried surfing once, but the waves were intimating to say the least, so I just rode them in laying down. I’m not typically an ocean kinda girl, so I was pretty proud of myself, ha! I will say, anywhere you turn, the views in Kauai are pretty spectacular.

If you’re looking to go to Hawaii and avoid all the touristy things, I would highly recommend visiting Kauai and staying in Hanalei Bay. There’s more of that local vibe going on and all around more relaxing.