Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kauai

The view from our hotel room
Lunch at Brenneke's after swimming in the ocean
Every girl loves a pina colada once in a while. Extra whipped cream, please!

Gabe with his kindle and coffee

Dinner at Red Salt
Julie Brown dress, banana republic earrings, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Gorjana ring


Watching the sunset over Poipu Beach

Mai Tai Hour (those aren't both mine)
"Hula Girl for the gentleman"



Aqua dress (Bloomingdale's), Franco Sarto wedges, Michael Kors watch, Ray-Ban sunglasses



As I mentioned here and here, Gabe and I spent our two year anniversary in Kauai last week and we couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate! We stayed on the South side of the island at Poipu Beach and the weather was perfect, 80 degrees and sunny every day. We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach or by the pool, swimming in the ocean, reading magazines and books in the sunshine, taking long walks, drinking tropical cocktails, eating delicious food, and enjoying the fact that we had an entire week to spend together! It was one of the best vacations I've ever had and we enjoyed every minute of it.

53 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Everything sound so great and the photos are beautiful. I love your skirt and the cocktails...yummy....What a fun way to celebrate :)
I am going to dream about this from now on :)
Kisses my lovely :)

Lovely B. said...

Wow! Kauai is absolutely beautiful. Glad to hear you all had such a wonderful week in paradise. Love the sweet little white flower in your hair. So perfect fr Hawaii!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

your wedges are top notch! - the food and drinks look yummy! - location beyond fabulous! - with ur lovey the whole time - PERFECT!

Hugs
Erika
http://tiptoebutterfly.blogspot.com/

A.Co said...

WOW - those Mai Tai's look DELICIOUS!

Soo nice.

Love the flower in your hair.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - your arms still looked as toned up as ever in these shots! ;)

Melanie said...

It looks like you two had a great time :) You are so lovely (your striped top is awesome)!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Gabriel said...

Beautiful Place, Beautiful Weather, and The Most Beautiful Girl. The perfect vacation!

Erica said...

How wonderful! You guys looked like you had a blast. The food and drinks looked amazing!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Oh my gosh, so so jealous! What a fun trip! I'd die to get there right now. Loved all your outfits, and those yummy drinks! Glad the weather was perfect for you. That first pic looks like a poster image. Ah-mazing! Thanks for sharing.

By the way, love the Cat's Eye RBs!

Legs said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Congratulations on two years!! :D

Lisa said...

You both looked like you had a great time and you looked so pretty during your vaca! The food (and cocktails!) all looked extra yummy.

Bambi said...

Those really look like the perfect vacations, I wish I could go to the beach too! :) And you managed to look very pretty in the beach, which is sort of difficult to do with the humid weather and stuff... yo go!

California Wife said...

It looks like you had a fabulous trip, we are determined to take a trip to Hawaii soon!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful vacation! You two look so happy and like you are truly enjoying yourselves. So special! I love all your outfits and your hair looks completely fabulous. How do you manage to stay so beautiful on travel???

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, your vacation looks phenomenal! And I believe that you look just as pretty as the sunset and all of those fruity, fabulous drinks! I'm so glad you had a good time!! :)

meggasus said...

This looks like such a wonderful place to travel! You guys make a lovely couple :)

Josie said...

I'm glad you had such a fabulous vacation! It looks like so much fun, and you and Gabe look so amazing and happy. And all that food looks soooo good!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

It looks beautiful there! And you two look so cute together! Those drinks look yummy!

Siri said...

Lovely! So jealous. Btw, I have that RIPE shirt your hubby is wearing. I knew a lot of people that worked there. Random! xo

Jules said...

We went to Oahu, Hawaii in September and said that we liked it better than our honeymoon. I didn’t want to come home. We cannot wait to go back and hopefully visit one of the other islands someday.

It looks like you had a wonderful time and the photos are beautiful (especially the sunset one). I loved all of your outfits too!

Vacations really are the best :)

Mrs. Parker said...

How beautiful! My husband & I spent our honeymoon on Kauai - definitely our favorite island (my hubby is from O'ahu). Gotta love those island sunsets!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What a fantastic view from your room! This sounds like a wonderful trip.

Sarah said...

YAAAAY Valerie! It looks like you had a fantastic trip! I'm SO happy you and Gabe had the chance to get away for a few days. So wonderful! Can't wait to hear all about it! :o)

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

Wow - what an amazing vacation! Those drinks look delicious, too. Love the photos.

Katie said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Glad you had such a great trip :)

Alexandra Hoover said...

Thanks for stopping by! These are beautiful pictures, looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Isn't Hawaii great? I've only been once but will definitely be needing to go back.

Just may have to follow your blog now!!

<33 Alex

Nicole Marie said...

ahhh so amazing!!

Alicia said...

so fun!! all your cocktails look delicious!! :)

vicky h. said...

wow, I wish I could jump into those pictures right now! what a beautiful place to spend your anniversary!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

Cynthia Z said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Valerie...n for yr lovely comment.

Your pics look so beautiful...makes me want to go on a vacay. Cute couple! :)

♥xx♥

Sandy a la Mode said...

awwwwww i <3 kauai! looks like you had a fun and delicious time!! =)

Tara said...

wow! what beautiful pictures!

Marcie said...

So fun! I love how you did your hair in a side bun with a flower! This trip looks amazing.

:) Marcie

Jess said...

Congratulations on two years! Looks like the trip was fabulous - I'm jealous! My husband and my one-year anniversary is coming up - can't believe it's already been one year!


xoxo
jess
http://CheapButChicClothes.blogspot.com/

Bren said...

Beautiful pictures Valerie! Looks like you and Gabe had a great time relaxing and celebrating!

Congratulations again, on your 2 year Anniversary!

xo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

V said...

I am so jealous of you right now! Looks like you had a wonderful time, I bet it was hard to come back to the "real world"

Lindsay With An "A" said...

WOAH! LOVE THESE PICS! Beautiful!!! Makes me want to be there instead of chilly, rainy Nashville! Two things...

1. So glad you guys had fun! The drinks look to die for!
2. I have a wedding coming up in Nov. Which means I also have a honeymoon coming up in Nov. I think I may pass this location onto my little honey ;)

http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

Clothes Coquette said...

Such an absolutely amazing vacation! I am adoring all of those palm trees! Congrats on the two year anniversary.

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

Looking at your lovely holiday pics makes me feel the cold even more today. I'm terribly jealous!

She Wore It Well said...

looks like a dream trip, happy anniversary

x

Mara said...

this seems like the best way to celebrate! It looks so beautiful and you both look so happy. Love your cute outfits too :)

Deanna said...

I LOVE the Aqua dress, and those drinks look delicious. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! :)

Crystal said...

Awww how cute! Love these pictures. Happy anniversary!!

skygurl said...

Jealous jealous jealous!!!!!
Those are some beautiful pictures, and also HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

xo

Jessica said...

Gorgeous pics, looks like an incredible Kauai romantic vacation! Love all the beachy outfits and fruity cocktails of course too :)

Annie said...

Congrats on 2 years!!! Looks like you couldn't have had a better time celebrating :)

sharonlei said...

What a sweet trip!! :) I need to head on over to Kauai soon!!

xx Love & Aloha

hiyaluv said...

hooray for you! congrats! It looks like you guys had so much fun!!!
smiles,
gina
http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I went to Kauai ten years ago and it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Great photos! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Biana said...

Looks like you had à wonderful vacation. There is nothing better than having the one you love, beautiful location and good food and drinks! And I love your glasses, lol, I only and only wear Ray Ban and intending to do so my whole life! Ha ha... Thanks for visiting! xx

Kristen said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you had a wonderfulll time,and those drinks look quite tasty!

adrienne said...

that first shot is UNREAL!!

Jess said...

Yes - I love your Aqua dress!! Very cute ;)

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