A Day Out and a Luau

Happy Wednesday, everyone! It’s the middle of the week, and I feel as if I’ve lived several lifetimes already. I’m still recuperating from a week-long celebration with my family.

Here is another well-spent day on Maui. We started off the day by going for a drive. We were headed to Lahaina, which is another town very close to Kaanapali, where we were staying. Again, I didn’t retouch these photos because I wanted you to see how beautiful the landscape really is.DSC_0050

DSC_0051The first thing we did was take some pictures near the big banyan tree, which not only is the largest in Hawaii, but it’s the largest in the United States. It’s a landmark to the locals. If you tell someone you’ll meet them at the banyan tree in Lahaina, they’ll know exactly where to meet you.DSC_0052 DSC_0062 DSC_0057 DSC_0056 DSC_0055 DSC_0054We then went to eat lunch at the Cool Cat Cafe. This is also a very well-known place on Maui. They are said to have the best burgers in town. I would have to agree. The burger I ordered had pineapples and bacon on it. It was so yummy. Sorry, but I didn’t get a picture of it.

After lunch, we the boys wanted to get shave ice (I really want to call it shaved ice). Here is a picture of the Tiger’s blood (watermelon-strawberry and coconut) shave ice. It was honestly the best shave ice I’d ever tried.DSC_0063After this, we secured tickets for a sunset cruise and went back to the resort to get ready for our luau. Notice, I’m wearing the same dress. I, naturally, brought a ton of clothes to Hawaii, but I love this dress so much, I wanted to wear it to our luau, and it’s so easy to transition an outfit from day to night. I added a belt and I was going to wear heels, but then I wasn’t sure how the seating was set up at the Luau, so I wore these funky pom pom gladiator sandals. You can find my dress HERE.DSC_0072 DSC_0084 DSC_0083 DSC_0082 DSC_0080 DSC_0076At the Luau, this sweet lady gave me another lei. I had bought the one I’m wearing above, she gave me a flower one, and then I received one made out of shells when I reached the luau.

The luau was the Drums of the Pacific. It was held at the Hyatt Regency Maui. The hotel is ridiculously amazing. There’s a Macy’s in it!DSC_0085 DSC_0092 DSC_0090 DSC_0089 DSC_0088 DSC_0087 DSC_0086DSC_0094 DSC_0098 DSC_0096DSC_0093The luau started with singing and dancing. Then we saw them take the pig out the ground. The food was all-you-can-eat, buffet-style, and we sat at a table with four other people. Sorry if these pics offend anyone, but I really want to share the entire experience.DSC_0101DSC_0099DSC_0100DSC_0102 DSC_0103 DSC_0109 DSC_0108 DSC_0107 DSC_0106 DSC_0105 DSC_0104DSC_0110 DSC_0111Then came dessert and coffee…DSC_0112 DSC_0113Next was the group hula dancing lesson…DSC_0114 DSC_0115And then the rest of the luau…DSC_0116 DSC_0117What a night! We toyed with what we wanted to do while on Maui. I’m so glad we decided to go see a real luau. It was a great experience!

Have you ever been?



P.S. I linked similar bags and shoes below. I had a lot of people asking me about my sandals. They’re from Sam Edelman. I couldn’t find the exact pair, but you might have better luck.

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