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14 Jun

Oahu Recap + Travel Guide

best 90s inspired high waisted bikinis

Jessi Malay airport style

My Look:

Marissa Webb Jacket (old, Shop Similar Here)
H&M Biker Shorts (Shop Here)
Chanel Slides  (Sold Out, Shop Similar Here)

Alessandra’s Look: 
Cotton Sweatshirt  (Sold Out, Shop Similar Here)
Jersey Pants (Shop Here)

Happy Friday from Hawaii my loves!! I can’t believe it’s already come down to the last couple days of our time here and I’m so sad to leave this island! This trip was our first time coming back to the Hawaii since our wedding in September, so G and I were so excited to come back to where it all began! Back in our happiness place, where we fell in love years ago and where we have some of our sweetest memories, with our families, friends, and now with Ále who has become such a beach baby lol! I always get the warmest feeling coming back to this magical place :) This is the last stretch of our family travels this month from Miami, Barcelona, Capri and now Hawaii, it’s been beyond  amazing! We’ve been so incredibly grateful to be able to take this time away and just press pause, bond as a family, refresh, recharge, and be able to go home with a fresh perspective.

best 90s inspired high waisted bikinis

This beach has my heart! I got so many questions about this swimsuit, it’s by Heart of Swim and I’m obsessed with it! Love the 90s-inspired high-cut leg and belted waistline because it looks so good on every body type and literally makes you feel like a bombshell! Jessi Malay wearing Heart of Swim One Piece

Jessi Malay wearing L'Agence shirtdress

Ready for datenight! A good shirtdress is definitely a staple piece in my wardrobe! Love this shirtdress by one of my favs, L’Agence because it doesn’t wrinkle easily so it’s so nice to travel with and there are so many ways you can wear it! I actually have the same dress in multiple colors and wear it as a duster coat with a tank and shorts, over a swimsuit at the pool, or as a dress like I’m wearing it here!

Jessi Malay in Sj x Billabong Bikini

Billabong x Sincerely Jules One Piece Swimsuit (Shop Here)
Cult Gaia Acrylic Clutch (Shop Here)
Jennifer Zeuner Necklace  (Shop Here)

Living in one-pieces on this trip! Love this yellow suit with the cutest pom pom detailing by my talented babe, @sincerelyjules x Billabong! I paired it with this scarf that I turned into a cover-up and my acrylic clutch by Cult Gaia.
Jessi Malay and husband

Jessi Malay wearing Ronny Kobo Nira Dress

Off to Ále’s first trip to the Disney Aulani resort! G and I have been so excited to take Ále here as soon as she got a little older! The resort does a buffet dinner with performances where the characters sing and dance and walk around to each table so kids can interact with them and take photos! Ále was LOVING it here and was so happy seeing all the Disney characters, it was the cutest thing to see her smile so much! Here I’m wearing a dress by Ronny Kobo, it’s sold out, but I linked two similar options here and here!

Disney Aulani Resort

Ále’s highlight of the night was meeting Chip and Dale! Look at that smile!!

Oahu Hawaii Trip 2019

And then some unexpected mean mugging…sorry Stitch!

Oahu Hawaii

My lovely parents haha! G captured this magical moment during one of the most amazing sunsets during our trip! Moments like this is what life is all about ❤

Oahu Recommendations

SCENERY/ACTIVITIES |

 

Kualoa Ranch

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Kualoa Ranch holds a special place in my heart because it’s where we took our pre-wedding photos here a couple days before the wedding with our photographer, Asha Bailey. When we stepped out of the car, I remember thinking this is truly one of the most breathtaking places I’ve seen.. the scenery was out of this world, it felt like a movie! On that note, this was actually where Jurassic park was filmed ha! If you guys are looking for a place to take photos or simply take in some of the scenic views Oahu has to offer, I would highly recommend stopping by Kualoa Ranch. You won’t regret it!

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After the ranch, we moved onto the secret beach across the street for some more photos. This was just a beautiful low-key beach, tucked away between the majestic mountains and it felt like we were the only ones there.

Address: 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Makapuu Light House Trail

best hiking in Oahu Hawaii

If you guys are looking for a beautiful scenic and easy hike, one of my favorites is the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. This is one of Oahu’s more easy to moderate trails so it’s good for all skill levels! The views are so stunning looking over Makapuu Beach, lighthouse, Koko Head, and the Molokai and Lanai neighboring islands. This trail is a popular whale spotting trial during whale season which is December to April!

Address: Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline Kalanianaole Hwy Honolulu, HI 96825

FOOD |

 

Leonard’s Bakery

Most Instagrammed Bakeries of 2019

The home of the malasadas and no, it’s not just another donut! You guys!! I cannot rave about this bakery enough, they have been in business since 1952 and have become highly recognized for having the best malasadas on the island. This has always been a traditional treat for my family and I when in Oahu. For those of you who aren’t familiar with a malasadas, it’s a deep-fried Portuguese pastry that is rolled in sugar or stuffed with tropical cream flavors at Leonard’s Bakery.  And these come fresh out the oven warm, fluffy, and airy! Ah it’s too good to describe in words haha! And best of all, these run at $1.10 each for plain sugar coated (my personal favorite), or $1.50 for malasadas with a filling. We always leave this bakery with a box of 12!

Address: 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Goofy’s Cafe

best brunch waikiki goofy's cafe

Goofy’s Cafe is byfar one of my favorite local brunch spots in Waikiki, especially for their Loco Moco which is a traditional Hawaiin breakfast dish! The cafe atmosphere feels super cozy and beachy, with reclaimed wood and surfboard decor. Some of my favorite dishes here are the Loco Moco, Big Island Honey French toast, and their fresh Acai Bowls! A big plus is also that they serve breakfast all day till 11 p.m!

Address: 1831 Ala Moana Blvd., second floor, 943-0077

 

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