Hawaii Days 7 + 8

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Today is my last recap of my amazing trip to Hawaii (be sure to check out the recap of Days 1 & 2, Days 3 & 4, Day 5, and Day 6), which is definitely bittersweet. I have been loving sharing everything we did with y'all along with a ton of pictures but I'm also excited to share some new content with y'all!

Day 8 (Friday) was our travel day as we flew back home so we simply enjoyed the resort and the beach on Thursday to fully soak in our last day in Hawaii. My dad, brother, and I ate breakfast at the restaurant at the resort while my mom and sister had to run out to run an errand. After breakfast, we went to gym where I remembered how much I hate the treadmill (thank goodness for Pure Barre haha!).

We met my mom and sister up in the hotel room for lunch of all the leftovers we managed to accumulate over the week before heading to the pool and just hanging out for the rest of the afternoon.

We opted to spend a bit more time at the pool so we had dinner once again at the pool bar! After dinner, my siblings and I did swim in the pool a bit more before heading back to our hotel room.

We had a 3 PM flight so we were thankfully able to sleep in and then enjoy breakfast at the restaurant (again haha!). I had the pancakes with bacon and an iced coffee, my dream meal haha!

After breakfast, we headed back up to our rooms to finish up packing and to get ready to go. We did head to the nearby shops to walk around (and kill some time!) where I managed to find some Lilly items in one of the boutiques. Even in Hawaii, I managed to #findthelilly and actually managed to get a pair of Callahan shorts in Blue Heaven (one of my favorite prints of last summer that I styled here) for half off.

After doing a bit of shopping, we headed back to the hotel to grab our bags and then we were off to the airport.

One last look at the gorgeous hotel lobby
The hotel entrance had these koi ponds that I thought were so fun!

Our first flight was to Los Angeles and thankfully went rather smoothly. It was so cool to see Hawaii (and our hotel!) from the air before jetting off to the "mainland". Our plane was awesome on this flight and our seats had personal screens that you could watch movies on (I watched The Great Gatsby and The Intern) without eating all of your battery!

We landed in L.A. around midnight local time although I had no clue what time it "was" as we passed through so many time zones!

The flight back to Charlotte was a bit more rocky as they boarded part of our plane and then had to stop boarding to reload supplies on the plane. Once boarding restarted (we were in the plane sitting for a hour at this point), a few passengers ask to get off the plane, which held up boarding for even longer. Soon enough, however, we were in the air and I attempted (key word attempted) to get some sleep before landing back home in a few hours. 

To catch up on all of my Hawaii posts, click here and thanks for reading!


  1. This looks like such a fun trip! So many people I know have been to Hawaii recently so I'm dying to go!


  2. Goodness, this makes me wish I would have visited my brother when he lived in Hawaii. I'm glad you had a great vacation and made it home safe. That sunset is gorgeous!

  3. Looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing your travels with us babe! xo, sharon

  4. Glad to hear your trip went so well!
    -Anna |

  5. What a special family vacation to look back on! And those pancakes look divine haha!

    xoxo A

  6. So glad you had an amazing trip! I've loved following your recaps!

    xo Ashley

  7. Love reading your recaps and seeing the beautiful pictures! It makes me want to go back to Hawaii ASAP!

    The Blush Blonde

  8. I love being in Hawaii! Looks like your trip was awesome.

  9. So many pretty sights. I've never been to Hawaii before!

  10. Love all of your Lilly girl! So cute.

  11. Hawaii sunrises and sunsets are truly the best in the world!

  12. I am so jealous! I want to go to hawaii

  13. Gorgeous sunset! And I like your travel outfit! You look comfy but so put together!

    How 2 Wear It []

  14. What lovely photos!!! The sunset is my favorite! xo

  15. Oh wow! I've never been to Hawaii, but these posts make me want to visit :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    1. I would definitely recommend it, it's so pretty there!

  16. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. You guys looked so happy and relaxed! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us ♥ BTW those pancakes look so yummy

  17. You must have had so much fun - Hawaii is my favorite place to vacation! I'm planning a trip to Maui for next summer : )

    1. It was amazing! I'm so jealous- that sounds amazing!

  18. SO jealous! Glad to hear you had a great time, what a awesome family vacation!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink


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