Maui, Hawaii - Summer 2014

I'm incredibly lucky to have a family who loves to travel. One of our favorite places to go is Maui, Hawaii. My family bought a time share in 2002 and we've been going back to visit almost every two years or so. 

I love the weather, the people, the food, the spirit of Aloha -- and of course, the beach and beautiful sunsets. 

This year I went to Hawaii with my boyfriend, parents, and their best friends. 

This is the view as soon as you walk into our time share property. Gorgeous.

This is the view as soon as you walk into our time share property. Gorgeous.

Lava Flow - the BEST drink you will likely ever have in your entire life. Do not even ask about the calories, just enjoy the damn thing

Lava Flow - the BEST drink you will likely ever have in your entire life. Do not even ask about the calories, just enjoy the damn thing

Our first night at dinner. This dress is from Ambiance on Union St. in San Francisco

Our first night at dinner. This dress is from Ambiance on Union St. in San Francisco

First dinner in Maui 

First dinner in Maui 

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Our first night was wonderful and relaxing and our meal was absolutely delicious. I was so hungry that I unfortunately did not get a picture of any of it. We had breaded calamari, bottle(s) of wine, and I split lobster cabanara. #noshame #blessed

There's a beautiful area with an enormous bonsai tree that's pretty much famous in Maui. It's in the middle of downtown where all of the shopping and a majority of restaurants are right along the coast. Its absolutely beautiful. 

There's a beautiful area with an enormous bonsai tree that's pretty much famous in Maui. It's in the middle of downtown where all of the shopping and a majority of restaurants are right along the coast. Its absolutely beautiful. 

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Lounging at the hotel was what we spent the majority of our day doing, but it was also fun to get dressed up for dinners, and walk downtown. 

Oh you know, just a Brusch posing in the brush.

Oh you know, just a Brusch posing in the brush.

Cut-outs = life. This dress is from a store in Willow Glen, San Jose called Ibyss. And I'm pretty much uhbsessed with it. 

Cut-outs = life. This dress is from a store in Willow Glen, San Jose called Ibyss. And I'm pretty much uhbsessed with it. 

When my boyfriend and I came to Hawaii two years ago for our 5 year anniversary, we ate at Mama's Fish House and had what we still claim to be the best meal of our lives. So clearly, when in Maui - we had to go back. We stopped in town again to get some friends and family a few gifts, eat some cookies (guilty) and head out to dinner. It was super hot, but an absolutely beautiful day. #takemeback #now #imeanit

Downtown Lahiana.  Dress:Lulu's

Downtown Lahiana. 

Dress:Lulu's

Beautiful downtown Lahaina a few hours before sunset 

Beautiful downtown Lahaina a few hours before sunset 

We headed to Mama's as the sun was setting, starved and ready for another delectable meal. #delectable #lovethatword

#MyManSaf - my handsome man 

#MyManSaf - my handsome man 

Is there anything more beautiful that Hawaii? Im serious. Is there?

Is there anything more beautiful that Hawaii? Im serious. Is there?

We maaaade it! 

We maaaade it! 

This drink was called 'The Scorpion' and is apparently so strong it can get two people drunk. Since my boyfriend doesn't drink, I had one for me, and one for him. 

This drink was called 'The Scorpion' and is apparently so strong it can get two people drunk. Since my boyfriend doesn't drink, I had one for me, and one for him. 

This is the best thing I have literally eaten. Sweet potato chips and ceviche in a half-coconut shell with lime juice, cilantro, fresh coconut chunks,jalapenos and coconut milk. It is making my mouth water just looking at this picture. 

This is the best thing I have literally eaten. Sweet potato chips and ceviche in a half-coconut shell with lime juice, cilantro, fresh coconut chunks,jalapenos and coconut milk. It is making my mouth water just looking at this picture. 

Here's another photo just because. 

Here's another photo just because. 

Maui onion soup - yum. 

Maui onion soup - yum. 

Pink Snapper = Yes

Pink Snapper = Yes

Fresh mahi with macadami nuts and roasted vegetables. 

Fresh mahi with macadami nuts and roasted vegetables. 

Dinner date-night pic. Scorpion # 2 

Dinner date-night pic. Scorpion # 2 

On our last night - we went to dinner with the parents at Roy's in Lahaina. It was SO good. It is safe to say however, that one does not need two appetizers and a four-course taster menu. 

Loved this summery number for a last night dinner 

Loved this summery number for a last night dinner 

No spray tan, Still wild though 

No spray tan, Still wild though