Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Corner View - Exotic (Hawaii)


(This post is also for Ellen at Anzu who asked for some recommendations for a friend.  I'll post some more views and museum and restaurant suggestions tomorrow.)


                                                                          Some call it exotic.


                                  A place where the sun always shines, even when it's raining.


                                               Where bouquets of flowers grow off of trees.


                                            Where Italian royalty inhabit the steepest hillsides.

Where flower farmers, feral pigs, Hawaiian cowboys and Princes-at-polo squeeze into the same few square miles on a Sunday.


Where energy heiresses recreate Islamic estates overlooking the ocean.

Leonard's Bakery, Kapahulu St.,  for malasadas

Where everyone's very favorite food is a Portuguese doughnut without a hole.


Did I mention the flowers?

Waimea Bay, North Shore, Oahu

Where humans can spend afternoons swimming alongside giant sea turtles.


And dragon dancers will turn up at your wedding-by-the-sea.


Where it's always o.k. for your hotel to be PINK.  Some call it exotic.  But I call it home.





17 comments:

  1. I don't think you can get any more exotic than where you live. :) xo

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  2. Oh my! What a dream! Beautiful!

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  3. in that way, my home is exotic too....also i do live in the netherlands....i guess it depends what you make from it yourself!

    but...to be honest...i would love to go to your home one day!!!

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  4. oh hawaii ! i love hawaii. i spent three months on the big island about 20 years ago. i loved every single minute of my time there ! island living does it for me ... i'm just on a bigger island now !!

    here is mine ... http://bonnie-simple-beauty.blogspot.com/2011/10/exotic-corner-view.html

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  5. I want to live there! I'm part Italian royalty!:)
    (we don't have any royalty - so, who lives there?!)

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  6. I hope to live there one day - in your exotic backyard!!

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  7. your home looks like paradise ... these yellow flowers trees are amazing

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  8. Magnifique, coloré et surtout super exotique !!! J'adore.

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  9. Wowowow! Thanks for taking me on this very exotic trip! ;o)

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  10. I had the great fortune of living in Hawaii for a year. I often miss it!

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  11. oh this is so very exotic. would love so much to go there one day :)

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  12. Very exotic and especially WARM!

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  13. What a wonderful place to call home!

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  14. I've never been there--would love to go. You certainly have shown many beautiful, exotic aspects of it. Quite fortunate you are to call it home. :>)

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  15. Great photos! You really captured the spirit of Hawaii. I love Hawaii! It is so beautiful!

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  16. How lovely! No royalties here in Italy, so I wonder who lives there....

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  17. such vibrancy!
    i'd love to find myself in field F, like, right now...!
    n♥

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