Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hang Ten for Twenty-Ten

I'm back! Happy new year to all of you lovelies - did you miss me? I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays. I took LOTS of photos in Hawaii (some as per your recommendations) so will be sharing with you soon. There was a new adventure everyday - scuba diving, surfing, off-road biking and of course lots of eating. There was even some dancing at a dive bar! I've posted a sneak peak below.

While I was away, I reflected on the past year and also quietly celebrated hubby and I's ten year anniversary (this includes our dating life). Where has the time gone? We rang in the new year in style at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel in Kauai (aka "Castle on the Cliff" by me and "The St. Outrageously Expensive" by hubby) with a 2-night stay. Champers, room service and two movies - it was just perfect.

2010 is going to a milestone year. It's a Beautiful Life will be celebrating a first birthday in the next few weeks and I'll be marking a big birthday. I'm also starting a new project as a lead blogger so more on that to come. It's going to be great!

Meanwhile, a selection of sun, surf and sand below. *sigh* all I can think about is surfing again...

Top picture: Love how the ocean is reflected in my Wayfarers.
Below: Breathtaking Tunnels Beach with the Bali Hai Mountains in the backdrop. This is one of my favourite beaches in the world.
Below: Palm trees in the morning light.
Below: A secluded beach where getting there was half the fun...
Below: Framed sunset at our cottage.
Below: The Grand Canyon of the Pacific Island, the Waimea Canyon.
Below: Old-school Hawaiiana postcards


Teresa said...

aww...what a great way to start 2010...all these wonderful anniversaries and celebrations. And to celebrate NYE in such a beautiful place. Welcome back! :)

quelle said...

welcome back!
it's all so beautiful!!! i look forward to more! :)
(and congrats on 10 years!)

Dream Sequins said...


I really need to go back to Hawaii. Soon. Kauai looks like a dream. Paradise.

Happy New Year to you!

nicole said...

Oh Liv! SO JEALOUS that you were in sunny Hawaii while we were all freezing out butts off in crappy Vancouver!

Gorgeous photos though and YOU BETTER HAVE A FREAKING TAN LADY. 'Cause I'm pale and it sucks.

awwwww HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! ten years is quite the milestone so all the best to you and your hubby :)

glad to have you back xo

Margherita&Eleonora said...

my god what a stunning landscape!!
lucky you!!!
lot of kisses.

Erin said...

i love that outfit you're wearing in that pic - so breezy.
i miss hawai'i so much - it's been almost 2 years since i've been. it hurts my heart