MasterCard hired me to write a series of articles for their "Priceless Cities" campaign -- after they discovered me through this blog!! -- and not only did I spend this past week doing amazing adventures (helicopter ride, zip lining, inner tubing), I was also invited to stay at the St. Regis!
As part of their press trip for me, the St. Regis booked us into a suite -- complete with resplendent views of Hanalei Bay and Hideaways. We were also offered butler service!
The surf this past weekend was epic, too! If I didn't feel so lazy on Saturday, I would've rented a board from their Activitied Center or asked my friend to bring one down (he lives right up the way).
Our ohana also had an opportunity to dine at the Makana Terrace & Kauai Grill. I'll be returning to the latter later this month, when they introduce the new chef who was born and raised on Kauai, as an opportunity to pitch more pieces to Hawaiian publications.
We decided to walk to the little cove beside Hideaways, where my husband and I got married! At the time, Baby was a little bean in my belly. Now, she's a full-sized string bean!
She's often looking up and observing everything around her. Maybe she already recognized where she was.
My husband and I are often incredibly busy -- launching projects big and small. So, we stayed and lounged at the property all weekend for our staycation. It was wondrous to be pampered, but truth be told, hubs likes roughing it a bit more. Me? I was happy as could be.
TIP: If you're kama'aina (a local), you can join the Inner Circle club. Just fill out a form at the front desk, and you'll get access to discounts at the spa, restaurants & cafe (except alcohol), and hotel room.