Woo-Oahu! My stay at Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki

Most of the time I am a suburban mum covered in toddler snot but occasionally – almost magically – I get yanked out of my leggings and sent spinning into a world of luxury. That’s what happened recently when I wound up at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Waikiki. When I was dropped off at the […]

Hawaii fan club

When I like something, I tend to really, really like it. Obsession is too strong a word but I am devoted to the things I love. Hawaii is one of them and, the weird thing is, it has that effect on a lot of people. I was chatting to my friend Phil and he said […]

All you need is love (and a scratch Mai Tai): The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki Beach, O’ahu


Our last night at Mai Tai bar at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort was a cracker. It all started in our room with the complimentary bubbly and then moved down to the bar for ‘one drink before dinner’. I ordered a scratch Mai Tai, a delectable concoction of white and dark rum, pineapple […]