42 responses

  1. Tabby
    December 12, 2013

    Wow! what a beautiful place, beats the grey skies of
    London town.

    Luxury well deserved on your honeymoon.

  2. Wendy Bird
    December 12, 2013

    It looks like a beautiful place to honeymoon. It must have been hard to leave.

  3. HHH
    December 12, 2013


  4. Adrienne
    December 12, 2013

    What a perfect place for a honeymoon!

    My husband and I spent my birthday last year on Kauai and stayed at the St. Regis. It’s my favorite hotel on the island.

    Our room was identical to yours. I loved to sit in the window and watch the clouds float across the mountains or watch people paddle board.

    Did you visit the town of Hanalei? There is a sushi place there I will never forget. Best sushi I have ever had.

    The one thing I didn’t like about Kauai is its dangerous surf. I am not a great swimmer so I mostly stayed out of the ocean during our visit. Did you notice that the waters were rough?

    Lovely images, Lisa. Thank you for sharing. It brought back some fond memories.

  5. Frances/Materfamilias
    December 12, 2013

    Looks as if you had a lovely time in a glorious setting. And I do like the way you slid in, ever so casually, the words “my husband” . . . I remember doing that on my honeymoon and in the weeks following, with a quiet inner sense of glee. . . xo

  6. Jan’s Sushi Bar
    December 12, 2013

    We stay at a little B&B on the eastern side of the island when we visit Kauai. It’s owned by the sweetest man, and the clientele is almost exclusively gay (almost exclusively because, well, us). The rooms are luxurious, and the lagoon pool is filled with salt water…just a marvelous place to stay. We honeymooned quite happily there.

    And it rains a lot on Kauai, but that’s okay. When it’s not raining, nothing beats a flight over the Napoli coast in an open-sided helicopter. Did you, perchance, drive to Waimea Canyon? Just spectacular.

  7. kathy
    December 12, 2013

    Although I’ve heard (and seen from photos) that Kauai is the most beautiful of the islands, I’ve never been because I keep hearing that the water is very rough, and I love to swim and paddle board in the ocean. Not going on such a long flight unless I can do that. How’d you find the water?
    I’m glad you had a wonderful honeymoon, your photos are wonderful.

  8. TB
    December 12, 2013

    How lovely and how generous of you to share such a beautiful, happy time. But that is what makes your blog so special (well, among other things like great writing, photography, insights . . .).
    For the record, my family uses “foofy” and I find it to be a useful description. Love it.

  9. Mary anne
    December 12, 2013

    Oooh ! Paradise!

  10. Mouse
    December 12, 2013

    SO GLAD to see your happy happy honeymoon! Congratulations!

  11. Parnassus
    December 12, 2013

    Hello Lisa, What a wonderful honeymoon. Every picture was postcard-perfect. –Jim

    7:37 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you. As I’ve spent so much less time in my life taking photos than writing, and the visual arts seem so mysterious to me, I’m almost childishly pleased when complimented on my pictures.

  12. Bungalow Hostess
    December 12, 2013

    Looks luxurious and has all the amenities that one wants on a holiday.
    The stuff that creates beautiful memories especially on a honeymoon.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful place….

  13. Flo
    December 12, 2013


    I read this last week before knowing your precise destination: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/travel/36-hours-in-kauai-hawaii.html?src=me

    Also laughing at your usage of “all my born days” because if anyone thought you were hiding behind a dubious wasp mask all this time, that phrase alone proves a doubter wrong!

  14. Sandra
    December 12, 2013

    Oh my! That last photo took my breath away. Thank you for including us.

    7:27 am
    Lisa said...

    I’m honored, oh artist.

  15. une femme
    December 12, 2013

    Oh, it looks amazing! We haven’t been to Hawaii in over a decade, perhaps it’s time to think about going back. And yes, the sushi.

    7:27 am
    Lisa said...

    It’s the best getaway from California, IMO.

  16. Duchesse
    December 12, 2013

    Oh, so romantic and sequestered! Loads of bliss in this post.

  17. m
    December 12, 2013

    ooo. I especially like that last picture. Glad you enjoyed your honeymoon!

  18. Miss Cavendish
    December 12, 2013

    I taught The Descendants earlier this semester and Kauai figures as a character. Terrific read (and film). when Mr C went to Hawaii as a 20-something, he slept on tree platforms (not quite treehouses).

    7:26 am
    Lisa said...

    Those tree platforms are part of the island history now.

  19. Kathy
    December 12, 2013

    May all your born days be as sweet :)

  20. Eleanorjane
    December 12, 2013

    Awww… I want a honeymoon! That looks aMAZing! (and warm – some warm would be quite nice too).

    We had an extremely low budget honeymoon 13 years ago (i.e. staying in my father-in-law’s converted shed/ holiday cottage for a few days).

    It’d be nice to have something plush and traditionally romantic at some point. (We have done plenty of travel together in various ways and to various places, so I shouldn’t be feeling all ‘oh poor me’ about it!)

    7:26 am
    Lisa said...

    It’s fun to designate a trip a “honeymoon.” You get to remember how glad you are to have gotten married, even if it was a while back.

  21. pamela gene daley
    December 12, 2013

    “Foofy”! I LOVE that word! The Urban Dictionary has two definitions though – links to follow but here’s the summary of one (not your definition I suspect):

    A fluffy, lemon tasting, domesticated, gay, snooty gorilla who has mass amounts of varied sex in various sex positions and sticks his xxxx xxxxxxx but noone cares because he is stunningly beautiful.

    You are just so foofy dude.
    You are the epitome of foofy.
    Girl go get your foofy on!

    link #1: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Foofy&defid=5474726

    link #2 – more likely:

    Or, come to think of it, a little bit of both!

    Wonderful tale as usual, Lisa.

    3:53 pm
    Lisa said...

    Did just a quick edit to keep the blog safe for work:). Thanks!

  22. flwjane
    December 12, 2013

    Really Foofy, bad word? will check out ASAP.

    Cold, really cold, winter day in Virginia. You just made me warmer and greener (with envy).

    All looks lovely, you especially but the view and that food, not too shabby.

    xo J

  23. Merry Wife
    December 12, 2013

    Looks like the perfect honeymoon! I think sushi on Thanksgiving is a wonderful idea. :)

  24. Candace
    December 12, 2013

    What a magnificent resort to enjoy your honeymoon, and your photos are stunning. I especially enjoyed how you captured the beauty of the mountains. I would have required a moo-moo with all of the amazing food!

    7:25 am
    Lisa said...

    I’m still recovering:). And wishing for kaftans…

  25. greek sturdy gal
    December 13, 2013

    amazingly rare! I am sure you enjoyed every minute of it! well-deserved haven. I am so happy for your happiness!

  26. misswhistle
    December 13, 2013

    Gosh, what heaven. You must’ve had an absolutely wonderful time. And you look gorgeous! I’ve been to the Princeville once for lunch and it was exquisite, despite the initial eye-roll at the marble lobby. Such a pretty place, and Hanalei – what dreams are made of. I hope you’re perfectly relaxed and happy and ready for Christmas.
    Much love,


  27. Dawn
    December 14, 2013

    I’m happy to hear the St. Regis in Kauai is every bit as fabulous as it seems. We got a condo in Princeville to accommodate the five of us, but dining at the St. Regis (that view! that service!) was definitely a highlight of our Kauai trip — and by far our best meal. Thanks for bringing back happy memories. I’m glad you had a wonderful and well-deserved honeymoon.

  28. Marilyn @ Pink Martinis and Pearls
    December 16, 2013

    Well, it’s all breathtaking although I do hope you spent some time in your room. You are a honeymooning bride, after all. ;)

  29. WorthyStyle
    December 16, 2013

    Loved watching you post pics on IG. Always fun to virtually travel along with everyone on their trips! I enjoy seeing posts where you write “husband” – happy you are so happy.


  30. MarlaD
    December 22, 2013

    The north shore of Kauai is by far my favorite place on earth, and I think the view of Hanalei Bay from the lanai off the bar at the St. Regis is one of the most beautiful on the island. What’s not to like?! Congratulations!!

  31. Sandy Beech
    December 25, 2013

    Wow,this place looks heavenly..

  32. Avni Kensington Hotel
    December 27, 2013

    London has many romantic places to stay, whether you want a 3 star honeymoon suite in a luxury hotel.

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