Hawaii Five-O

Ala Moana Shopping Centre – Day 9, Hawaii Five-O

Since our hotel offered a free shuttle bus to and from this world renowned shopping centre, we spent most of the day engaging in more retail therapy. Luckily we were just in time for a free hula show at 1pm!

After a quick power nap we headed down to watch the sunset over Waikiki.

My favourite photo today is this time lapse photo of it…

Hawaii Five-O

Pa’ia – Day 7, Hawaii Five-O

What a little treasure! After driving through this historic plantation town Pa’ia the other day on our Hana tour, we decided it was worth going back for another look.

We went a little crazy shopping in all the great boutiques and had a yummy fresh seafood lunch at the Pa’ia Fishmarket.

We finished off the day with $3 Mai Tai cocktails and fresh Vietnamese pho. We are both feeling a little sad, as it’s our last night on Maui. We head to Waikiki tomorrow.

My favourite photo from today is a snap of the main intersection of Pa’ia…

Corner of Hana Hwy and Baldwin St, Pa’ia, Maui HI
Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Scribblings by Sarah

Belgrave Emporium

It’s the morning after my brother’s wedding and we are feeling a little…seedy, at best. After a wholesome recovery breakfast of bacon and eggs, my husband and I meander down the Main Street of Belgrave, a tiny outer suburb of Melbourne, in the Dandenong Ranges. I notice a shop I haven’t see before: Belgrave Emporium.

“Let’s go in!” I plead with my husband.

As it turns out, Belgrave Emporium is a exciting retail space in the heart of the little village. As we wander and browse, I am struck by the eclectic mix of wares on sale.

I mention to my husband that it seems as though this is not just one store, but many stores. And it turns out I’m right.

Belgrave Emporium indeed, houses seventy hand picked boutique stalls, ranging from vintage clothing, handmade accessories by local jewellers, artisan home wares, quirky art and prints, and much more.

We ended up spending an hour (and a fortune in the store), and with so much to look at, our hangover woes were soon forgotten. I highly recommend a stop in if you’re ever in the area!

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – meander; and also, Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 19. Task: You’re on your way to work and a new, strange-looking shop has opened over night. You are drawn to it and go in but what – or who – is inside? Tell us in less than 100 words.