13.1.12

Hawaii Photo Diary



I'm officially home now, but I thought I'd fill you guys in on all of the adventures, here goes....
The first thing you need to do when you get to Hawaii is crack open a fresh coconut!  Here I am drinking a fresh coconut while watching Pipe from the Billabong house.
The beautiful valley at Hanalei Bay on Kauai, one of my favourite places on all of the earth and on the beach here Samdog and I got engaged.
mmmmargeritas at the the Billabong house..so lush
Do you think this is enough surfboards for two people, well guess again this is only half of it. First thing this week..check into the chiropractor after lugging board bags around for nearly a month!
The view from my bedroom..ahhh take me back now.
The taxi driver told me he had a history with traffic accidents....excellent.
Launch of the collaboration at the Billabong house on the first day of Pipe, totally insane experience.
I lost my sunglasses at Waikiki and got them back hours later..I know it's a miracle, this wasn't even a busy day.
Pipe on a smaller day.
Sharks Cove on the north shore, I've sold many boards here.  The thing I've found about Hawaii is that no matter how big the boards are that I take over I always seem to need bigger ones, scarey.
Seriously..I never got sick of the palm trees can you tell.
Where history is made, dreams are achieved and broken,  and ambulances are busier than ever.
The view from our room in Waikiki.
Acai bowls at BeetBox cafe, Haleiwa....mm heaven.
Sunset at KeIki
Hawaiian style, everyone has to get lei'd, sorry i had to slip that one in.
The view from the house on the second day of the contest.
Waikiki
Ancient trees at Waimea Falls ie. Jurassic park.
more cocktails.
On the beach at pipe after the contest.

Well I promise you that this is officially the last major Hawaii post that I'll be doing.  There's something about the light there that turns you into a crazy photo obsessed tourist!  It's good to be home now but it won't be long until I get itchy/sandy feet again and have to head on another trip somewhere.  

I hope you guys enjoy and I can't wait to share more adventures with you this year. I'd also like to say a big thank you to all of you for your love and support it's so surreal Oracle Fox reached 10 000 followers on bloglovin this week.... a massive 'mahalo'.
xx mandy

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107 comments:

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

amazing post mandy! welcome back to aus! xxx

@jillytea said...

Everything is so beautiful, one of my dreams is to live in Hawaii for a bit, and this just boosted my dream
ur wonderful xoxo

Moloko + Honey said...

welcome back! love these pics x
Moloko + Honey

Francheska said...

these photos are immense! makes me want to go to hawaii asap! seriously you captured the perfect holiday perfectly :) Being an obsessed tourist is okay if you are left with beautiful photos like these! i hope you are fantastic!
and btw your collab with billabong is to die for. i wear my somedays lovin x oracle fox tee alll the time !!x

Sam said...

Welcome back lovely Mandy! What an amazing post, I better not show Chase, he will be super jealous of the surf! xx

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As seen in said...

Arrgh! Take me there now! Looks like it was an incredible trip, Mandy. LOVE your photos as always. And am stoked to be giving away one of the dresses you're wearing in the last shot on As Seen In.

Celeste x
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Johanna said...

I also got engaged on Hawaii ! But it was on Oahu, waikiki. I would like to visit and travel all around the islands. Which one do you prefere the most?
Xoxox

SachaStrebe said...

it has been such a surreal experience as a follower of your blog from the early days to see how far you have progressed and the incred opportunities that have come your way. Can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for you. and congrats on the billabong colab honey! xxx

p.s can you remember that ebay site you told me about for goats hair jackets? really want to get one for winter in melbs... brrrr xxx

steph said...

amazing pictures! and congratulations on the billabong collabo, love so much about it!

Jaeger said...

These are such lovely photos, it looks like you had an amazing time!!

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xx

taylah said...

welcome home! this post is absolutely AMAZING, I am incredibly jealous of your tips, and I think this is probably my favourite oracle fox post.. ever. so many beautiful moments, i've now added hawaii to my list of places i have to visit!

Claire said...

it's actually lei'd not laid but nonetheless great post

V Pantaleon said...

I am so jealous! First time I heard about Pipe was on Blue Crush and ever since I've been dreaming of learning how to surf-just couldn't get my hands on it :( I love your photo diary! Hawaii is also on my list of where to travel when I get successful! Keep up the good work and God bless!!!

Mandi said...

Those photo's make me miss Hawaii so much! I'm sure it was hard to leave.

Oh.. and I didn't realize you were an Aussie! Like little me :) Welcome home

xx Mandi
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Hillary said...

Congratulations on the collaboration! That's so amazing, and your trip looks like it was beautiful and fun! By the way, you look gorgeous in that white lace dress!


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thestyleflux said...

Beautiful photos! Glad that you had a wonderful time..


Kaye
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Nancie Mwai said...

awesome pictures and congrats!xx
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I Z A B E L A said...

congratulations! these photos are increeedible, im dying to go to hawaii now!

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Angela said...

This is all just so so stunning Mandy!

A.R.M. said...

Every one of your posts are amazing. One of my absolute favorite blogs!

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Lauren said...

Loving the pics hun!
I would love to go surf over there!!
xo

Sister Golden Air said...

I love your photo diaries from your travels, so don't worry about it becoming too much. I'd love more:)

ana said...

love this! I want to go to hawaii! thank you for sharing

Kdotorg said...

These photographs are incredible! Looks like you had an amazing trip :)
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x.

Coffee and Mo said...

Wow, I really admire all the views. Good post, absolutely inspiring.

Love your blog


xxx
Monika
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Laura said...

Wish I had such a coconut for breakfast now <3 :-D

Bridg said...

ooh beautiful photos! the view from your room is stunning.. looks like such an amzing trip! thanks for sharing with us :)

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SAMANTHA said...

omg I am so jealous this looks INSANE ahhh and I love surfers :) so happy you had a great experience, i'm living vicariously through your blog.



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Francesca Felix said...

wow! such great pictures.. i want to go there!

Kate said...

LOVE all of these. Looks like you had an amazing time. Can't wait to see more adventures!

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Boho-Chica said...

These pictures are amazing!! Make me feel being there. Thanks for sharing!

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††† Elmo ††† said...

AWESOMENESS!!
FOR REAL, HAWAII IS ON MY "TO DO" LIST

;)

C A T H said...

was delighted when I saw the clotheshangers' had you as part of Billabong. fantastic !! beautiful photos from your holidays Mandy =)

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Lou said...

Oh wow!!!! I am so jealous and the photos look so perfect. It looks like you had an amazing time and it looks amazing.

Lou x
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MONI said...

im obsessed with your pictures, enjoyy!!!
xx

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Boulevard de Roxy said...

such a interesting post!!!
Thank u for directions and tips on Hawai =))

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Anna said...

beautiful photos, they make me want to go to Hawaii!

Domonique Wilson said...

This looks like thee most perfect place on earth! Gorgeous photo's!

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x

Aleksandra said...

what a beautiful photos!
and the last one is perrrrrrfect!

rae said...

really beautiful photos. and i have always wanted to drink straight out of a coconut myself!

<3 rae

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Winter said...

Is your Billabong collection also going to be sold in Europe?

Felt and Maybel said...

This is amazing, I seriously can't wait to visit Hawaii!

hana said...

I'll never get tired of your posts or pictures! I seriously adore your lifestyle and all things water. <3

Anonymous said...

There is a love heart in your coconut.
Your blog is Super Cool. Thank you for sharing. X

ASH said...

insane how every single shot is completely and utterly amazing.

nataliya said...

i don't surf and i'm scared to death of the ocean but your photos make me wish i could overcome that fear! truly amazing!

nataliya
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amalie said...

OMG. can.i.please.come.

Alicia said...

OMG!amzing pics!!!!!!i follow you. kisses xxx

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Ink and Eyeliner said...

fuck it, this is gorgeous!

Rita said...

Stunning pictures!

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Emily said...

This is one of the most beautiful diaries I've ever seen!

Emily
thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com

Donna said...

I love these photos so much, the first one is super cute! I'm dying to go on a holiday to a sunny, tropical island now!

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- P said...

I wanna o to Hwaii now!!!

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Nari-Elle said...

Great post and beautiful pictures!

xo,
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Lola said...

beautiful. I haven't been to Hawaii but I'd love to go






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The Model Muse said...

Beautiful photos! I miss Hawaii so much.

Dark Blue Stripes said...

Amazing photo diary. Congrats on the Billabong collaboration. Looks great!

Christie

Dark Blue Stripes

Jessica + Josette said...

oh my gosh so jealous! it looks amazing x

calla said...

i spy a sidney evan love ring and i am even more jealous now. wish you'd do more of an in-depth post on kauai since i'm going there next month!!!

xx
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Jess Latcham said...

I'ma new reader, so hey Mandy! Loveeeee the Hawaii post. Never been but God, your photos make me wanna. I am a tad jelo haha. Anyway, thought I'd add a comment to the bunch you already got x.

Yuka said...

i should go there!! xx

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JenJen* said...

Take me to Hawaii immediately! Beautiful photos Mandy

Michelle Lee said...

Amazing place and photos!

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type.write said...

I'm so jealous! Your photos are beautiful, as is your blog. Thanks for sharing.

xo
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Laura said...

Awesome Photos! What camera and lens did you use to capture all your holidays? Also do you put any curve layers to our images the colour sare just so vibrant!
Laura x

Zorian said...

Love the photos. Beautiful light.

R & M said...

Your photos are really cool. Well done.

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Lucia said...

you're so incredibly lucky that you got to visit this beautiful place. these photos are stunning.

the goorgeous said...

summer needed ♥

Anonymous said...

Check out the pictures on this amazing Parisian blog!
http://juliasandman.blogspot.com/

Lina said...

OMG! It really looks amazing!
I wish I could go to Hawaii someday..

m.corbett said...

wow you are sooooooo luckyyyyyy like unbelievably lucky. it kind of reminds me of my trip to barbados like so relaxed and jammedd. swear they jjust have no rules or laws there haha its great xD xx

Henry said...

your photos!!! gaaaahhhh...sooooo good!!

Joana said...

AMAZING pictures! More photos please :) xx

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MechanicalGirl said...

love these pics x

Monika said...

what can I say..it's the paradise on earth!

fashion tree said...

Love, love, love the pictures!

xx

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fashion tree said...

Love, love, love the pictures!

xx

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and thank*s for ya nice comment!

come soon back to visit fashion tree!

fashion tree said...

Love, love, love the pictures!

xx

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and thank*s for ya nice comment!

come soon back to visit fashion tree!

fashion tree said...

Love, love, love the pictures!

xx

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and thank*s for ya nice comment!

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Elegantly Wasted said...

It looks like you had the best time! Looking at your pictures makes me so happy that I just booked my trip to America today! Look forward to seeing more of your Billabong colab!

C x

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Dress and Dish: Lana said...

You and your tropical ways! Love the pics and your whimsical lifestyle! xo

Danielle said...

Looks like you had a blast! Your pictures make me miss Hawaii even more. The atmosphere there is so incredibly beautiful! Absolutely amazing! xoxo

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il ├ętait une fois... said...

such a sick holiday!! your photos are always amaze and make one wanting to be right were you are! X

Naath' said...

those are stunning pictures :O :)

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Anonymous said...

wow :) Looking great :)


xxx Jen

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Bethane said...

Wow, amazing photos... the Billabong collection looks amazing, can't wait to get my hands on some of it. Well done :)

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peace x x

Cecile Printz said...

Really awesome pictures! So amazing. Looks like you were having a nice time down there. ;-)

Taru said...

omg I just fell in love with ur blog! AMAZING photos! and you look super chic!

always dreaming said...

so loving your amazing inspiring blog Mandy...enjoy the ride life is gooooood! x
Just getting into the waves now as we live in Byron and I hope to give my kids the same beautiful chance that you have had being young and free by the sea and make the ocean apart of their day to day :)

thea said...

hallo! I've read your blog for many years, but I don't think I ever told you about it ;) So I thought I'd leave a comment and tell you how much I love your blog!! Big inspo! Amazing pictures :)))

Li Ying said...

I want to go to Hawaii too! Your trip was awesome! Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

AVY said...

Looks a little like heaven.

/ Avy
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Anonymous said...

!!!!!!!!!!

V. said...

I'm in love with Hawaii!! your pics are wonderful, check out mine on

http://livinglovingtastinglife.blogspot.com/

V.

Siska said...

too good to be true.

Avocado Sundays said...

Looks like it was an amazing trip! So jealous because in NZ we've had nothing but rain all summer :(

Congrats on the release of your clothing line - must be an exciting experience!!

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Anonymous said...

Watch all the great spring/summer campaigns!
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Pearl said...

So jealous - Paris is freezing now and I am dreaming of sunny beaches, the hot sun, and cool water. Love it all!

xx
pearl
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sammi burley (chase.dakota) said...

soo lucky to go to pipe... wish i could go sometime!

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sunhands said...

Beautiful photos!

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Cristiana Nunes said...

I loved this post, beautiful pictures and place :)

Sarah said...

such beautiful photos!
x

bella said...

LOVE these photos! I wanna be in them))

ManhaKins said...

these pictures are so beautiful :)! xx

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Lisa Ann said...

Thanks for sharing girl! Love your blog.
I used to live in Hawaii, and seeing photos like yours really make me miss it.

☮ LIsa Ann
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miss twinkletoes said...

seriously - you pics are amazing! I love reading your personal posts - totally makes me want to book a vacay immediately!

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