The uber driver dropped us off near our hotel and MC and I sprinted double time to get some froyo before bolting up to the top floor of our hotel (baller room - definitely stay here) throwing on "yoga attire"...leggings, a swimsuit top and a tank top. oh and those trusty ole flip flops...calling another uber and skidding to a halt at Ala Moana Beach Park for some yoga on the beach.
One of the girls we met Sunday at the Super Bowl party had invited us to yoga after some beers and some headstands. Whitney is a super fun person and apparently overestimated our ability to do yoga because woof city.
Sara is the owner of Kova Yoga and she is an amazing instructor. Tons of energy and has a seriously good vibe. You naturally gravitate towards her and want to do whatever she says. We did about 12 million downward dogs with shoulder presses. Then some stretching, which is my favorite part about yoga.
This was a seriously good way to detox from the all encompassing travel diet. Then because Sara is the coolest and everyone wants to be like her, we got free fresh pressed juice. So good.
After yoga and some cold juice on the beach Whitney took us out for Taco Tuesdays and a brewery. I was in heaven. Two of my favorite things ever. Like ever.
If you are ever in Honolulu and want to step outside the hustle and bustle of the tourist area head over to Cocina. The tacos are fresh and made to order. Everything is fresh and made to order. They have a limited number of supplies for each item so they go quickly. It is a little hole in the wall that is mostly kitchen. BYOB and be prepared to have your taste buds blown. After a few Kona beers and an amazing veggie burrito with a side of Mexican corn we moseyed our way over to the Honolulu Beer Works.
I should have been smart and bought one of the glasses, but I alas I am not and will forever be sad. We had some IPA and I am not even going to pretend that I remember what it's name is. Also I just learned about this hat and I need it. Like more than need it.
After our beer pit stop we decided that hey we need more alcohol. We headed (stumbled, giggled, sauntered?) over to Bevy where we drank fancy cocktails and tried to pretend we were more sober than we were.
I love meeting new people and having them show us what life is like in their town. Experience everything from a non tourist point of view.
This was one of my favorite days in Hawai'i. All of them were awesome, but this one holds a special place.