ISLAND LIFE Stolen Moments

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel daughter Waikiki Beach sunset

Aloha from Honolulu! We made it safely and had a day and a half of sunshine before the rains picked up from Hurricane Ana. But the islands of Hawai’i lucked out as the system moved south, and so it was business as usual in most areas, if just a bit wet. I was able to catch some great moments on camera nonetheless!

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel Honolulu view rainbow

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel Waikiki Beach sunset

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel Waikiki Beach

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel Waikiki Beach palm trees

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel daughter Waikiki Beach heart

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel daughter Waikiki Beach walk

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel daughter Waikiki Beach Hurricane Ana waves

I caught this one just before Hurricane Ana rolled in — my daughter along with several other spectators along Waikiki Beach watched the surfers taking advantage of the waves.

 But the real reason we came here is to spend some quality time with my 91-year old grandfather, and it’s moments like these that I hope my daughter and I will remember forever:

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel daughter grandfather

Hawaii fall getaway Erika Brechtel daughter grandfather walking

And thank you everyone for entering the giveaway this past week! Congrats to winner Alina Conn!

We will be hosting a giveaway every month here on The E List, so do check back!

xoxo-EB

Photos by Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

2 Comments
  1. Glad the storm passed over. These pics make me miss Oahu so much. I think its time for me to make a trip back to my old hometown. Enjoy your time with your beautiful daughter and the ohana!!!
    Thanks for sharing