CIRCLE ISLAND no. 02 | leonard’s bakery.


whenever people visit us here on oahu, we usually take them to leonard’s bakery during their stay.  i might be one of the few people on this planet that actually doesn’t care for malasadas (those sugary fried dough balls pictured above)…only because i’m more of a chocolate-with-rainbow-sprinkles-donut kind of girl.  however, that doesn’t stop me from introducing our guests to this bakery since 99% of the population really love these glorified donuts.  (i personally take more interest in their cute pink boxes for their good design!)  a few things to note: you may wait in a pretty long line if you come here because tour buses drop people off here in loads throughout the day.  but if you go early in the morning, you might have a better chance of avoiding the crowds and getting a super fresh (and super hot!) malasada.  enjoy!

CIRCLE ISLAND no. 01 | makapu’u.

makapuu10makapuu9makapuu4makapuu1i present to you yet another new column here on jayAdores!  this one is called CIRCLE ISLAND and i will be showcasing things to do around oahu for any of you who plan on coming to visit this pretty little island.

first up: makapu’u point lighthouse trail.  these photos were taken back in november when my family came out for our hawaii wedding reception.  this day was particularly beautiful with an amazing sunset (but to be honest, we are blessed with many of those here in hawaii).  it’s a short walk/hike – definitely more of a walk than a hike and not strenuous at all – and when you reach the top, the views are incredible!   sometimes you can even see whales!  it’s a short drive from hawaii kai on the east side of the island and if you aren’t into real hiking, i would for sure take a trip here!