January sure flew by quickly, although it seems like I packed a whole lot into those 31 days.
I squeezed in a trip to New York (sub $400 tickets from HNL!), where, despite the cold, I enjoyed lots of touristy stuff like checking out the High Line, drinking hot cider from the Union Square Greenmarket, and taking the tram over to Roosevelt Island (best part about the tram? Getting a peek at all those amazing roof decks and gardens).
I decided to shake off my jet lag by hiking up Koko Head; after the 1000+ stairs you get a pretty great view of Hanauma Bay and the south shore from the top.
I also finally made it to Shangri La, Doris Duke’s oceanfront Black Point estate. Oh to be a billionaire heiress.