Oahu Retreat with Coconut Bowls 2019

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What an amazing experience this was! I am so soo grateful to all the inspiring beings I met on this trip and a special thanks to Jake & Renee for inviting me to come along and putting on such an incredible event. I’ll start out with a little background on what this little retreat was all about. So in 2017, Coconut Bowls reached out to the little @thekindcoconut and asked me to be featured in their new cookbook. They handpicked 100 plant based food bloggers who each contributed one of their very own recipes. 100 vegan bloggers and recipe creators came together from all over the world to contribute to this cookbook showcasing the sustainable eco-friendly coconut bowls. As you can imagine I was beyond stoked! I remember I was in Cabo taking the elevator down to the marina when I happened to get a burst of wifi and my email went through with this proposal. It was unreal! A year later the book came together with delicious and simple vegan friendly meals for beginners. You can checkout the cookbook here. Coconut Bowls now has utensils, bamboo straws, reusable bags, and they have even expanded their line of bowls creating beautiful options. Shop Coconut Bowls here.

Fast forward to 2019 and we are gathering together around the world to meet each other and bond around this incredible project. I was blessed to get to meet up with some of these amazing beings on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Our trip was a total of 4 days. We enjoyed vegan catering everyday from the best of the island, amazing sponsorships, daily smoothie bowls, waterfall hikes, mudslide hikes, ocean dips, morning beach walks, guided meditations to the sound of waves on our back porch, a beachfront location (Kelly Slater was our neighbor!), farmers markets, tahitian flower crown making, and so much more! It was an experience I will cherish forever.

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Day 1

Day one was arrival, hectic airport pick ups, quick meet and greets, farmers market haul, and the best welcome BBQ under the stars.

Day 2

Day two was a peaceful morning with fresh bullet coffee provided by the Sunrise Shack served in Hydro Flask mugs. We walked over to the shack to enjoy superfood smoothie bowls, live music, baby chickens, and hanging out. We went on to hike Ehukai Pillbox in the mud overlooking the infamous Sunset Beach.

Day 3

Day three was spent searching for waterfalls in Waimea Valley, hanging out at Waimea Bay jumping off rocks, tanning, swimming, and paddle boarding. We had a Pitaya party for breakfast sponsored by Pitaya Plus and enjoyed bullet coffee in our Hydro Flask mugs from the Sunrise Shack. We ended the night with delicious buddha bowls in our new Boho Bowls while making Tahitian flower crowns as the sun set.

Day 4

Day four started with our last breakfast of Acai bowls sponsored by Tambor Acai, Artisana Organics, and Ohi Bars! We had the cute Little Acai Cart to order from and we sat on the porch overlooking Pipeline Beach. After breakfast, we packed up our bags and headed into Haleiwa to grab some coffee at the Coffee Gallery before driving to the airport and saying our goodbyes.

I am beyond grateful for this experience and all the amazing people I met.

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Most of these photos were taken by the talented Amber Mozo @ambermozo


Check out this AirBnB!

We stayed at the Miracle House located right on the infamous Banzai Pipeline beach about 50 feet from where the surf contests take place in the winter. The Miracle House has a full ocean front view of the sunset every night, outdoor shower, huge deck with a hammock swing, open kitchen, multiple bathrooms, and it’s basically my dream house :) I highly recommend staying here if you want to get the full North Shore experience while on Oahu. Located in between Haleiwa and Kahuku close to FoodLand, Sunset Beach Elementary School, Ehukai Pillbox Trail, and Sharks Cove.

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