A Weekend in Waikiki

Shopping at Olive & Oliver at The Surfjack Hotel. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 

A few weekends ago, Angel and I celebrated my birthday in Waikiki. We stayed in a small hotel off the strip and ended up spending lots of time exploring the new International Marketplace and eating. On Saturday, we got up early to grab breakfast at Mahina & Suns at The Surfjack Waikiki followed by coffee and shopping at Olive & Oliver. 

Super cute coffee set up at Olive & Oliver at The Surfjack Hotel. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 
Love this little corner of custom stationary by local artists at Olive & Oliver at The Surfjack Hotel. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 
More stationary by local artists at Olive & Oliver at The Surfjack Hotel. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 
Olive & Oliver at The Surfjack Hotel. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 

After breakfast, we shopped, took a quick dip at the beach, ate lunch, then got ready for my most anticipated meal of the weekend — dinner at Eating House 1849. I had such a great experience and I highly recommend this restaurant. I suggest you make reservations as it gets busy with big parties (Angel and I were the only two-person party in our section).

I ordered the Makaweli Beef & Boar Burger and Angel ordered the Portuguese Style "Paella". When I made my reservations through the Open Table app, I was able to input that we were celebrating a birthday which lead to this complimentary birthday banana lumpia (similar to an egg roll but with apple bananas instead of meat) with a side of Lappert's macadamia nut ice cream with chocolate drizzle. YUM! 

Complimentary birthday banana lumpia and Lappert's macadamia nut ice cream with chocolate drizzle at Eating House 1849. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 

On our last day in Waikiki, we walked over to Laylow Waikiki to have breakfast at Hideout. I've been seeing a lot of people staycationing here which is why I needed to check the place out. This cute, vintage-inspired hotel by Marriott melts my millennial heart. I wasn't able to check out the entire property, but the lobby and restaurant area is super chill.

If you ever make it to breakfast at Hideout, you must order the Buckwheat Pancakes. SO ONO! It's fluffy and creamy (but not raw creamy) and the macadamia nut butter and kona coffee syrup ties it all together. 

Buckwheat Pancakes with Macadamia Nut Butter and Kona Coffee Syrup at Hideout Waikiki. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 
On our last day in Waikiki, we ate breakfast at The Hideout at Laylow Waikiki. Super awesome, vintage-inspired vibes. Definitely want to staycation here in the near future. More on our weekend in Waikiki on beautybyjessika.com. 
Laylow Waikiki — Beautybyjessika.com.

Have you ever vacationed in Waikiki? I'd love to hear all about your experiences and recommendations!