Today I am thinking pink – in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And, though I thought of many ways to bring pink into the picture today, I came back to wanting to share bright and happy images to begin your weekend.
The Royal Hawaiian on the glorious Waikiki beachfront is literally the pinkest resort I’ve ever seen. So much so that it was worth mentioning here…today!
The hotel recently emerged from a complete renovation. Yet, bears an illustrious history. Founded in 1927, it was the playground of the rich and famous. A young Shirley Temple made quite a stir while staying there in the 1930s, as she strummed the ukulele on the beach. Not surprisingly, the Shirley Temple cocktail was invented at the hotel.
Hawaii holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I became engaged….and one of these days I hope to return. Perhaps I can sip pink champagne at the Pink Palace!
My pretty pink thanks to Philpotts Interiors and photographer, Art Gray for allowing me to share these pictures and the news of this fantastic make-over!!
Whatever you do today….think pink!
Style Attic says
Very, very cool! The hotel…most especially for the part about your engagement there and the 1st thoughts of being a "blushing" bride!! I can only imagine how gorgeous all the details were at your big day 🙂 Lovely tribute to the month that saves lives!! XO, Kelly
pve design says
I named your home, "House of Pretty Pink Tulips" – or
House of Pretty" – because you are always sharing such pretty things, I blush!!!
Follow the pink!
Purple Flowers says
The pretty pink hotel is beautiful. One must smile just looking at it. And to become engaged there would be joyous!
Thank you for sharing a lovely pink post.
The Zhush says
What a pretty hotel! We honeymooned in Hawaii, its so special to me as well! My kids love to order Shirley Temples when we go out to dinner…they asked me if I thought it was funny that the young actress was named after their favorite drink! LOL…I had to explain their mistake, and now I can show them where it was invented as well! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Blandings says
Thank you so, so much!
Lovely images of pink! How special that all of the pink prettiness reminds you of your engagement. Enjoy your weekend…see you next week!
Privet and Holly says
As a teenager
I was absolutely
taken with this
lovely hotel! I'm
so glad that "she"
has been made over.
What a fun way to
bring pink into
the our thoughts
in an uplifting way.
Have a wonderful
The Buzz says
These images are so pretty and uplifting…
wow. that is an incredible hotel. i feel like i haven't been on a "vacation" in sooo long. this one would do quite nicely. hahah
Thinking pink! Love your pictures… they are so pretty & pink! 🙂
Lovely images–thanks for sharing. Ladies, get your mammograms this month.
Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ says
Love that pink hotel, pool deck chairs and damask wallpaper.
Thank you for posting pink today!
Wonderful and just the spot to stay in Hawaii….at the top of my list!
I too am posting pink today!
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Wow! I had no idea about the Shirley Temple that I practically grew up on. Lovely post!
Ren- Lady Of The Arts says
My monkeys love to order Shirley Temples when we go out to dinner- It's funny that it has retained it's popularity even though their generation is not familar with the actress.
Nice to meet you!
Suburban Princess says
I still love Shirley Temples! So retro!
This hotel looks TDF! Hawaii has never appealed to me but if I went to this hotel I could get excited about it lol!
Have a faboo weekend!
Aloha. Thank you so much for posting the Royal Hawaiian Resort. It was an honor to renovate a wonderful hotel with rich history in our living culture. We'll share the post with our staff and community supporters.
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Mona Thompson says
Elizabeth, just getting caught back up after being away on our buying trip for eight days. You have had some great posts. I'm pretty exhausted right now and that pink champagne in Hawaii is sounding real good!!! XO, Mona
Gretchen O. says
Beautifully PINK! Pink champagne would be delish, while looking at a pinkish orange sunset. –Gretchen O.
Dovecote Decor says
I'm going to have to think about a pink post. I used to have so much pink in my house with 3 girls, I would divide the laundry by darks, lights, and pinks!
Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll says
Such pretty pictures and good of you to Think Pink. Hope you have a great weekend.
Blooming Rose Musings says
What a very pretty pink post. I am so happy to see they have made over this lovely pink hotel. It's so wonderful that all the pink brings memories of your engagement. You have also made a very positive and uplifting statement. I hope you are having a great weekend.
shari @ little blue deer says
So gorgeous! The Savannah Morning News was pink today! So exciting! Glad everyone is raising awareness of breast cancer. I just painted our living room olive green with pops of hot pink, I love it! XX!
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