Finally! The first page of my Hawaii album. The background paper is one of the newsletters we received each day under the door. To tone down the busyness, I covered it with vellum. Accents are QK hibiscus, leaf, shells, and A's exclusive tropical leaves. The journaling block is note paper from the hotel and I matched the font to the letterhead logo. The pages following will reflect more of the journaling as there are more pics to go with these.
What a view we had from our balcony! Right outside was the beautiful old Pink Palace of the Pacific, The Royal Hawaiian hotel, and to the left, gorgeous Waikiki Beach and the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We rented chairs and umbrellas every day and sat on the beach enjoying the sun every morning.
In the lobby are rare Hawaiian artifacts, a beautifully restored 100-year old koa outrigger canoe, kahili -- royal feather wands used in ceremonial dances -- and murals depicting early ocean voyages in outrigger canoes.