Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

Lanai, HI

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The island of Lanai is an undiscovered paradise. 

Foray Collective, The Venue Report, and Four Seasons came together this round for an incredible trip to Lanai. The Venue Report is a digital media company dedicated to find the best of the best experiences, venues and hotels. Foray brought along bloggers Margo and MePam AllierSophie ElkusKaitlynn Carter, myself, and Foray co-founder Tiana Haraguchi. We also had my favorite photographer Derren Versoza join us to capture content.

We flew from LAX to Honolulu, followed by a speedy 20 minute flight to Lanai. We arrived  to the island with a warm aloha at the Four Seasons Lanai (leis, Mai Tai’s and all) as spent the evening settling in, getting familiar with the newly renovated property. On our way to dinner at the The Sports Bar and Grill, Kaitlynn and I noticed the Malibu Farm and Nobu (2 of our fav restaurants in LA) in the hotel!

Day 1, I woke up at 6am (so unlike me) to watch the sunrise and take on the breakfast buffet with Pam at One Forty. Our first activity was a snorkel sail organized by The Venue Report, so we rounded up the crew to set sea! The boat was our personal playground as we sailed off to our snorkel point. We had an awesome time taking photos, drinking champs, and taking in the views of the crystal clear water. Dinner that evening was around sunset at  NOBU, which all left us stuffed and wobbling back to our rooms!

Day 2 was our mountain horseback riding adventure into the hills surrounding Koele. We arrived at the staples and I was introduced to my gigantic horse, Bitter. Our tour guide Joel was straight out of an old western movie, complete with the folk singing all the way up the trail. The ride lasted about an hour and had stunning cliff top views where we all stopped for a photo opp. We headed back to the hotel to lounge by the pool cabanas and order lunch from Malibu Farm. Each of us also got poolside massage treatments which were unbelievable!

Day 3 was our free day – yay! I spent most of that day at the poolside cabana with the girls catching up and having a good laugh. I also made time to explore the beach and hit the fitness center for a quick workout before our red eye that evening.

I’ve been to Oahu, Honolulu, and Kauai, but Lanai had something special and untouched about it. The culture and history is deep rooted, and people of the island have great respect for tradition. I will definitely be coming back to Lanai – it’s actually my favorite Hawaii trip so far! The Venue Report and The Four Seasons Lanai made this experience truly special and I can’t be grateful enough for this opportunity. Until the next getaway…

You can shop all of my looks from the trip on FORAY COLLECTIVE.

Black 2 Piece Bikini // SUBOO  (currently unavailable), Cat Eye Sunglasses // MARC JACOBS

Black + White Striped Bikini // PEONY, Tassel Earrings // H&M, Black Straw Hat // BARDOT (currently unavailable)

Orange One Piece // KOOKAI (currently unavailable)

Denim Jacket // BLANK NYC, Tan Lace Up Bodysuit // TULAROSA, Grey Jeans // EXPRESS

White Lace Duster // LIONESS

Pink + White Floral Maxi // SWF