BEST MAUI LUXURY VACATION GETAWAY: WAILEA BEACH VILLAS, DESTINATION RESORTS. NANETTE LEPORE DRESS & HAIR FLOWERS.


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The places I go inspire the clothes I wear. While in Maui, my personal style took on a Hawaiian flavor. Like MacGyver, I made hair pieces out of fresh local flowers!

I’m wearing a Malibu silk dress gifted by Nanette Lepore (there’s also a strapless version.) The design is too cute, with floral print and bows at the back.

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I adapted my usual Japanese kawaii makeup for the tropics. The leather skull bracelet is gifted by Good Art — they have a rockin’ collection of USA-made accessories. As for the shell one… you’ll learn about it in an upcoming post!

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For the first part of the press trip, my film crew and I stayed at Wailea Beach Villas (Destination Resorts). These were by far the most luxurious accommodations I’ve ever experienced. Our 3-bedroom villa had its own tropical garden and private pool.

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My room had a mega walk-in closet and bathroom. As I say in the upcoming video, “The bathtub is large enough to hold a Japanese family, grandparents and all!”

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I turned the dining room’s centerpiece into a crown. Don’t the flowers remind you of bunny ears?

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The kitchen was fit for a professional.

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Chef Joss came and cooked for everyone on the press trip. After goat cheese appetizers, we ate mahi mahi with asparagus, followed by fruit with jalapeno-flavored Greek yogurt.

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The resort’s grounds were lush and flowing with waterfalls.

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I filmed a segment at the adult-only pool, designed like an oasis. My sandals are by Kenneth Cole (available here.)

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Excited to show you the Hawaii travel videos — professionally shot and edited by my talented team.

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My only regret is that I didn’t spend more time at the private beach! Thanks to the Wailea Beach Villas team for the warm hospitality. You’ve created a very special place in Maui.

What’s the nicest hotel or resort you’ve ever stayed in? Are you a fan of tropical or beach vacations?

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  • Destination Resorts

    Mahalo La Carmina – I’m sure our readers will enjoy. BTW love what you did with the flowers!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Awesome!!

  • Peeling Grey

    Very nice :)

  • Daniel

    Looks great and like a wonderfull time :-) I think once I also need fly to Maui… Never visited till now :-/

  • seine

    Wan!

  • nanette lepore

    the perfect dress for the perfect vacation

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxoxox

  • dave

    Recool!!

  • Petal Pixie

    I love you with flowers in your hair- beautiful xoxooxoxoxo most special …so natural =^.^=

  • ibrremote

    The style suits the setting, and that’s how it is. Although a candy lolita look might also work, heh !

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yeahhh candy!

  • Donna

    Mahalo La Carmina and Melissa! You’re the original Hawaii-juku girl!

  • princess

    La Carmina that dress is so cute on u! *O*

  • Saturn

    Flipping amazing! As beautiful as a meteor shower!

  • Kioora

    konnishiwa! I love your blog *. * I wish it was there, greetings bye good luck! I love her sooo

  • Satie

    I would love to meet you in person soi fan of yours c: I

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Aww!

  • Giread

    Aww love it

  • http://twitter.com/PRwahine Wendy Harvey

    Wailea Beach Villas booked through Destination Resorts Hawaii is definitely the most incredible place I’ve ever stayed. In fact, I think the villas are the most incredible accommodations in all of Maui – south side right on the beach. Bathrooms were amazing as you said – could fit so many people in the bathtub alone:) Thanks for the gorgeous photos and helping me relive my visit there too:)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yess it was tremendous! I’ll have a full tour in the video, for you to relive it yet again :)

  • Carrie

    ahh hawaii!! ♥♥ love it

  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.migliara Christina Migliara

    you should total come to montreal you would love it there .lol i can be ur tour guide XD and be awesome to meet you in person and chat about all we like about japan and fashion

  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.migliara Christina Migliara

    you look very lovely here as allwise

  • Spring

    Your eye makeup is very adorable in this pic!

  • phyrra

    I LOVE your liner! The nicest hotel I’ve been at was the Grand Hyatt in La Manga Spain. I do love the Hyatt in Maui, too.

  • Keven

    Wow, you’re so pretty :3

  • David

    You look great!

  • Melissa

    Love the flowers in your hair!

  • Sharon

    l
    ooking great as always. when are you back in LA :D

  • Ladie

    Very cute, beautiful hair and flowers

  • Hitomi K

    you look gorgeous carmina!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxox