So we've done some fun things in Hawaii - lounging on the beach, watching Eric and David surf while Zoe played with ladybugs, had some delicious pineapple upside down cake, etc. (I even found a recipe for pineapple upside down cake that calls for a vanilla bean, and I figured out that you can buy them from Beanilla.) But another thing I want to write about is the kitchen in our "villa." We're traveling with my mom and two small children, so they put us in a little house.
Anyway, the kitchen has everything recessed: oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. You can see the flat faces of the oven and microwave, and everything else is behind a cabinet door. In the center of the kitchen is an island instead of a table. The stovetop is part of the island. I really like this setup. (The dishwasher controls are on the inside, which is the only awkward part.) I also like the L-shaped sofa - I think it's called a sectional.