One of the best parts of being home for winter break is spending time with my best friends. Going to a school without my safety net of friendships can be extremely difficult at times, which is why my closest friends and I have chosen to diligently keep in touch while we’re separated. On this day, I met up with two of my favorite friends: Kai‘olu and Brandon for a day at the beach followed by brunch at Bread + Butter Cafe. Although the latter was an overpriced eatery, the former was a newly discovered ocean gem! I don’t usually venture out toward beaches in Waikīkī, but I definitely will continue going to Kaimana Beach located next to the Natatorium. It’s not as heavily occupied by tourists and the water is beautiful and blue. Spending time with my favorite people and swimming in the ocean constitutes the perfect day!