The Mai Tai may be the classic drink of Hawaii, but I’m afraid I do not like it. I tried. I do like lounging by the beach, draped in a wrap from Barefoot in Sri Lanka (handwoven by local artisans, fair trade, http://www.barefootceylon.com). It’s funny, though — the colors people wear here tend more cool-toned than Sri Lanka, I think. Lots and lots of blues. Not nearly as much hot pink and orange as I expected.
Hawaii is maybe not the best place to visit if you are broken-hearted, as there are brides everywhere, at least in Waikiki. Mostly Japanese women, and generally wearing very similar dresses. After a while, I felt a little like I was being haunted by lovely Japanese brides.