Get Lost.

A friend of mine suggested I start watching Lost. Yep, you read that right, START watching it.  I love TV, but don’t watch a lot of the shows people assume I would i.e. Gossip Girl, The Hills, The City, anything Housewives related, Greys Anatomy, etc.  But I decided to give Lost a go with the first season DVD and sweet baby Jesus, I. AM. HOOKED.  Like drug-addict hooked. When the last episode on the DVD finished and there were no more I became completely panicked and seriously considered going out to by the whole series. But my willpower reared it’s ugly head, and I shall now wait for Netflix to deposit the next one in my mailbox. The sight of that sweet red envelope will make me convulse in glee.

Here’s the thing though, part of me was kinda jealous of the people on that island.  that’s how deranged I am right now with this winter weather. It’s just so damn pretty (despite the smoke monsters/polar bears) and made me think of my two weeks in Hawaii and lifetime ago. And now all I can think about as I sit here with a pile of work to do is going back to Kauai- more specifically, The Princeville resort on the Napali Coast where we stayed for one of those weeks (the other at the very glam Four Seasons Wailea).  It’s been purchased and renovated by The St. Regis and looks better than ever, but the best part about it is the location.  It is the most peaceful, happy place on earth and I want to go back NOW. This frigid weather is turning me into a complete sourpuss.

I need sun.

I need warmth.

I need TO GET THE HELL OUT OF NEW ENGLAND.

600x400-guestroom

the-st-regis-princeville_1011_25

portfolio_0A2D9E80-1372-6883-160C49501B0BEAAE

portfolio_0A322706-1372-6883-162F2AE1842E341F

portfolio_0A319620-1372-6883-16B72E8DBE047051

600x400-princeville-sunset

str189po_84141a

Hawaii- Kauai - Na Pali Coast 5x7

Ok, I’m done venting. Thanks.



26 comments

  1. Yeah, when planning vacations in February try to stay away from Montreal. We felt like we were in a zombie movie all weekend (even though we were staying at the W). It was like the first scene in ’28 Days Later’: completely desolated and grey like a bomb just went off. Boston actually seems

    Kauai would have been a better choice.

  2. This is gonna sound kinda crazy but those pictures kind of remind me of where they all stayed in the movie Couples Retreat :)

  3. ahhh totally agree on all counts. Lost can turn even the most sane of us into complete sci-fi nerds obsessed with analyzing every statement, charcter, prop, song, number, etc. My best advice – dont even try to figure it out – is so completely frustating and opens so many new mysteries as the seasons go on…it will just drive you crazy. It is sooo good though and just gets better.

    Princeville – to. die. for. We stayed there is ’06 and so badly want to back and get outta Boston! Since we are planning to buy a house and trying to conserve funds the only “getaway” we could conjur up this winter is a stay at the Chatham Bars Inn on the Cape…I hope just being near a beach will make me happy and excite for warmer weather to come!

  4. all the seasons are on watch instantly!!!!!! you don’t have to wait for the dvd to come in the mail at all! just upload the crack online!: )

  5. Yeah Lost addict. Have you noticed that not only the island is beautiful, but most of the passengers are too?

    Emily is right! All Lost episodes are online. Curl up on the couch with a laptop and all will be right.

    Pretty soon, you’ll be wasting away billable hours by reading Lost-related blogs, reading about the Others, the Swan, or the Dharma Initiative’s real motives………..not that I have ever done that.

  6. My hubby and I just got HOOKED on Lost too!!! Do you have the netflix disk that allows for direct streaming to your DVD player? That’s what we have and they have every season of Lost (expect the current one, obviously) that will stream instantly to your TV… no need to wait for that pesky DVD in the mail!!! We got through all 100+ episodes in about a month and a half and are now just caught up in time to watch the current season … although I don’t think I can stand the suspense of having to wait an entire week between episodes! how have people done that for 5 seasons?!

  7. Lost is amazing! You’re so lucky you get to watch them one-after-another. It was so painful to have to wait, week after week, only finding out tidbits of info. Hope you enjoy the series! :)

  8. I live in Ft. Worth, TX and we just had over a foot of snow last week and the sun only shines about one day a week this winter. You’d think it would be better than that here! Anyway, thought I remember you saying you were going to Los Angeles this month? My daughter is at LMU (Marina Del Rey area) and we are going this Friday. It was 78 degrees there yesterday! I absolutely cannot wait…

  9. That’s too funny! Lost is an awesome show though; definitely one of my all-time favorites. It’s so much fun to try to figure out what’s happening. I’m actually sad that this is the last season. I’m not sure that any of the shows on TV right now will be able to fill its place. Enjoy it while it lasts!

  10. I think I have died and gone to heaven! Those pictures are amazing! I cannot believe there is such a place! I have never watched Lost. Now, I will have to check it out. I am really into True Blood and on the opposite end of the spectrum…Masterpiece Theatre period drama’s. I did a whole post on them called “Time For My Period Drama” if you would like to check it out. The leading men are…Wow!

  11. I feel your pain, ladyfriend. I was so cheered this weekend when I realized it was still light out at 6:00 in Chicago until 3:00…and then it started snowing today. Again. Serenity Now.

  12. I watched Lost but it got too labrynthian for me to follow…but maybe if I rented the DVDs and watched it back to back, I wouldn’t get so… well,… Lost.
    The pictures are TO DIE FOR. My kids don’t really need to go to college, do they?

  13. mmmm…..simply gorgeous pics of the Princeville Resort, and now you’ve got me jonesing for a vacation (even tho I live in sunny California!). And YES, Lost is indeed addictive. Glad you discovered, late as you may be ;-) I suggest you try to rent as much as you can now and join in on the current (and – alas, LAST) season now as it is being broadcast. It is one of those shows that you can go back and watch again and realize what you missed…subtle clues of what’s to come in the future. And, Josh Holloway with his shirt off ain’t bad, either!

  14. I just returned from the Four Seasons Wailea a week ago…heaven!!!!! Getting out of the gray Michigan winter and remembering what it is like to feel warm and to have the sun on my face was all I needed to get through the next couple of months. We went on a couple of hikes through what could have been the Lost set. It was crazy good…now if only I looked like Evangeline Lilly and could make this trip happen every year…

  15. Lost is AWESOME! My mother in-law and I spend hours discussing the show the day after it airs. The analysis on tv guide’s website is the best. I agree with Amy just enjoy the ride don’t try to figure it out. I’m sure it will all come together in the end. At least, I hope so since I’ve committed god knows how many hours watching the show.

  16. The Princeville Resort is one of my favorite places on earth! My husband and I were there 5 years ago for our honeymoon and it was just dreamy. the open windows and the way every room was positioned for a view of the ocean. Ahhh. Happily I’m headed to St. John in a couple of weeks b/c I too have had it with winter.

    Lost is yet another obsession! I had the opportunity to meet “Shannon” last week on a business trip to LA and totally resisted the urge to ask her about the last season.

    Great blog!

  17. I just started RE-watching all of the Lost episodes to gear up for the season finale — it’s a good show to see on DVD because it’s so suspenseful!

  18. Oh, Lost! I love that show; I am convinced that John Locke is a Jedi warrior.

    You don’t have to go all the way to Hawaii to escape the cold, though. I’d be happy to send you some of LA’s sunny and low-80s weather — it’s too hot for me here!

    Then again, we don’t have the pristine beaches or shirtless Josh Holloway that Hawaii does. Hm, guess they win! :-P

Comments are closed.