My Hawaiian Family Vacation and My Brand New Milkshake Painting

Laurel Greenfield

I hope you’ve been having a great week so far. I was in Hawaii last week with my family and wanted to share some photos from my trip!

My paintings are entirely inspired by my nostalgic food memories made with my family so it was so great to have a whole week of relaxing, catching up with my immediate family and cousins, and doing what we do best: searching for the next thing to eat together. 

I wasn't originally planning to go on this trip, but once my dad called and told me he was planning on surprising my mom with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach to celebrate their 30th anniversary, I couldn’t not go!

We shared a rental house on the north shore of Oahu with my cousins and their adorable and hilarious kids. We went on food adventures: to the Dole Pineapple Plantation for Dole Whip! To Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck for scampi peel and eat shrimp! To a tiny roadside bakery for malasadas! And to Honolulu for Opal Thai! And we enjoyed amazing home cooked meals made by my cousin Simon. 

All in all it was worth every minute of the 12 hour plane ride. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been back in my little studio updating one of my favorite paintings: MY GIANT MILKSHAKE! It needed some more highlights and color and that’s exactly what it got. I love how it turned out!

I’ve always loved a good chocolate milkshake. 
CLICK HERE to find out which three iconic milkshakes inspired this painting!

Is my milkshake the piece of art your home has been waiting for? It's 12" x 36" and is ready to hang. Like all of my paintings, it's acrylic on canvas. It's $650 and ships for free from Boston.
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