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weekly sales sheet

stock up on your favorite ali'i kula lavender treats at the kcc farmers market this weekend.

  • when: sat, jun 27th - 7:30a to 11a
  • where: kapiolani community college

enjoy pupus and refreshments while meeting the creators of anje designs, jo.jah.jae & more during olive boutique's local designers shop event.

  • when: sat, jun 27th - 5p to 8p
  • where: 43 kihapai street, kailua
  • fyi: save 10% off storewide

save 50% off all designer denim and assorted jewelry/handbags plus up to 80% off apparel during the final days of shasa emporium's moving sale.

  • when: now to sun, jun 28th
  • where: shasa emporium, kahala mall
  • shop hours: fri & sat, 10a to 9p & sun, 10a to 5p

have a happy weekend!

p.s. h|h will be on hiatus next week so early wishes for a festive and fun independence day!


weekly sales sheet

hele over to kahala mall and save 10% off your purchase at shasa emporium (local labels stocked include indah, machinemachine, meesah & more), 25% off select handbags, plus an additional 25% off existing markdowns.

  • when: now to sun, mar 8th
  • where: shasa emporium, kahala mall

maui readers will want to head upcountry for ali'i kula lavender's friends & family sale. your reward? 10% off your entire in-store purchase.

  • when: now to sun, mar 8th
  • where: 1100 waipoli road, kula
  • shop hours: daily, 9a to 4p

one way to watch your pennies is to take good care of the stuff you already own. if you spent a pot of gold on a fancy handbag, pamper it with a luxe link and save 10% on orders of $35 or more during the st. patrick's day sale.

  • secret code: LUCKY2009 (all caps)
  • expires: tue, mar 17th

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weekly sales sheet

[fyi - the past few days have been devoted to crossing off one of many, many new year's resolutions from my 2009 list but please check back on monday for new and updated goodness]

save 50 to 80% off abs, grass denim, rock & republic, tokidoki and more during the very timely recessionista sale hosted by fashionista's market (complete with a $5 rack!).

  • when: sat, feb 28th - 9a to 2p
  • where: japanese cultural center, 5th floor - 2454 south beretania street
  • tix: $3 fm members; $7 at the door

ali'i kula lavender returns to the kcc farmers market with maui made delights from their upcountry farm.

  • when: saturday, feb 28th - 7:30a to 11a
  • where: kapiolani community college

also, take note that design shop soha has moved from ward to new digs at kahala mall.

have a happy weekend!


and the winners are . . .

maria of honolulu who will be paging through the maui book of lavender and maile of mililani who will find a delightful lavender-infused surprise in her mailbox soon.

mahalo to all who entered! click over to watermark publishing's online shop to order a copy of your own and save 30% when you enter secret code hapahale at checkout!

p.s. you can meet ali'i kula lavender owner ali'i chang during a mini book tour around oahu at the end of the month.


lavender fields forever

i finally had a chance to page through a review copy of ali'i kula lavender's the maui book of lavender (one part memoir, one part growing guide & one part cookbook with a handful of herbal tips thrown in for good measure) and found it to be a quick read for anyone who fancies herself an amateur herbalist. friends who have visited the upcountry gardens rave about the

experience so it was fun to take a peek behind-the-scenes and discover the history of lavender in the islands while filing away a few kitchen tricks for my next cooking adventure.

one surprising revelation was that lavender was grown in hawaii more than a century before akl owner (and noted horticulturist) ali'i chang discovered the perennial while experimenting with drought-tolerant plants to grow on his maui farm. that was news to me and makes the current renaissance of lavender in the islands more than just a happy accident.

alas, lavender seasoning is missing from my pantry but culinary fans will enjoy sampling recipes which put a provençal twist on island favorites while those open to otc alternatives will welcome tips on how to incorporate lavender into everyday living (a few drops of lavender essential oil equals sweet dreams for me).

now it's time for the book and the lavender delights that arrived with it to find a new home which means two readers have a chance to win!

  • email your name & current hometown to: aloha [at] hapahale [dot] com by thu, feb 5th
  • please put akl giveaway in the subject
  • fyi - note if you prefer the book or the surprise
  • one entry per person/household

click back on friday to find out if lucky lavender was on your side.

p.s. email subscribers - simply hit reply and follow the instructions above for a chance to win.

{update: winner list posted}