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mu'umu'u heaven update

aloha onesie + l/s tee

the other day i happened across sweet little onesies perked up with recycled fabric appliqués made by mu'umu'u heaven and realized that it had been far too long since the last update. alas, the wee togs are sold out at the kailua boutique but if you simply must have one for your keiki click over to online stockist equita.

for grownups, mu'umu'u heaven continues to translate the little black dress in bamboo jersey with their signature island style which will certainly delight those with a more minimal aesthetic.

honey * bamboo sunrise * luana

heavenly home

pretty flower pens

and, you may recall that earlier this year designer deb mascia launched her heavenly home collection as a way for customers, who swooned over the shop's beach chic meets reclaimed design upon its opening, to decorate their own space with the one of a kind look found inside the boutique.

eric of mu'umu'u heaven (deb's husband, business partner & right hand man) kindly sent along a peek of a few pieces from the collection which closes the green loop by transforming thrift shop bound furniture with a few fixes along with a fresh coat of paint and updated upholstery.

accent pillows made from vintage aloha shirt fabric are also available to brighten up your space and can be found at the shop and pacific home.

finally, one of my favorite things about mh is that every thursday they welcome w.i.n.g.s., a group that works with windward teens and young adults who have autism, into the shop for an afternoon of project making. members have created these cheerful flower pens made with scraps of fabric saved from mu'umu'u heaven's sewing room and are available at the shop for $6 (proceeds help support w.i.n.g.s. activities and additional craft supplies).


manuheali'i summer style

this just in - new styles from manuheali'i's popular accessory line have just been stocked in the online shop. alas, the travel tote featured earlier in the year (which promptly sold out) is nowhere to be found, however do take a peek at handbag designer meleana's signature design made just for manuheali'i which is rocking a lovely two tone colorway this season (shown above).

laua'e kathy flounce + bamboo bag

another new arrival is the silk laua'e collection featuring a comfy silk/cotton blend to keep you cool during the long hot summer (m's aloha shirt can be found here).

shop online or hele over to manuheali'i's two oahu outposts to scoop up the designs on your wish list.


kahala spring 2008 collection


while visiting my mom earlier this year, i happened upon a story on the rebirth of the kahala sportswear line (which became part of tori richard a few years ago). the design that caught my eye was kahala's homage to mid-century style (shown above) perfect for hipsters seeking to revisit the cocktail culture of the rat pack. my curiosity was piqued so enjoy this little show and tell of the venerable alohawear brand!

say goodbye to the tired reverse print seen on every other island "suit" and visitor industry worker bees and hello to a spring collection that has recaptured the line's iconic look from back in the day with a renewed focus on pattern and design.


nuku hiva

surf spots

an ala moana shop is in the works and set to open in the new nordy's wing this month, however, if you can't make it to the flagship store, the best online selection seems to be stocked at zappos and aloha shirt shop.


springing up at manuheali'i

monstera dress + onipa'a pullover

manuheali'i can always be counted on for mixing modern cuts with new interpretations of traditional alohawear patterns. here's a peek at the latest looks painted with pretty springtime colors that have been popping up recently in the online shop.

jet setters may want to take note of the lovely canvas travel tote which shows off your hawaiian style when you take your show on the road. the latest addition to manuheali'i's accessory line features a roomy inner compartment to hold all the necessities and exterior pockets for added organization. the design is in limited supply and available in three two colorways (all the red totes have been snapped up by savvy fans).

'awapuhi travel tote

and, since styles and sizes have a way of selling out quickly online, manuheali'i now offers a courtesy call service that will notify you when that special something you were coveting is back in stock.

shop online or at manuheali'i's two outposts on oahu.


sweet nothings - take one

avoid the last minute valentine's scramble with a few hi + lo gift ideas for your sweetheart!

1 - the toast team has re-released their much loved apple of my eye snack filled with mini heart shaped sugar cookies from hokulani bake shop.

2 - spoil the man in your life with sig zane's pua makalae pullover aloha shirt.

3 - you can't buy love, but your sweetie will surely think of you every time she opens her luxe ha'ano'u leather wallet from sig zane.

4 -  at $1 a pop, individually wrapped heart shaped candles stocked in the toast shop are an unexpected and budget friendly love note for all your bff's.