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aloha friday scoop

december has ushered in winter chills in my part of cali (brrrrr) so hooray for this fab video featuring 25 ways to wear a scarf making the rounds on the interweb.

if the kcc farmers market is on your saturday to-do's, look for the ali'i kula lavender elves who are flying over from maui to help fill oahu xmas stockings.

baby aWEARness hosts its first annual handmade holiday market filled with delightful keiki finds by local mama-preneurs.

save yourself the postage and fill your gift basket with chocolate-dipped shortbread from the big island candies holiday pop-up shop!

  • shop hours: mon to sat, 9:30a to 9p & sun, 10a to 7p
  • where: ala moana, level 2 (by macy's)
  • fyi: pop-up closes after we ring in the new year

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kisses from kaua'i

lisa from bungalow 9 just shared the newest addition to her design shop's print collection!

i love you from here to kauai is an especially sweet notion for homesick kama'aina and faraway loves of the garden isle.

offered in five colors and sized to fit standard issue frames.

$42 in-store (phone & email orders welcome).


morning crush: recycled kaua'i tote

with earth day just a day away, bungalow 9's new recycled canvas tote takes the shop's popular word art banners featuring kauai's favorite towns and beaches and translates the design into a to go edition.

a delightful find for both garden isle modernists and faraway dreamers, no?

$32 in-store. (phone and email orders welcome)


aloha friday scoop

now that the scoop is all pau, my reward is a bake session in the kitchen to whip up a small batch of devil's food cupcakes. yum!

tonight's first friday highlights for those strolling through the chinatown arts district:

on saturday, don't let the raindrops deter you from missing the butik's fourth anniversary festivities. designer florencia arias will be stopping by with her spring 2011 collection as will local stylephiles [ki-ele], organik, and many more!

p.s. in-store celebrations include 20% off shop purchases.

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boutique week: bungalow 9

modern island banners

boutique week is island hopping over to kaua'i today! good design shops are small in number even on oahu so you can imagine my absolute delight upon recently finding an introduction from bungalow 9 proprietor lisa leggett in my inbox. the poipu shop will be celebrating its one year anniversary in two weeks time, and the little emporium has become a favorite of local and faraway design fans for its mix of modern home goods and edited selection of stylish m's and w's wearables.

one of my happiest discoveries are these simple banners with an island spin on the vintage subway scrolls that have been popping up in decorated spaces lately. the typeface has been modernized with a sans serif font and are offered in a kaua'i edition printed on heavyweight canvas in a handful of colorways (orange, aqua and b&w).

the banners are exclusive to bungalow 9 and lisa also tipped me off that custom prints can be made allowing you to display the neighborhoods and island spots that are always in your heart (definitely on my wish list for our home). another idea that i am quite smitten with is listing all the places you have called home as a record of your life's journey so far.

the most delightful galvanized birdie!

if you are sharing my swoon for the island banners, just know that they are priced at $385 and can be ordered via email or phone if you are off-island.

in addition to modern furnishings from italy, bungalow 9 stocks designs from chilewich, thomas paul, lovely linens and tableware plus echo, three dots, hobo bags and sparkle from h|h friends nina kuna designs and misa jewelry. design services and special orders are also offered if you are searching for design perfection.

coming up: linen pillow editions of the garden island inspired banners!

p.s. lisa also keeps a shop blog filled with design inspirations and shop updates.