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limited edition toast valentine

looking for a last minute surprise for your secret valentine? swing by toast's kaimuki showroom which is offering handmade crepe paper love buds with a luxurious godiva chocolate center this weekend.


toast valentine giveaway

toast has just released a collection of pretty in pink treats just in time for valentine's day! li hing gummy apples are the secret surprise inside the apple of my eye love fruits! while candy hearts fill toast's signature mini pops bottle. and, the latest offerings from the toast workshop are scented sweet berry charms made to dangle from your keychain or rearview mirror.

jeremy and michelle, toast's crafty creators, want to share some handmade love with the h|h 'ohana and are giving away one set of mini pops & love fruits! plus two sweet berry charms scented in either strawberry or vanilla (three winners in all).

with valentine's day wooing sweethearts everywhere on saturday, the deadline to drop your name in the hat is midnight tonight so hele on and:

  • email your name & current hometown to: aloha [at] hapahale [dot] com by midnight hst
  • please put toast valentine giveaway in the subject
  • fyi - note if you prefer the set or charm
  • one entry per person/household

check in tomorrow to find out if cupid struck you with his arrow!

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

{update: winner list posted}


sweet nothings roundup

with valentine's on the calendar for next weekend, enjoy a show and tell of lovely goods to add a little sweetness to your day!

1 - maui jewelry designer kira ferrer hand stamps a secret message in the you are loved sterling bangle.

2 - delight your keiki with the crochet cuteness of berrysprite's red velvet cupcake.

3 - simply embellish's valentine note set asks to be sealed with a kiss.

4 - champagne toasts get some extra sparkle via space moderne's handcrafted wine tote.

5 - decorate your love nest with lisa brodinski's sweetly titled photographic blossom.

6 - honolulu jewelry designer stacey lee's pink tourmaline drops dazzle with glittering gold leaves.

7 - sweet love tags by simply embellish perk up valentine treat bags.

8 - indulge in gourmet cheesecake bites without waiting to be buzzed to your table.

9 - lilikoi fruit tints honolulu cookie company's yummy chocolate dipped shortbread hearts.

10 - design lovely turns the traditional valentine into a hawaiian love note (print your own here).

11 - craft your own st. valentine's surprise with a swath of denyse schmidt's county fair fabric (the pear tulip medallion is a pretty hawaiian quilt dopplegänger).

12 - style your sweetheart in a long sleeved aloha shirt from sig zane.

13 - candy grams go gourmet compliments of sweet paradise chocolatier's handmade confections.

14 - for the family man - anje design's engraved washers keeps your 'ohana close to his heart.

15 - warm island wood inlays offset sturdy metal in hawaiian titanium rings handcrafted tribal collection.


welcome to the dollhouse

marty the little lamb + bridgette

since kailua crafter denise mollison was featured last year, her handmade doll collection has received love around the internet and i am happy to report that the line has recently expanded beyond etsy to the launch of a standalone online shop filled with adorable new designs.

mass manufactured toys are a no-no around here during gift giving time so it's refreshing to add something soft and sweet to our go to list of nostalgic wooden creations and european playthings that typically make its way into the hands of the little ones in our world. denise whips up her collection in the lucky pebble workshop in a range of shapes and sizes and personalizes each design in a mix of knits and vintagey fabrics bringing each face to life with a few embroidered stitches.

the result is a delightful handcrafted creation that will become a treasured childhood companion to accompany your little one's trips around the neighborhood while becoming a faithful collector of secrets far from the ears of grownups.

marley + yoko the bear girl

little girl friends

custom doll orders are welcome if you wish to surprise your little one with her very own mini me and collectors may find it hard to resist signing up for lucky pebble's doll-of-the-month club.

click over to lucky pebble's online storefront to shop the collection or take a peek at the etsy shop for an inspired collection of possibilities. the price tag is reasonable ($20 to $40 with organic options priced a bit higher) considering the handmade nature plus you get the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting a one woman cottage industry!

p.s. denise also keeps a daily blog filled with sneak peeks of upcoming designs.


and the winner is . . .

lori from kaimuki! toast's little ghosts will certainly add some delightful and yummy fun to halloween this year!

alas, there was only one set to go around but you can scoop up your own boo!zu boys over in toast's online shop. the handmade treats are also stocked at the wedding café at ward warehouse and the menehune mac factory shop in kalihi.

congratulations, lori!

{mahalo jeremy & michelle!}