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ultimate shopping guide giveaway

imagine my surprise upon discovering that h|h made the list of shopping resources in the ultimate guide to shopping on oahu. a review copy was soon on its way to me and the purse-sized guide, penned by executive editor kathryn drury wagner of honolulu magazine, shares the skinny on the best spots (a mix of local boutiques and brands with oahu outposts) around the island to unearth designer deals, vintage finds, island style, and where to go when you need a little extra help (mamas-to-be, petites, etc).

one lucky winner will receive a copy of the handy guide (compact enough to slip in your purse) complete with a shopping survival kit (not available in stores).

  • email your name & current hometown to: aloha [at] hapahale [dot] com by thu, dec 18th - midnight hst
  • please put ultimate guide holiday giveaway in the subject
  • one entry per person/household
  • previous h|h winners are not eligible

hele back on friday for the winner and a preview of the final goodie to be given away.

p.s. email subscribers - simply hit reply and follow the above instructions to throw your name in the giveaway hat.

{update: winner list posted}


visitor aloha society of hawaii

chances are the visitor aloha society of hawaii does its good work below the radar of most folks unless you happen to be one of its ambassadors of aloha or a grateful recipient. the program was started to extend the aloha spirit to travelers in need should misfortune strike while on vacation. help ranges from donating goods when belongings are stolen to making arrangements when an unexpected illness or death occurs far from home.

training sessions for new volunteers happen a few times a year and the next one is set to take place on oahu later this month. you will need to send in a completed application form to reserve a spot, and vash especially needs volunteers who are fluent in chinese, french, german, korean, japanese or spanish.

  • when: sat, oct 27th & sat, nov 17th
  • fyi: must be 18+

a peek at a few traveler testimonials reveals just some of the people who have been helped by vash's kokua over the years. learn more about the program here.