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happy hale*days 2011: budget edition

a freelance deadline kept me unexpectedly away this week, but i am delighted to be back to prove that gifting can still be pretty even on a budget!

let's have a peek at 2011's most fabulous presents under $40 . . .

1 - every girl will want to make a date with gypsy's newest underpinning. {$34; save 20% off sitewide with secret code gypsylovesyou. offer ends mon, dec 19th.}

2 - malie organics' roll-on perfumes will delight eco lovelies with scents reminiscent of paradise. {$29; spend $200 and receive a complimentary scent and free shipping with your order. offer ends sat, dec 17th.}

3 - bikini loving beach goddesses will adore a kini pouch by acacia which is sewn of the same gorgeous fabric that lines their flirty collection. {$30; find in-store at i heart hanalei.}

more possibilities for your gift list after the jump!

4 - office mates can count the days to their next holiday on emi ink's desktop calendar. {$13; find at the wedding café at ward warehouse & menehune mac's windward mall holiday pop-up.}

5 - handpoured hawaiian lip balms by maoli perfumes (created by mama coco's keiki) will keep lips kissable with xmas cheer. {$5; first 50 orders receive 50% off with secret code hapahale. offer good sitewide and ends when the 50th order is placed or on fri, dec 24th.}

6 - remind time-crunched friends to live in the moment with little hand, watch faces remade with vintage embroidery by machinemachine. {$36}

back soon with the aloha friday scoop!


isle style: sea by gypsy

despite my absence on the beach this year, hawaii is all about the endless summer and i could not say goodbye to the season without sharing a peek of gypsy's newest love. with island lovelies coveting the north shore line's pretty underpinnings, it was only a matter of time before designer kate ruggiero turned her attention to transferring those fetching patterns to seaworthy textiles.

sea by gypsy debuted with a single yet becoming handsewn silhouette composed of a flirty bottom paired with a bandeau in either a slip-on or tie-on style. while there are only two colorways to tempt you, will you sigh over the vivid violet reminiscent of sunset slipping beneath the horizon or swoon for the splashy mint awaiting a dip in the pacific?

more peeks of the dreamy lineup after the jump!

luckily, procrastination has a silver lining since both hues have just arrived in the sale section which will save you 25% off on all mix-and-match pieces!

kate mentioned that the sale will go on until the last bikini finds a devoted owner so hele over to the online shop to peek, click and order.

{photo credit: daeja fallas . . . gorgeous as always!}


aloha friday scoop

meet artist heather brown as she makes her way around the island for two art shows on saturday.

  • when: sat, feb 12th @ 12p to 3p - wyland gallery, haleiwa
    & 6p to 9p - wyland gallery beachwalk, waikiki

the kealopiko 'ohana will be stopping by soha living for a trunk show filled with new designs and sale styles.

p.s. most pink, red and purple merch stocked at soha will be 20% off now through sunday.

  • when: sat, feb 12th - 10a to 5p
  • where: soha living, kahala mall

if you are searching for valentine's sparkle, lily lotus is offering 20% off all jewelry including island style from debra mack and jewelry by justine.

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under a gypsy spell

the kiss

with the first day of february and its flutter of romance upon us, it seems only appropriate to share the winter collection of dreamy underpinnings made by gypsy. i've been passing notes back and forth with kate ruggiero, the girl behind the line, since before the holidays and am delighted to finally introduce the locally made lovelies.

the first hints of gypsy began when kate, who followed her heart to hawaii a few years ago, was gifted a sewing machine for her birthday. after reconstructing her own unmentionables in hopes of a flirtier fit, friends soon began making requests for their own pairs of handmade bottoms.

while the cheeky silhouette remains the same since its official debut last summer, kate spends her off-time scouting out vintage and contemporary fabrics and introduces a fresh palette of delicates each season. for winter's wild heart offering, muted tie-dye and peekaboo lace mix with bright, playful patterns.

arms around you
daydream * among the wildflowers * misty roses

every offering is limited so just remember there will be no repeats since a fabric is retired once it has sold out. kate also shared that a bandeau bra will arrive later this month with 2011 also conjuring up the line's first dip into swimwear.

the current collection of underpinnings are priced from $24 to $38. find gypsy in the online shop or enjoy a peek at island stockists guava shop in haleiwa, olive in kailua, shasa emporium at kahala mall, and pink by nature in makawao.

{photo credit: daeja fallas}