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happy hale*days 2011: mele edition

a few whimsical possibilities to dress up your december with a little island inspired holiday cheer!

1 - xmas greetings get modern with hour of nine's merry letterpress notes. {$18; enter secret code hapahale in the special instructions box at checkout & your order will arrive with preprinted return addresses on the envelopes}

2 - old school xmas lights are even more delightful when transformed into handmade felt ornaments by honolulu's danielle london. {$25}

3 - pretty up gift boxes with shop toast's happy wooden charms engraved with holiday cuties. {$6}

4 - mailbox smiles are guaranteed when heather brown's eco-friendly cards featuring the sweetest three little birds arrive with holiday wishes. {$20}

more merriment after the jump!

5 - tag presents with a personalized flourish printed by honolulu's pikake press. {$8}

6 - swap out your old cookie cutters for playful ninjabread men and gift the coolest baked goods ever. {$8.95}

7 - coral felt wool placemats by haleiwa's aestivation designs will decorate table settings with festive flair. {$85}

do you prefer to stay true to xmas traditions or do you adore mixing in newly discovered holiday delights every december?


island crush: hawai'i calls

ku'uipos * waikiki surf girl * pupukea

heather brown's california debut wooed me and the mister to abbot kinney last week, and what should i find but the official launch of pretty iphone cases featuring the happy surf art that makes so many of us smile. even nicer, they are made in the usa of post-consumer recycled plastics.

sweet + sustainable = (sigh)

there are three delightful designs to crush over with 15% of the price tag benefitting kokua hawaii foundation, surfrider, and living beyond breast cancer.

now if i only had an iphone.

$55 online.


and the winner is . . .

barbara from texas whose nest will be welcoming heather brown's turquoise waters print to one of its walls soon!

the number of notes arriving in my mailbox daily proved that heather's art has the sweetest way of wooing smiles from fans around the islands and far across the pacific. alas, there was only one print to share but you can still find a framed edition of those delightful waves in heather's online shop.

happy congratulations barbara!

{mahalo nui to heather for sharing a little loveliness from her collection!}

p.s. no scoop this week since my internet connection took an unexpected siesta making me too tardy to gather up possibilities. happy weekend!


heather brown giveaway

last week passed in a blur with my little macbook finding its way to the genius bar for two dates then prepping for a much anticipated getaway up the coast so my mister could race in his first triathlon. i was hoping to squeeze in a koa frame rehab for our lovely new heather brown linocut print somewhere during his hiatus week but, alas, it was not to be.

even though it remains unframed, the pretty blues of heather's turquoise waters make me so very happy, and heather sweetly sent along an extra print (signed & numbered) with my order to share with a reader! only 40 were printed in heather's north shore studio earlier this summer so this is quite a delightful way to say hello august!, wouldn't you agree?

find all the fine print after the jump!

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aloha friday scoop

some of my happiest memories while growing up on oahu took place at the old timey movie houses when lines wrapped around the building on opening weekend and ushers did not mind if you stayed in your seat for the next screening. the balconies at the waikiki twins may be forever closed, but news of a grassroots group hoping to restore kaimuki's queen theatre is the most delightful discovery of the week. {mahalo reel hawaii!}

fighting eel hosts its annual sample sale so grab your wishlist and queue up early for first dibs.

  • when: sat, jul 8th - 11a to 3p
  • where: the manifest, 32 north hotel street, chinatown
  • fyi: cash only & all sales final

say hello to heather brown when the north shore artist shares her latest creations with town and country collectors.

  • when: sat, jul 9th - 3p to 7p
  • where: wyland galleries, 66-250 kam hwy,haleiwa
  • when: sun, jul 10th - 6p to 9p
  • wyland galleries beach walk, 270 lewers street, waikiki

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