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aloha friday scoop

the latest book on my nightstand is a must read if you covet fancy fashion labels with some of the most fascinating pages detailing how luxury came to dominate kalakaua avenue in the 80's. a good lesson for both designers building their brand and status shoppers coveting the now corporate-owned logos more concerned with profit margins than the handcrafted workmanship that were once the calling card of the legendary couturiers. alas.

after you shop the kcc farmers market, stop by and say hello to flower child which recently opened its second outpost filled with local favorites including florencia arias, kealopiko, organik, tiare hawaii and more!

on the valley isle, make your way to wailuku town to shop for father's day and save 20% off at maui thing.

p.s. off-island peeps also score when entering secret code dad in the online shop.

then hele upcountry to tamara catz for the annual sample sale where lucky locals can save up to 70% off!

  • when: sat, jun 18th - 9a to 7:30p
  • where: 83 hana hwy, paia

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aloha friday scoop

happy aloha friday! it's mostly quiet on the sales front but here are a few weekend possibilities:

hele over to shop toast and stock up on tiny tin's sweet delights which are now 50% off online & in-store.

  • when: until the cupboard is bare
  • where: 3434 waialae avenue, suite 3, kaimuki
  • shop hours: m / w / f / sat - 12p to 6p
  • fyi: online orders will receive a refund via paypal

save an extra 10% off all sale items during soha's sidewalk sale plus score a $5 gift card for every $50 spent in-store this weekend.

  • when: fri, jan 7th to sun, jan 9th
  • where: soha living, kahala mall
  • shop hours: fri/sat, 10a to 9p & sun, 10a to 5p

mamas & papas have a chance to edit baby's nursery and pad the college fund during this weekend's buy-in for the brand new exchange at baby awearness. face painting and storytelling will amuse the little ones while you trade in too small togs, maternity clothes, and no longer needed keiki gear and toys.

  • when: sat, jan 8th - 10a to 2p
  • where: manoa marketplace, 2752 woodlawn drive (second floor)
  • fyi: eco-friendly labels, please. read the fine print for the list of accepted items.

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happy hale*days 2010: sparkle edition

my winter cold remains my constant companion with sleepless nights and a stuffy head making writing all but impossible over the weekend (take your favorite preventative remedies & wash your hands to avoid my continuing misery, please!).

with shipping deadlines looming and the official countdown to xmas in the single digits, it seems the last remaining gifting guides will be best for those procrastinators willing to bear expedited mailing costs or negotiate the in-store crush of last minute shoppers.

without any further ado, a few pretty trinkets for your shopping list:

1 - surprise your sweetheart with wings hawaii's full moon necklace which mixes hammered hoops of 14k gold with delicate cone seashells. ($500; coordinating earrings also available. shop online or at the paia flagship)

2 - midori jewelry's 16k gold-plated labrynth links paired with faceted labradorite are a lovely discovery. ($45; shop online or find your neighborhood stockist)

3 - for the indie spirit: the burnished sunburst cuff by nina kuna designs is handcast on maui and a stylish reminder of sunny island days. ($95; shop online or hele over to your local stockist)

4 - gold plated nuggets are strung on a blackened sterling chain by la-based jools. ($44; shop online or find your nearest stockist)

5 - manoa's green tea jewels specializes in pretty minimal designs priced under $30. (online only; buy 2 styles and save 10% off your holiday order)


aloha friday scoop

and, just like that it's time for december's first friday highlights:

  • check out hurley & contrast magazine's the anti-canvas boardshort art show featuring contributions by clark little, daeja fallas, kamea hadar, sig zane, salomon enos and more. bid on your favorite design during the silent auction with all proceeds benefitting local charities. (5p to 9p; soho mixed media bar, 80 south pauahi street)

flash your reusable tote at lei chartru's weekend holiday fairs and score a set of mele mele gift tags (featured in yesterday's gifting guide) with your purchase of handmade, upcycled accessories.

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aloha friday scoop

slow art friday returns tonight with a street party filled with acrobats, music, slow street food by brasserie du vin, style from etown, sweet treats from otto cakes, and a bike valet for those pedaling to chinatown.

hele over to the kicks/hi makaloa outpost for the final days of the sneaker shop's summer sale and save 20% off storewide (including previously marked down goods).

  • when: now to sun, may 23rd
  • where: 1530 makaloa street
  • fyi: all sales final on sale merchandise

make your way to the bishop museum for the fifth annual mamo arts market & keiki art festival filled with native hawaiian art, music, food and workshops.

  • when: sat, may 22nd & sun, may 23rd - 9a to 5p
  • where: great lawn @ bishop museum
  • tix: $5 kama'aina (includes entrance to museum galleries)

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