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shop toast: tricks & treats

jax treat bags

does anyone else feel like 2010 is slipping away faster than you can say boo? with halloween lurking around the corner, how about we take a peek into the shop toast workshop to see the newest treats designed to add a little cuteness to next weekend's creepy costumed celebration.

if you are feeling particularly crunched on time, skip the line at longs and scoop up a few jax treat bags, wee pumpkin colored muslin delights pre-filled with an assortment of sweets for just $1.50 a pop. the halloween edition boo!zu boys have also returned (currently on clearance for $2) and have brought along a few friends to help scare away the rain on a daily basis.

toast's woodland warriors have proven to be popular and have welcomed a few new additions to its 'ohana from birch wood postcards ($4) to cotton totes ($15) with five different greetings and designs to choose from.

woodland warriors postcards & totes

and, lovebirds and holiday hostesses have a pretty new semi-custom favor option with the arrival of the diy tying the knot fabric wrap bags. the cotton hanky sets are a simple way to doll up those tokens of appreciation and can be ordered in rainbow of colors to coordinate with your bash's decor.

you can find all the new goods both in-store and stocked in the online shop. and, if you are hoping to wish away the drizzle with the latest boo!zu boys weather charm ($6; available in 7 colors), remember to mention h|h and the shop toast 'ohana will knock $2 off the going price!

{mahalo jeremy & michelle!}


and the winner is . . .

maire of kuli'ou'ou who will be scooping up a charming pop in a box gift set compliments of shop toast! my apologies for the delay in posting the lucky winner . . . my email service went down on friday and the weekend was a whirlwind split between my cousin's happy wedding day and jetting back to the mainland.

anyhoo, you still have a few days to scoop up the pop in a box during its $20 introductory offer (ending tomorrow - tue, aug 31st). btw, if you love to bake up yummy delights for gifting, be sure to take a peek at toast's new diy press/repeat baker's box complete with baker's twine, boxes, perishable stickers, plus a custom stamp to to put the finishing touch on your sweet offerings. $65 buys you enough to do up 24 treat boxes with additional box orders available.

the baker's edition can be ordered online and shipped to your mailbox or picked up at toast's kaimuki storefront.

congratulations maire!

[many mahalos jeremy & michelle!]


shop toast pop-in-a-box

my mister's hiatus has begun, the trader joe's omiyage is packed, and we are about to make our way home to celebrate my cousin's wedding. before i sign off, the shop toast 'ohana recently shared the news that a new mini pop gift set has arrived on the shelves of their kaimuki storefront. each pop in a box comes with five petite bottles which can be filled in-store with local-style yummies. add a little sticker, tie on a coordinating ribbon, and you can be out the door in a snap with a sweet and savory surprise made for gifting.

you can scoop one up for just $20 through the end of the month *or* if you are lucky to live on oahu jeremy and michelle are hosting another of toast's fabulous giveaways!

remember you must call oahu home since the pop in a box is for local pickup only. follow the fine print posted below and good luck!

  • click here to send your name *and* current hometown by thu, aug 26th
  • please put toast pop in a box giveaway in the subject
  • one entry per person/household
  • oahu readers only, please

the plan is to announce the winner on friday* . . . unless island time tinkers with my schedule. sending wishes your way for a happy and delightful week.


boutique week: drift

drift inside . . .

photos from drift have just arrived and i am delighted to post some of the first peeks inside the kaimuki boutique which just happens to be the new neighbor of our friends at shop toast! drift debuted last weekend after many years of retail daydreaming by bff's and newly minted shop proprietors ale klein and laura ivy who, with help from family and friends, modernized the interior with rehabbed castoffs and lucky discoveries to create a bright and airy space to showcase island designers and artists.

one of drift's shop exclusives are urgentina's super cute canvas totes appliquéd with sweet pledges of allegiance to town or country (neighborhood declarations can also be made for kaimuki and kailua). priced at $40, i predict these to be quite popular and cheerfully demand more neighborhood options, please! or, perhaps a two sided tote for those of us who heart both sides of the island.

in addition to their shop duties, ale and laura design an in-house jewelry line ($35 and under) along with a slipper collection embellished with seashells. and, with many of us watching our budgets these days, you will be happy to know that most of the merch is priced under $100.

local labels stocked at drift include d'angelo designs, khush, indigenous soap, sierra dew, tiare teiti, urgentina bikinis, vers hawaii; jewelry by lance gentry (who handpicks sunrise shells from haleiwa's shores) and stoney seas; plus artwork by vers creators matt ortiz and roxanne chasle and photography by taueva fa'otuista.

next time you find yourself in the area, do pop in to say hello and welcome the drift 'ohana to the neighborhood!

p.s. a few finishing touches remain on the official website so click over to drift's facebook for shop updates.


shop toast diy favor kits

thank you to everyone who has filled out the survey so far! today i wanted to share more craft happiness from our friends at shop toast who are expanding their diy favor offerings just in time for your summertime socials.

one of the sweetest ideas is the new stamp champ station now hosted at the kaimuki shop where you can personalize mini muslin favor bags ($1/each) with the shop's rubber stamp selection of a-b-c's and 1-2-3's. keep it minimal with a monogram or greet guests with a cheery banner created just for your celebration. then simply fill the bag with your favorite treats, homemade baked goods, or whatever else you please.

starting next week, you will also have the option of ordering a custom rubber stamp when the press/repeat kit is officially released. there are four designs in all and, since favor bags are included, the kit should be a welcome alternative for faraway friends hosting an off-island party.


next up are toast's lovely tying the knot fabric wraps in a rainbow of 28 colors to coordinate with your celebration. the diy sets include favor boxes, wooden message picks (which can be customized for an additional charge), and your choice of wrap. minimum order starts at 24 sets and additional sets of 12 are also available to accommodate larger guest lists.

diy kits can be ordered online (please note: there is a two week turnaround time for custom orders) and at toast's kaimuki storefront: