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Entries in kaimuki (46)


and the winners are . . .

juanita from ma'ili who gets to surprise her little one with toast's koi treats crafted just for children's day! although your chance for the weekend giveaway was over in a flash, the online shop is open 24/7 and oahu friends can hele over to the toast storefront tomorrow to scoop up delicious delights for your favorite keiki:

congratulations juanita!

{mahalo jeremy & michelle!}

p.s. kat from japan was the lucky winner of the letarte sarong from last month's talk story challenge. it was so much fun to discover which designs make you do the happy dance and i hope everyone will continue to post about their favorite finds shared on h|h. congratulations kat!


and the winner is . . .

koi crush

chelsea from honolulu who scooped up one of toast's super sweet cheerful gift crates which seem to be quite adored by readers all around oahu.

and, happy news, our fabulous friends at toast (and one of h|h's lovely sponsors) just released an updated jelly bean-filled koinobori flag favor earlier this week and have paired it with one of their new koi fabric wraps for another lucky reader. hooray!

with children's day arriving next wednesday, consider this your sweet reward for peeking into h|h this weekend. plus, our friends across the islands and around the mainland are welcome to enter so long as you don't mind the possibility of the package arriving after may 5th. oahu readers, as always, are invited to stop by toast's kaimuki studio for pickup to surprise your little one with koi goodies in time for the keiki celebration.

here's the scoop on how to enter:

  • click here to send your name *and* current hometown by sun, may 2nd (12p hst)
  • please put toast keiki koi giveaway in the subject
  • one entry per person/household

winner will be announced on monday . . . good luck!

congratulations chelsea!

{mahalo nui loa to the toast 'ohana for sharing more cheer!}

{update: winner list posted}


shop toast spring goodness

happy children's day!

i finally stopped by toast's studio in kaimuki while home which, in addition to being stocked with a complete selection of design delights, is a brilliant lesson in how to display wares in what may be the tiniest storefront square footage on the island. my little visit was filled with happy chatter about upcoming releases which have just begun to pop up in my in-box.

first up, toast adds a new screenprinted fabric wrap to their offerings strategically twisted into cheery koi ($6) which unbundle to reveal yummy tomoe ame rice candy. the design riffs on the abundant koi banners flying above island homes in celebration of boy's day and the all-enclusive children's day (may 5th - mark your calendar!). alas, due to small parts these are meant for older keiki (ages eight and up) so best to keep away from little hands.

woodland creatures were originally introduced last summer and have returned with a technicolor edition ($5) which are quite possibly even more charming. and, for those who want to sweeten up surprises, get ready to be charmed by the brand new cheerful gift crates ($45 medium & $75 large) meant to be personalized with happy or sorry emoticons, a custom message, and stocked with an assortment of mini pops.

please note gift crates have a minimum five day order turnaround and mini pop fillings may vary depending on availability.

all of the new designs can be ordered in toast's online shop or pop into the kaimuki studio to stock up and say hello to jeremy and michelle!


and the winner is . . .

curt from honolulu who snagged the lily lotus buddha is my omboy tee!

thank you to everyone who entered (especially those who remembered to include their hometown) and for all the sweet notes about h|h's makeover. it's especially nice to know so many of you are loving the website's fresh new look - yay!

omblossom * kamala * chakra

be sure to take a peek at lily lotus' lovely spring 2010 styles (including the pretty camis & tees featured above) which can now be ordered in the online shop (fyi: complimentary shipping on u.s. orders over $100) and found throughout the kaimuki label's network of stockists as well as its flagship boutique:

congratulations, curt!

{mahalo nui loa momi!}

{update | 2011: lily lotus has relocated over the ko'olaus and can now be found at kailua town center, 609 kailua road, suite 102}


lily lotus giveaway

it turns out hapa | hale is not the only website enjoying a pretty makeover in 2010 so if you love to bliss out in lily lotus (one of h|h's fab sponsors) be sure to click over to the kaimuki label's gorgeous website which debuted just a few days before the new h|h said hello.

to celebrate, momi from lily lotus wanted to share one of the line's most popular designs with the h|h 'ohana - the happy buddha is my omboy tee which one lucky reader will win in turquoise.

you have a bit more time to enter since i am off on my island holiday so follow the fine print and cross your fingers!

  • click here to send your name & current hometown by mon, apr 5th
  • please put lily lotus giveaway in the subject
  • one entry per person/household
  • u.s. readers only, please
  • winner will be announced on tue, apr 6th

good luck!

{update: winner list posted}