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new peeks: kealopiko makahiki 2011


makahiki season would certainly pass most of us by if not for the kealopiko 'ohana. in ancient times, when winter solstice neared native hawaiian life slowed down to celebrate happy times with 'ohana, feast on the bounty provided by the 'aina, and revel in delightful diversions from hula to surfing.

and so, makahiki has arrived and with it a welcome reminder for modern day kama'aina to breathe in the beauty of hawai'i and embrace all you love about island life.

happy congratulations ane, hina & jamie on five years of gorgeous handprinted goods inspired by hawai'i nei!

the makahiki celebration (+ weekend market details) begins after the jump!

kahuli * naulu
kahuli * aku
ferns pareu * puka square * eke scrap
aiea * kaka

if you have your heart set on the brand new eke scrap bag (love that they are reversible and crafted from remnant fabrics - hooray for one-of-a-kind style!), just know they are selling out within moments of arriving online, but you might have better luck at this weekend's holiday markets:

{na makua xmas gift fair}

  • when: fri, dec 2nd - 5p to 9p & sat, dec 3rd - 9a to 5p
  • where: afook-chinen civic auditorium, 799 piilani street, hilo

{makahiki market}

  • when: sun, dec 4th - 9:30a to 4:30p
  • where: town, 3435 waialae avenue, kaimuki
  • fyi: wear a style from kealopiko's debut collection & receive 5% off your purchase

p.s. kealopiko's makahiki lookbook was photographed through the exquisite lens of jyoti mau.


happy hale*days 2011: keiki edition

because the best things come in small packages . . .

1 - tea party guests will be delighted when handmade felt cupcakes crafted by ooh la lollipop are served by their hostess. {$12; save 25% off on your entire purchase with secret code etsysale25. while supplies last.}

2 - charm your honu-loving little one with rockabella's tiny gold & sterling silver turtle pendants. {$25; save 20% in the online shop with secret code hapaholidays. offer ends sat, dec 31st. order by mon, dec 5th for usps delivery by xmas.}

3 - handcarved rubber stamps by honolulu's hugfish and orange will inspire crafty cuties to fill endless playdates with the sweetest creations. {starting at $2.50; order by mon, dec 12th for xmas delivery.}

more pint-sized possibilities after the jump!

4 - expect giggles galore when your early reader pages through wave, an enchanting picture book about a little girl's first encounter with the ocean. {$15.99}

5 - pua jewelry's pretty seashell bobby pins are a sweet memento of happy afternoons spent by the seashore. {email lauren to order.}

6 - screenprinted mini minis by jana lam will keep her most beloved possessions tidy and ready for her next adventure. {$30; stocked at aloha 'aina in waikiki, super citizen in chinatown & wings hawaii in paia.}

7 - little sprouts celebrates the hawaiian alphabet with organic onesies and tees. {$22 to $24; save 10% off in-store and online with secret code hapahale; offer ends sat, dec 31st.}

happy shopping!


shop toast: custom heart stumps

jeremy and michelle from shop toast unveiled a shiny new website last month, and i am happy to report that one of their sweetest favors can now be custom ordered. the petite heart stumps are even cuter when personalized and i can already imagine all the party possibilities (and delighted smiles) from happy birthdays to anniversary celebrations.

definitely something to remember when you have 25 peeps on your guest list and a 4 week turnaround time.

online orders welcome or stop by the studio for more details:

p.s. meet the makers with a charming peek behind-the-scenes filled with all the little things which make them smile.


sleepy owl dreams

my cousin's first baby shower is this weekend and i am madly making everything pretty before dashing off to the post office so her gift box can begin its long journey across the pacific.

alas, i happened across cutsie patootsie's adorable crocheted newborn beanies a bit too late, and cannot help but sigh over the sweet pueo design's tiny handmade knits to keep little ones warm and cozy.

for a few dollars more, the sleepy owl cap can also be sized up for keikis of all ages (grownups too!).

available in pink, blue, and yellow (custom colors available upon request).

$28 online.

p.s. designer keikilani is crafting away for next month's oh baby! expo at the blaisdell so please convo her to special order until her etsy shop is restocked.


party girl: my little love

islanders love a happy celebration and now pretty party supplies have arrived on the big island to decorate all those folding tables that magically appear when called into duty. hooray! after styling family festivities and hosting her little one's first baby luau, my little love proprietor becky rivera decided to hunt down the fabulous little details featured in the many party peeks on our favorite design blogs in hopes other kama'aina also shared her crush and yearned for a dash of delightfulness to perk up their own soirées.

the online shop made its first hellos earlier this month and is filled with fun fare from patterned balloons and goody bags from paper eskimo to a rainbow of divine twine and striped party cups from sambellina (on its way from australia).

becky, who now calls kona home, plans to offer party styling and pint-sized rentals for smaller social events on the big island later this summer and hopes to extend the service to her hometown of honolulu closer to the holidays.

and, no more procrastinating on those party plans if your zip code falls within the 50th state since my little love's grand opening invitation also includes complimentary shipping to local mailboxes (automatically applied at checkout; pickup is offered for kona friends) through the end of the year!

p.s. oahu peeps can meet my little love's curated selection of party goods at cupcake's keiki pop-up shop this next weekend (details in tomorrow next friday's scoop).