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island crush: koa sunnies

once upon a time, i cracked open my birthday piggy bank to splurge on a pair of iconic wayfarers.

these are much nicer.

kicks hawaii gathered up koa remnants from local woodworkers and island tree farms to be upcycled into stylish sunglasses by shwood, a portland maker who crafted 200 limited edition pairs of its canby design to celebrate the honolulu shop's tenth anniversary.

the love & aloha etched inside the frame (font by sig zane!) is an especially sweet reminder of home.

$180 in-store + online.

p.s. peek the manufacturing process which is made in the usa from frame to finish here.


happy hale*days 09: gifting edition

little wonders

hopefully, everyone has been busy with their holiday preparations and failed to notice my unintended absence this week. alas, between tending to a lovely new project, nursing the mister back to health over the weekend, and hurriedly finishing up all the little holiday details, this year's gifting guide got pushed (and pushed) to the back burner.

anyhoo, please enjoy this tardy roundup of last minute stocking stuffers scouted around the islands and beyond!

for the play date: the delightfully handcrafted emma the alien. ($45 | cuddle with aloha)

for the sumo baby: a wee onesie in sizes from 3m to 18m. ($15 | sweet dumplings)

for the keiki: adorable teddies and stockings made with fabric remnants. (mu'umu'u heaven; in-store only)

for the future picasso: sketch away with mini twig pencils in a rainbow of colors. ($8/dozen | available at toast).

for the tidy tot: handmade art roll featuring a fab orla kiely pattern. ($17 | tasha bags & baby)

design geek loveliness

for the frugalista: help her save her pennies with a pretty piggy bank. ($26 | not neutral)

for the not-so-green thumb: water-sipping succulents blossom in a living vase. (1st look exteriors)

for the office mate: rock that return address with a custom peacock rubber stamp. ($21.95 | for yoo)

for the saimin connoisseur: slurping ramen is tastier in a kitschy ceramic noodle cup. ($12.99 | available at think geek)

for the coffee lover: enjoy each sip with the blue flora coffee service. ($64 | not neutral)

for the front door: modernist mainlanders will appreciate an understated remove shoes plaque. ($32 | rae dunn)

beachy goodness

for the teacher: ecolicious canvas totes featuring waves, butterflies, flowers and fishes. ($24 | ecolicious)

for the treehugger: tread lighter on the 'aina with eco-friendly slippers made from natural rubber. ($30 | organik)

for the armchair adventurer: slip under the waves with the shorebreak art of clark little coffee table book. ($100 | clark little)

for the surfing 'ohana : a custom surfboard sign for the hale. ($40 | three ladybugz)

style makeover


for the indie spirit: wearables for the entire 'ohana (w's pom circles shown above) plus new arkotyke goods for the little hipster. ($22 | arkotec)

for the beauty queen: sweet solid scents made to linger with a blend of shea butter, vanilla bean extract, and essential oils. ($22 - $9 off and free shipping with secret code birthday | maoli perfumes)

for the surfer girl: handpainted star pendants add a little whimsy to the waves. ($30 | christie shinn)

for the water warrior: paddle in style with a lovely tiare jersey. ($40 | 'oiwi ocean gear)

for the mister: represent the 808 with an embroidered tiki crew sweatshirt. ($70 | kicks hawaii)

for the ironman: triathlon and honolulu marathon-inspired charms. ($50 | fly jewelry)

for the local boy: limited edition hi life warrior cap. ($40 | available at butigroove)

p.s. be back on friday with the final sales sheet before santa lands on your rooftop!


weekly sales sheet

save 20% off all mitchell gold + bob williams custom upholstery orders from seating to sleeping at pacific home.

kicks/hi x storewide sale = savings galore! save 30% on regular priced goods & 50 to 80% off select merchandise during the end of summer sale.

  • when: now to sun, sep 14th
  • where: kicks/hi - ward + makaloa

the wedding café is currently expanding its ward outpost and paring down its inventory during construction. save 50% off all clothing & 20% off storewide (including the handy dandy luxe link).

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weekly sales sheet

stop by kicks/hi this weekend for a chance to scoop up their latest release - the lucky cranes cap!

the last saturday of the month means its time to hit the wst4u/queens candy shop bbq + garage sale.

join jewelry designer jan avellana of hazelnut cottage for a weekend trunk show filled with her charming handcrafted accessories.

4/26 update - trunk show has been cancelled due to a sewer main leak at ward.

  • when: sat, apr 26th-10a to 4p & sun, apr 27th-1p to 4p
  • where: cottage by the sea, ward warehouse

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weekly sales sheet

lily lotus celebrates the grand opening of its kaimuki boutique this weekend! stop by and save 30% off the in-house yoga/lounge wear line plus 15% off other goods stocked in the shop.

  • when: sat, apr 5th & sun, apr 6th - 10a to 5p
  • where: 1127 12th avenue
  • fyi: free gift with purchase for the first 25 shoppers

this weekend also brings the latest collaboration between kicks/hi and sig zane. stop by the ward & makaloa outposts on saturday to get your hands on the olakoa'ka and green wave releases.

carri from berry sweet will be opening up her kaimuki shop on saturday for a final last chance sale to clear out remaining fixtures and displays. selected bath treats will also be 50 to 75% off. more details can be found on the berry sweet blog.

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