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hello big island fun!

everything is jake! has a new poster star for its delightfully retro island hop series!

the trio of big island fun designs offers a playful graphic punch (love the flashlight beams!) to thrill adventurers who dive down into the depths of the sea, spelunk through lava tubes, and trek up to kilauea to gaze upon pele's volcanic fire show.

$18 online.


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).


boutique week: pueo

pueo boutique

boutique week is heading back to the big island to peek inside pueo which just greeted its very first customers last month. after establishing her jewelry line kona bead girl at local craft fairs and on etsy, local girl amy sheffield dreamt of having a brick and mortar shop to showcase her handmade designs along with indie style made in the islands. her sweetie signed on for the new adventure and together they poured their heart and sweat equity into transforming a former art gallery into pueo's charming new space.

inspired by the shop local movement, pueo's racks are a one stop island style hop starting on the big island with amy's in-house jewelry designs and playful keiki wearables by bitty bambu. then it's on to maui for screenprinted loveliness by wings hawaii and flirty swimwear from posh pua before ending on oahu with upcycled fashion sewn by machinemachine & eco-friendly yoga apparel by lily lotus

handmade prettiness by kona bead girl
screenprinted shop mascot!

other local labels stocked by pueo include amigas de annika bikinis, gaya, (ha) organic clothing, huluwuwu and island essence. you can also scoop up buddha balm, clothing from scrapbook, and bags from big buddha and harvey's (made from discarded seat belts).

upcoming arrivals: roberta oaks and nina kuna designs!


new peeks: organik 2010

m's squid tee

the organik 'ohana kindly sent along peeks of the label's 2010 collection with riffs on kona sunsets and tidepool discoveries along with a few cheeky plays on sustainable philosophies working their way into this year's look book. mixed in is organik's first dip into everyday basics with introductory offerings including certified organic cotton, micromodal jersey and recycled poly blend (spun from soda pop bottles) editions of the iconic wrap dress, tees, tanks, hoodies and polos.

happy news for readers who may shy away from screenprinted designs or for anyone who shares my efforts to replace unwearables with eco-friendly choices (i am, in fact, typing this now while dressed in my favorite stewart+brown organic tee layered over an organic cotton cami). after countless shopping expeditions, i know first hand how difficult it can be to source pretty sustainable pieces made in the good ol' u.s. of a. that do not elicit sticker shock so i am definitely excited about the upcoming possibilities. hooray!

eye chart * free range
w's driftwood tee
w's wrap dress * recycled slub tank

the newest organik arrivals are starting to find their way to the line's network of stockists around hawaii and the mainland. if a neighborhood shopping experience is not in the cards, keep an eye on the online shop or try your luck at organik's green room where you can scoop up past season looks for a song and which will be hosting a preview of the summer collection this weekend:

  • when: sat, may 8th - 6p to 9p
  • where: the green room, 73-5580 maiau street, kailua-kona (near costco)
  • fyi: shop hours vary; call ahead to confirm the doors will be open for your shopping trip

p.s. you can currently save 30% off select styles in the online shop with complimentary shipping on us orders!


organik spring/summer 2009

happy news for organik fans! the big island-slash-nw-based label has gotten its eco-friendly line into whole foods at kahala mall and released its threads from the earth spring/summer 09 collection.

the hand screened styles continue to be printed on planet friendly fibers ranging from organic cotton to bamboo knits and recycled textiles. new for the season - yoga pants and accessories including a gorgeous bamboo shawl and a fun kona coffee burlap tote that gives new life to the sturdy bags used by local farmers to store their beans.

more peeks below . . .

peacock tee + swallowtail shawl
butterfly beauty
pirates + soul music
beach bum bag
inside the green room

in other news, organik recently opened up a new space on the big island (near costco) which stocks overstock styles from past seasons and misprints/seconds for those who are not too picky about perfection. the green room will also feature the work of local artists and is the exclusive big island dealer for bret surfboards from the north shore.

  • where: 73-5580 maiau street, unit g, kailua-kona
  • shop hours: by appt only or when the surfboard sign is out

alas, you can only scoop up a handful of styles in the online shop (w's there; m's here) so click over to the stockist list to support your neighborhood purveyor of organik goods.