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aloha friday scoop

since it has been eons since the last scoop, i am keeping it light today while i decide whether it is a keeper, needs a shakeup, or if early retirement is calling its name as the time required to gather up scoop-worthy items has become quite daunting.

sooo . . . if you have missed the scoop, please click away, comment, like & share to show your love.

{first friday highlights}

  • save 50% on photo sessions ($150 for one night only) when you say hello to photographer rita coury during her annual mahalo showcase. {5:30p to 8p; plaza club, 900 fort street mall, 21st floor}
  • sing along with the lovely sabrina when the local singer/songwriter returns home to join a lineup of past and present na hoku nominees for a free alt.rock concert celebrating the hawaii theatre's 90th anniversary. {7:30p; 1130 bethel street}

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new peeks: malie style collection

i dare say i have not been this excited about a new collection in quite some time. malie, the kaua'i company best known for their island scented offerings and pampering body treatments, recently welcomed a gorgeous new resort wear collection made to woo island lovelies far and wide.

a sampling of malie's thoughtful design details: a palette of ocean blues reminiscent of the pacific, an eco-friendly organic cotton/bamboo jersey knit chosen for its comfort in the tropics, and playful patterns featuring modern interpretations of island sea life (the i'a print above is inspired by our state fish).

the tunics, convertible skirts, maxi gowns (ombre alert!), and fluttery wraps are simply too pretty to describe so let's have a look at a few of the beauties from malie's debut collection after the jump!

hanalei tako & ombre
makani wrap * waikiki ombre


lucky for us malie founder dana roberts turned her daydreams of effortless island chic wearables into a fetching real life wardrobe for the rest of us to covet and call our own.

the capsule collection is happily made in the usa which officially ticks all the boxes on my elusive wishlist (pretty + sustainable + produced in the states = style trifecta . . . hooray!).

peek the entire collection in the online shop (fyi: complimentary shipping on orders over $100) or pop into a malie boutique to admire in person:

  • oahu boutique: royal hawaiian hotel, 2259 kalakaua avenue, waikiki
  • shop hours: daily, 9a to 9p
  • fyi: if you follow the garden path from the royal hawaiian shopping center, the malie boutique will be on your right tucked away in the famous coconut grove

happy hale*days 2011: budget edition

a freelance deadline kept me unexpectedly away this week, but i am delighted to be back to prove that gifting can still be pretty even on a budget!

let's have a peek at 2011's most fabulous presents under $40 . . .

1 - every girl will want to make a date with gypsy's newest underpinning. {$34; save 20% off sitewide with secret code gypsylovesyou. offer ends mon, dec 19th.}

2 - malie organics' roll-on perfumes will delight eco lovelies with scents reminiscent of paradise. {$29; spend $200 and receive a complimentary scent and free shipping with your order. offer ends sat, dec 17th.}

3 - bikini loving beach goddesses will adore a kini pouch by acacia which is sewn of the same gorgeous fabric that lines their flirty collection. {$30; find in-store at i heart hanalei.}

more possibilities for your gift list after the jump!

4 - office mates can count the days to their next holiday on emi ink's desktop calendar. {$13; find at the wedding café at ward warehouse & menehune mac's windward mall holiday pop-up.}

5 - handpoured hawaiian lip balms by maoli perfumes (created by mama coco's keiki) will keep lips kissable with xmas cheer. {$5; first 50 orders receive 50% off with secret code hapahale. offer good sitewide and ends when the 50th order is placed or on fri, dec 24th.}

6 - remind time-crunched friends to live in the moment with little hand, watch faces remade with vintage embroidery by machinemachine. {$36}

back soon with the aloha friday scoop!


aloha friday scoop

one of my foodie resolutions has finally been crossed off my list - learn to make flour tortillas from scratch - hooray! after one too many of my favorite fresh tortillas from san diego were forgotten about in the fridge, i set out to discover how to make them at home if only to avoid those awful packaged tortillas when we eventually move back to the islands. recipe no. 2 was the winner - easy, delicious & addictive! (fyi: i replaced the lard with organic shortening.) now to find the perfect tortilla press . . .

shake off your summertime blues during ARTafterDARK's whisky-a-go-go complete with 60's style shimmying, body painting, and mid-century menu revivals by town and downtown (shake 'n bake chicken avec ruffles, anyone?)

  • when: fri, aug 26th - 6p to 9p
  • where: academy of arts, 900 south beretania street
  • tix: free for academy members; $10 non-members

meet [ki-ele] designer marylea conrad and peek exclusive new sparkle (hello sunrise shells!) & place a custom order during her debut trunk show at nordy's.

  • when: sat, aug 27th - 10a to 5p
  • where: fashion jewelry, level 2, nordstrom ala moana

on the north shore, artist heather brown stops by surf 'n sea for a poster signing and to debut styles from her rip curl collection (including shop exclusives). plus, bid away during a silent auction to benefit the tsunami disaster relief effort in japan.

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aloha friday scoop

a big batch of mini spicy buffalo chicken delights and zippy-esque chili are a-callin' this independence day weekend! before you dash off for the holiday, do peek the pretty new pouches just uploaded to samudra's online shop (tulum wave . . . sigh).

first friday highlights if the chinatown arts district is wooing you to town:

  • say hello to the fighting eel ladies and save 15% during this weekend's storewide sale. {'til 9:30p tonight + sat/mon shop hours; 1133 bethel street}
  • roberta oaks hosts a buy 1, get 1 for 40% off sale on all regular priced w's and select m's styles from s/s 2011. {19 north pauahi street; fyi: online friends can save 25% in the online shop with secret code firecracker - expires mon, jul 4th}

mu'umu'u heaven helps denim designer allison izu upcycle imperfect pairs of jeans from the line's launch into new goods. plus, door prizes and vintage photobooth style snapshots by flashlab!

pop by the butik to acquire new summer style with a buy 1, get 1 for 50% off deal.

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