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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!


island crush: sea glass studs

beachcombing for the muted organic glow of once glassy shards transformed by their tumble in the ocean waves is one of my favorite things so i instantly smiled upon finding these delightfully minimalist sea glass studs made by pua jewelry.

only a few pairs remain (if that) since stylish treasure hunters quickly claimed their favorites as soon as today's crush hit the pua fb feed. 

$30 (send lauren a love note to order).


island crush: pua pillowcases

look what i happily happened across last night while catching up on facebook . . . the dreamiest pillowcases featuring pua's lovely pareu designs which debuted this past spring.

if you covet a pair, the wana and limu prints will be produced in a very limited number of handmade cases (standard size) so do hele and send lauren a note to order.



aloha friday scoop

the skies have ever-so-briefly shaken off the coast's june gloom so i will keep this short and sweet . . .

calling all makers! help our friends at interisland terminal finish r&d, a homegrown clubhouse designed for honolulu's creative community debuting this summer.

  • fyi: fundraising campaign ends wed, jul 6th

find decorating delights during a one day sale at the cathy's marketplace warehouse filled with consignment and overstocked home goods.

three of my favorite things come together for the annual ma'o ma town fundraiser to support the waianae farm's youth leadership program.

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new peeks: pua jewelry & pareu


hello hello! after my mister clocked seven straight 12-hour days, it was hard to resist the chance to spend time together so i hope you will excuse my absence over the past few days. one peek of the gorgeous new goodness by pua jewelry, and you will understand why i could not stay away for too long without sharing all the latest loveliness from one of my favorite local designers.

along with new shimmer, pua designer lauren hewett caldiero is also welcoming a most becoming addition with pretty pareu channeling low-key elegance and pure polynesian grace. inspired by both her own and her mom's extensive stockpile of pareu sourced from around the pacific, lauren enlisted her hubby (who just happens to be one of town's top chefs) to help transform squares of fabric into muted and sunny tie-dye while modern tropical prints taken from her sketchbook round out the offerings.

with so many readers sharing my crush over pua's line of handmade adornment, you will be delighted to learn that lauren and friend & fellow maker meleana have spent the past few months readying their very own atelier stocked with their collections of island girl sparkle, flirty pareu, and homegrown carryalls.

more looks to woo you plus studio details after the jump!

heliconia * shell & seaglass * seabird * skeleton

the online shop is in the midst of a makeover, but until it debuts you can peek all the new pua goodness over on facebook. or, hele over to becca beach at the kahala to scoop up your very own pareu.

and, happy news! lauren and meleana will be welcoming friends and fans during their official studio warming this weekend. say hello to the designers and shop all the latest loveliness while enjoying pupus, sweets and sips!

  • when: fri, apr 8th - 5p to 8p & sat, apr 9th - 9a to 12p
  • where: 949 mccully avenue, suite 12
  • studio hours: by appointment only

p.s. the aloha friday scoop will be on hiatus since i am off to celebrate our dear friends' wedding this weekend. enjoy the april flowers!