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island crush: canvas caravan

popping in with tardy new year wishes for happy everyday moments and delightful adventures be it nearby or faraway!

only a few days remain on my winter holiday filled with much needed sunshine and smiles. alas, an island hop is not in the stars this time around, but the lovely canvas & leather luggage collection designed by sig zane would certainly add a dash of aloha to crowded tsa queues and cramped overhead airplane bins.

three styles. gorgeous prints. made in japan.

$145 & up in-store + online.


aloha friday scoop - black friday edition

the store-bought crust toppled over in the oven killing my mister's pumpkin pie dreams (curses!), but martha's bacon & caramelized leek dip and the contessa's panko stuffing (sans mushrooms, natch) were thanksgiving 2011 hits as was the tiny portion of creamed spinach (thanks emeril!). hopefully, the leftover steak will pair nicely with the extra homemade rolls tomorrow (mini philly cheesesteak sandwiches, perhaps?).

hopefully, your thanksgiving feast was free of any mishaps. since dessert was a bust, the black friday edition of the scoop received a little extra love. before you scroll down for all the details, please know i am sending happy mahalos & delighted mercis wherever you may be reading h|h . . . most especially for welcoming my little blog onto your screen.

{brick & mortar}

art & flea opens a black friday indie marketplace featuring local designers (ccdoodle, gypsy & machinemachine to name a few) and vintage cool.

  • when: fri, nov 25th - 5p to 10p
  • where: fresh café, 831 queen street, kaka'ako
  • tix: $2

the butik offers a black tag sale storewide (30-to-70% off) on friday then 20% off through the rest of the weekend.

peek into drift in the afternoon where select styles will be up to 40% off.

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final boarding: sig zane x ito

. . . pop-up by interisland terminal . . .

hopefully, you are one of the lucky locals who met the sig zane 'ohana during their weeklong waikiki appearance talking story about how art, design, travel and the islands combine to influence the family of makers. if you call oahu home, the interisland travelwrights pop-up shop closes on sunday and with it your chance to scoop up limited edition offerings and other goodness (hello kites!) by the hilo label.

although distance is keeping me away (alas!), the story behind the ponoholo print debuting at ito makes me hopeful that it will become a permanent part of the collection. the starry skies that guided the native hawaiians during their navigations across the pacific are intertwined with a woven motif representing the ties that bind . . . from the canoes on which those long ago journeys were made to the connection of the zane 'ohana to their hometown.

happily, the interweb is filled with ito peeks so i gathered up a few to tempt you down to waikiki this weekend!

ito tee
hilo one duffle
ponoholo printing process

i love how screenprinting transforms a plain piece of fabric, and was delighted to discover interisland terminal posted a fascinating peek of the made in hawaii production process.

tonight, find out what sparked the creation of kuhao's art installation (6p to 8p), and remember a portion of sales from the ponoholo design benefit interisland terminal!

  • when: now to sun, jun 12th
  • where: waikiki parc hotel, 2233 helumoa road
  • pop-up shop hours: daily, 11a to 7p
  • fyi: free validated parking at hotel (valet only)

{photo credit: 1/2 - sig zane + 3/interisland terminal}


hey mama! 2011 gifting guide

popping in to share a few last minute possibilities . . .

1 - the just launched orchid collection from malie organics will delight moms who love tending to the elegant petals. {$25 and up}

2 - hardy succulents look quite refined when potted in porcelain by lanikai pot & plant. {$32.95 at owens & co.}

3 - the kala'e wallet is one of the anticipated new arrivals to sig zane's coveted line of leather goods featuring the hilo designer's signature prints. {$175}

4 - locavores will savor a fresh brewed cup of first flush green tea harvested from the slopes of the mauna kea tea farm. {$19}

5 - vintage rope salvaged from the falls of clyde keep mana pods' handblown recycled glass terrariums aloft so the petite plantings can capture some island sunshine. {$40; also stocked at super citizen in chinatown}

6 - waimea chocolate company produces artisanal chocolate macadamia nuts from ingredients grown in hawaii with varieties ranging from milk to dark and fixings like hawaiian chili pepper and black lava salt. {$8 to $21; find at sweet paradise chocolatier in wailea}


kung hee fat choy!

with the arrival of chinese new year, all the rabbits reading this, especially metal rabbits, will be delighted to peek sig zane's mama tu tees just issued for 2011.

$20 (keiki) to $28 (mama & papa). in-store & online.

p.s. if you follow the stars, here's the forecast for the year of the rabbit.