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tribal gathering

sending happy hellos to wherever you may be tonight! much to my delight the tribal trend has been inspiring more than a few island designers which makes my inner boho swoon.

on the chance you might share my crush, gather 'round for a little show & tell of a few favorites collected during my interweb wanderings . . .

1 - designer sierra dew's hand hammered aztec earrings update the feathery look with metal mystique.

2 - wings hawaii transforms a vintage belt buckle rubbing into a trio of handcut thunderbird designs.

3 - the mystical agates found in modern philosophy's tribal chevron rings promise to rebalance your aura and help you find your way in life and love.


aloha friday scoop

the fashionista's market ticket booth has reopened and invites local twihards to swoon together when bella and edward exchange i do's during a private screening of breaking dawn in november. the ultimate girls movie night out promises a pre-party, pupus, gift bags, a limited edition tee, and more.

  • when: fri, nov 18th @ ward consolidated theatres
  • tix: $25 to $35 (available in-store or by phone)

with summer vacation all pau, kai boutique has just reopened shop in a new location welcoming rockabella jewels & exclusive hinu sparkle to its mix of local labels and seaside style.

  • where: 319 hahani plaza, kailua
  • shop hours: mon to thu, 10a to 6p | fri/sat, 10a to 7p | sun, 11a to 6p

on sunday, pop by mu'umu'u heaven and say hello to photographer and surf cinematographer dave homcy, september's featured artist at the shop gallery.

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hello honi honi!

while watching the oprah show finale yesterday, i had an a-ha moment about today's post during lady o's message of finding your calling. readers who have been following the wings hawaii story know how the line started in the mid-aughties with just a handful of screenprinted goods sold at first friday and the occasional craft fair. handmade jewelry soon followed and, after a move from honolulu to maui, their flagship boutique eventually relocated from its upcountry outpost to the buzzy boho charm of paia town.

the stars always have a way of aligning if you are lucky enough to discover and step down the path meant just for you, and it certainly seems like the universe is smiling upon becky, melody and sam with every little expansion of their indie empire. with the ocean only a few blocks from their shop, a swimwear collection seemed to be patiently waiting for a silhouette to be refined and given the wings stamp of approval. lo and behold, sam found a way to combine the effortless prettiness the label is known for while allowing ladies to hit the waves without hesitation.

while the first glimpses of honi honi arrived last year, the mix and match lineup recently welcomed new styles to celebrate its online debut this spring. handmade for mermaids who appreciate playful patterns and the versatility of reversability, racerback and criss cross tops joined the original bandeau offering which coordinate with bottoms cut to flatter yet leave just enough to the imagination . . . happy news if super flirty brazilian styles make you blush.

join me in the cabana for a peek, won't you?

polka dots * houndstooth
riviera * scales

it is so delightful to see three friends start with a small idea, embrace all the possibilities, and find success and lots of goodness along the way!

while you can expect patterns to change with the seasons, honi honi's bikinis and maillots are designed to fit lovelies of many sizes including curvier physiques. (sam noted that a large will fit up to a size 13 or a small d cup.)

meet your favorite swim look in the online shop or say hello to the wings 'ohana at their indie storefront:

  • where: 71 baldwin avenue, paia
  • shop hours: mon to fri, 9a to 4p & sat/sun, 9a to 1p

are you inspired to listen to those little whispers and say hello to a new adventure?

p.s. in addition to their design and shop duties, the wings 'ohana also publish inspire, a new-ish quarterly read covering local loveliness. find a copy at the shop or click over to facebook to peek pages from the latest issue.


aloha friday scoop

ever the romantic, my plan was to type out the scoop while waiting for the royal wedding, however slumber wooed me just before the ceremony's 3a west coast start time. yawn. luckily, i awoke just in time to see the beautiful bride make her way to westminster abbey to meet her prince. alas, burning the midnight oil found me bleary-eyed as the scoop's deadline approached so my hearty apologies for today's exceptionally tardy post.

greenroom hawaii's first anniversary festivities include a love for japan auction featuring artwork by christie shinn, heather brown, kat reeder, and more.

on sunday, first sister maya soetoro-ng shares and signs her new children's book ladder to the moon, a story inspired by her mom, when she stops by mu'umu'u heaven.

find loveliness for your mama during the mom's day party at olive boutique. enjoy 10% storewide savings plus photo booth snapshots ($10) and treats & mimosas while you shop.

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sweet nothings 2011 - take two

cupid inspired a few valentine pretties to add kisses of sparkle to the day . . .

1 - modern philosophy's golden nuggets wrapped around pink leather channel healing energy with bohemian elegance. (custom pieces and gift certificates also available)

2 - the pa'ina earrings made by the big island's kahili creations mingle pink sapphires with golden lotus petals. ($49)

3 - the muted hues of the ruby fade bracelet by catherine weitzman in honolulu ships for 20% off *and* complimentary earrings with secret code lovers11 ($115; expires: wed, feb 9th - offer applies to entire online shop)

find more shimmer designed to romance after the jump!

4 - save 25% off all hinu jewelry including this gorgeous glowing handhammered heart. (secret code: hinugift; expires: mon, feb 14th. inquire about expediated shipping on custom orders for valentine's day)

5 - the gentle curves of wings hawaii's forever ring can be resized with a simple adjustment. ($85)

6 - green amethyst softly sparkles in a sterling silver setting by maui designer kira ferrer. ($87)

p.s. shop your wishlist to save 35% on rockabella jewels with secret code xoxo (expires: mon, feb 14th) and all valentine styles are currently 14% off at noelani designs .