June 9th, 2012 / posted by paularath


It’s not easy to find the perfect gift for an uber-cool dad who’s into fashion.

Look no further than I AM., the hip little boutique owned by fashion and jewelry designer and hair stylist Richie Miao.

Richie’s summer collection for his line Loveizm offers original silhouettes that can be draped and molded by men of style to suit their own body types and sartorial styles.

Find I AM. at:
Honolulu, HI, 96814

I usually find street parking with no problem but they’ll validate  if you park in the Blackfield Building.

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Saturday, June 9th – Jack Daniel’s Gentlemen Jack Bottle Engraving

Sunday, June 10thJack Daniel’s Gentlemen Jack and Woodford Reserve Bottle Engraving

  • Jack Daniel’s Gentlemen Jack and Woodford Reserve Bottle Engraving
  • Whole Foods Kahala
  • 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Purchase a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Gentlemen Jack or Woodford Reserve at Whole Foods Kahala and have it customized for Father’s Day.
  • http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/honolulu/

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Photo courtesy of Martin & MacArthur



Hand-rolled Cigar Demonstration

To celebrate the introduction, Martin & MacArthur will host Kauai Cigar Company’s Tai Erum, who will demonstrate the hand-rolling technique used for  the exclusive Makaleha cigar and answer questions about the cultivation of Hawaiian tobacco and cigar-making. The demonstration will take place in the Ala Moana Center store on Saturday, June 16, from noon to 5 p.m. Tai is Kauai Cigar Company’s operations manager.

The humidor incorporates Martin & MacArthur’s prized curly koa with mahogany splines to reinforce the joints and add a decorative design element. The humidor is fully lined (top and bottom) with aromatic Spanish cedar from the Martin & MacArthur private stock. The passive humidor (requiring no batteries or electricity) features a humidifier placed below a vented bottom panel of Spanish cedar that keeps cigars at a constant humidity. The humidor also imparts a fragrant aroma to the cigars, while keeping them safely stored and preserved.

For Father’s Day, Martin & MacArthur is also introducing exclusive Makaleha cigars, handmade  with premium tobacco grown at the base of the Makaleha Mountain in Kapaa, Kau’ai. The aromatic flavor of the Makaleha is unlike anything else in the world, reminiscent of the Cuban tobacco from which they originated, but nurtured in Kauai’s rich volcanic soil. They are sold singly or in a wooden box in three-, six- and 20-packs.

During June the humidor is available exclusively at the Ala Moana Center store. The cigars are available at all 10 statewide locations, but quantities vary.

Martin & MacArthur’s private stock of koa wood is harvested from fallen trees on private estates on the Big Island.

The Martin & MacArthur humidor is priced at $750. Cigars begin at $17.90 for a single cigar, but are also available in packs of three, six or 20.

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Photo courtesy of Martin & MacArthur



Another gift idea for that very special kama’aina dad: A koa watch. Martin & MacArthur introduced these last year as they began designing their extensive accessories collection. There’s a style to suit every dad.

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Lanikai Bath & Body has some wonderful soaps, lotions, shampoos and even hand sanitizers to suit discriminating dads. And through Monday there’s a gift with purchase.

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Okay, it’s not from a local designer or store but it is a great idea for dad….and it’s really inexpensive. Get him a magazine he loves to sneak a peek at in the book store but somehow never buys for himself. He’ll love you for it every month when it arrives in the mail.

– Paula Rath


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Steela Castle
September 28th, 2012 at 7:19 am

These look so great and unique ideas. Dad is sure to feel very special with anyone of these beautiful ideas.Men have complicated taste in gifts unlike women. So, you would have to think for the gift that is suitable for him. There are different sites on the web which can provides such good ideas like http://www.giftideaspro.com/gift-ideas-for-dad/.

Alice Gracia
October 30th, 2012 at 9:10 am

Apart from gifting a watch, soaps and lotions to your father ,a pair of socks also proves to be an unforgettable gift on a special occasion of Father’s day
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