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December 2013
Posted on December 17th, 2013 by paularath

It can be really difficult to find a good looking long sleeved men’s aloha shirt, so when I find one, I want to shout it out. Long sleeved aloha shirts require at least three yards of fabric, while short sleeved ones can be made from the standard sarong size of 2.2 meters. The longer sleeves
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Posted on December 15th, 2013 by paularath

  Liz Ambrose of Hilo is, in her words, “obsessed with indigo.” I so get that! As regular readers know, I am in love with indigo. It’s just such a soul-satisfying thing to get my hands into a vat of the magical navy dye! Liz is an artist, textile designer and indigo dyer who is
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Posted on December 13th, 2013 by paularath

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is one of Maui’s very special places. A treasure trove of art and artisans, the serene Upcountry cluster of buildings is an art school and art center that benefits the entire Maui community. Always innovative, the Hui invites artists and curators to show, and sometimes to stay. (It’s not exactly
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Posted on December 12th, 2013 by paularath

Imagine this: a necklace with your BFF’s signature recreated as a permanent pendant. Or how about a fiance’s favorite word? Or Tutu’s grandchild’s name? Or a meaningful symbol or logo? Ask and ye shall receive. Former Honolulu girl and Punahou grad, jewelry designer┬áMisa Hamamoto (now based in L.A. and working with celebs and stylists) will
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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by paularath

I think a lot of island women are going to celebrate Pantone‘s choice for Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid. Purple is a shade favored by many women in Hawaii. Lilac, violet, lavender, deep purple – from the subtle violets of hand painted vintage kimonos to bright purple blossoms on a bold Hawaiian print
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