Yearly Archives
2021
Posted on May 28th, 2021 by paularath

Remember when I used to give mall talks at Ala Moana Moana Center and Kahala Mall about how to pack for a long trip? Following the talks, I would write a story on the subject, incorporating ideas from my audiences. Well, this is not one of those. This is from a story I found in
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Posted on May 4th, 2021 by paularath

There have been a lot of downsides to being a UH student during COVID-19. But for the fortunate seniors in the UH-Manoa Fashion Production class (FDM 430), one significant benefit has landed in their laps: the opportunity to be taught be one of the nation’s most prolific and prized fashion show producers. Lynne O’Neill, who
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Posted on April 26th, 2021 by paularath

My long time readers may remember that buying local has always been a high priority for me. My “Wear Aloha” initiative, introduced at Washington Place in 2011, asked people to wear at least one thing that is made in Hawaii every time they step out of their home. It could be an entire outfit, a
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Posted on April 20th, 2021 by paularath

Many textile scholars claim that the art of textile weaving began in Peru. Having heard several lectures in Santa Fe in the ’90s, and read a few magazine articles on the subject, I have come to believe this may well be true. So when our Antarctica cruise stopped at the Peruvian port of Pisco, I
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Posted on April 12th, 2021 by paularath

Today is National Pet Day, so I thought I would share with you a bit about living with our cat, Heidi. We adopted Heidi at the Hawaiian Humane Society last July. She was about five weeks old at the time. The urge to once again own a cat came, predictably, in the midst of COVID-19
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