Heirlooms
Posted on January 13th, 2021 by paularath

After ten months of COVID-19 and the changes we have made to the way we are living, our closets probably look (or at least feel) quite different to us. We are undoubtedly doing a lot more shopping in our closets now, and when we do seek something fresh and new, I hope we are seeking
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Posted on January 6th, 2021 by paularath

Before shopping for a quality garment, there are a few helpful questions to ask yourself: How does it feel? If it feels rough or scratchy or it pokes, squishes or prods your body, don’t buy it. A wool sweater may itch. A sexy bra may cut into your shoulders or boobs. A polyester shirt may
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Posted on September 28th, 2020 by paularath

One of my greatest pleasures is reading the Sunday New York Times, cappuccino in hand, at a luxuriously leisurely pace. The first section I read is, naturally, The Style Section. Today I loved┬áVanessa Friedman‘s take on Italy’s Fashion Week (bravo to Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons), Philip Galanes to-the-point advice on matters such as etiquette
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Posted on August 10th, 2020 by paularath

Although it’s disappointing to have another shut down of some of our favorite places to relax or recoil from the coronavirus world (for me, the pool and the pickleball courts), there is an oasis to which we can escape and find a bit of rest and restoration: HoMA, the Honolulu Museum of Art. Jerry and
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Posted on July 16th, 2020 by paularath

I often wonder what it was like for my grandparents, Ragna Helsher and James Arthur Rath, when they arrived in Honolulu in 1905. So I did a little homework, and here are some random observations regarding that time: The city of Honolulu wasn’t incorporated until July 1, 1905. King Street was a muddy, unpaved road
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