Home Style & Entertaining

Island style living

Posted on July 17th, 2019 by paularath

This just in from my indigo dyeing friend Linda Ryan of Over the Blue Horizon:¬†There’s a home decor event coming to Kailua Town this Sunday, July 21st, and it will feature 50+ vendors. It’s the brainchild of entrepreneur Danielle Sherman, whom you may remember as the founder of Social Wahines and Startup Weekend. She’s a
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Posted on July 10th, 2019 by paularath

It’s easy to imagine that art shows simply, well, HAPPEN. The artist paints a painting or prints a print or puts a watercolor wash on a sketch and – poof! – it appears on a wall in a show or gallery. Ummm, not exactly. A lot of thought, planning and labor go into the preparation
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Posted on May 28th, 2019 by paularath

In my Nia dance class Friday night at Still and Moving Center, Krista Hiser set the evening’s theme as “bowls.” She talked about bowls full, not empty. And about what bowls full of joy and happiness mean to her. I found myself dancing with a full heart and open mind. As it happens, bowls have
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Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by paularath

In 2005, I wrote a story in The Honolulu Advertiser about a new line of Polynesian clothing called Pili. In my lede, I wrote that Pili means to cling, hold tight, or bring together.¬† http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Jan/10/il/il02a.html Today, in 2019, the “bring together” part of Pili has special significance. That’s because Pili is bringing a family back
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Posted on April 6th, 2019 by paularath

I have recently returned to acrylic painting. For quite awhile I’ve struggled with watercolors. When traveling, watercolors are by far the most practical medium. All you need is a little (or even tiny) palette of paint pans, a pad of watercolor paper, a few brushes and you’re good to go. It’s easy to paint anywhere
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