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Posted on December 6th, 2019 by paularath

For more than 15 years, since 1998, I started shopping for Christmas in August, at the Made in Hawaii Festival. That’s because I compiled a special gift list and wrote a Black Friday centerpiece story for The Honolulu Advertiser, with a focus on buying only made in Hawaii gifts for friends and family. While it
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Posted on October 4th, 2019 by paularath

Remember these classic children’s books? These particular books are treasured editions, probably about 100 years old. Ron Irwin is giving them away at his store, Indige Design, in Kaimuki. They belonged to his great grandmother. Hurry to the store if you are a book lover, or know a book lover who would appreciate these very
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Posted on October 2nd, 2019 by paularath

The Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiian Show was given a treasure trove of ’60s and ’70s fashions from an anonymous Aunty. More than 200 garments! Look for them at tables 72, 73, 6 and 7 at the show on Sunday. These fashions of the times are the real deal. If you recognize
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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 June 13th, 2019 by paularath

Whew! It has taken me several years, but I have finally found the perfect swimsuit to wear when I’m swimming laps. I had a favorite swimsuit for several years; I bought three of them in succession and loved them until the company started having “my” suit made in China with inferior fabric and sewing. Next
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