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Ah Hawaii... I hate to leave you

when I visit. Nothing compares in my book so it's important to savor every moment. I always return with souvenirs and when I can't fit it all in my suitcase, I find a way to recreate the vibe back home. This last trip was extra special as my brother got married on the most insanely idyllic beach I've ever encountered. Check out Lanikai in Kailua, Oahu.

Congratulations Frank & Kim! 

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Acapulco multi lounge chair
Acapulco multi lounge chair

This is so chic and at CB2! Also pretty in pink.

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Isabel Marant slides
Isabel Marant slides

comfy cozy fancy "shower shoes"

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Eat Local
Eat Local

I always try to sample a something from all of the amazing food trucks around these days. The Aloha Plate happens to be all over the west coast now and claims fame for being on the Food Network. Try the plate lunch.

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Acapulco multi lounge chair
Acapulco multi lounge chair

This is so chic and at CB2! Also pretty in pink.

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Warm body oil. Owners Winnie Beattie & Rob Magnotta from Warm in New York describe it as "a day at the beach, salt, sand, grit, sweat, suntan lotion, warm skin kissed by the sun, bohemian holiday, on vacation". Or In one word sexy! 

Chloe Resort 2015 looking super chic and carrying forward the island life vibe.

Palm leaf porcelain serving dishes by Houzz look pretty nested together or filled individually with dried fruit & nuts.

 

Leilani Bishop Fragrance Collection
Leilani Bishop Fragrance Collection

Fragrance oil 10ml

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Carnevale Studio
Carnevale Studio

I'm coveting this bungee chair. Comes in other juicy colors too

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Vintage crochet bag
Vintage crochet bag

Mine's an oldiie but you can check Ebay or Polyvolre for others

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Leilani Bishop Fragrance Collection
Leilani Bishop Fragrance Collection

Fragrance oil 10ml

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aloha & mahalo  ​

This is me in a vintage dress  

by Tracey Feith. I seem to pull it out at least once a summer.

 
Musician Israel Nash
Musician Israel Nash

He's got Rain Plans coming out mid August 2014. Check it out!

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Me & Israel Nash
Me & Israel Nash

Live at the Crocodile in Seattle

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Musician Israel Nash
Musician Israel Nash

He's got Rain Plans coming out mid August 2014. Check it out!

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Missoni crochet bikini
Missoni crochet bikini

Oh how I only wish I could take credit for this ass!

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Pucci Fall  2014
Pucci Fall 2014

Bold flowers and high contrast colors look great for Fall.

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Lanikai Beach
Lanikai Beach

Hands down the most beautiful beach. in Kailua on the windward side of Oahu.

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Missoni crochet bikini
Missoni crochet bikini

Oh how I only wish I could take credit for this ass!

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Macrame is back for home and now totally sophisticated. I'm always on Etsy and Ebay searching for wallhangings and plant holders that instantly make anywhere feel beachy.

Visit the He'eia Pier General Store & Deli in Kaneohe, Oahu. Everyone swears by their naturally raised beef burgers. Eat local always! This beautifully displayed dish is what my brother Frank and his wife Kim ate on their recent honymoon on the Big Island in Kona. Mango encrusted Mahi Mahi. over Okinawan sweet potato topped with mango salsa. Almost too pretty to eat. 

This is Israel Nash my new favorite musician. He doesn't play the yukalele (or even from Hawaii) but instead has an indie roadhouse 70's vibe. The album Rainplans will be released this August. I'm totally obsessed and  couldn't stop listening to him while soaking up the sun.

Here's a painting by Josef Albers from his leaf studies done at some point in the 1920's. Although not in the style Albers is typically known for, all sharp angels and squares, it still truly reflects his  strong  sense of color and composition. 

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