Category Archives: Everything Else…

Custom Bridesmaids’ Jewelry

I was elated when a bride recently contact me through this blog to design her bridesmaids’ jewelry.  A local girl from Oahu, she’ll be getting married this fall at a resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Her … Continue reading

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Blueberry Tart, Yum!

You would think that living in a tropical climate, my children would indulge in local fruit.  Mango, pineapple, maybe even papaya? No. They prefer really expensive fruit shipped from other places. So, we now have eight pounds of blueberries in … Continue reading

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Inspired by “The Russian”

Every time I catch the last episodes of Sex and the City’s “An American Girl In Paris”, I can’t help but lust after the diamond necklace presented to Carrie by the Russian. I created these two necklaces, inspired by that … Continue reading

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Focaccia with fresh tomato checca

When people find out I used to live in California, the first question they ask is “What do you miss the most?” Well, other than my family and friends (and Trader Joe’s) I miss the Grilled Rosemary Chicken Sandwich from … Continue reading

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Kahili Special Deal #1

A simple sparkly bauble is the perfect summer accessory. This necklace is available in three lengths as well as sterling silver and gold-filled.  Inventory is very limited, so snap yours up! Offer available to US residents only. Sold out! Mahalo, … Continue reading

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A Garden of Eden in Hilo…

One of my favorite places to meander is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Onomea Bay. I  head out on a sunny day and make sure that my digital camera is ready to go. Of the several trails, my favorite … Continue reading

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Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

Getting a pedicure, the natural way… A honu sunbathing…

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Sea glass jewelry

When my sister, aka Beachgemming, asked me several years ago if any of the beaches around me had sea glass, I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. I’m so glad she introduced me to it, because “beachgemming” … Continue reading

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Hula in Hilo

The Merrie Monarch Festival, the internationally acclaimed hula competition, is in full swing. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets, I’m jealous. Fortunately, there are plenty of free demonstrations in Hilo to satisfy my hula craving. We had a wonderful … Continue reading

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I covet a nap…

 “I want a nap.” That’s what I thought when I was looking through my friend Rob’s honeymoon pictures. Rob and Helen had never been to the Big Island, so I helped plan their honeymoon getaway. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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