Monday, August 27, 2012

Jolyn Clothing

Totally in love with Jolyn Clothing! I found them while randomly surfing the net for surf friendly bikini tops the other day. I just love the simplicity of their designs, their huge assortment of colors, and the fact the each separate is roughly under $35 bucks! Tack on fast, $5 shipping to Hawaii and I'm an easy sale!
Check out Jolyn HERE!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


{View from a friend's Lahaina home.}
I don't use my iPhone camera very often these days. I'm actually still living in the dark ages and have the same G3 that came out years ago.  Needless to say the camera on it is not the greatest so I prefer my even older Nikon D50. However yesterday I finally decided to clear out and download the random iPhone pics I'd been taking over the summer. Many times I just don't have my big and heavy Nikon on me and sometimes Maui is just to pretty to ignore.....
{A pot of succulents that I'm still kicking myself for not buying up in Kula.}
{Mala's Tofu Chinese Salad on random afternoon lunch date with Carlos.}
{Calm Honolua Bay on a hot summer afternoon.}
{My favorite Greek Salad from Lahaina Coolers after a surf session with Carlos.}
{The north corner of Napili Bay.}
{beach gear}
{Burrata and Cherry Toast for lunch at Honu in Lahaina.}
{View of the West Maui mountains also taken from out friends Lahaina home.}
 ALOHA from Maui

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I Love

{The simple bruschetta I made with my Hana grown Heirloom tomato and basil from my garden.}

{The pineapple I planted about 18 months ago that is FINALLY fruiting!!}

{This awesome bamboo Thai food basket I bought at Banana Wind in Lahaina. ( set of 3 for $29 )}

{Organic Coconut Palm Sugar from Big Tree Farms in Indo. Amazing in my Green Papaya Salads!}

{My simple green smoothie recipe: coconut water, frozen bananas, and fresh spinach.}

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hana Fresh Produce

{Beautiful Heirloom and tear drop tomatoes, Okra, and lilikoi!}
Check out the awesome selection of fruits and veggies given to us by friends from Hana!

Our dear friend Shawn also makes fantastic goat cheese from these happy goats!

So cute! I love goats.

We seriously need to get back to Hana soon.
 I cannot believe it has been almost year since we were out there last....

Friday, August 10, 2012


{ Calamansi pictured with Thai Galangal from the Farmer's Market in Kahalui, Maui. }

Calamansi (also know as a Golden Lime) comes from the Philippines but can also be found here in Hawaii. It resembles a miniature orange but is tart like a lime. Calamansi can easily replace lime or vinegar in almost any recipe. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

I Want

Anyone else out there completely addicted to Pinterest?
I always find the coolest things!

Here's some recent pins from "My Style" board.

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{ this beautiful butter soft bag from Baggu }

{ this gorgeous gold shark tooth necklace }

{ these Bohemian chic slippers }

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{ this white tank by Elizabeth and James }

{ This whole ensemble....}

Happy pinning!

Friday, August 3, 2012

July BirchBox

It's here! It's finally here!

Another good one of course! I'm loving the double sided lipstick and I'm a total sucker for any sort of shimmer lotion as we all know. The hot pink headphones are super cute too!

AHAVA| Purifying Mud Mask - Made with Dead Sea mus and Kaolin white clay.
Laura Geller | Double Dipped Lipstick in Caribbean Kiss. Pretty!
Manna Kadar | sheer glo shimmer lotion - To be mixed with foundation or used as a highlighter.
Oscar de la Renta | live in love - Notes of hyacinth, orchid, sandalwood and cedar. Nice and light.

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