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By Sascha Koki It would be a crime to go through the holiday season and NOT mention The Nutcracker Ballet, especially since it was such a big part of my childhood. From squeaking mouse to toy solider, Chinese Tea cookie to Arabian coffee, I’ve danced through many roles growing up but my favorite (which I unfortunately never got a chance to play) was the Sugar Plum Fairy. Her beautiful lilac and powder pink tutu, graceful movements and duet with her cavalier—Sugar Plum is truly a seasonal classic and style icon. Arrive at your next holiday event in unexpected Sugar Plum hues and shine as the belle of the ball. […]
By Sascha Koki There’s dad, brother, husband, boyfriend and grandpa. The men in our lives who mean so much to us yet come holidays, you’re somehow stuck trying to figure out what to get them. Do you buy him yet another gift card to the Apple Store or add to his growing collection of ties? This year, buy him a gift from Hawaii that’ll remind him of paradise while functioning as his new favorite (and fashionable) accessory. Sport Collection – 15139 Watch, Martin & MacArthur RO Potions No.2 Vetiver, Roberta Oaks ‘Anoni Hawaiian Indigo Collection button down shirt, Reyn Spooner Fjall Raven Kanken backpack, MONO Hawaii Casa Deluxe […]
By Sascha Koki Oh, the holidays! From gingerbread cookies to apple pies ala mode, pumpkin spiced lattes to the perfect cup of spiked eggnog–when you think holiday season, cinnamon-infused sweets are everywhere! But cinnamon isn’t just great for spicing up your holiday party, it’s also extremely beneficial for your skin, hair and health. The anti-bacterial properties work wonders on acne while its high antioxidant properties are ideal for softening rough and dry skin. As a bonus, cinnamon helps to increase blood circulation which is great for stimulating hair growth, decreasing wrinkle lines and plumping your pout. Below, a few favorite DIY recipes that use cinnamon and ingredients you can […]
By Sascha Koki Happy Thanksgiving! Today is America’s national holiday for eating without a care (diet? What diet?) but tomorrow is America’s national holiday for shopping the biggest deals of the year—Black Friday. Malls will be packed, there will be long, long lines and there will be overwhelming craziness. But never fear, with a game plan, a trusty team and the right gear, you can tackle Black Friday like a pro. The Game Plan First and foremost, it’s important to have your shopping list. Who are you shopping for? Where are the best deals? What’s your budget? Which stores are you musts? If you are going to the mall, […]
By Sascha Koki This season’s hot trend is the belted scarf—a runway fashion takeaway that is easy to translate even in Hawaii’s tropical winter. Stay a step ahead of the pack with these key pieces that make the belted scarf appropriate at a luau or night on the town. Ava-Sky Gold detailed Maxi Dress, Fighting Eel Baroque Paisley cashmere scarf, Pashma Unisex Leather Rope Belt in grey, American Apparel Surplice-Front Romper, Forever 21 Find It: American Apparel, Ala Moana 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808) 951 – 8887 http://www.americanapparel.net Fighting Eel Waikiki Royal Hawaiian Center, 2301 Kalakaua Ave. (808) 738 – 9295 http://www.avaskyhawaii.com Forever 21 […]