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By Sascha Koki Sea, sun and summer fun is too good to be left at the beach. Listed below are a few stellar sea-inspired products to tide you over while you daydream about your next visit to your favorite beach. Awapuhi hair texturizing sea spray, Paul Mitchell “Ocean” handcrafted bath soap bar, Kula Herbs Excellent Soaps Indian Ocean white tea and ginger perfume oil, Indi Ocean Bungalow Glow “Seaside Pikake & Water Lily” organic coconut butter loofah soap, Bubble Shack Hawaii Soap Co. “Honolulu Sun” gentle foaming hand soap, Bath & Body Works Bath & Body Works Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808) 946 – […]
By: Sascha Koki Growing up in Hawaii typically means spending weekends, if not full summers at the beach. It’s a Hawaii-girl’s point of pride to have a curated bikini collection and mine typically overflowed from its designated dresser drawer. As locally designed swimwear became increasingly popular (and high quality), I proudly noticed that the majority of my bikinis were made or designed in Hawaii. A few of my favorite swimsuits are by ACACIA Swimwear, a local brand that was put on the sartorial map after getting featured heavily in the popular Sports Illustrated magazine’s swimwear edition and quickly becoming a staple name at the up-coming annual Cabana Show during Miami […]
By Sascha Koki Pack smart for a day at the beach with some of my favorite seaside essentials! The Hawaiian sun is no joke, especially at peak times between 10 AM to 2 PM when the sun’s at it’s hottest. Keep your skin protected with sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30, keep lips from going dry with a good lip balm and stay hydrated with a bottle of water on hand (important if you are going swimming). Of course, it never hurts to look fabulous all the while either! Silk Hydration™ Clear Mist Spray SPF 30, Hawaiian Tropic Ray Ban Wayfarer Cosmo collection, “Mars,” Sunglass Hut BKR 500mL water […]
By: Sascha Koki In Hawaii, Fourth of July means beach barbecues and firework shows galore. Celebrate America’s Independence tomorrow with summer-friendly outfits in red, white and blue that are perfect for events around the island. Fourth of July First Friday in Chinatown Look downtown chic and ready to bar hop at the monthly event. 1. Pura Vida Bracelets, Mocchin Hawaii 2. Red tunic circa 1970’s, Barrio Vintage 3. Sophia Webster™ For J. Crew “Riko” pumps in grey gunmetal, J. Crew On-the-Island Ala Moana Make a statement in stars and stripes while you claim your spot at the beach for the big show. 4. “Aloha” lips graphic tank top, Cameron […]
By: Sascha Koki A romantic Hawaiian vacation calls for a romantic treat: the couples massage. And although there are stellar couples massages aplenty, below is a list of a few favorites with unique offerings for lovebirds with various tastes. For the ultimate combination While a Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu or Swedish massage sounds more than spectacular, sometimes you just can’t choose which you’d rather have. Na Ho‘ola Spa offers the best solution for this conundrum: the Ho‘ola, a customized fusion of massage styles by therapists well versed in various techniques. My personal favorite is the “Lomiatsu,” a combination of Lomi Lomi and Shiatsu for a beautiful blend of […]
By: Sascha Koki It’s your best friend/sister’s dream destination wedding in Hawaii and you have no clue what to wear! Dress to impress with outfits that you’ll want in your wardrobe long after the wedding you’re Hawaiian Vacation is over. His Polynesian Vintage modern aloha shirt in “Blue Haze,” Reyn Spooner Dylan sunglasses in “zebrano,” Martin & MacArthur The Pacific Belt by Friday & River, Aloha Sunday Supply Co. Honolulu Lace Mesh shoes in “Tapa/Lime Peel,” OluKai Olu‘Olu pants in “Seafoam,” Reyn Spooner Hers Dreamer maxi dress, Ava Sky Cross section shell studs, Wings Hawaii Over sized zipper clutch, Jana Lam Lucy espadrille wedge shoes in “nude,” […]