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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,” […]
By: Sascha Koki Sascha Koki is the Fashion & Beauty Columnist for Hawaii-TV, a Japanese website about Hawaii by Hawaii Tourism Japan. Every Thursday (Friday in Japan), Sascha Koki shares the latest insight on Hawaii’s fashion and beauty brands, trends and events. The English translation of her latest article is posted below. * * * * * Pre-wedding pampering and grooming can be a big deal in a way that, without some planning, can turn stressful in its self. After all, you don’t want to get started too early but you also don’t want to cram everything into one day. There are many great places to go but for now, I’ll give you a […]
By: Sascha Koki Sascha Koki is the Fashion & Beauty Columnist for Hawaii-TV, a Japanese website about Hawaii by Hawaii Tourism Japan. Every Thursday (Friday in Japan), Sascha Koki shares the latest insight on Hawaii’s fashion and beauty brands, trends and events. The English translation of her latest article is posted below. * * * * * When it comes to American weddings, brides cannot go down the isle without “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” These items are often added to the bride’s outfit and are considered good luck. Whether it comes in the form of a flower, jewelry, shoes or lingerie, here are a few suggestions for “something blue” […]