carry all | giveaway

As a thank you for supporting my recent blog revamp, I’ve partnered with Samudra to host my first giveaway today. The locally owned company creates island-inspired bags and clothing popular with beach lovers across the globe. The “Mokulua Pouch,” a Samudra favorite, is a cotton canvas zip pouch featuring an image of the sun rising over the Mokulua Islands on the east side of Oahu. It’s the perfect size for toting all of your essentials, including an iPad.

Want to get your hands on it? To enter, visit Samudra’s online shop and leave a comment here telling us how you would use your pouch if you win. Please include your email address. Comments will remain open through Sunday (10 p.m. HST) and then one winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Comments are now closed. The giveaway has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone for participating! 

Categories: fashion, hawaii, water


  1. If i get this bag, I would definitely carry it all year long, doesn’t matter it’s summer or winter.

  2. I would probably use this to carry my things in my son’s diaper bag. It would be great because it looks big enough to hold lip gloss, drivers license, etc yet bright so that I can easily find it!

  3. Sooooo pretty! I don’t have an ipad just yet, but it doesn’t matter – this bag is so beautiful that I would definitely use it as a clutch.

  4. love the Mokulua pouch and the Tahiti reef pouch! id use em to organize my neverending flow of loose things in my big bags 🙂 kind of like a purse within a purse. also a nice little mini island getaway everytime you see those amazing images. xo

  5. I would be so happy to carry the beach with me all the places I go!
    Never ending beach day… thank you!

  6. Now that Iʻve started my own ohana on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island, I find myself reminiscing about the windward side of Oʻahu. The ocean, the surfbreaks, the friends and hānai ohana that I made in Kailua and Waimanalo. Having this bag will keep home close to me, and when my Lil girl asks, where this is, I can tell her the moʻolelo about the Mokulua. And soon enough she can see these wonderful islets herself. (And surf them!!!)

  7. shahnnen knox says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    It would accompany me to work, etc as I slog through dreary, rainy workdays here in Portland. Oh, to see the sun!

  8. I am loving the Mokulua T-Shirt.

  9. I would either use it to keep my art supplies safe and look hella fly and tropical in the dirty, cold streets of Philly in the winter. Or I would give it to my friend who’s from Mozambique and is missing the palm trees and beaches!

  10. Love the Mokulua and would use it everyday to get me through the winter:)

  11. I would love giving it as a gift! Or for myself it would be such a nice casual purse, maybe for a beach day!

  12. I would use this sweet bag on my next trip to the great island of Barbados, or to carry all my essentials for my future trip to Hawaii or to add a pop of color and tropical life to the dreary Montreal winter! 🙂

  13. Goregous bag and products!!! I will it use to carry my essentials at school during the bleak and rainy season in the SF Bay Area. To remind me as to why i’m going back to school (during a recession)to eventually go to PARADISE myself !!!

  14. Love their pieces – such vibrant colors. I’d use it to store some favorite little essentials + maybe as a little clutch in the summer

  15. While I love all of Samudra’s pouches – including the new feather and sea – I think the Mokulua Pouch is probably the most versatile for my life. This pouch would be perfect for day to night and would fit in my work bag during the day but could serve as a great clutch in the evening fitting my entire wallet in it still!


    Rebecca June

  16. Id be so excited to win this, itd be my new purse. Not too deep to lose my keys in but roomy enough for my money and phone to sidle over for what they usually have to sidle over for: keepsakes from nature adventures- ke iki shells, heart coral, wood roses; haribo fruit salad candy or ginger chews, little scraps of paper- grocery lists and radio lyrics i scribble down at red lights; my ipod for photo purposes, on which ive bookmarked aubreyroad; my Lipsmackers Naturals guava chapstick… Adventure awaits this special pouch, and I would treat it well!

  17. If I was to win the Mokulua pouch I would carry all my essentials in it like: coco butter, burts bees spf lip chap, sunglasses, underwater camera to KUA BAY, big island this spring on my annual trip to hawaii. Mahalo Nui Loa for the opportunity to enter this awesome give away!

  18. I would use it to keep afew special keepsakes from my family as I prepare to travel broad alone for the first time to study public health in developing countries! I am a public health student at Ohio State University and will be spending the summer studying microbes in the developing continent of Africa. In this beautiful pouch I will store things that keep me happy and make me think of home – just like the artwork on all of Samudra’s pieces – photos, my grandmother’s charm bracelet (too delicate to wear), American candies!, my phone calling card, stones from Lake Michigan, and other cozy memories!

    Love your blog!

  19. What a beautiful design! It looks perfect for traveling. I like to hold all of my tech chargers and extra batteries in another bag in my suitcase. Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. I would use it for my device accessories while traveling.

  21. These are super cute!! I miss Hawaii a bunch {I went to UH} and every time I look at this bag it reminds to me stay in the aloha spirit. I would use it to store some bikinis- you never know when you will need to make an impromptu beach stop!

  22. I would definitely use this pouch as a clutch. It looks very soft and perfect size.
    Print that makes you happy…

  23. Such a beautiful bag! I would definitely use it as a clutch for dates with my SO.

  24. I have never been a shoulder bag kind of gal, so a big clutch like this is heaven on earth! And unlike the ubiquitous black/brown clutch that is always lost in the shadows at bars, this bright little number will never be forgotten 🙂

  25. i love having smaller bags and pouches in my bag, a great way to organise and easily find what i need. i’d store a couple of small note pads and gel pens in this one 🙂

  26. I wear a lot of grey, so I’d carry this as a clutch to add a little color to my wardrobe. It’d be the perfect accessory to add just a pop of fun to any outfit.

  27. I would definately add some leather straps and make this my new favorite purse! I love the Aloha style. Love this bag! (and all of the other prints too)

  28. I would store my ipod and trinkets in one of these gorgeous bags while paddle boarding in Maui this spring!

  29. Living in a twenty four seven cold, rainy, windy and dark Belgium,
    This pouch would cast a ray of sunshine and warmth on those grey days…. twenty for seven!
    Please let me dream away!

    Thank you

  30. I would use it to hold a tablet so I can read your blog at the beach.

  31. Love the entire range! If i win I would use it to hold my phone in whilst on the beach. Its just what I need!