Paiko, “Honolulu’s botanical boutique,” is one of my most favorite shops in Hawaii. Their book, ‘OHI How to Gather and Arrange Flora, by Tamara Rigney and photographed by Mariko Reed, is a gorgeous floral feast for the eyes. I turn to it for inspiration often.

Categories: hawaii, home, words


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Last month, a much dreaded milestone birthday ultimately gave way to gratitude for an epic azn meal with people I love, followed by a summer Friday so glorious I have yet to even begin to digest its 12 hours of North Shore greatness. Thank you so much to my loved ones for making it happen. Best birthday ever.

Categories: hawaii, water

quiet time


Wishing you (and me) a peaceful weekend.

+ Thank you to my sister for the new vase and happy day to all the moms out there. You’re some of my favorite people in the world.

Categories: hawaii, home