May Newsletter

May Newsletter

I look at my jewelry as an extension of me.  Each piece handcrafted and instilled with deep intentions.
Mahalo Piha Kanaka Economy Development Alliance

Mahalo Piha Kanaka Economy Development Alliance

kanakaeconomy.org/blog/21-degrees-north-designs YOU AND YOUR OHANA   What is your name? Brooke...
2020: A year to remember or a year to forget

2020: A year to remember or a year to forget

Hindsight may be 20:20.....but I think many people would rather forget 2020.
Itʻs been a tumultuous year for SO MANY reasons!!
"Black Friday"

"Black Friday"

In the United States, we all know about "Black Friday"....the deals, the HUGE sales, the long li...
........or did I get it from my dad?

........or did I get it from my dad?

As I mentioned in my previous blog post....both of my parents were exceptional Hawaii artists. My...
Kuleana Mask Chains

Kuleana Mask Chains

Kuleana.... a uniquely Hawaiian value, loosely translates to "responsibility". The word kuleana ...
I got it from my mama......

I got it from my mama......

I grew up playing with scraps of Hawaiian print fabric that were strewn about beneath my mom's cu...
wan·der·lust - pt 1

wan·der·lust - pt 1

wan·der·lust - pt 1

Growing up on an island that is only 44 miles long and 30 miles wide, I developed the overwhelming urge to travel, see other places and experience other cultures.

Taking Back Summer

Taking Back Summer

Itʻs hard to believe that 1/2 of 2020 has already slipped by...all apparently while we were quara...
Getting through "staying at home"

Getting through "staying at home"

In unprecedented times, how do we stay creative or motivated? Everyone has different techniques o...
Happy Motherʻs Day - Hauʻoli lā Makuahine

Happy Motherʻs Day - Hauʻoli lā Makuahine

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, usually as a p...
May Day is Lei Day

May Day is Lei Day

The origins of May Day celebrations can be traced back to ancient rituals mainly in European coun...
Stay Home - Shop Local

Stay Home - Shop Local

Hawaii has always supported and shopped local when possible.  Now more than ever, local busines...
This is Me....pt 2......Makaha - the early days

This is Me....pt 2......Makaha - the early days

Childhood days were waking up and scrambling across the reef to Aki beach or running on the steaming hot blacktop road to Makaha surfing beach. Stopping every so often to try to cool our blistering feet on the dry grass on the side of the road....