Saturday, August 30, 2008

10 things I did today:

1. swam in the ocean
2. folded laundry
3. ate french bread with ricotta cheese and olive tapenade
4. took a walk
5. watched half of Project Runway
6. got a sunburn
7. ordered french toast in a cheesy diner
8. surfed the web
9. thought about decorating ideas for Ava's room
10. got a hug from Ryan

One thing I should have done today but didn't:
1. take a picture

Friday, August 29, 2008

back to school

I always liked the first day of school when I was a kid. I remember not being able to sleep the night before or waking up really early because I was so excited. One of my favorite things about going back to school was getting to pick a new outfit for the first day (and taking the obligatory photo in said outfit on the porch before we left home). Were I fortunate enough to be going back to school this year, this is what I would buy:

fall fashion

is this not the cutest little truck/bus/van hybrid ever?

Date: August 20, 2008
Location: Hale'iwa, Hawaii

Thursday, August 28, 2008

don't be blue

In the shop now.


We finally got our bikes all put together and took them out for a ride along the coast yesterday.

sweet figments

I've started a guest blogging gig over at Sweet Figments. I'll be posting every Thursday about all things vintage. See my first post about vintage fall footwear here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

(as promised) another haiku

Who Moved My Proton Pack?
(or The Case of the Unexpected Ecto Wagon)
We saw some great stuff.
Where to begin? I guess here:
Who you gonna call?

for Emily

Saturday, August 23, 2008

so sick

My head aches, my nose runs, and my ears ring. Ugh.

Friday, August 22, 2008

manoa falls

Thursday, August 21, 2008

turtle beach

According to a guy on the beach, sea turtles can swim up to 30 mph.

more sightseeing

Yesterday we set off in search of the Byodo-In Buddhist Temple - a replica of the famous 900 year old Byodo-In located in Japan. This one is situated way off the road with a backdrop of green cliffs, and is surrounded by Japanese gardens and koi ponds. The setting is perfectly serene and beautiful. We spent a while there walking around and sitting by the pond to feed the fish and birds.


After we'd finished up at the temple, we had planned to make our way to the beach, but became sidetracked when we saw signs for the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens. The gardens didn't end up being as exciting as we'd hoped - just a little pathway that led down to a lake. But the cute little fish signs pointing the way more than made up for the lack of botanical-ness (for me anyway).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

meet charlie

For a paltry ten cents, Charlie will offer you a ride on his back (provided you are between the ages of six months and five years). Charlie resides in Waimanalo and is 55 years old.

Monday, August 18, 2008

good times

We've been having so much fun galivanting with our most delightful visitor, that I haven't had a chance to post anything lately. Here's a quick snippet of what we've been up to.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

now offering authentic hawaiian experiences

My lovely cousin Emily has come for a visit (hooray!), and on the way home from the airport we saw a man playing a ukulele while driving. Though I don't necessarily condone this sort of behavior (could be quite risky, no?), I am taking it as a sign that her stay will be a good one.

sign of the times

Apparently pizza orders can be made via text now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

looking to unload some cash?

If I had all the money in the world, you can bet I'd be rushing out to snap up a print (or a dozen) of one of these paintings from Las Vegas based artist Amy Sol. So pretty.

I would settle for having this girl's hair.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

proof positive

What I had for lunch yesterday:


What I had for lunch today:


minus the

Like I say, the food situation gets pretty dire around here when Ryan isn't around to take care of things.

Images via wikipedia & Mr Weever's Blog

Saturday, August 9, 2008

last night


Magic Island at Ala Moana Park

More Info:
Pig Racing
High Flying Trapeze Act
Funnel Cake & Deep Fried Twinkies
Giant Slide
Hula Performances
Backyard Circus
Puppett Parade
Roller Coaster



I love when Ryan has the day off as we eat incredibly well when he is in charge of the cooking. It's a far cry from the leftover frozen pizza that I generally resort to.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

plenty o' purses

These beauties are in the shop now.

I love this

image via Tate Online
Cy Twombly, Quattro Stagiono: Autunno

If you're lucky enough to be in London now through September 14th, you should definitely see the exhibition of Cy Twombly's works at the Tate Modern.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

our town

Monday, August 4, 2008

queen street

on our way to dinner