Got a chance to recently visit one of Waikiki’s newest hotspots – Urban Outfitters! It’s Hawai’i’s first UO and not only is it filled with it’s share of local designed goods, it’s got the coziest little corner nook that was worthy of a spot on this here blog! It’s modern rattan furniture, wooden plant stands, funky pillows & rugs and tropical fauna make for the perfect little corner. Not to mention the glass windows that front Waikiki’s infamous Kalakaua Avenue which make for the ideal people watching perch.
URBAN OUTFITTERS, WAIKIKI
2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Here’s a festive, inexpensive way to get into the Fall spirit.
What you’ll need:
Double sided tape
Gold paint pen
With all the technology available, there are a few things we like to do the old school way. Filing recipes is one of them! If you’ve got butter fingers like yours truly, all electronic devices should remain far, far away from the kitchen rather than front and center in the confetti of flour and coconut.
There is something nostalgic about a hand written recipe. Whether it was passed down from your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa, it’s a piece of history that you can recreate. Grandma’s andagi. Aunty’s chicken long rice. Mom’s legendary pumpkin crunch. Whatever it is, let’s keep these tasty memories going for generations to come.
Print them up for your own use, or as a gift. Handwrite some of your own special recipes for a new bride or a include in a gift basket along with the ingredients needed. Most importantly, do all your cooking with aloha and your kitchen will always be blessed. Find the free download here! Recipe Cards 3×5
We LOVE when our readers share their DIY projects! Our 10-year old friend Mya shared these photos of her ombre canvas beachy wall art pieces. Please send us pictures of your Hawaiian Style Hale DIY projects, we’d love to share them here.
They look fabulous up in your new bedroom, great job Mya! You can find the link to the DIY tutorial here.
What you’ll need:
Any size blank canvas (you can create a collection of similar sized pieces or mix it up with a variety of shapes and sizes. We found ours at Ross)
Water based acrylic paint
Paint palette (or plastic plate)
Start with a blank canvas. To create the ombre background, start with the base color (darkest color) first. Once you paint the first color, add white to your palette to lighten the color. Paint your next layer. You can use a bit of water on your brush to help the colors blend and transition smoothly. Continue to add white to the same palette creating a lighter and lighter shade.
Once your background has dried (maybe an hour or so in a well-ventilated area) start on your main image. For this set, we did matching whimsical mama and mini sea urchins, cone shells and starfish with plain white paint. Be creative and make them your own. These are going to look fabulous up in our guest bathroom!