Kumu Hula: Roots and Branches (book review)

by Misty on September 12, 2012

Kumu Hula Roots and Branches (Island Heritage, 2011) by Dr. Ishmael Stagner is one of the most comprehensive books about the art and history of hula. It’s the story of hula from an insiders intimate perspective. Uncle Ish …

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2010 Holiday Giveaway: Waikīkī, Magic Beside the Sea

by Alex on December 23, 2010

Congratulations to Yoonmee for winning Sun and Rain by Stephanie Feeney and a bonus money fold book!  Remember, even if you’ve won a book feel free to comment to enter and win again.  All winners are chosen at random using …

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Happy Birthday HBB! + Book Giveaway

by Alex on June 19, 2010

It’s an HBB Birthday, but before we start to celebrate, Misty and I want to thank you all for your continuous support.

Two years ago today, Misty brought to creation one of her many grand ideas.  She noticed that there …

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March is Arts & Crafts Month!

by Misty on March 31, 2010

Whew! March was a busy month for us and this last week there seemed to be a void in motivation on my part. But it’s only the 31st so it’s not quite over yet and I have one more day …

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Homemade valentines!

by Misty on February 10, 2010

There’s something to be said for the simple things in life. Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most, and the humblest of gifts are better than the expensive, ostentatious ones. Like in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” when Paul engraves …

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Riding Mountains–A review of some surf related books

by Misty on January 14, 2010

Coming out of the recent 25th Eddie Aikau Memorial Surf Competition and the Billabong Pipeline Masters 2009, this surf season’s swells are still making headlines. Most recently it’s the 30ft monsters making their way to the North Shore that are …

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