7. INSTEAD OF: Tiki-printed beach towel // Upgrade to: Pieces of Me 20 by 20 inch pillow covers, $34 each, Sugarcane, 1137 11th Ave. Ste. 101, 739-2263. // on the model: Modern Mechanic’s chambray shirt, $115, Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St., 428-1214.
It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.