A fresh crop of pineapple-inspired designs
Pineapple of My Eye
The recent fashion weeks just heralded the start of spring around the world, but we in the aina recognize seasons by the type of fruit they bear (summer? You mean mango season). Of course, in Hawaii, every season is pineapple season, we're all about a pineapple a day keeping the doctor away.
How do you like them pineapples?
1 - Tiffany Chou Love + Pineapples jewelry
The Maui-native’s 2014 line gives new meaning to the word “Maui Gold.” We love the “Yes I Like Pina Colada” necklace with delicate pineapple charm, and matching studs in appropriately harvest-rich gold. Necklace, $60, and Earrings, $44, tiffanychou.com.
Spread the bounty by sending friends and family treats in Shop Toast’s precious birch containers. They’re covered in an abstract pineapple skin pattern in soft green, orange or pink, and topped with a birch veneer “crown.” $6.80 each or $30.80 for a set of five, SoHa Living, Kahala Mall, 591-9777.
3 - Kaypee Soh Pineapple Pillow
Not all pineapples have to come with the prickles. These linen pillows with colorful, regal print have a feather/down insert: uber soft, with just the right amount of sweet. $130, Kaypee Soh Honolulu, Ward Centers, 593-8780.
4 - Falconwright Leather Mini Pouch
Go monochrome with your plantation pick and grab this black-and-white pouch, perfect for holding your emergency cash and gloss and understated enough to stash in both your beach and work bags. Online, it also comes in a soft spring-appropriate shade of pink accented with mint green. $39, Hana Hou, 164 Kamehameha Highway, Hilo, (808) 935-4555 or on falconwright.com.
5 - Wonderland Honolulu Pina Crop Top
Looking to go more head-to-toe Dole? Wonderland Honolulu’s top adds a pom pom border and barely-there straps to show off your soon-to-be-summer golden glow. Homecoming, 12 S. King St. #104, 536-6000. Or Wonderland Honolulu’s Etsy Shop.