The Missed List - June 2012
Ah, summer. It arrived this month and, like a long-lost love, you welcomed it with open arms.
Together, you enjoy long walks on the beach, poolside cocktails and long nights of, well, summer loving. Looks like things are getting hot and heavy between you two.
This means, of course, that you were too distracted (dare we say blinded?) to stick to your daily routines. Like exercising. Taking out the garbage. Reading Lei Chic.
No sweat. We rounded up four articles you may have missed this month.
It'll be love at first site, all over again.
Designer Tiare Lawrence has been busy these past few weeks. The debut of Otaheite Hawaii, an apparel line of soft, beachy chic dresses and cover-ups, has almost completely sold out (although a few pieces are still available here). She's putting the finishing touches on a second wave of brand-new styles, available next month. And her Kihei boutique is throwing a grand opening party tonight from 6-9 p.m., featuring vintage Otaheite Aloha shirts designed by her father back in the '70s.
Join the party.
Manoa Chocolate owner Dylan Butterbaugh is literally a kid in a candy store; a candy store that also happens to be a chocolate factory he spent several years building from scratch. Since we last saw him, the 26-year-old added an online shop and is currently redesigning the biodegradable packaging to include a barcode and fit onto store shelves - stores like Whole Foods Kailua, where you might spot a Manoa Chocolate bar very soon.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and take a bite.
Pretty in Ink
The bad news: You've got just one more week to view Tattoo Honolulu, a special exhibit at Honolulu Museum of Art, or catch a movie at Doris Duke Theatre's Tattoo Film Festival. The good news: You haven't missed Don Ed Hardy. In addition to his T-shirt and book signing, the godfather of tattoos will introduce the festival's closing night film, Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World. Plus, you can still pick up fun, tattoo-inspired finds at the Honolulu Academy of Art Shop, even after the exhibit closes.
Wear your art on your sleeve.
Pick of the Litter
Two weeks ago, more than 200 volunteers removed nearly 3,000 pounds of trash and beach debris from Diamond Head coast. Eight trash bags worth got recycled, and a handful will be upcycled into more eye-catching beach debris jewelry for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Your next chance to score a pair (and help a worthy cause in the process) is next Thursday, July 5th, at the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki. Volunteers will be cleaning up the remnants of Independence Day celebrations at around noon.
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