Impress Your Guests with a Tropical Spread That’s Brimming with Good Taste, Fresh Picks and Festive Spirits

Tropic like it’s hot.


11 20 S2 S3 Holiday Tablescape

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



This holiday season, celebrations are bound to be more intimate. Families and friends are finding cozy, creative ways to keep the cheers (and beers) flowing. Jumping on the party-train-of-thought, we came up with an easy-to-do plan that turns your patio table into a Hawai‘i-inspired feast for the eyes and ‘ōpū. Our main goal: Support local. Everything featured comes from community businesses that supply us with stylish, tasty and useful items that brighten our homes, dinner tables and everyday lives. With that said, it’s time to shindig-in.



Invest in festive décor that stays with you or goes home with your guests. Throw pillows and poufs (used as outdoor floor seats) jazz up living room areas. Reusable utensil settings and fresh florals can be take-home surprises.



Mango, watermelon, poke, strawberries, maki sushi

market price


Maika‘i sparkling blood orange water

$6.59, Foodland Farms Pearl City, 1150 Kuala St., (808) 453-1850


Monstera and ‘ulu leaves, anthurium

market price, Kaimukī Lei Stand, @thekaimukileistand


Vintage glass plates

$60 (part of dining set)

vintage cocktail glass

(lower left), $7

vintage milk glass dish

(lower right), $22, Sugarcane, 1137 11th Ave., #101, (808) 739-2263


Robert Flowers handblown glass with floral bottom

$80 for set of two


Donna magenta pillow

(bottom right), $60, Fishcake, 307C Kamani St., (808) 800-6151


Hawkins New York recycled glasses

(middle left and middle right), $12 each, shaggy


Showpony poufs

$180 each, Olive Boutique, 43 Kīhāpai St., Kailua, (808) 263-9919


Creative Co-op ceramic gold-rimmed bowls

(with mango and poke), $9.80 each

stamped stoneware dipping sauce bowls

$5.80 each

glass vase


glass pitcher

$32.80, SoHa Living, Kāhala Mall, (808) 591-9777


Reusable utensil set

(top right), $32 each, Kealopiko,