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The Remarkable Ti Leaf Plant

Hawaiian Ti Plant

Ti Leaf

Ti (or ki in the Hawaiian pronunciation) is one of the most versatile plants in Hawaii. This plant was brought to Hawaii by early Polynesian settlers who knew of its many uses. The most useful part is the leaf. Ti leaves are a foot or two long and about four inches wide. They have a firm stem or bone that runs through the middle of the leaf.

In Hawaiian culture the ti leaf is associated with the hula and its goddess, Laka. Ti leaves were also used in rituals to invoke the god Lono and to ward away evil. Even today in Hawaii you will see new ventures such as buildings or equipment bless by a kahuna holding ti.

The leaves were also used for clothing. Ti can be fashioned into a skirt for hula or a cape worn on the shoulders. Children are known to create a makeshift sled for going down grassy hills. The leaves naturally shed water when fresh.

The roots of the ti plant are tuberous and can be baked for eating or fermented into a beverage.

The scientific name is Cordyline terminalis or fruticosa. The plant thrives with just a little sun and is a common site both when hiking in Hawaii or in landscaping. The can be grown by rooting the leaves or from the rhizomes in the ground. The plant does produce a flower and small fruit though it is mostly prized for its leaves.

 

How to Make  a Ti Leaf Lei

Hawaiian ti leaf lei double braidedThere are two types of basic ti leaf leis you can make. These are the braided or hilihili style or the maile style. Maile style ti leaf leis are often worn by men in weddings and are less expensive than true maile leis.

To begin you will need enough leaves to make each lei. For braided leis have about six or eight on hand. Have about ten for maile style as you need to join the leaves with inserts. Note that we have ti leaves for sale on our site. To work with the leaves you will need to trim out the spine and freeze them overnight. You might want to have some extra leaves on hand in case of accidental tearing when you work.

You can also add a strand of orchids or tuberose to the maile style lei as well as a few orchid blossoms to the braided style.

Here is a good article on making ti leaf leis as well as a video from YouTube.

How to Make Hawaiian Laulau

Laulau are a savory dish made with meat and seasonings tied or wrapped in ti leaves. The laulau are usually steamed for several hours. Contents are typically fish, pork or chicken lightly salted. Popular fish include ahi or butterfish.

Some on line recipes may call for taro (kalo) leaves from the plant whose roots are used to make poi. But we find ti leaf works just as well.

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Hawaiian Lei Day

Hawaiian Lei Day

“May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii.” This phrase is incredibly popular in Hawaii as it is used as a reminder for Lei Day, a state holiday that the island nation of Hawaii celebrates every year on May 1st, instead of celebrating May Day.

Lei Day celebrates Hawaii’s famous fresh flower leis that are used to mark all sorts of celebrations, from school graduations to weddings, and were traditionally used as a sign of peace between tribes.

Lei Day starts on the morning on May 1st and continues throughout the day and into the next day as well; it is one of Hawaii’s most celebrated and popular annual holidays.

How did Lei Day originate?

Lei Day can be traced back to the late 1920s when Don Blanding, a poet and writer, wrote an article for a local newspaper that suggested there should be a day that allows Hawaiians to celebrate the leis that they are famous for. The idea was that the holiday should celebrate the custom of making and wearing a lei to celebrate all sorts of different occasions.

Although Don Blanding came up with the idea of celebrating the lei, it was Grace Tower Warren, another writer, who suggested that the holiday should coincide with May Day. She is also the one who came up with the famous phrase “May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii”, that is still used today.

The first Lei Day was held on May 1st in 1928 in Honolulu, with everyone encouraged to wear leis and take part in the celebrations. In downtown Honolulu, celebrations were held with leis and flowers covering every surface, from felt hats to cars. It was said that the celebrations captured the old spirit of Hawaii – a love of flowers, bright colors, and laughter. The year later, Lei Day was made an official holiday and has been celebrated every year since, with the exception of the years during the Second World War.

How is Lei Day celebrated?

Today, Lei Day is celebrated across Hawaii with the largest Lei Day event being held in Oahu. The celebrations take place in Queen Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, featuring lots of live music, hula dancing, lei making, demonstrations, delicious foods, crafts, and much more. A lei making queen is also crowned to watch over the celebrations.

Across Hawaii, other smaller celebrations are also held, such as in different towns and villages, as well as in schools. These celebrations are similar to the ones held in Oahu but smaller, they still incorporate lei making, music, dancing, food, the crowning of a lei queen and sometimes a lei king as well.

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What are the different types of leis?

There are lots of different leis as each of the major Hawaiian islands has its own distinct lei. A lot of people in Hawaii don’t like to say “I love you,” so instead they give a lei to their loved ones, conveying their feelings.

In the main island of Hawaii, a lehua lei is given. This lei is made of the blossoms from a lehua tree, and are normally red, and sometimes yellow, orange or white.

The people of Kauai give a mokihana lei, which is a lei made of purplish berries that are native to the island. These berries are strong and woven with maile, they have a strong smell and stay fresh for longer than more other berries.

In Kaho’olawe, hinahina leis are given. These beautiful leis are made of the hinahina stems and flowers that are silver gray in color and found on the island’s beaches.

The people of Lanai make and give kaunaoa leis. These leis are made from orange-colored strands that are woven together to create bright, beautiful leis.

In Maui, leis are made from the lokelani, a pink rose known as the ‘rose of heaven.’ It has a sweet floral smell and is incredibly delicate.

Those are just a few of the leis that the Hawaiian islands are famous for, there are also many others, including some made from fruit, nuts, and vine, as well as fresh flowers, most often loose orchid blooms.

loose orchid blooms on monstera leaf

What are the lei giving etiquettes and customs?

In Hawaii, being given a lei as a gift is seen as a great honor, so if you are given one, you must not take it off in the presence of the person who gave it to you, or it’s considered rude. It’s important to thank the person that gave you the lei and show gratitude for it.

Traditionally, the chiefs of tribes on the Hawaiian islands would give leis as a sign of peace and respect to other tribal chiefs. Which is why they are still given to visitors today, as well as being used to mark celebrations like weddings and births.

 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makuahine “Mother” Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makuahine “Mother” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

 

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging

 


Originally created for Hawaiian Mother’s Day flowers this assortment is great any time of year. It has a large variety of long lasting tropicals including three different colors of anthurium, tall heliconia and exotic safari sunset.

  • Start with three types of leaves. Place two hala leaves in the back center of the foam. Cut a third hala leaf short and add a V-shaped chevron cut as shown. Place the ti leaves around the base gently folding back as shown. Rubber bands can help hold them in place. Extend the large monstera leaf out to the center front.
  • Add the 2 upright heliconia near the center. This is a heavy flower so make sure it is placed firmly.
  • Add the safari sunset near the center at different angles as shown.
  • Use one ginger opposite of the banksia to balance that side. Place the other at the center right. Use the tropic fleur as the tallest flower in the back.
  • Fill the lower areas with red anthurium. Measure before cutting to make sure they are not too short.
  • Finish with the green and pink anthurium again measuring and trying placement before cutting.
This 12 stem assortment includes:2 upright heliconia

  • 2 upright heliconia
  • 2 anthurium, red
  • 2 anthurium, green
  • 2 anthurium, pink
  • 4 safari sunset
  • 6 ti leaves
  • 1 monstera leaf
  • 3 hala leaves

 

 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Lanui “Holiday” Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Lanui “Holiday” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging

 


Bright tropical reds and greens bring aloha to the holidays.  While this is a featured assortment for Christmas it will be beautiful any time of year.

  • Start with the palm leaves – cross them in the center back of the foam as shown.
  • Add the 3 safari sunset near the back of the arrangement. Place the 3 hala leaves as shown with careful bends in two of the leaves.
  • Place 2 banksia protea, one at the back near the center and the other on the right..
  • Use one ginger opposite of the banksia to balance that side. Place the other at the center right. Use the tropic fleur as the tallest flower in the back.
  • Fill the lower areas with red anthurium. Measure before cutting to make sure they are not too short.
  • Finish with the green anthurium.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for December.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 2 red ginger
  • 2 banskia protea
  • 3 safari sunset
  • 2 red anthurium
  • 2 midori anthurium
  • 1 tropic fleur heliconia
  • 2 raphis palm
  • 3 hala leaves

 

 
  • ‘Lanui’ Hawaiian Holiday Flowers

    ‘Lanui’ Hawaiian Holiday Flowers Assortment Hawaiian holiday flowers in perfect tropical reds and greens bring Aloha to any celebration.  This Hawaiian flower selection was created for the the Christmas season but it is right for any occasion, celebration, memorial. Or just to send your personal message of ‘Aloha’. Red Maui banskia are a most unusual flower. They […]

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The Joy of Sending Hawaiian Flowers

Sending Hawaiian Flowers

How to send flowers from Hawaii

There is no feeling in the world like being at work and having a delivery of fresh flowers. If you’re going through a rough time, or it was just a thinking-of-you gesture, it makes no difference. Whatever the occasion, a nice arrangement of tropical buds can lift your spirits.

Being male or female doesn’t matter; flowers bring color and life to a room. They don’t have to be for a special occasion; however, people feel special when they get a unique floral arrangement. A bouquet is great for a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion.

Not only does the recipient feel surprised when flowers arrive, but the enthusiasm often is contagious! Just watch the next time someone in your office gets a bouquet of flowers. People around the room get caught up in the kind gesture. Usually, everyone wants to gather around the lucky person to admire the lovely arrangement of fresh blossoms. Of course, most are eager for the recipient to open the card to see who sent them. Arranging the flowers in a favorite vase makes the experience even more fun.

Sending Hawaiian flowers need not be a stressful process. Just select your favorite assortment. Everything will be carefully wrapped. The package will travel by FedEx and arrive within one or two days. And Hawaiian flowers are more durable than other flowers.

Tropical flowers have the ability to make us feel truly warm inside. We marvel at their long-lasting beauty and how they bring a bright happiness to any place. We feel complimented, appreciated and loved at the sight of a beautiful bouquet. It is a feeling that lasts long after the blooms are gone. Contact us today to choose your perfect floral gift for your loved one. You can make someone’s day and improve the atmosphere by selecting a colorful spray.

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Corporate Gifts Can be Amazing!

Your average corporate gift looks like it came out of a catalog titled Forgettable Objects, or maybe one titled Last Year’s Clearance. It is the thought the counts, and most corporate gifts feel as though they required very little thought. Wouldn’t it be something if the thought that went behind your next corporate gift included the words “personalized,” and “Hawaiian?” We think so, and we’re ready to help you craft that very thought.

Imagine the impression you’ll make when your recipient receives, not just flowers, but Hawaiian flowers. They’ll wonder how you managed it, and they’ll immediately realize that you are not a typical corporate drone. It will make them wonder what else is special about you and your organization.

If flowers aren’t quite the message you want to send, imagine a corporate gift basket with the world’s best Kona coffee, or assorted Hawaiian candies or macadamia nuts. Your recipient will immediately think “different,” “thoughtful,” and even, “imaginative.” Compare that to the drawer full of forgettable corporate gift they likely have at home. Who will they remember?

Companies seek creative ways to stand out when thanking employees, customers or other stakeholders. Choose one of our Hawaiian gift baskets or we’ll help you create one with the perfect items to meet your budget. We can send them to your office for you to hand out. Or we’ll ship each one directly so it arrives on time and with your personal or company branded gift note.

Because we ship to most US points within two days, imagine the possibilities that open up for where to have a Hawaiian treasure shipped.

How impressed will your recipient be when they check into a hotel only to find a tasty batch of macadamia brittle waiting for them? Imagine if you could brighten up their drab hotel room with an arrangement of protea, bird of paradise and heliconia stems. Every time they move in their room, there is your thoughtful gift, reminding them of the unconventional thinker who sent it. And if they are lucky enough to be in a hotel in Waikiki we’ll deliver at no extra charge.

When you’re ready to make the right impression with your upcoming corporate gifts, contact us.

 

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Hawaiian Hospitality – A Tradition of Aloha

Hawaiian Hospitality Welcomes Like No Other

Many locals probably know Ho’okipa as a park in Maui – a place to surf or relax on the beach. But ho’okipa is much more than a beach or a park. The English translation is “hospitality,” but that is a word. Ho’okipa is a feeling, a sense of Hawaiian hospitality and even a way of life.

The tradition of welcoming guests and travelers with food and water is a literal description of ho’okipa. It is much like describing a marriage as a ceremony, in that the definition does not capture the true experience. The goal of ho’okipa is for the guest to know that they are important, that they matter, and that they are a welcome addition to the host’s lives, not a burden or a task.

An important aspect of ho’okipa lies in the choices made for how to welcome a guest. The tradition of greeting guests with a lei is long held. Remember that it is impolite to refuse a lei. Allow your host to place the lei around your neck and up on your shoulders.

Hosts also take great care in selecting the right foods to demonstrate their open and welcoming arms. Guests may not remember every detail of the meal, but, years later, they will remember the feeling of belonging. For ho’okipa, it truly is the thought that matters most.

When you select a gift, the goal is to please the recipient, to let them know that they are important, that they matter, and that they are a welcome addition in your life. Taking great care in selecting that gift can convey all that and more. Selecting something special, something outside of the everyday, is a great way to convey those thoughts. A unique gift of tropical flowers, or a gift basket of Hawaiian delicacies, or the world’s best coffee shows that your intent was much more than to send a gift. Your intention was for them to remember how important and welcome they are.

Fresh Hawaiian Poke Bowl

When you are ready to send not just a gift, but a feeling true Hawaiian hospitality, of ho’okipa, contact us.

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The Delicious Dialect of Kona Coffee

The Delicious Dialect of Kona Coffee

“Coffee is a language in itself,” once said Jackie Chan.

How true is this statement; those of us who drink coffee daily know that coffee speaks. It gives a bit of refinement to any situation. It begs for good conversation at a large table with friends. Coffee desires a small table with the daily newspaper, or a sunrise drive to work. Yet coffee is not just coffee. The language of coffee has copious dialects. Many of which are comparatively unrecognizable.

Hawaiian kona coffee is widely regarded as some of the best coffee in the world. Kona Coffee Roasting gives a beautiful account of reasons for this.  It describes that Hawaii simply seems to be the perfect habitat in which to grow tasty coffee. Weather in west Hawaii begins with a sunny start to the day which often fades into clouds. There is frequent precipitation and always warm temperatures. The volcanic soil adds to the unique flavor.

Kona Coffee Roasting goes on to describe the sensuality of Hawaiian coffee. “Hawaiian Kona coffee is often described as smooth, delicate, and full-bodied. Kona coffee is also described as robust, and usually with medium acidity.  Some also say it has a caramelly aroma and a slightly nutty flavor.”

The specific taste of any coffee largely depends on how the coffee beans are roasted. So even among the varieties of Kona coffee, we suggest sampling a wide variety to discover exactly which one speaks to your palette.

Our Kona coffee is always 100% Kona unless labeled a blend. Some so-called “Kona blends” which often include as little as 10% Hawaiian grown coffee. Contact us. Browse our website. Look through our gift baskets. Indulge in the dialect of Kona along with some Hawaiian dessert snacks. These baskets make the perfect gift; the gift of bold aroma, the gift of luxury in taste.

Kona Coffee in a cup on red table

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Do You Know When To Give A Gift Basket?

Everybody loves giving and receiving a well-thought-out gift basket. Although any occasion is the right time to give a beautiful Hawaiian gift basket from With Our Aloha, if you need inspiration as to when to give a gift basket, here are a few ideas:

New Job

Why not present the friend or family member celebrating a new job, or job promotion with our 100% Kona Coffee Lover’s Hawaiian Gift Bag? They’ll start their new job off right with ground Kona coffee, macadamia nut biscotti, handmade Kona coffee cookies, and a beautiful Hawaiian print coffee mug to hold their coffee while they learn their way around that new job.

Baby Shower

Help the mom-to-be get a jump-start on managing the stress that comes with adjusting to becoming a new mom with our Stress Release Formula Hawaiian Gift Basket. The soon-to-be new mom will love the feeling of being pampered while she soaks in scented bath water, smooths on deep moisturizing lotion, and enjoys the stress relieving fragrance or our aromatherapy soaps. We use wild flower essences of lehua, yellow ginger and kinehe to soothe the nerves and relax the body.

Anniversary

Nothing says “I love you” like surrounding your lady with beautiful and relaxing scents to refill her soul. Our basket, Soul of a Woman does just that. Bath crystals, lotions, body mist and soaps are scented with mango, white ginger, banana and lehua harvested right here in Hawaii to soothe and rejuvenate the soul.

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Just Because

Everybody loves chocolate, and our Chocolate Lovers Hawaiian Gift Bag is heaven in a bag. You’ll find chocolate covered macadamia nuts, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered Tiki Toffee, and more to pamper your favorite chocolate lover.

Corporate Giving

In a professional setting a simple gift can go a long way in strengthening business relationships. Saying ‘Thank You’ to an important client, employee or mentor makes a big impression.

If you are in charge of finding a large number of gifts for a company event, sales rewards or customer gathering consider a Hawaiian theme. We will help you design a gift bag or basket to meet your budget.

Contact us to learn about our other gift basket options.

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A Destination Wedding is Better With Options

When most people hear the words “Destination Wedding in Hawaii,” the natural reaction is excitement. Who doesn’t want to go to Hawaii? For the couple getting married, stress follows excitement when they realize how much they need to accomplish from a distance.

Luckily, Hawaii hosts a lot of destination weddings, which means there are resources available to manage everything you need from wherever you call home. Many companies will plan and do everything for you, for the right price. While that may sound tempting and perhaps even ideal, remember that such a plan means that someone else is making a lot of the decisions about your wedding. While they may allow you to choose from various options, keep in mind that they have chosen the options from which you get to choose.

There are also companies that will provide just the level of support you desire. This type of company allows you to retain control over those elements that are most important to you, while allowing them to take care of things such as your Right-of-Entry Permit that will make it legal for you to get married on a beach. While each person will have different things that matter most to them, most people tend to care about location, their flowers, and the gifts they provide to members of the wedding and their guests. When it comes to those items, most people want more than a couple of choices. They also want everything to feel distinctly Hawaiian.

Loose orchid blooms on Hawaiian bridal path

That’s where we come in. When you’re ready to choose your beautiful and distinctive leis and corsages, our selection will allow you to express yourself in the most Hawaiian of ways. What’s more, you can continue to express yourself, and provide a lasting memory, by selecting gifts for your wedding party that will remind them of your wedding in paradise for years to come.

If you’re ready to add the right touches to your Hawaiian wedding, contact us.

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The Many Meanings of Orchids

The orchid is traditionally a symbol of beauty and love, strength, luxury, fertility, and power. And it is no wonder, with its long stem and exotic brightly colored bloom. The orchid is easily distinguishable and indefinitely elegant—always a well-received gift.

The orchid was not always simply a gift to be given or even purely decorative though. In fact, it has had many uses beyond the ornamental throughout history. In China, the orchid has been used medicinally for centuries, specifically to treat lung and stomach cancers. In ancient Greece and Aztec cultures, the orchid was considered to give strength and the vanilla flavor would be extracted and then ingested in order to gain strength. Yet, in American society, the flower is generally a gift of thought whether for thankfulness, sympathy, or congratulations.

Hawaiian orchids are especially bright and cheerful while still portraying the same elegance and luxury as any other orchid. As with many other flowers, the varying colors of the orchid each hold a specific underlying meaning. Color should be considered before giving an orchid.

Red is a passionate color, usually reserved for romantic love. Pink is also a romantic color, or a color of friendship. Dark red is a color of leadership and courage. Orange generates enthusiasm, creativity, and success. Yellow is a color of joy and energy. Green radiates growth, stability, and healing. Blue is for loyalty, wisdom, and tranquility. Purple is a color used for wisdom, dignity, and mystery. White is a color of purity, and brown is a color of stability and clear thinking.

Contact us for information on the types of Hawaiian orchids that we provide and let us help you decide what would be best for you.

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Pumehana “Warm Hearted” Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Pumehana “Warm Hearted” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging

 


Heartwarming fresh flowers from Hawaii.  This assortment can be arranged both tall and wide with heliconia, birds of paradise and Maui protea.  Note that if birds of paradise are not available we will substitute tropic fleur heliconia instead.

  • Begin with the leaves – bend the ti leaves gently back.  Secure with rubber bands if necessary.
  • Display 2 hala leaves upright.  Cut one hala leaf in 4 smaller pieces.  Make a chevron (v-shaped) cut at the ends of the shorter leaves.
  • and then add the tallest upright heliconia.
  • Surround it with leucodendron Safari Sunset.
  • Cut the pincushion protea stems short and use around the base.
  • Finally add the birds of paradise and tropic fleur heliconia to complete the arrangement.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for November.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 1 Upright Heliconia
  • 3 Safari Sunset
  • 3 Pincushion Protea, yellow
  • 2 Bird of Paradise
  • 6 Ti Leaves
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 
  • Pumehana ‘Warm Hearted’

    Pumehana ‘Warm Hearted’ Hawaiian flowers will warm the heart of anyone. This inviting tropical flowers assortment is made of of heliconia, birds of paradise, Maui pincushion protea and rose ginger.  We add ti leaves and hala to complete your display. Upright heliconia are a bold, bright flower. This tall and weighty Hawaiian flower will anchor this tropical […]

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Hawaiian Flower Arrangement DIY: Akala Hula “Pink Dance” Assortment

tropical flowers pink ginger heliconia

When you order a Hawaiian flower assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a Hawaiian flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Akala Hula “Pink Dance” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Pink is the theme for this Hawaiian flower DIY arrangement.  Akala Hula means ‘pink dance’ and this tropical assortment will liven any room or table.  It is focused with two large flowers.  The king protea provides width and the upright heliconia emphasizes the height of your arrangement.  Fill it out with pink ginger and lacy white orchids.

  •  Arrange the ti leaves as shown.  Use rubber bands to secure the tops to the bases of the leaves
  • Add the upright heliconia and one ginger
  • Add two more ginger
  • Fill in with the orchids
  • Cut the king protea short and use at the base
  • Finish with the Lady Jane anthuriums

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for October.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 1 King Protea
  • 1 “Lobster Claw” Heliconia
  • 3 Ginger, pink
  • 2 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, white
  • 5 Lady Jane Anthurium
  • 6 Ti Leaves
 

King Protea Pink Orchids DIY - With Our Aloha

 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Hoaloha “Good Friend” Assortment

Hawaiian friendship flowers

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Hoaloha “Good Friend” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


What better way to express love and friendship than with our Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’ assortment.  A wonderful mix of Hawaiian flower favorites includes heliconia, ginger, anthurium and orchids.  And so easy to create a remarkable display in not time at all.

  • Set the raphis palm in the middle of the foam.
  • Set 3 ti leaves upright about the center of the display.
  • Use the other ti leaves at the base.  Bend them back and secure with rubber bands if needed.
  • Insert the 3 tropic fleur as shown.
  • Alternate the red ginger as shown.
  • Fill in with orchid sprays.
  • Use the anthuriums to balance out.  Cut short if needed.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for September.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 3 Dendorbium Orchid Sprays, mixed colors
  • 2 Anthurium, red
  • 1 Anthurium, green
  • 3 Ginger, red
  • 6 Ti Leaves
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 
  • Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’

    Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’ Flower Assortment A rich mixture of beautiful stems with a bit of everything for the tropical flower lover. Tall red gingers with tropic fleur heliconia join red and green anthuriums. We complete the selection with orchid sprays.  Also included are ti leaves and raphis palm to bring greenery to one of our most varied assortments. Hoaloha […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makana Aloha “Gift From The Heart” Assortment

Heliconia and orchids

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makana Aloha “Gift From The Heart” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Makana Aloha means ‘Gift of Aloha’.  This is a bright, happy arrangement easy to create.  It is a simple mix of tall tropic fleur heliconia and Hawaiian orchids.   This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for August.

  • Bend the ti leaves a show.  Carefully secure with rubber bands.
  • Cut part of the bases of the hala leaves.  Place the longer sections as shown.
  • Cut the tops of the short hala sections into a V-shaped chevron cut and add to the assortment.
  • Place 3 tropic fleur.
  • Cut 3 tropic fleur shorter and place as shown.
  • Fill in with the orchid sprays.  Cut shorter if needed.
This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Tropic Fleur
  • 6 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, mixed colors
  • 3 Hala Leaves
  • 3 Ti Leaves
 
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    Makana Aloha – Gift of Aloha

    Makana Aloha ‘Gift from the Heart’ Makana Aloha is a gift of ‘Aloha’. A simple yet beautiful selection of Hawaiian flowers. We combine tropic fleur heliconia and dendrobium orchid sprays. ‘Makana’ is the Hawaiian word for gift. When you send Hawaiian flowers you are sending your special feeling of Aloha. That can be an expression […]

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Candy Lei Kits

Candy Lei Kits

Hawaiian flower leis are lovely but for keiki (kids) it is more about FUN!  As the school year ends many celebrate children moving to the next grade with a ‘graduation’ of their own.

For a fun, safe and easy party our candy lei kits bring a Hawaiian touch to your event.  Kits come in an assortment of designs and colors. Each kit makes 5 leis. Just use your favorite wrapped candy. Use 20 pieces of candy for each lei.

The kits are made from a printed, strong cello tube. Color ties are included so all your little students have to do is slide the candy inside and tie between each piece. The lei is then tied to close. Simple and fun.

Candy lei kits also make a great birthday party theme.

We have some new designs this year (shown below) and have added them to our web site. In addition to our traditional hibiscus color themes we now have a maile design that resembles the Hawaiian vine worn in graduation ceremonies.

The second new design is the ‘kapa’ or ‘tapa’ design, derived from traditional Hawaiian printing and paper making. And of course we’ve added pineapple, a Hawaiian favorite and favorite of kids as well.

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Ahi “Fire” Assortment

white orchids with red anthurium

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Ahi “Fire” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Ahi is the Hawaiian word for ‘Fire’ and this assortment will dazzle with it’s bright red glow.  Deep red anthurium and ginger are surrounded by wispy white dendrobium orchids.  This assortment is easy to arrange and will light up any room.

  • Place the raphis palm leaf in the center of the foam.
  • Add two ti leaves upright behind the palm.
  • Fold the remaining ti leaves at the base as shown.
  • Add one anthurium in the center and 2 gingers on either side.
  • Fill in with orchid sprays.
  • Fill out with anthuriums.  Some can be cut short to complete the lower part of the arrangement.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for July.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Anthurium, red
  • 4 Dendrobium orchid sprays, white
  • 2 Ginger, red
  • 6 Ti leaves, red
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 

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Hawaiian Flower Arrangement DIY: Po Mahini “Moonlit Night” Assortment

dendrobium orchid sprays from Hawaii

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Po Mahini “Moonlit Night” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Hawaiian orchids capture the tones of a moonlit tropical night.  Simple but elegant, dendrobium orchids with background of greenery make a cool and sparking display.

  • Place the raphis palm in the center of the foam.
  • Fill around with ti leaves.  They can also be folded under if you prefer.
  • Place the purple orchids in the center.  One or two can be cut short and pointed outward.
  • Do the same with the white and lavender orchids.
  • Make sure the arrangement is balanced with no empty spots.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for June.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, white
  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, lavender
  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, purple
  • 5 Ti leaves
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 
  • Po Mahina ‘Moonlit Night’ Orchids

    Po Mahina Moonlit Night Orchids Hawaiian orchids make this assortment simple and elegant.  Fresh dendrobium orchids from the Big Island of Hawaii in bright white, soft lavender and deep purple.  We add green ti leaves to make this assortment radiate like moonlight when displayed. The Big Island of Hawaii is know as the ‘Orchid Isle’. It […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Punahele “The Favorite” Assortment

tropical flowers for Mother's Day

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Punahele “The Favorite” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Punahele means ‘Favorite’ and this is one of our favorites.   Purple arc tulip anthuriums join golden heliconia and pincushion protea.  Red anthurium add a bright dash of color.  Send this to someone special to let them know they are your favorite friend or loved one.

  • Start with the ti leaves across the back as shown.
  • Add one ti leaf at a lower profile in the front.
  • Add the hala leaves.  One or two can be gently bent as shown.
  • Arrange the three tall heliconia.
  • Add one pincushion near the center.
  • Cut two pincushions short and place on either side as shown.
  • Add one purple arc near the back center.
  • Cut the anthurium to different heights to fill more space in the front.
  • Finish with the 2 purple arcs; cut short to fill where needed.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for May.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3  Pincushion Protea, yellow
  • 3  Anthuriuma, red
  • 3  Anthuriums, purple arc
  • 3  Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 4  Ti leaves
  • 3 Hala leaves
 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Ka Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Assortment

tropical flowers and protea purple and green

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Ka Ipo “Sweetheart” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Ka ‘Ipo is Hawaiian for ‘Sweetheart’.  This is a gift your sweetheart will never forget.  Exotic Maui banksia are joined by green anthurium, Hawaiian orchids and purple arc tulip anthurium. Follow our easy Hawaiian tropical arrangement DIY or create one of your own.

  • Start with hala leaves as shown.  Hala can be gently bent or cut in half for more foliage.
  • Add one banksia in the center.
  • Cut the other banksia shorter and place in the center front.
  • Add ti leaves around the base.
  • Add orchids.  Some can be cut shorter for the lower part of the arrangement.
  • Complete with green anthurium cut to fill the center.
  • Banskia foliage can be trimmed to fill out spaces at the end.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for April.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 2 Banksia
  • 3 Anthurium, green
  • 3 Purple Arc Anthurium
  • 4  Dendrobium Orchid Sprays
  • 3 Ti leaves, green
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 
  • Ka ‘Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Assortment

    Ka ‘Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Tropical Assortment For your sweetheart or anyone special.  Send stunning green midori anthuriums with rich purple orchid sprays.  Purple arc tulip anthuriums mix with exotic green banksia.  A perfect combination of natural color with greenery for an impressive display. This makes a lovely arrangement for your own home or as a gift. Banksia are […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Sensational Spring Assortment

Hawaiian flowers with protea, heliconia

When you order any tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember the flowers do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Sensational Spring 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 tall vase (you can order the same on pictured below here)
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


This sensational spring assortment features the best flowers of the Hawaiian spring.  King and pincushion protea are enjoying the close of their season over on Maui.  We accent these unusual flowers with tall heliconia and purple tulip anthuriums.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for March.

  • Place the king protea in the center of the vase.  Lower foliage can be harvested for filling in at the end.
  • Add the 2 tall tropic fleur heliconia at the center to add height.
  • Array the psitticorum around the tropic fleur.
  • Add ti leaves around the vase.
  • Fill the lower areas with pincushion protea cut to different heights.
  • Finish with the purple arc anthuriums around the arrangement.
This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 1  King Protea
  • 3  Pincushion Protea
  • 3  Psitticorum Heliconia
  • 3  Small Anthuriums
  • 2  Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 6  Ti Leaves, green
 
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    Sensational Spring Assortment

    Sensational Spring Assortment Sensational any time of year these Hawaiian flowers features a large Maui king protea, delicate pincushion protea, tall heliconia and anthurium.  Dark and light green foliage complete your assortment for a stunning gift or decorative display. Any time of year. Arranging these tropical bloomers in any type of vase and they will […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Aloha ‘Love’ Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Aloha “Love” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


‘Aloha’ has many meanings in the Hawaiian language.  One of the meanings is ‘Love’ and this Hawaiian flower assortment will express your love with bright red anthuriums and delicate white orchids.

  • Place the Song of India stalk in the center of the base
  • Bend and secure 2 ti leaves on either side as shown.  Secure with rubber bands if needed.
  • Add 2 upright ti leaves.
  • Place 3 orchid sprays evenly as shown.
  • Cut 2 anthurium short and place in the front.  Add a long anthurium in front of each upright ti leaf.
  • Fill out with remaining orchids and anthurium.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for February.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Anthurium, red
  • 6 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, white
  • 4 Ti Leaves, green
  • 1 Song of India Foliage
 
  • Aloha ‘Love’ Tropical Flowers

    Aloha ‘Love’ ‘Aloha’ means ‘Love’ in Hawaiian and what better way to express that than with this Hawaiian flower assortment. We’ll send heart-shaped red anthuriums laced with white orchid sprays.  Ti leaves and Song of India foliage add green color to this bright Hawaiian flower mix. These tropical flowers are available year round. Red anthurium are […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makamae Assortment

hawaiian flower assortment pincushions and orchids

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makamae “Precious” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Makamae means ‘Precious’ in Hawaiian.  This tropical flower assortment will tell someone how precious they are to you.  This is a medium height arrangement using pincushion protea and Big Island orchids. The monstera leaves will add width.

  • Begin with the 3 monstera leaves pointing outward from the base.
  • Add a hala leaf in the center and two pincushions.  One pincushion in the front can be cut shorter.
  • Continue adding pincushions and hala leaves.  A hala leave can be gently bent back for effect.
  • Fill out empty space with the orchid sprays.  Some sprays can be cut lower or in half as needed.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for January.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Orange Pincushion Protea
  • 3  Yellow Pincushion Protea
  • 2 White Dendrobium Orchids
  • 2 Purple Dendrobium Orchids
  • 2 Lavender Dendrobium Orchids
  • 3 Monstera Leaves
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Aloha Style

Mele Kalikimaka - Hawaiian gift giving guideWhen you think of Hawaii, what comes to mind? Pristine aquamarine water and white sand beaches, or slack key guitar and warm sunsets? Or is it more than the visible beauty that makes this place so memorable? The taste of our unique cuisine popping on your tongue, or breathing in the sweet aroma of tropical flowers? We hope this Hawaiian gift giving guide will help.

Hawaii is a truly unique place on earth, and here on the Islands we do things differently. For anyone who has visited or lives here, we all know what it means to live Aloha. We take our shoes off before we enter a house; we let people merge during the commute (and send a thanks with a shaka); we hold the door open for aunty at the bank; we always bring pupus to a gathering, potluck is implied; and we always greet with a hug and kiss on the cheek.

The holidays are event a little different in Hawaii: we adorn palm trees with Christmas lights; Santa Claus is often seen surfing; the start of the holidays are marked with Honolulu City Lights Parade where Shaka Santa and Tutu are proudly unveiled each year at Honolulu Hale.

Shaka Santa and Tutu - Honolulu City LIghts

In Hawaii, living Aloha is intrinsic, second nature and for many is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Hawaii. During the holidays we can all take notes from the special way of life on the Islands, and give with Aloha.

When it comes to gift giving we all want to put a smile on the receiver’s face and leave a lasting impression. If you’re struggling with how to make that impression, keep Aloha in mind.

Make it personal
What about this person would show you care and really know them? Do they have a favorite sports team? A favorite color? Do they collect something? Do they work in a unique industry? A peacock shaped stocking to someone who loves peacocks; fancy note pads and gel pens for someone in the design industry; a candy lei filled with their favorite treats; make a meme dedicated to your friend and share it with them on social media; or a mug from their favorite football team would be thoughtful gifts.

Bring back memories
Despite the cheesiness, people love personalized photo gifts—a calendar or digital photo frame with photos from that road trip you took together; a photo book of all the Facebook posts you tagged each other in. Bringing back memories doesn’t always have to come in photo form. Make an ornament with shells from that beach you used to go to as kids; take apart that Halloween costume you two wore 10 years ago and make a scarf out of it; upload 25 days of your favorite memories with your pal for a cool Instagram advent calendar; make a Spotify playlist with songs that mean something to you and the recipient; or tie a quilt together using strips of cloth from old dresses and aloha shirts.

Something you could do together
Maybe there’s something you’ve been telling this person you should do together but haven’t yet—two tickets to the back alley play; a one month subscription to Areal Yoga; paddleboard rentals on North Shore; a camping permit for next summer on the Na Pali coast. Just remember that you have to do this gift with the person so don’t pick anything you won’t enjoy as well. And there’s always the guaranteed hit, a movie marathon, where you bring the awesome snacks.

Make it funny
Gag gifts can often be distasteful, and are only really appropriate for people with a certain sense of humor. But you can still make someone laugh without being crude. Maybe it’s a framed picture of their first Tweet, after you’ve been begging them to get on Twitter for years and they swore they would never tweet, ever; a guitar pick punch mold because they can never seem to find one when they want to play; or an oversized wine glass for a wine lover.

Regional
What makes where you live unique? Turning to your nearest local small business is often the best solution to finding a regional local gift. Find a local potter with up a pair of mugs; a local photographer with a framed photo of your region; a local author personalizing her latest release; or a farmer’s market vendor with their latest jam or jelly.

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Whatever you give this season, the best advice for holiday giving is keep Aloha in mind. A gift from the Islands is a special way to remind your loved ones of where you live, where they used to live, remind them of their favorite vacation spot, or celebrate their enthusiasm about their upcoming vacation to Hawaii. If you are looking for a unique local gift grown in Hawaii and made in Hawaii we have a few suggestions below.

Remember you don’t have to wait to place your order! Fresh flowers ordered now will not be cut or prepared until a day before shipping. Pre-ordering now ensures your gift will arrive fresh, before Christmas, and prevent stress from last minute shopping.

For the lucky people who scrolled down this far, congratulations! 

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Welcome to Our New Web Site

Aloha!

We’ve made some changes to our web site that we hope you will find helpful.  In addition to a new look we’ve made it easier for you to find the perfect gift or flower assortment for your home or special event with easy to use menus and a search function.

To welcome you we have posted a special coupon code.  This coupon can be used for any future delivery date in case you want to get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Save 10% on your order with coupon code: fresh

 
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Hawaiian FlowersLarge assortment of Hawaiian flowers freshly grown in the islands.

It’s also easier to order fresh Hawaiian flowers and gifts on your mobile device like an iPad or smart phone.  Our new pages and menus will adjust to your screen size.

You will notice many of our pictures have been updated.  We will continue to add clearer, more informative images to help you choose the perfect Hawaiian flowers for your gift, party, wedding or other event.  We are also creating step-by-step guides on how to arrange each assortment to match our pictures.  Of course, tropical flowers look beautiful in any arrangement so feel free to create your own and share your picture with us on Facebook.

Follow our blog for our Hawaiian Holiday Gift Guide coming soon!

We will use our blog to keep you up to date on ideas for Hawaiian parties, weddings, luaus and gifts.  We will also post goings on here in the islands.  So whether you are on the mainland or here in Hawaii you can stay connected to the most beautiful place on earth!