My first surfboard was an OLE. It was a present for my 7th Birthday. Custom shaped by Bob for me – with the colors that I had dreamed up and my name in pencil on the stringer, and it was PERFECT. Changed my life. Yes, that surfboard changed my life!! Best board EVER. Ole is a legend in the surfing community and there are hundreds of story’s just like mine, especially here in Lahaina. Bob is still in the shaping room doing what he loves, shaping beautiful custom surfboards for people to ride & enjoy their love of the ocean. … Continue reading OLE custom Surfboards | Bob “OLE” Olson
There are 4 little boys in this family under the age of 7. And one over 70. When it comes to beach portraits there is an exponential relationship between the number of little boys and the likelihood of them ending up in the ocean. So… Kristy, myself or a family member generally gives a quick debriefing on the necessity of staying out of the sand and water until we have taken some nice photos. As it turned out, these four little boys – though definitely against their own instincts – were very well behaved and managed to stay more or … Continue reading Naughty Grandpa…
Wendy & Dan – Olowalu Plantation House Wedding. Lahaina, Maui. Wendy was such a stunning beautiful bride. She designed and created her wedding dress, which was amazing! Her bouquet was adorned with vintage broaches, and a “W” (we are still not sure if it was for Wendy or Wedding!), and the smiles were unbelievable! KISS was the theme, and it made for an absolutely perfect wedding day! Continue reading Wendy & Dan Olowalu Plantation House Wedding
Shopping at Hula Gypsy is like stepping into a vintage dream closet… We love it! Hula Gypsy Vintage Boutique has beautiful vintage and new clothing, accessories and collectibles. Everything in the store is amazing, & most of it is on Sale! There are usually a couple racks of $20 clothing, and Anna (owner) is so nice to chat with while you browse! We had the pleasure of working with Anna for a recent collaboration for a styled photo shoot. She assisted us in choosing an outfit that met our vision, and our model Rachel looked amazing in it! (see above) Whether … Continue reading Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!
Check out Maui Maka’s Photo featured in the full page Ad for LIRA clothing in the August Issue of BL!SSS magazine! You can order LIRA clothing online at http://www.liraclothing.com – we love their new girl tanks! Check out the Full page spread in the current issue blisssmag.com/aug12.html you can scroll through the whole magazine online. LIRA team Rider Jordan Black is someone to keep an eye out for in the Maui surf scene! Continue reading LIRA
Our favorite parade in Lahaina! They close Front Street, dress the pretty horses up with beautiful flower leis, and All the keiki come out to watch the excitement. The parade is to honor and celebrate Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the Kingdom of Hawai’i. The pa’u riders represent a royal court led by a Queen on horseback, followed by princesses representing the eight major islands of Hawai’i. Pa’u women are dressed in elegant and colorful nineteenth century riding gowns. Continue reading Kamehameha Day Parade 2012 – Lahaina, Maui