A unique character of life here on an island are the distinct smells and fragrances. One of my favorites is the aroma of limu along the shorelines. Līpoa has a strong flavor and because it washes up on the sand and dries out in the sun, the smell is more noticeable. Aunty Edith penned the song “Uluwehi O Ke Kai”, inspired by the drive up the coast from Kāneʻohe to Lāʻie. The fragrant līpoa is prevalent along the shore making it so memorable!
A favorite place to gather for surf and fishing, this park used to be the home site of the Malo ‘ohana. Beautiful pūhala trees frame Honokea fish pond! When in bloom, the air is fragrant with the subtle, velvet sweetness. Pua Ka Hīnano is said when taking in this scent!
We designed this dress for the summer days in Hilo, keeping our wahine cool. All cotton, knee length, and easy to wear. The heat’s on: get comfortable!