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Maui Made Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a perfect opportunity to show your sweeties some love and buy local at the same time!  We’ve scoured the island from Wailea to Wainapanapa to find some gifts for everyone on your love list.

For your Jewelry Lover: 

These three pieces (each currently available on Etsy) will warm any lucky lady’s heart…

(top to bottom) ‘Gold Love Necklace’ By Nina Kuna 

‘Kuuipo Gold Heart with Initial’ by Kealoha Jewelry

 ‘Magenta Earrings’ by Aina Kai 

For the Lady who needs a Fun Night with the Girls: 

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Make an origami heart and more fun paper crafts with Wrappily’s Pop Up Events

Sign her up for Wrappily’s Ladies Love Valentines event at Pearl Butik in Paia, for crafting stations, sparkling wine and of course, chocolate! Make and take origami boxes filled with chocolate kisses, heart cards, and little love notes will have you all ready to spread the love on Valentine’s Day. Ages 21 and older, only. Saturday, February 8, 5-7 pm

For your little princess: 

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The Avaleigh Dress by Happy Honu Maui!

This cute little dress by Happy Honu Maui is available in size 12-24 months

For the girl who has everything, and now just needs something cute to carry it around: 

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The pink cosmetic bag by IslandMedley

The pink cosmetic bag by Island Medley

For your main squeeze: 

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Be Mine Pillow Cover by GinghamMedley

The Be Mine Pillow Cover by GinghamPicnic

And of course, all you chocolate lovers out there: 

Valentine’s Designs by CakePopsByLiz and Chocolates by Sweet Paradise Chocolatier

Note: Cake Pop special orders for Valentine’s Day due by Feb 10, or Feb 7 for large orders.  

And don’t forget to wrap all your gifts in the new, eco-friendly Wrappily wrapping paper (featured in the most recent post)!

What are you hoping for this Valentine’s Day?  Anything missing from this list?  And do you go out to eat (and where?) or do you stay home, enjoying a more intimate setting at home?  Plus, most of these gifts are meant for girls, what should we get the guys this Valentine’s Day?

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Maui Open Studios – February 2014

Over 85 Maui-based artists and artisans open up their studios and exhibition spaces to show and sell their work during the 4th Annual Maui Open Studios, taking place on three weekends in February 2014.  The public can personally connect with the artists, something that doesn’t always happen in a gallery setting, and in some cases, the artists will even be giving live demonstrations. The entire event is free to the public.

Eva Roberts Maui Open Studio

Eva Roberts opens her studios and backyard with Maui Open Studios 2014. Photo by Randy Hufford

Visitors are also invited to join many of the artists at the Opening Celebration and Preview Exhibition on February 1, where they can enjoy a cash bar, no-host pupus, listen to live music, preview a few pieces of the artists’ work, and connect with the artists. This is also a great place to pick up a copy of the MOS Guidebook containing an artist directory and maps directing them to different studios and exhibition spaces around the island. Guidebooks are also available throughout the duration of the event at various locations around the island, which are listed on www.MauiOpenStudios.com. Visitors then design their own self-guided tours for each weekend of the month, either by referring to their printed guidebook or our online artist directory at www.MauiOpenStudios.com.

Maui Open Studios Dates and Locations:

  • Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition

Saturday, February 1 from 5pm – 8pm • Maui Tropical Plantation

The Open Studio self-guided tours begin the following weekend. Hours for the Weekend Open Studios are 11am – 6pm.

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    Rick Strini, one of Maui’s master glassblowers, demonstrates his talents – Photo by Rob Ratkowski

    Weekend 1: Upcountry Maui • Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9

  • Special Bonus Event: Tuesday, February 11 – “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i – A Talk by Patricia Jennings”, will be held on from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center. Free but RSVP required: mauiopenstudios@gmail.com
  • Weekend 2: Central Maui, North Shore, Road to Hana and Hana • Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16
  • Weekend 3: West and South Maui • Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23

History of the Event: 

The Annual Maui Open Studios Event is the first of its kind in the state of Hawaii and was created 4 years ago by a former Maui artist who now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. The mission of MOS is to connect the art community with art-lovers on Maui. Since it’s inception, the event has featured over 85 artists every year and generated over 6,000 individual studio visits by art collectors and art enthusiasts each year. $100,000 in art sales made directly between art-collectors and artists have been generated by the event each year since it’s creation.

The event is produced and organized by acclaimed fine art photo collage artist and former art gallery owner on Maui and Oahu, Carolyn Quan. She is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area after living in Hawaii for 9 years, while continually remaining connected to the islands and serving the art community there.

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