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Uniques…Da Pop-Up at the MACC

by Tania Ginoza on December 18, 2013 · 1 comment

It’s the week before Christmas and I assume many of you are doing the frantic OMG I’ll buy anything tango at the mall. My suggestion is to keep calm and shop on at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s pop-up gallery gift shop, Uniques.

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machine machine

by Tania Ginoza on December 16, 2013 · 2 comments

#1 on my must go list for the next Kauai jaunt is a Hanapepe spot called the Workshop. I’d love to meet Shannon Hiramoto, tour her studio and try on ALL of her handmade up-cycled vintage pieces. Shannon’s line, machine machine, is absolute perfection. I love her girlie yet edgy creations with an appreciation of […]



by Tania Ginoza on May 5, 2013 · 2 comments

Once upon a time, it was a Friday night and I was sporting a new haircut. I had no plans and da BF was on Lanai laying tile. What’s a girl with no man, no plans and a professional blowout to do? I decided to hop over to Monkeypod Wailea to chill at the bar […]


Proteas of Hawaii…The Gift Shop

by Tania Ginoza on November 29, 2012 · 6 comments

I took a road trip to Kula Lodge a few weeks ago to run an errand. I was about to leave when I spotted a cute little cottage with pretty landscaping and protea arrangements on the porch.  I took a peek inside expecting a flower shop and and instead found a charming space filled with […]


Keep Calm and Shop Local…

by Tania Ginoza on November 23, 2012 · 13 comments

What are your plans today? Are your shopping til you drop or do you buy nothing?  Are you pounding the payment or surfing the web? Here’s a few of my thoughts on the biggest shopping weekend and season of the year.