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Exploring the Giftshop at Germaine’s Luau

By Maria Kanai While you’re at Germaine’s Luau, I highly recommend making a stop at the luau’s gift shop to find special omiyage (gifts) for family and friends back home. If you arrive by 5:30 p.m. at the luau, you have about an hour to enjoy the setting sun and a mai tai from the bar, with plenty of time left to peruse the gift shop. Full of pretty trinkets, cool knick knacks and charming keepsakes, it’s easy to find something you can take home to remember your night. 1. Carved honu (turtle) decorations This caught my husband’s attention right away while we were at the shop. He loved the attention to detail in the wooden carving, giving the turtles a sense of movement. It made an affordable and perfect addition to our home. Currently: on my bookshelf. 2. Tote…

Last Minute Omiyage (gifts)

Vibrantly colored tea towels in tropical designs, From Cultivate Hawai‘i at Owens & Co. Photo by Natalie Schack BY: NATALIE SCHACK Sweet, little, local this and that’s to give (or get!). The season of gift-giving is upon us all! The great news for those lucky people on your list? Hawai‘i is a fabulous shopper’s paradise,…

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