Royal Treatment


pearl earrings1. King’s Ransom

Mikimoto crafted delicate sapphires, 11mm golden pearls, and 18k yellow gold into this elegant necklace-earring set, part of a regal collection it dubs “Elements of Life.” Available at Baron & Leeds in The Shops at Wailea, 874-4900; and Whalers Village in Ka‘anapali, (808) 661-6806. Necklace $5,500; earrings $10,000

heirloom plumes2. Heirloom Plumes

Renowned feather-lei master Paulette Kahalepuna designed and handcrafted this lei wili kamoe of dyed goose feathers. One of two traditional Hawaiian styles of feather lei, it’s priced at $12 per inch and sold at Kahalepuna’s shop, Aunty Mary Lou’s Na Lima Mili Hulu No‘eau, 762 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu; (808) 732-0865.

honi honi scarf3. Hold Sway

How better than in Honi Honi Style’s Tahitian-inspired Petite Pareos by Ha‘iku designer Tiare Lee. The teeny-weeny rayon wraps (72”x21”) are perfect for tying over bikini bottoms. Available at Simmer Style in Pa‘ia, Holiday & Company in Makawao, Sisters & Co. in The Shops at Wailea, and Hale Zen in Lahaina. $32

bikini-red4. Royal Flush

For the wahine  who is at her best with almost nothing to wear, this Coral Ruffle Waist Bikini by Lisa Letarte Cabrinha is the perfect fit. It’s 80% nylon, 20% spandex, and infinitely more attractive than the emperor’s new clothes. At Letarte, 24 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, (808) 579-6022; $156 (Photo credit: Letarte by Lisa Cabrinha)

wine5. Queen of Tarts

Were Tedeschi Vineyards’ raspberry wine less delectable, it wouldn’t merit the name Framboise, nor the elegant 375ml bottle. Your Majesty will find this dessert wine also delightful as a drizzle over ice cream or a splash in sparkling wine. Available at stores around the island; or in case pricing and kama‘aina specials at the winery in Ulupalakua. (808) 878-6058;


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