Holiday Gift Idea: Customized Items by the Perez ‘Ohana

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Holiday Gift Idea: 96792 Pride Calendar!

The “96792 Pride Calendar” features photos of the Wai`anae Coast submitted by local residents as part of a contest sponsored by the Wai`anae Coast Rotary Club. Proceeds from the calendar will benefit the various philanthropic endeavors of the Rotary Club, such as scholarships, the annual Christmas parade, promoting local businesses, etc.

Order the calendar online now at:

Holiday Gift Idea for Her: Sassy Slippahs!

“Sassy Slippahs” Order Form (front). [Click the image to enlarge]

“Sassy Slippahs” Order Form (back). [Click the image to enlarge]


I am proud to introduce my new product line “Sassy Slippahs”- Personalized Rhinestone Slippers. You can put your name, initials, nickname or anything you want. I’ve attached an order form with all the style selections and ordering information. Slippers start at $18.00 and include letters/charms.

Now no one can steal your slippers when you go to a party and they also make great holiday gifts. Keiki and Adult Sizes available. Sorry men, I don’t have any men’s selection, but you can make the girls/women in your life happy by ordering slippers for them. =D

Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Sassy Slippahs
(808) 542-6245

[Note from Maile: Saydee is a Wai`anae girl, so let’s support this young entrepreneur from our community!]

Clothing Clearance Sale at Paradise Isle at Makaha Marketplace!

Crystal Robles designing a same-day, low-priced custom t-shirt at Paradise Isle Kama`aina & Visitor Center at Makaha Martketplace. [Click on the photo for a larger view.]

50-70% off clothing in stock, while supplies last! For more information, visit or call the store at 695-8866.

Long time Wai`anae Coast residents Richard and Ursula Robles are the proud new owners of Paradise Isle Kama`aina & Visitor Center at Makaha Marketplace. The Robles, who previously owned Makaha Fashion Boutique, purchased the neighboring space in May 2009 to expand their business.

The store still features affordable fashions for the whole family, and now includes fishing and diving supplies, beach gear and rentals, swimwear, souvenirs, and custom t-shirts, stickers, and banners.

The same-day, low priced, custom t-shirt, sticker and banner service is popular among locals and visitors alike. Customers can create their own designs, and receive the finished product later that day! Paradise Isle does not charge a separate silk screen fee, and will supply the shirts in various styles, from t-shirts, to women’s spaghetti strap or regular tanks tops, and sweatshirts.

What: Paradise Isle Kama`aina & Visitor Center

Where: Makaha Marketplace, 84-1170 Farrington Hwy., Wai`anae, HI

When: Open 8am-6pm, 7 days a week

Who: Richard and Ursula Robles, long time Wai`anae Coast residents (Ursula is native Hawaiian)

Why: Check out their custom t-shirts/stickers/banners, souvenirs, clothing boutique, swimwear, fishing & diving supplies, & beach rentals (surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, snorkel & fins, best inflatable boats, bodyboards)

More Info: Call 695-8866

Click the link below to view a photo album of the store, their business card, and custom t-shirt/sticker/banner price list:

For Your Holiday Party: Fresh Opelu For Sale!

Makaha fisherman Gerard Honda sells fresh opelu. Call 520-4199 or 696-8448 for more information.


A grant proposal has been submitted for the development of a 3D modeling and prototyping lab. This lab will get students excited about learning and applying science and math concepts through hands-on product development. We need your help to make this a reality.

If the Hawaii Youth 3D Modeling and Prototyping Lab grant is one of the top 10 grants by the end of November, we will be one of the recipients of the grant monies.

Vote everyday in the month of November because every vote counts! Please forward this message to your friends and co-workers to spread the word. If there are any questions do not hesitate to contact the grant writer: Weyland Bailey, Math Instructor at Waianae High School at (808) 222-6104. Mahalo!

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Holiday Gift Idea: Hawaiian Wearable Art in Makaha!

Hawaiian Wearable Art: a collection of Hawaiian shirts, Hawaiian clothing and tropical home decor inspired by an elegant Hawaiian print fabric hand-dyed by Vicky Durand at her Makaha Beach studio.

Each of Vicky’s Hawaiian clothing creations is crafted from vibrant Hawaiian print fabric promising one-of-a-kind tropical clothing that includes gorgeous Hawaiian shirts, the Hawaiian print dress, sarongs and pareo. Hawaiian Wearable Art also offers scarves, visors and other tropical accessories for resort wear.

The Hawaiian Wearable Art collection of tropical home decor embraces the same Hawaiian print fabric for stunning home accessories such as table linens, table runners, napkins…even unique shower curtains made from their tropical fabric for Hawaiian decor.

Hawaiian Wearable Art
Vicky Durand
84-475 Farrington Hwy.
Makaha Beach, HI 96792
808 696-9660