Compiled by Gail Simmons
1. Catch of the Day
We fell—hook, line and sinker—for this fishhook necklace carved from fossilized walrus tusk by Maui artist Kenneth Hiraoka, who combines traditional Hawaiian techniques with his personal style. Priced from $300 to $2,200 (shown) and sold at Maui Hands’ Pa‘ia store, 84 Hana Highway. 579-9245; www.mauihands.com. Photo: Cecilia Fernández Romero
2. Upscale Art
Fish Basket, a limited-edition 40×30 giclée on canvas, reproduces a 1993 oil painting by Israeli-born artist Avi Kiriaty. $1,000, includes packing, insurance and shipping. Studio visits are welcome; call 573-5090 for appointment. Or view the artist’s other vibrant works online at www.avikiriaty.com.
3. ReleaseYour Inner Mermaid
Immerse yourself in salt-water serenity with Aromatherapy Tropical Bath Salt by Epicurean, $11. This sea salt softens the bath, detoxifies and removes impurities from the skin. The soothing, aromatic experience boosts circulation and relieves muscle aches and tension. Available at Waihua Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua. 665-7079. Photo: Cecilia Fernández Romero
4. Score Points
. . . with this sterling-silver starfish pendant, hand cast by Maui artist Nina Kuna. One inch in diameter, the pendant hangs from an eighteen-inch Argentium sterling-silver chain that is highly tarnish resistant. $69 (15% kama‘aina discount). Available at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Shasa Emporium in Kahala Mall; Bungalow 9 in Koloa, Kaua‘i; and online (with free shipping) at www.ninakuna.com.
5. Leggy Beauty
Jennifer Umphress finds glass the ideal medium for capturing the fluid grace of ocean creatures—like water, it has depth, clarity and reflection. Made of handblown glass, each octopus is unique, right down to the lampworked suckers on its tentacles. $450 at By the Bay, 90B Hana Hwy. in Pa‘ia. 579-9777; [email protected]. Photo: Cecilia Fernández Romero