If you’re visiting Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, during the month of July and you love to shop, you’re in luck! For the past several months, we’ve been hosting trunk shows and pop-up shops featuring several Hawaii-based companies – and the month of July will bring you even more, with something happening every weekend in the Na Haku Pavilion, across from Kalepa’s Store!
July 1-3: Representatives from Maui Divers will be on hand to help you “Pick A Pearl.” What does that mean, exactly? First, you select an oyster, then – the magic moment – the oyster is opened right in front of you and a luminescent jewel emerges! Take it home with you as is, or create your own style with a selection of pearl mountings recommended by Maui Diver representatives. Take part in this special showcase from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
July 16: Taste freshly baked premium shortbread cookies that are hand-dipped in chocolate, made by Honolulu Cookie Company. Meet representatives and take part in a special dipping event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 22-23: Look for an appearance by Jeff Granito, a featured Disney artist who will be on hand for a special artist showcase and signing of some of his latest pieces, among other fan favorites, on Friday, July 22, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.
July 29-30: Meet representatives from Kahulale‘a who will be on hand to share stories of how they fashion vintage Hawaiian wear into modern day accessories. The timeless designs, as well as the look and feel of the fabric, will remind you of special moments you’ve treasured over the years and inspire you to create new stories with your own Kahulale‘a accessories. Find the look that suits you best on Friday, July 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Will you have you a chance to check out any of these exciting artisans?