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Stories of Aloha: Homegrown Treasures of Hawai’i, the new must-have book from Hawai'i by Jocelyn Fujii, with photography by Brett Uprichard and a foreword by Richard Chamberlain.
The Honolulu Advertiser: “’The canoe ride is pleasant when the paddler is skilled,’ goes the old Hawaiian adage. Fujii is, indeed, skilled, gifted with discernment.”
The Garden Island : “…a road map to Hawaiian etiquette, tradition and most importantly, the heart of its people.”
Maui News: “…uplifting tales in bite-size morsels.”
From Richard Chamberlain’s foreword: “To embrace the soul of Hawai'i , take Jocelyn’s hand and follow her into the lives of Hawai'i ’s greatest treasures: her people.”
Those who flew Aloha Airlines from 1985 until the airline shut down in 2008 knew they could count on one thing in its inflight magazine: a heartwarming profile of known and little-known artists, musicians, farmers, mom-and-pop businesses, and Hawaiian cultural treasures, written by the author who brought you the lifestyle classic Under the Hula Moon.
With updates, essays and recipes from former Aloha Airlines employees, these stories spring to life in Stories of Aloha, a 264-page treasure hunt between two soft covers.
Read about island treasures Kamaka ‘Ukulele, Sig Zane Designs, Rainbow Drive-In, Tip Top Motel, Café and Bakery, Hamura Saimin, Kimura Lauhala Store, Kamakakehau Fernandez , five-time Na Hōkū Hanohano award winner Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, and more than a hundred other local legends in this heirloom collection of stories.
Tucked into each book is a complimentary, full-color, vintage Aloha Airlines route map from pre-statehood Hawai'i , circa late 1950s.
Hawai'i’s neighborhoods and lifestyle are changing by the minute, making our mom-and-pop businesses an endangered species. Stories of Aloha is one way of preserving our collective memory and remembering our neighborhood legacies.
Pono, the Dog That Dreams, by Jocelyn Fujii
Lei in a Bottle: Collecting Hawaiian Perfume Bottles, by Gwen Olins & Evan Olins