This is where we love to share our most recent work. Our blog gives us another chance to showcase our lovely work as well as giving you a greater sense of who we are. You will also find more about the beautiful island that we are so blessed to call our home. Thank you for stopping by and please check back to see what we’ve been up to.
Mahalo, Fawne + Sebastian
A “Akahai” meaning kindness, to be expressed with tenderness
L “Lokahi” meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony
O “Oluolu” meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness
H “Haahaa” meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty
A “Ahonui” meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance
So when people first come to our islands, that is the first word they often hear. Even if they don't understand the depth of it, it does not matter, just the fact that they are hearing it and absorbing the Aloha Spirit has a powerful effect. From the years of being on Kauai, we often hear visitors speaking of how amazing they feel here, and this magic that the islands have, and how everyone was so loving to them - they have experienced Aloha.
But did you ever think that you can take that Aloha Spirit home with you, and ask yourself 'How am I able to express that spirit of love in every moment?' And cultivate that in your daily life. I promise you, nothing but good things will come.
This is just scratching the surface of Aloha and to write this blog post trying to define Aloha, comes with such an honor and respect for this ancient way of life. So before we leave you, we wanted to share another layer of this beautiful way of life.
alo - sharing, in the present
ha - breath of life
The idea of Aloha is that you are in another persons spiritual presence exchanging the breath of life.
So as you can see there is really something special about this word and our way of living here in the islands that we all can learn from and put into practice in our daily lives. The Aloha Spirit has the power to make our world a better place, because who doesn't feel better when Aloha is shared with them?
This week we will be celebrating our 11 year anniversary!! It’s incredible to say, and a little hard to believe, that we started our journey together over a decade ago. Although, the time has flown by it has been a long wonderful journey together, filled with such depth, growth, fun, love and adventure. In planning how to best celebrate our anniversary, we got to thinking about last years anniversary trip and decided to share it with you here on our blog.
Sebastian secretly planned a trip for us to spend a few days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The trip was a complete surprise and he only let me in on the secret a few hours before our plane left Kauai. I was so incredibly excited, I had the biggest smile ear to ear all the way to the Big Island.
Driving into the park we were taken back by the beauty and mystic of our surroundings. Fern tree rain forests and the misty clouds creeping over the mountain letting us know we were in a very special place. Little did we know that our visit happen to coincide with a major geological event. The lava lake that sits inside the Halema’uma’u Crater, located in the park, had reached a record high and you can witness huge plumes of lava bubbling within the crater. Of course, this was incredibly exciting to hear but we knew the best time to view this spectacle was at night. We spent the day exploring the vast park and enjoyed a few incredible hikes. It is amazing to be surrounded by such unique landscapes, from pristine rain forests to harsh barren lava flows. One of our favorite hikes was the Kilauea Iki trail, it was stunning from start to finish.
The hands down greatest highlight of the trip was to witness the erupting lava lake in the craters center. There was an immense buzz around the creater lookout and we had to drive over a mile away just to get a place to park. There were so many locals and tourist alike flocking to see this rare and amazing site. Seeing lava, bubbling and shooting out from the earths core was one of the most amazing experiences and something we will never, ever forget. Not only that but there was a local halau that sung Hawaiian Chants, which together with the bubbling and shooting lava was deeply moving, it gave me goose bumps. We felt like we were transported to the earths beginning and witnessing this creation, it was something so powerful and profound it truly can not be put into words, so we'll just leave it at - it was unforgettable.
Enjoy our photos we captured from our anniversary trip and cheers to celebrating life with the one you love!
Fawne + Sebastian