hana relay detoured

the morning started before the sunrise with the first leg of the hana relay. my sister-in-law and i ran the first two legs for team "The Runs", and then detoured on our own double marathon of shopping and eating.

we were the first in the door at cafe de
s amis in paia town. yummy breakfast of savory crepes and cafe. the breakfast of hana relay wannabe finishers.

shopping for some fresh local produce at mana foods...

looked for treasures and unique finds at paia trading company...

super cute clothes at imrie boutique. lovely bohemian haute couture pieces ranging from swimsuits and undergarments to blouses, skirts and dresses, plus an assortment of shoes and accessories!

puka puka in paia opened about nine months ago, but i had yet to check it out. it's such a gem of a store and gallery with unique pieces not to found anywhere else. especially loved the clean, contemporary interiors in a plantation
style building from the 1910s.

my sister-in-law turned my on to kerry cassill with her line of super soft, cotton garments and bedding with the most amazing, colorful prints. lilikoi boutique primarily sells organic, natural skincare products, but i stumbled upon a small selection of kerry cassill bedding and kitchen linens as well. this is the first store i've seen on maui that carries kerry cassill.

a little beach breather...

back into town for lunch at my favorite saturday lunch spot. side order of kim chee adds some nice spice to my large dry min. my sister-in-law opted for a small dry min with a deluxe cheeseburger.

quick stop at native intelligence to pick-up some beautiful leis. so far it's the only place that i've found on maui that regularly stocks hilo maile and pakalana leis. such a beautiful store with great gift ideas.