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Got a Case of the Blues

Living in Hawaii temporarily has showed me wonders of the little island of Oahu. The island may be small, but the adventures are never- ending. I will take you through a typical summer day in Hawaii. It always starts with a morning surf session, but beware of the reef below (I got scratched up a little). For breakfast we stop by our favorite new local truck, Banan, and pick up acai bowls in papayas.

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Next step is to head out North Shore before all the traffic hits and luckily the drive up is quite scenic. Once we get to Pipeline (of course), I watch the monstrous waves that barrel so elegantly. I could watch the waves come and go forever; nature is so incredible. When our stomachs start to growl, we make our way to the famous Kahuku Farms and get an organic, fresh lunch.

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The adventure does not stop here though, we leave north and make our way towards Hawaii Kai to jump off the wooden plank at Alan Davis. Sometimes our turtle friends like to join us too if we’re lucky. Once we’re all snorkeled out, we hurry and gather our belongings to make it to our sunset hike.

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Deadman’s catwalk, located in the neighborhood of Hawaii Kai, has one of the most breathtaking views on this island. As we climb up, we made it just in time for the blue sky to fade to an array of colors from orange to pinks and our jaws slowly drop. In awe and amazement we stand and admire what life has given us until the sun goes down. By the end of the night our bodies are browned, we have accumulated more freckles, tan lines, and are covered in sand. I would say it was a pretty exceptional day, what do you think?

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HOPES joins the circle of lokai

On June 1, Lula 101’s direct-owned retail store in Taipei, HOPES, will begin carrying the highly desired lokai Bracelet. This hugely popular bracelet is quickly becoming a must-have accessory as more celebrities and influencers are posting their “#livelokai” selfies on social media.

Carrying lokai in HOPES has great meaning to Sherry, the owner of HOPES store, on a personal level. Some of you may know her story (here and here), and the challenges she had to convert her “waking dream” into the American dream. Therefore, Sherry can really relate to what Steven Izen, the founder of lokai, said: “Life is full of joy and sadness, and we can all relate to its highs and lows. I hope that lokai will remind you to stay balanced and centered along your journey.”

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The value behind the lokai bracelet is to encourage you to find your balance. The product expresses the best and worst conditions you might possibly encounter in life, represented in white and black beads. Water from Mt. Everest is embedded within in the white bead, while the black bead is infused with mud from the Dead Sea, and the rest is connected with the clear beads. This is to remind us that life is a circle, nothing is eternal – >stay humble when you’re on top of the world and remain hopeful when you hit its lows.

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Because so many star personalities are participating in the “#livelokai” selfie on social media, people all over the world are taking notice of lokai. Not just for the valuable meaning behind it, but because of the positive action they’re taking as well. Furthermore, lokai donates 10% of the net profits that come from your purchase to  a variety of charitable alliances.

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Follow us, and you can join the circle of lokai and #livelokai!