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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.


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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Denik gathers artists from across the globe and puts their work on journals, notebooks, sketchbooks, as Denik believes art can change the world. A portion from every notebook purchased goes to fund building schools in developing countries. Not only do the schools get funding, but a portion of the profit also helps to support the artist to continue using their talents to make this world a better place.denik+video+image+without+play+button

Reach, a veteran artist from Taiwan pushes Taiwanese graffiti to the international platform through the Pow Wow Taiwan event, and dedicates his life to graffiti. His art is clean and well- crafted along with clear colors. Reach’s art can range from simple to complicated art forms and he always amazes us. Denik and Reach collaborative notebook is helping Reach with his graffiti tour in Taiwan. The purpose of this “All City Tour” is for Reach to travel to every single city in Taiwan, and leave his graffiti art, legally, on noticeable buildings.11666308_937041969673067_4716147211530245421_n

Lula 101 made this collaboration possible by referring Reach to Denik. We, like Denik, truly believe that art can change the world. This collaborative notebook was made in the U.S. with recycled paper, and came in with a regular size and a pocket size, exclusively sold at Hopes (Lula directly owned retail). evyjl35Cjt6O8hjoJENJxuvK1niZJPEAEwlK-cEjN9Q

Lula and Denik are supporting him on this tour and all the profits earned on this notebook will fund Reach on his trip. We wish the best of luck to him and cannot wait to see his art through out Taiwan. Here are a few work done:


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