I’d like to send out a huge “Arigato” to all of you who came to the Love Hawaii Festival in Yokohama last weekend! It was so nice to meet all of my beautiful Japanese customers!
Here are some of my photos with happy customers. I am so happy to have received lots of smiles and encouragement to keep making beautiful designs.
Happy customers wearing their new jewels!
A beautiful customer created a new combo- the Katie and Love Necklaces
Loyal customer Kaori who came to the Yokohama Festival after we met in Hawaii at the Haleiwa Farmers' Market!!
Kaori is wearing the very popular Jenna Necklace
We also had a visit from a very popular supermodel,
Aizawa Sayo in Noelani Designs
, and she bought a few pieces for herself, including our newest design, the Heather earrings
. She is so beautiful!!
Noelani Designs Jewelry Booth
My awesome hostess, Angela Maki, had her booth next to mine. She started a foundation, called Ocean’s Love, which takes handicapped children surfing in Japan. Amazing!
Angela Maki and I showing off our shiny jewelry
Check out Angela’s signature necklace, called “Maki” at Noelani Designs.com
Before and after the show, I got to do “some sightseeing” with my lovely hostesses, Atsuko, Mayu, and Angela Maki.
Wonderful hostesses and assistants Mayu and Atsuko
Mayu and Atsuko were so sweet to pick up the unknown Hawaiian girl (myself) from the airport and offer up their time and space for my trip. Atsuko cooked some delicious meals, and we got to go visit downtown Tokyo. We even made a visit to Harajuku, the famous fashion district, made well-known in America by Gwen Stefani’s album Love Angel Music Baby, in her song, “Harajuku Girls.”
AFter the festival, Angela Maki and I walked around Machita to do some sight-seeing with her mom in the market, and she got to wear her new Kirstin earrings, which match her Maki necklace perfectly. We also found some dried squid…
Yummy dried squid!
And Angela’s mom has the cutest bike!
Angela Maki and her mommy with big smiles!
I feel so lucky to have so much help at the Love Hawaii Festival from the crew at Ocean’s Love (our neighbor booth) when things got busy in my booth! Here is a picture of everyone at the end of the weekend, exhausted, energized, and ready for a good night’s sleep.
The Ocean's Love crew and Noelani Designs Crew
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