Local Expert No. 2: The paintings and illustrations of local artist and designer Lauren Roth feature tropical plants, whimsical flowers, and other evocative images of Hawaii. Her work has been commissioned by Whole Foods, Nautica, and Nordstrom, and she is preparing to open her own retail shop in Kailua (where she’ll also launch a home décor line). She follows the local makers scene closely and recommends works by the following artists.
For colorful ceramics (and kids books)…“Mariko Merrit makes fun, funky ceramic pieces of animals and sea creatures covered in bright colors and patterns. Some are gold accented.She also illustrates children’s books all about local culture, like shave ice or the Hawaiian alphabet. You can find her work at Mori by Art+Flea and at the Hawaii State Art Museum.”
For dreamy oceanscapes…“Sarah Caudle has a background in design and sustainability and she moved to Honolulu to start painting. She creates really beautiful, unique waterscapes in resin. Her combination of vivid colors and the movement she creates makes you feel like you’re right there in the ocean, full of peace. Find her at Gallery Ko’Olina and at pop-ups at the Four Seasons and Polu Gallery.”
For retro-inspired Hawaiiana…“Nick Kuchar of Everything Is Jake illustrates vintage, nostalgic images of Hawaii, such as Kailua, the North Shore, and the Napali Coast on Kauai. He prints his illustrations on posters, large canvases, and hats with a retro Hawaiian feel. You can shop his prints all over Honolulu, including Sand People, a beach-themed shop for home goods and gifts, Greenroom at the International Marketplace, or his shop on Kalakaua Avenue.”
For funky prints and postcards…“Kim Sielbeck recently moved here from Brooklyn, and her work is full of bright jungle illustrations. She sells her prints and postcards at Mori by Art+Flea in Ward Warehouse and at the Polu Gallery on the North Shore. Her style has an ’80s feel with a modern twist and she paints it all, from leopards and dogs to fashionable men and women surrounded by colorful patterns or flora and fauna that really capture the island vibe.”
Week 5: Honolulu Is a Real City, Not Just a Vacation Destination
Millie Bobby Brown looks summer chic in an orange beach cover-up as she relaxes on holiday with beau Jake Bongiovi in Sardinia
She’s been enjoying her time off from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things during a romantic Italian getaway with beau Jake Bongiovi this week.
And Millie Bobby Brown looked summer chic as she relaxed on the beach in Sardinia on Sunday with her boyfriend – who she first sparked romance rumours with last summer.
The 18-year-old actress donned a pretty orange beach cover-up teamed with a matching bikini for her day out in the sunshine.
Chill: Millie Bobby Brown looked summer chic as she relaxed on the beach in Sardinia on Sunday with her beau Jake Bongiovi
The pretty dress featured a halter-neck design and she completed her look with trendy sunglasses while soaking up the rays.
The beauty wore her honey tresses up in a messy bun and opted for a natural makeup look to show off her pretty features.
Meanwhile her 20-year-old better half, son of singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi, wore a blue Hawaiian shirt covered in huge yellow dandelions before going shirtless.
The look: The 18-year-old actress donned a pretty orange beach cover-up teamed with a matching bikini for her day out in the sunshine