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Don’t forget to change your Love Notes bookmark setting! xo


Don’t you just love the rush that comes from finding that rare bargain in a seamingly endless clothing bin? Most women would agree that the hunt is far more gratifying than the purchase. Bohemia Boutique satisfies the bargain hunter in all of us, especially us gals with a penchant for vintage. This little gem of a consignment boutique sits on the corner of N. Market and Vineyard Street in Maui’s historic Wailuku Town. Owner Maggie (pictured above) stacks pieces from 50’s Hawaiiana to sixties retro and even modern day wedding gowns. She says, “I am a slave to vintage, of course, and Hollywood Glamour is my muse!” Frilly cocktail hats and framed art adorn every spare inch of the charming space. Pop in for those last minute retro confections to complete your wedding look— you may even find the perfect dress!

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You’ve waited long enough to make a statement.

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_5490312.jpgTootie, here! I found these Juicy shoes at Nordie’s and they’re awsomely cool! If you are looking for cute shoes for your flower girls, check these out. I would suggest flats or high heels, but flats are most appropriate for the younger set. Speaking as a flower girl myself, I do not like little white “foofy” sandles with lace on the edges and a little velcro latch. I definitely prefer ballet flats with a little strap for the youngsters. And if your wedding is on a beach, skip the shoes altogether.


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False eyelashes were once reserved for the flossy-flossy–no discerning girl would risk the chance of a lash gone astray, especially on her wedding day! Now eyelash extensions have become the new eyeliner. According to stylist Jacque Rojas, when applied by an expert, lash extensions eliminate the need for both mascara and eyeliner. She says, “My clients wake up feeling beautiful, and most of them use less makeup.” Even the sporty editors of PW give their official stamp of approval! Continue reading ‘Love Notes: The Eyes Have it!’


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The House of Ralph Lauren’s classic, elegant and essentially American style has reached its 40 year milestone! The Spring 2008 runway was simply stunning with everything in black and white~ dramatic hats, jackets, ruffles and polka dots to pefectly outfit an al fresco wedding. Ralphlauren.com offers up a lovely portrait of 40 looks from 40 years of American fashion. We want it all!

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View more runway looks at style.com


[photos by Donna Newman]
moments.jpgOnce a couple catches a vicarious glimpse of a real wedding, they’re convinced that there is no place quite like Maui to say “I do”. Bride Sandra Birnie is a perfect case in point: “While I was looking through Pacific Rim Weddings magazine I saw a wedding that had taken place on Maui at a private waterfront estate, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted.” Still not convinced? Read on…