Thursday, June 11, 2009
On a white sandy beach in Hawaii
Flashback – December 28th, 2008. After many months of being mainland bound we finally returned to Hawaii. First stop for just an evening was Gary and Apolonia Stice’s Waikiki Penthouse overlooking Diamond Head and less than a half block to the beach.
On our first evening beach stroll we could hear a live group playing on a nearby rooftop restaurant singing ‘on a white sandy beach in Hawaii’. This is a song we love so much from the IZ album. It all seemed just perfect and it was sooo good to be back.
We have lived on the Big Island for many years now and being the newest island, it is mostly black lava shorelines with sometimes black (and green) sandy beaches (though since we have found some incredible white sand beaches on the west side). For the next couple of months we were embarking on a journey which included staying in 6 different locations of Gary’s beachfront houses on Oahu and Kauai while Eileen created her ‘Aloha Marilyn Monroe’ inspired by various Hawaii locations and experiences.
Though we usually find ourselves in idyllic remote locations, being in Waikiki was exciting and a pleasure. There’s something about locations where almost everyone is on vacation…not to mention nightlife, restaurants, galleries and other assorted activities.
We look forward to returning there soon. Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii and a good focal point for conducting business in Hawaii. Honolulu also services an International crowd with one of the biggest art markets in the world and has some classic galleries offering art on the quality of Eileen’s art.