Ah, island living. All this talk about the seasons and spending this month leaning into and appreciating fall has sparked one nostalgic fire I wasn’t expecting. See, I used to live in Hawaii. For six years. (To be honest, there is still a part of me that lives there permanently.) The biggest adjustment for me was getting used to the mild seasonal transitions. The seasons there are very much alive and well, they are just mellow and relaxed. They, themselves, live the island lifestyle. Funny how fall brings out the nostalgia for tropical living but there you have it. So, today’s contributor could not come at a better time.
Lisa Brodzinski lives on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii and is the designer/creator of Ke Aloha Jewelry, a gorgeous and luxe line of jewelry created with aloha. For those who don’t know, ‘aloha’ is a word defined as affection, peace, compassion and mercy. It also means hello and goodbye and so, so much more. It is a living breathing thing and there are so many different ways to express it. Brodzinski expresses it through her work. If you are still confused as to what I mean, just look at the Hoaka necklace or the Mau Loa necklace. The Ho’okele bracelet and Hokulani necklace are some personal favorites as well. This fall, I just might have to bring some aloha spirit to my own home with a piece or two from Ke Aloha Jewelry. You should do the same.