Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hula & Hilo Honu Inn!

Aloha Kakou!
Hope your last week in October is going well. How time is really whizzing by!
At times like this, I just wish I could kick back, do nothing, and just relax at somebody else's house! Yup, and here is a perfect place, right up the Hala'i Hills, called the Hilo Honu Inn. This is a real gem of a Bed & Breakfast accommodation with a room and a view plus a Japanese style "ofuro" (deep sunken bathtub) which I would kill for! A beautiful Kama'aina style house, and within walking distance from downtown Hilo too.



The dining room is nice and cozy.


















This is the Samurai Suite.












And the Ofuro Nui!



















Isn't this a beautiful work of art? The delicate art work was all done in Japan according to Gay.













And the view from the suite is just gorgeous!













Here is the owner of the Hilo Honu Inn, Gay, who is also a hula dancer with the Halau Hula Halau 'o Kawananakoa, Alberta Nicholas, kumu.
Recently, at the 26th Annual Hawaii Kupuna Hula Festival (which draws 300 dancers, 17 halau in all, including seven from Japan, one from Korea, one from Maui, two groups from Oahu and six groups from the Big Island!), Gay had participated with her halau wearing the Sig Zane Designs' new sleeved style, Kiawelehua Dress.
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa hosted both the competition and craft fair on Sept. 24-25. Over 1,600 people attended the two-day festival! And guess who placed Second, scoring 309.4 points ... it was Hula Halau O Kawananakoa! Congratulations and mahalo for sharing these fabulous photos taken of course by her wonderful husband!
They are going to be participating in the up-coming Moku O Keawe International Festival on November 7th, for the Kupuna Night, so keep your eyes open and look for the ladies in the Sig Zane dresses!