It’s now officially one week past, and honestly, it feels like we barely blinked and it was gone. Which tells me, we need to slow down these days somehow!
Each day, I start my day with coffee in the garden, we do something by day, hit the beach at sunset, then read / watch a movie / go out next door for a cool beverage. It’s a nice, lazy little routine to get warmed up to all things vacay. But I admit I’m anxious to take in some jungle like sights, AND find some old wood somewhere! I miss creating… so hopefully I’ll get lucky soon.
So anyway, we already got in a visit to Paia, one of our favorite places on Maui. Its laid back, hippy kinda vibe just makes for a fun visit, not to mention their infamous flatbread!
The stores are equally interesting, and a few repurposing features caught my eye. So snapping like crazy, here they are…
Disclaimer… I’m not fond of working on my laptop, nor the photo editing I’m using while away, so forgive me if the quality isn’t up to my usual par…
When I walked past this clothing store called Prospect, I gasped… and made a dash for the light!
Isn’t it amazing?
Corrugated metal with hanging rope wrapped wires of lights.
I’m so glad they were gracious enough to allow me to snap a few pictures! Such a beautifully decorated store. And yes, the clothes were equally amazing. 🙂
And at San Lorenzo Bikinis (ohhh trust me, I personally was NOT shopping for one…) I gasped as I looked around at their features and fixtures. We exited the store, but then I had to go back in (under teenage protest I might add… haha) and ask if I could take pictures.
Pipe fixtures were used for all the clothing in some pretty unique ways.
“Son, this is my work you know…”
(best work EVER!)
“ARE YOU DONE YET?!”
(not even close…)
They had some pretty nifty old relics as tables and such as well. I’d love to wheel that green industrial table all the way home.
Ohhhh… I just loved how the fitting rooms were pieced together with old doors, reclaimed wood, framed with pipes.
And then there’s that ceiling fan… it had a really neat industrial parachute feel to it.
I’ll take the tin ceiling too!
Other fab stops in Paia are the Flatbread place, (delish!! nice strong coffee too) and checking out a beach or two. We got lost and went to the wrong beach spot (figures!) but there’s plenty on the way in and out of town without working hard at it.
Seeing all this reclaimed wood at work in Heavenly ways has left me hungry to create something… so please cross your fingers I land a little bit of old wood and junk so I can play while away… I have a neat idea I’d like to try for the condo I’m staying at…
Junker fingers and toes crossed… are ya with me?!