Happy New Year!
As the adage goes, where did the time go? 2015 is going to be a great year! I can feel it!
First of all, our new collection called Haku Mele has come out with its first edition. In support of Hawaiian music and together with Hawaiian music composer, Steven Espaniola, Paradisus has issued it’s first bracelet in the collection.
The Hawaii born artist, now living in the Bay Area and performing in the throughout California, Hawaii and Japan is a multi-instrumental singer musician specializing in Ki Hoʻalu (Hawaiian slack key guitar), ukulele, upright bass and Leo Ki’e Ki’e (Traditional Hawaiian Falsetto).
His debut recording entitled Ho’omaka, “To Begin”, features a mesmerizing collection of traditional and original Hawaiian mele. In 2006, Steven’s musical efforts earned him the recognition of “New Artist of the Year” at the Hawaii Music Awards.
His mele “Hōkūlani” was written for his beautiful wife April Hōkūlani Espaniola. Hōkūlani means “heavenly star” and part of a lyric from this mele is engraved on the bracelet.
For more about Steven, visit his website, http://www.stevenespaniola.com/index.html, and check out his Facebook page.
The bracelet is made of engraved stainless steel with a double cord band and stainless steel clasp, the uni-sex bracelet comes in a variety of sizes. Special size can be made with advance notice.
“like ʻole koi uʻi o nā Hōkū o ka lani”
means “You are as beautiful as the stars in the Heaven.”
It’s Valentines Day Soon!
This is a truly embracing thought from one loved one to another. And a perfect gift for the up coming Valentines Day. Join us by supporting Hawaiian music and think of this as a gift for your love one.
To purchase, go to www.paradisusjewelry.com.