Aloha! Ever since moving to the island I have wanted to learn how to make floral leis. We were adorned with the most beautiful, fragrant leis upon our arrival by our friends who picked us up at the airport and we have bought some for all the wonderful family and friends who have visited us since our move here. I also absolutely love living here and consider this to be my happy place; so, in the spirit of wanting to take in as much of the Hawaiian culture as possible during our brief stay, I feel that learning this craft will be something that I can not only take with me wherever we go, but it will bring back fond memories of having lived here long after we’ve moved.
A couple weeks ago I came across a hands-on event that will teach me the art of lei-making and I was so thrilled that I knew I had to share! On Sunday, March 4th from 11am-2pm a contemporary master lei-maker by the name of Meleana Estes demonstrates the art of lei-making to anyone who wishes to learn. The class takes place at the International Market Place; Level 1, Queen’s Court. Admission is free, the event is open to the public, no RSVP is needed, and leis will be available while supplies last.
The address to the International Market Place is 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. Paid self or valet parking is available in the International Market Place garage, with entrance off of Kuhio Avenue.
I have been looking forward to this event since I learned of it and can’t wait until this Sunday to finally learn this craft! Hope I see some of y’all there!