Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Keeping the North Shore beautiful

Ringing in the New Year, there is much to celebrate when we live in the quaint seaside towns of the North Shore of Oahu. This is especially true when we have a fabulous and talented esthetician  available to provide top notch services to the residents, travelers and frequent visitors to our tropical surfing and ocean paradise.

Meet Sarah Matthews, owner of Hoku Hale, a gem of a boutique-style beauty salon and spa, located at the Ka'ala Healing Arts Building in Waialua. The first time I went there, I was impressed by the tranquil ambiance she has created to make the experience relaxing and comfortable.

Sarah found her inspiration to become an esthetician after moving to the islands in 2007. She was looking for an inspired calling in which she could fulfill her desire to help people, and is achieving this dream by helping people feel great about themselves by promoting beauty inside and out.
Sarah approaches her work with professionalism and continues to pursue ongoing education to bring her clients a wealth of product knowledge and up to date skills. She says, " I want to continue to pursue my passion to improve internal and external beauty one person at a time."

Sarah is a Licensed Esthetician and an Xtreme Lashes Certified Stylist.
She offers: Lash and Brow services
                     Skincare services including:
                     Facials and rejuvenating clinical      
                     Body treatments
                     Quality skin care products

We are so fortunate to be surrounded by talented and dedicated professionals even though we live in a small community on the most isolated archipelago on the planet. 
A huge "mahalo" to Sarah for being there for us and for making the North Shore beautiful!

You can visit her website at:
Hoku Hale is located on the 2nd floor of the Ka'ala Healing Arts Building 
66-216 Farrington Highway, Suite 202
Waialua, HI, 97691.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mermaids, Angels and Godesses

I'd like to introduce you to my lovely, gifted and talented friend: Maria Cristina Guerriero

Maria is a self taught artist who views creativity as part of her spiritual path. Making art is a healing tool which grounds her, allowing her to process her emotions and do release work. She works with mixed media including tile mosaics, water colors, collage, ink drawings and acrylic paintings. Her pieces focus on vibrant color play with elements of nature and mystical images and symbols. 

She is inspired by folk, visionary and street art. She believes that she is being guided to share her art and help others to imagine higher possibilities and to connect with the divine.

Maria also uses art therapeutically in her work as a psychiatric nurse with both clients and student nurses. This is usually coupled with a guided meditation and then a free form artistic expression that is shared in a group. She is an advanced practice nurse who teaches complementary and alternative medicine and mental health at the University of Hawaii.

Always a free spirit, she left New Jersey at age 22 to travel to over 40 countries to experience culture, music, self-realization and adventure. Her journeys exposed her to various art styles and alternative beliefs and perspectives that influence her work. She was blessed to come and live on the island of Oahu, Hawaii in 2001 as a travel nurse. Here her connection to nature and the ocean has helped her to find balance, open her heart and cultivate a beautiful relationship with spirit. Creating her art is a meditative process and comes intuitively and easily.

To contact Maria about her art please email her at: marieange2001@hotmail.com and like her facebook page on: https://www.facebook.com/mariacristinaguerrieroart/