aloha friday

photo courtesy of  Justin Ornellas

photo courtesy of Justin Ornellas

this weekend my inlaws are visiting from hawaii island (we call it the big island), so we are looking forward to spending time with them. we are also stopping by the made in hawaii festival that showcases locally made products. enjoy your weekend!

~between two ferns - zach galifianakis' show interviews famous people and is a total crack up. 

~beneath the scarlet sky - enjoyed this book. i'm not usually a ww2 book fan but the personal story was very moving. based on the true story this is an epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during world war II. pino lella is an italian teenager but his days of innocence are numbered. when his family home in milan is destroyed by allied bombs, pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the alps, and falls for anna, a beautiful widow. in an attempt to protect him, pino's parents force him to enlist as a german soldier--a move they think will keep him out of combat. but he is recruited to become the personal driver for general hans leyers, one of the third reich's most mysterious and powerful commanders. now, with the opportunity to spy for the allies, pino endures the horrors of the war and the nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

~aware in care kit - many people with parkinson's or a chronic illness will have a visit to the hospital at some point. this is a great kit to have ready that will help hospital staff know about your condition so they can incorporate the knowledge into your treatment.

~ everlane linen box tee - this has been my favorite t-shirt this summer. it took me through the blazing humid road trip on the southeast coast and i've been wearing both the grey and navy colors constantly. i'm also only 5'2" and the length is perfect!

~ homage to the queen of soul - sad to hear of the passing of aretha franklin. she was truly one of a kind. however we are lucky to be left with her incredible music to enjoy forever.