Designer Geren Lockhart, of Geren Ford fame, is traveling up a storm this autumn, and she’s decided to tell Fashionista readers all. The first installment of “Travels with Geren” takes us to Hawaii. Next week, she’s visiting New York City….
Honolulu, October 29-31
I love a quick getaway to Hawaii–Oahu is actually my favorite island. There are more tourists, but along with that comes a great deal more going on. Plus, it’s the capital of the state, so there’s a good bit of local fun to check in on. Oahu also has some of my favorite beaches in the world.
Dinner at Town: They use mostly local ingredients and the menu that changes daily. Townkaimuki.com
Most Interesting Discovery:
I finally got to take the tour of Doris Duke’s estate Shangri-La–it’s an amazing estate and collection of Islamic artifacts. A building and grounds that will stay with me forever, I feel so lucky to have been able to see her world. It’s extremely generous of her to have willed it to the public through a foundation. It’s like my version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. I went days ago and am still spinning creatively.
What did you buy?
- T-shirts and stickers for my friend’s son, Max, at Matsumoto’s Grocery Store, so that he can be the surf-chic kid in Chicago.
- Every book I could find on Doris Duke or Shangri-La.
- Kona coffee and Grand Cafe sauces for the wonderful people watching my pup Quinn .
- Life Black Q-Tips from Japan, they stock them at longs drugs in Hawaii but not here in the states, and I’ve searched high and low on the internet. So when I am there I clean out the shelves. They’re just so good, and chic at the same time, and only $2.99.