ALOHA INSPIRATION was co-created by Janene Willener and me, Mandy Horst.
Our paths were always crossing beginning in small kid days with hula lessons in Hawaii Kai, with Aunty Punua to reconnecting at Punahou High School and again 30 years later coming full circle with dancing hula with a group of high school friends.
Not believing in coincidences, we forged a strong connection, and knew the universe had some profound collaboration in store for us.
Marathon coffee talks on spiritual expansion, attaining our highest potential, burgeoning creativity and our deep love for Hula and Hawaii began to follow after our Tuesday hula sessions. The day would fly by, and we would laugh when a time warp of 4-5 hours had disappeared.
One day the main topic of discussion was our favorite inspirational quotes. From there a seed was planted which would germinate and explode into the manifestation of our passion project…Aloha Inspiration, and all the fabulous creations we could share with the world.
Aloha Inspiration’s tag is…”Inspire Aloha.” Through our own inspirations, we hope to share what ALOHA means to us.
Our first manifestation was the beautiful ALOHA card, which became the catalyst to forming our global mission for the company.
Here are some of my other favorite explanations of the word “Aloha.”
Kuʻuipo Kumukahi sings the ALOHA chant
Dewi Maile Lim offers a five-part video series educating us on the acronym of ALOHA
Aloha Inspiration’s vision is to inspire Aloha with fashion, accessories, clothing and a lifestyle that inspires the universe to not just “Live Aloha” but to “BE ALOHA!” We have officially launched our fabulous and fun creations and you can see the rest of our product line at our store, Aloha Inspiration.
Top photo by monicalauphotography.com. Mahalo!