Black & White ~ Mau Loa ~ Always & Forever

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One of the many timeless seascapes shared through the lens of Lisa’s husband,
photographer and professional waterman Pete Cabrinha.

There is something mysterious about black and white.  Something that intrigues us.

Black and white classical photography emphasizes natural beauty.
Black and white clothing with its stylized romanticism and colorless palette adds richness to each garment.  Light and dark fabrics showing understated glamour.

Classic.  Timeless.  Chic.

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Letarte’s Essential collection goes beyond the basics of black and white.  The styles are effortless and display their own beauty with intricate detail.  Lisa Letarte Cabrinha uses classic crochet, endless embroidery and simple silhouettes, all representing a Tropical-Luxe lifestyle.

Letarte’s Essentials make a statement with design details and flattering forms to compliment every closet.


Lisa's favorite Essentials


updated: 1 year ago

A Little Hawaiian Romance

A Little Hawaiian Romance
Maybe it’s the plumeria, tiare, coconut oil, or scent of sunscreen, but love is in the air pretty much all the time in Hawaii. Ask anyone for their favorite romantic spot, and they will 1: Have a list of at least a dozen places or 2: not even share because they want to keep it a secret. Well, I’ve bypassed both of those tendencies, and compiled a little list of three rather romantic spots in Hawaii.

1: Hanalei Bay (Kauai)
If walks on the beach are your thing, well Hanalei takes your promenade to a whole new level. There is something almost surreal about the combination of the mountains, beach, surfing, and Bali Hai off in the distance. It’s also where my husband and I were married. Beat that cupid.

2: Lanikai (Oahu)
I think you can be active and romantic all at once, and Lanikai is the ideal location. A postcard perfect day would look like this: Hike the Pillboxes and watch the sunrise, then rent a two person kayak and paddle out to the Mokes. Rest, relax and picnic on Lanikai beach, then top it all off with a Mai Tai or BFRD at Buzz’s. Yum, in so many ways.

3: Hana - Seven Sacred Pools (Maui)
It’s as remote, tropical and lush as you can get, and well worth the drive. One of the best things to do, is camp out overnight by the Seven Sacred Pools, then in the morning, you wake up and have all of this untouched, peaceful, jaw-dropping beauty all to yourself. Swoon.


Lisa's favorite romantic spot in Hawaii

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"My favorite is Big Island 4 seasons - the beach out front is so relaxing and peaceful. Watching the turtles come up to the sandy beaches is a pure bliss!"

updated: 1 year ago

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