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lei artist + founder

 

Aloha! I'm Gesmyne.

 
 

I was born and raised on the beautiful island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. However, my husband, 3-year-old son, 1-year old daughter and I now call the Bay Area home. 

From a young age I learned to appreciate the beauty of lei making. While dancing hula for Hula Halau o Hokulani, I made many different types of lei to accompany my hula. Since then, I've continued to handmake traditional flower leis, ti leaf and haku leis for friends and family. The lei tradition is a simple but timeless embodiment of the aloha spirit that I am proud to share beyond my island home.

Aloha more than just a feeling or an attitude. It is a way of living and treating one another. It is a tradition passed down through generations and shared across oceans. It is what defines me and my journey here, not Hawai'i, but aloha.

 

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