Shopping for the holidays is getting serious, as David Sosner, Kukui Grove Center’s general manager, spent Saturday unpacking and placing all that new outdoor furniture (don’t move the seats around. They’re already properly placed for social distancing) at the mall, where Janice Bond (she remembers David from when she was an owner at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort) and Helena Cooney were taking a Kaua‘i Bakery break from the virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s (how many laps around the shopping center?) and met up with veteran Alfonso Murillo, who was planning to do his walk on Ke Ala Hele Makalae because he needed to meet someone in Kapa‘a.
Janice (she’s already worrying about the 14-day quarantine after she goes to the Capitol as an alternate Elector) and Helena didn’t realize there was a pop-up happening at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi (kudos, Chloe Blake of The Sweet Shop, and the mom-daughter duo of Chloe Atkins and Tiare Agor of Canefield Clothing — they use social media to book appointments for private shopping while Kilohana is closed). Mahalo, Cyndi Ayonon, for the heads-up on the pop-up.
One of the good things coming out of not having Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation sports is seeing coaches Charles Woolfork (no hippopotamus duty Saturday) and Colby Ayonon helping at the pop-up. Chloe Ayonon and Zaylee Doi-Desmarais are partners with Beat Athletica, and did a bang-up job with the Small Business Saturday pop-up at V E H I Surf on Ekahi Street.
All right, time to check out the cookies by Bella Ziest and Emilia Knudsen being made available at the Pau Hana Market today from 3 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center. Go visit Lourdes Torres at the Sustainable Boost tent. Wonder if Barbara Oki still has some corn chowder left.