Happy Camper for Monday, December 7, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Janice Bond, Alfonso Murillo and Helena Cooney take a Kaua‘i Bakery break at Kukui Grove Center’s food court in Lihu‘e while doing the virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kalani Badeaux of Hawane creates a new coconut-frond-weaving project Saturday during the pop-up at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi, where she also did a class for shoppers interested in weaving their own projects.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Charles Woolfork (no hippopotamus duty Saturday) helps Brianne Light of Iwi Nani with her offerings at the pop-up at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi that was sparked by Chloe Blake of The Sweet Shop and Canefield Clothing.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The mom-daughter duo of Cheri Atkins and Tiare Agor of Canefield Clothing normally take appointments for private shopping while Kilohana Plantation in Puhi is closed during the pandemic.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Zaylee Doi-Desmarais, Chloe Ayonon (they’re with Beat Athletica) and Kennedy Desmarais get an early start shopping at the Iwi Nani table Saturday during the pop-up at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chloe Blake of The Sweet Shop wanted people to come to her place at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi, a change from the events she brings The Sweet Shop to, during pop-up shopping gathering Saturday.

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.

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