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No more writing on my hand!

September 2014’s Makiki Heat brings you the latest and greatest finds of our time. The first is so perfect for me. I remember back in the 80’s being called into the bosses office for being unprofessional for writing on my hands. For some reason, when I can’t remember to do something, I write it on my hand. Usually in very easy to see, indelible, black, bold sharpie ink. I did it in the 80’s and still do it now. It’s 2014 and someone has finally found a solution. Enjoy reading about the Echo Smartpen and the other 4 HOT topics for September 2014.

Top 5 for August 2014

Echo Smartpen:  For 20+ years, I’ve been writing sharpie messages on my hand to remind myself of important things to do at work or to buy cat litter, which It seems, I’m continually running out and having to buy. Many Days I have a Big CL written on the palm of my hand.  You may ask? Why don’t I type things on my iPhone, well I do, i just don’t seem to get the alert and it’s a hard habit to break out of after so many years. Along comes the Echo Smartpen from  Every message, drawing or even voice audio you write or say goes directly to your phone, tablet or computer.  Hopefully this will be the cure for me and you and everyone around the world who may write on their hand, wall, or post it note.  As of today (9/14/14) it’s a bit expensive at $120, but I suspect the price will go down soon. $120  livescribe available here.

Lokai Bracelet:  My daughter found this HOT bracelet and already owns a couple of them. The first and coolest thing i noticed when she wore it was the way the light reflected off of it and gave it a mysterious glow. Later I found out that the white ball is filled with water from Mt. Everest and the Black ball has mud from the dead sea in it. According to something I read on the web, Mt. Everest is the Highest place on earth and the dead sea the Lowest. Here’s a picture of my daughter’s bracelet: (Various prices and places to purchase, Google it for the best deals of the day).

Ashlyn's Lokai August 2014

Ashlyn’s Lokai August 2014

Tom Ford’s Luxe-Life Sneaker Line:  Cool, sleek, classically 2014.  Tom Ford’s new line of luxurious leather or velvet sneakers are the must have kicks for Fall 2014. They come in Hi-Tops which I prefer or the traditional Low-Top. Tom’s designed Black, Brown, Red, and White versions with the color on top accented with a white sole. An Awesome Go-To Kick that would go with practically anything in your wardrobe. These styling shoes are dope  for a Sunday afternoon mint julep and charcuterie  Pic-Nic, or You can Swank up your Sunday best for church and are a great choice to wear to the Polo grounds with your favorite Black, Dark Blue or Grey Sunday suit.  Of course you can wear them any day you like. I just think they look like the perfect shoe for a Sunday. Tom Ford Sneakers in leather and velvet. Available here for $690-$990.

Tom Ford Sneakers Fall 2014. Picture Courtesy of

Tom Ford Sneakers Fall 2014. Picture Courtesy of

Warby Parker x The Standard Sunglasses:  Summer maybe winding down. But these babies look great in and out of the sun, during the day or  night. The frames are colored  with the flavors and vibe of Whiskey Tortoise Matte, which works really well with people with various colors in their hair. And the Glass portion is a nice Movie Star Blue.  Day or NIght/Night or Day/Suns Out or Moon Glowing, whenever you wear them, these will look hot and get you some cool looks. Available for a limited time Here for $95 plus tax and shipping.

Warby Parker x The Standard Sunglasses

Warby Parker x The Standard Sunglasses

I’ll Drink to That:  Memoir by Betty Halbreich, Legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman. Betty is also the star and her career the theme of the movie and book of the same title, Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf’s.  She has styled the rich and famous for over 40 years and along with Patricia Field dressed the gals in the ever so popular TV Show and movie; Sex and the City. The Book takes us from her childhood through some not so good years to the infamous career of styling the rich and famous including Meryl Streep (From the movie: The Devil Wears Prada) and Candace Bergen. I’ll Drink to That is Available Here for $18.18 or get the Kindle version for just $11.99 Here.

I'll Drink to That. A Life in Style with a Twist. By Betty Halbreich and Rebecca Paley.

I’ll Drink to That. A Life in Style with a Twist. By Betty Halbreich and Rebecca Paley.

Don’t forget GOTHAM is almost here. It premieres on Monday September 22nd on Fox!

A Beacon of LIght and Darks from Warby Parker

First,Fresh,Fab look at the brand new Warby Parker Limited Edition Beacon Collection

Today/Thursday July 22nd 2014 is the Big release date for the Limited Edition Beacon Collection of Warby Parker Glasses. They come in some pretty sweet styles made for your Nightlife excapades or Daily sojourns. And probably one of the coolest things about these glasses is every time you purchase a pair, a pair is distributed  to someone in need through their non-profit partners. Warby Parker is also the brand with the Home Try-On opportunity. You can choose 5 pairs, try em’ for 5 days, see what you think, keep what you like and send back the others. Or if you’re like me, who never returns anything, you can keep all 5 pairs.  Get ready to add some stylish and classy looks to your outfits during the day at work or play. Or outside when you need a little Fun in the Sun.  Right now these two are making me really hungry!

Warby Parker Man and Lady Eating Noodles

Here’s a  couple of Warby Parker fans as they ponder what to do tonight as they watch the beautiful sunset. You and I both know, tonight, There’s no Sleep till’ Brooklyn. 

Taking on the evening in some styling glasses. Continuing the trend set in the 90’s where you don’t need a prescription lens to rock your style. The same trend made HUGE by the likes of D-Wade and Lebron James & Kevin Durant and Russell Westberg over the last few years during their post game interviews. This Beacon Collection gives you the opportunity to sport the similar trend, yet with a bit more of an understated style.

Check out the New Limited Edition Beacon collection below or see and seek out your newest pair of shades here.  Whether you need to style up your day look or protect your eyes in some glamorous shades at the pool or beach. There’s something for everyone here. Out of this batch I personally like the Tiger Tortoise frames with the electric blue glass. These would go great with a Navy two button sports jacket, a dark brown T,  some brownish gold Diesel Jeans, and of course my favorite burnished brown/gold Marc Jacobs Kicks.

And my most favorite of the collection are these two. I think I tend toward the tortoise color since my hair is like the glasses, always changing shades, similar to the colors in the glasses. Which are your favorite pair?

See you on the Hawaii Streetz, This weekend, I have a couple parties to go to, some basketball to play, and some Vitamin D to get at the beach…of course wearing a pair of very, very dark shades. I’ll be going out a bit stealth this weekend looking for some new trends and pictures to take and of course, I need to protect my pupils from the blazing Summer Sun.

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