After much anticipation and over a year of planning, we are excited to finally welcome our Pikake Pursuit community to our new and improved website! It has truly been a labor of love putting it together, as life has truly taken us for quite a ride in the 5 years since we first created this platform and oh how we all have grown from it.
It truly started as a passion project for both of us, two simple local girls who loved hula, Hawaiian culture and our island homes here in Hawaiʻi and wanted to share our discoveries with others who could identify with the same. Whenever we were out enjoying a girls date, whether to a new restaurant, an event or discovering a new shopping obsession, we wanted a place to share it with others with these same values and who were dedicated to supporting local as much as possible.
The irony is that we are not childhood friends who grew up experiencing this together, but became instant best friends upon meeting 5 years ago as we realized we share the same heart and grew up with truly parallel life experiences on Maui and Oʻahu. We both went away to the mainland for college, where we spread our wings and realized an even deeper sense of gratitude for our Hawaiʻi, returning home to establish our roots and to redefine ourselves within the community.
We wanted to be a part of something that tugged the heartstrings, that moved people, that inspired change, that sparked creativity…all the things that we hope Pikake Pursuit has become for you. The pursuit is our daily search for beauty, for greatness and for wonder, in all of the ways being local girls born of these islands affords us. And in sharing them it serves as a daily reminder of our deep desire for all that Hawaiʻi has gifted us in itʻs immense landscape, in itʻs culture and in the community that makes it truly extraordinary.
We hope that you will visit us here often where you can get to know the creatives, businesses and causes that inspire us and how we can all stay more connected amidst the digital craze of the modern world. Cause at the end of the day, there is nothing greater than the friendships forged from these connections, from the farmers who grow our produce to the chefs who transform them to the designers who adorn our bodies, the musicians who sing us to sleep and the individuals whose hearts are just so phenomenal we had to share them with all of you.
So, welcome…to our humble little heart space filled with everything and everyone we love.