4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Pair of Sandals

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Pair of Sandals

Ti Leaf Legend

The Ti Plant is seen all throughout Hawaii and is a large part of the Hawaiian tradition and culture.

Avanti Fashion Hawaiian Shirts and Dresses, New at Leilanis Attic!

Leilanis Attic is proud to now carry Avanti Fashion! Avanti Hawaiian shirts celebrate the past in authentic patterns that recall the nostalgic heyday of Hawaii's most famous product. 

Avanti's high quality silk shirts inspired by original classics from the 1930's, 1940's and the 1950's are "postcards of paradise." They show old Hawaii scenes, flowers and points of interest in original patterns, prints and bright tropical colors and styles. 

Their retro aloha shirts are for today's connoisseur or collector who wants to wear a unique piece of apparel art from the Hawaiian Islands.

Leilanis Welcomes Island Edge Designs as our Newest Brand

Island Edge Designs roots itself in the polynesian culture we grew up in, where life revolves around faith, family, and love.

Founded in 2008, our San Diego-based label started with its distinctive “picture frame” blanket, inspired by my late sister, who succumbed to cancer a few years ago. Her favorite blanket was passed on to me, coincidentally, as I was undergoing my own cancer treatment. The blanket was symbolic of our shared experience.  

As my cancer went into remission, I had this idea to reproduce her blanket for sale at the major poly craft fairs, donating a percentage of the proceeds to various cancer charities. My mom and I went to work over several weeks, cutting and sewing about 50 blankets, which sold quickly & became very popular with locals & non-locals. We named the collection after my sister and began a blanket drive, donating product to various cancer charities.    

During that same time, our desire to expand into the ladies apparel market was becoming increasingly more focused. In the Spring of 2010, we launched our Paradise collection at the Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe. It was a designers dream, having sold most of our inventory while creating a small fan base, and taking orders for more. In the Fall of 2010, our collection was featured on the runway, as part of the “emerging designer” series at the Focus Apparel Trade Show in Los Angeles. Over time, we refined our brand, locking in our unique “poly-chic” resort- wear look.

We are blessed to be involved in this very-competitive industry, and are constantly learning the business of fashion. We are extremely grateful to our fans and customers for supporting us over the years and our goal for the immediate future is to continue expanding our apparel offerings, and to move into the wholesale retail market.

Fresh Flower Leis in San Diego

There is only one place in San diego to get fresh custom made leis for all occasions including graduation.  At Leilanis Leis / Leilanis Attic we make custom leis all year long in a variety of colors and flowers.  We ship in our flowers from Hawaii weekly and are consistently giving our customers the highest quality fresh flower lei in the mainland.  On our website you can order a lei and have it shipped anywhere in the US overnight.  A touch of Hawaii anywhere and anytime. 

Our lei makers are some of the top lei makers born and raised in Hawaii and now living in the mainland sharing their gift of Aloha to everyone outside the islands.

Leis are for all occasions and can be made throughout the year.  Graduation, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, paddle outs, concerts, homecomings, or about any occasion you can think of to commemorate with a feeling of Aloha!  

Don't give that traditional bouquet of flowers when nobody has a vase to put them in.  Give a lei and everyone will stop in awe and gaze at the beautiful flowers you have around your person signifying love and happiness.

Mahalo for Leilanis and always remember - ALOHA MATTERS!


Calander of events coming up this summer!

July 26 - North PB "Sip and Stroll"

The 3rd Annual Advent Real Estate
North PB Sip ‘N Stroll presented by Turquoise Cellars
 benefiting the Bike Friendly Business District of Discover Pacific Beach is back for it's 3rd installment. The North PB Sip N Stroll is a Pacific Beach Area Business Marketing Street Fair promoting the residents, businesses & community organizations of this wonderful and supporting neighborhood.

On Sunday, July 26th, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:00pm, this FREE to attend & FAMILY FRIENDLY event promotes and uncovers the Pacific Beach Community brick & mortar and “from-home” businesses we all love. Last year packed Cass St between Loring & Opal St with an estimated 6,000 + neighbors throughout the day. This proved to be a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and familiarize yourself with all of the local Businesses in our Beautiful neighborhood we love so much

The 3rd Annual
 North PB Sip ‘N Stroll will be better than ever with the Westcoaster Beer & Wine Garden and the newly added PB Town Council Community & Kid's Corner. This year we are raising money for the Bike Friendly Business District of Discover Pacific Beach.

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Aug 1 - Island Vibe Music Festival

Come sit back, relax and listen an exciting line up of Polynesian music artists performing smooth reggae music! On August 1st The Island Vibe Music Festival will be happening from 4pm - 10pm Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field. Enjoy a day filled with great music and lots of good vibes.

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Aug 1 - Ziggy Marley

Reggae Fest with Ziggy Marley! Come dance to the rhythm of reggae all day. The band Tribal Theory and DJ Carlos Culture will play throughout the racing day in the concert area west of the grandstand. On the main stage, the opening band, The Devastators, will be followed by the headliner, reggae legend Ziggy Marley. The concert on the main stage will begin shortly after the last horse race, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
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Aug 7-9 - Heiva San Diego

The Heiva San Diego 2015, a Polynesian celebration representing Tahiti has positioned herself as the bridge between French Polynesia and the United States sharing our culture with multi-ethnic Polynesian communities.

The Fed of Ori Tahiti and the Conservatoire of Tahiti have given its endorsement to Heiva San Diego!

An event of celebration on the 8th and the 9th of August 2015 filled with the richness of our Polynesian culture which advocates supreme values! It is an experience our guests will never forget. We celebrate friendship, music, dancing, drumming, singing, arts & crafts and islands spirits! Come escape with us into our Tropical paradise. This will be a fun and family-oriented event!

The liveliness of Heiva San Diego cannot exist without your participation and support of our social and economic partners for whom we thank very much.

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September 4-6 - E Hula Mau

The 21st annual E Hula Mau® (Hula Lives) Hula & Chant Competition is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and hosts Southern California’s only Hula and Chant Competition, presented by Nā Mamo® (The Cherished Offspring), a non-profit organization. Returning to the Terrace Theatre at the “Long Beach Performing Arts Center” Labor Day Weekend, September 4, 5 & 6, 2015.  E Hula Mau® will feature live performances, arts and crafts, interactive workshops, and the flavor of island foods.

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Septmber 26-27 - PIFA

The Pacific Island Festival this year honors the legacies of the "Heroes of the Pacific" in a two-day festival filled with food, music and culture! So save the weekend and experience the Pacific spirit right here in San Diego!

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Aloha from San Diego!

So Aloha and Mahalo for checking out our new site,  We are super excited to become an online retailer of all your hard to find products from Hawaii and Polynesia.  We started with our family owned cafe, Leilanis Cafe, in 2000 and have expanded our business to include a brick and motor retail store, full catering services, Real Hawaiian Shave Ice, and offer a full assortment of hand made leis.  Our venture into the online world has been full of roadblocks and disappointments but we have managed to pull through and offer you this amazing new site

At we offer, apparel, surf attire, hats, jewelry, snacks, ukuleles, fresh leis, and hula implements.  We carry brands such as Reyn Spooner, HIC (Hawaiian Island Creations), Local Motion, Hawaiian Style, Kahuna Creations, 50th State of Mind, Asia Trans, and Kala.

There are so many people who go to Hawaii on just another vacation and eventually fall in love with the islands, people and culture.  This is where comes in.  No matter where you are in the world, that feeling of aloha can be present in your home and heart.  Please take a look at our site and let us know what you think.  If you would like to leave any comments please email us at



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