Hawaiian Surf Trip Gets Radical With an Industrial Chandelier Find

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Jaws surf break, Pe'ahi, Maui

After checking out Jaws surf break in Pe’ahi, Maui, we stopped at a small town called Paia. Good move. BTW…these were 30’+ waves…check out the tiny helicopter in comparison!

The “Energizer Bunny” and I recently traveled to Maui for our ten year anniversary. This trip was actually part two of three in a honeymoon series that started with our first:

The “mini-moon”.

Lasting just four days, its moniker fit perfectly. But with the promise of the “half-moon”, then “full-moon” to come sometime in the future, I concurred.

Fast forward ten years to the “half-moon”.

Appropriately, we spent ten glorious days in beautiful, relaxing, ya-never-have-to-wear-a-jacket Maui. We decided to check out one of the most exciting surf spots in the world called, “Jaws”. Mom nature delivered that day with set after set of 30’+ waves.

Surfer gunn'n a perfectly shaped wave at Jaws

Surfer gunn’n a perfectly shaped wave at Jaws.

With a helicopter camera crew flying overhead and Matt and I joining a cliff full of curious onlookers, towed in surfers and wind and kite surfers scaled then conquered these moving mountains of water. It was incredible.

Kite surfer gett'n radical at Jaws

Kite surfer gett’n radical at Jaws.

Afterward, we headed back toward home and stopped off at a small town called, Paia. And, of course, being the total decor nerd…I brought along my camera, just in case I found something like this:

Industrial Chandelier, Prospect, Paia, Maui

Industrial Chandelier, Prospect, Paia, Maui

As we entered the boutique shop called Prospect, this fabulously elegant industrial chandelier announced itself. Like a rock star sighting, I snapped off these photos, ’cause I just KNEW y’all would love it.

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I was especially drawn to the corrugated steel that anchored, upside-down, the many hanging rope lights. Their knots added more interest and texture and the round bulbs softened the harder elements.

Heart. Throbbing.

Suitcase. Too. Small. Dammit.

Industrial lights at Prospect in Paia, Maui, gots me all tied up in knots!

Industrial lights at Prospect in Paia, Maui, gots me all tied up in knots!

Edison hanging swag lights found at a Prospect - a little shop in Paia, Maui - are wrapped in rope and knotted...industrial elegance.

Edison hanging swag lights found at a Prospect – a little shop in Paia, Maui – are wrapped in rope and knotted…industrial elegance.

I may not have been able to bring these beauties home, but I’m absolutely gonna make my version of them. Stand by…coming soon!

Meanwhile, here’s another beach shot to sooth your soul…it certainly did ours.

Mahalo and alooooooHA!

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui

Ho’okipa Beach Park, Maui.

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).