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5 Things We Love

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Design your duds

I have loved camouflage patterns since small-kid times. Not the kind you buy in Sears or even Army surplus stores, but unique, hard-to-find camouflage — German, Swiss, Finnish or old patterns no longer in use. When a friend told me about, I was amazed to find clothing, including shoes, that could be custom printed from your own image or hundreds of thousands of their own. The selection includes more than 1,000 camouflage patterns. I’m pretty sure I have the only Hi-top PRO-Keds in Lozenge camouflage, a pattern used for World War I German aircraft. Check — Dan Hermon

Weekend relaxation

Saturday morning yoga classes offered through the North Shore Yoga Co-op have become a weekly must for me. Restorative yoga, which uses bolsters, blankets, relaxing eye pillows and other props, is held at 8 a.m. Saturdays and also 5 p.m. Tuesdays. The class focuses on restorative yoga postures, active relaxation, breathing and meditation. It isn’t like traditional yoga, but you definitely leave feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and more flexible. The classes, held at the Weinberg Community Center, 67-174 Farrington Highway in Waialua, do not have set fees, but donations are accepted. Visit — Nancy Arcayna

Expanding tastes

When I think cheese, I don’t think Ireland. But that’s been my shortcoming. Somewhere between white cheddar and Parmesan lies Dubliner cheese. The salty, hard Irish cheese is one of my new favorite snacks. Dubliner is sold locally at Costco for $5.79 a pound in blocks weighing about 2 pounds. — Donica Kaneshiro

A new cherry soda

Kona Red is Waialua Soda Works’ newest flavor, made from Kona coffee cherries. But don’t expect this sweet drink to taste like coffee. The flavor is hard to describe, but you’ll find notes of dark cherry, plum and raspberry. The coffee cherry, the fruit that surrounds the bean, is supposedly high in antioxidants, which was the inspiration for the soda. You can find Kona Red at Foodland, Times, Whole Foods Market and various North Shore shops. — Nina Wu

Sweeten that dog smell

If eau de canine doesn’t appeal to you, turn to Bubble Shack Hawaii’s Bungalow Woof line of natural dog washes. Flowers in My Shower boasts a "tropical flower" fragrance, while Citrus Wipeout incorporates mandarin and peppermint essential oil. Rainforest Run tackles fleas and ticks with eucalyptus and lime essential oil. A 16-ounce bottle is $11.99, and a portion of all Bungalow Woof sales goes to no-kill animal rescue groups. Call 455-5900 or visit — Joleen Oshiro

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