We had the good fortune of connecting with Angelic Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Angelic, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?

Spreading Aloha. Ask any lei maker, we share the art of lei making not for the money but because it is our passion and we love it.

And when people appreciate & love the art that is the icing to hard work that goes behind every floral design.

Sharing & spreading the love I have for Hawaiian culture & teaching how to live, respect and love our nature/land.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

I’m a self taught lei maker here in Southern California. Yes! Self taught! Who fell in love with the Hawaiian culture when my partner was stationed out in Oahu.

I was pregnant with my first born when I attended my first lei workshop at the Disney Aulani Resort & I instantly fell in love with the art of lei making.

It wasn’t until I was on maternity leave with my second child when I decided to pursue my passion of lei making and turning it into a business.

For me a lei represents Aloha.

Aloha means love/peace and I like to think this is what I provide to each and every one of my clients.

Spreading Aloha one flower design at a time.

I make customized floral/lei designs and I take most pride in teaching the art of lei po’o.

Workshops are one of my most popular services available.

I give step by step instructions on how to make a head crown using the wili style (wrapping) technique. Workshops include flower prep, one on one – hands on instruction, and a beautiful picnic style setup with options to upgrade your picnic style to tables, canopies and yummy goodies.

A client called our set up a social media picture-worthy event.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

Gosh. Now that I am a mother of 3 it’s so hard for me to get out but I do enjoy being outdoors!

I love walking Seaport Village or going on hikes at Torrey pines.

Eating yummy Hawaiian food at Ono Grinds in Liberty Station or grabbing fresh poke at Hawaiian Fresh Seafood, Inc.

Brewery dates are also fun!

I also enjoy nightlife in downtown San Diego.

taking my family out, setting up at pacific beach 1-2 hrs before sunset and make lei.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

My partner, my children & the beautiful ladies from SoCal/Hawaii Lei Maker Community

Website: www.HanuHakuLeis.com

Instagram: @Hanu.Haku.leis

Facebook: Hanu Haku Leis

Image Credits
Photographer: Katherine Beth Photography Jane Robles Photography Salt + Light Studio

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