With the new year comes a time for reflection, a look at what we have accomplished, and where we hope to go. One of the biggest changes for Under My Umbrella is the relocation of our headquarters from Manoa Marketplace to Kaka`ako. With many of our clients and our new sister business TASTE in Kaka`ako, we decided it was time to spread our wings and join them in this new, hip, rapidly evolving urban hub.
Located at 675 Auahi Street (the old Chai’s) we share our space with Paiko (our favorite florist who shares our passion for local sustainable practices). With a little help from our friends, we were able to give the space a facelift and build a wall to split the unit in two areas. One side for UMU headquarters and Paiko’s workshop and retail floral shop on the other.
Manoa is where we grew up, and we will miss the serenity and calmness the valley offered, but Kaka`ako has already proven to be where we need to be. So next time you are out and about, grab a bite at TASTE, check out the latest art at Two Eyes Gallery and stop by the new office to say hello. In the evening, Night Market or Eat the Street are also a great way to get a taste of the emerging urban pulse of Kaka`ako.
As the year comes to an end, we are proud to reflect on our continued growth and thankful for all who have helped us to get here. We can’t wait to see what the future holds and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Mahalo Nui Loa Manoa. Aloha Kaka`ako.