How should I care for leis?
Do not expose leis to heat and extreme cold. Store leis in your refrigerator in a plastic container or airtight bag. Mist orchid leis very lightly if needed. Do NOT mist pikake, ginger, ilima, kika, crownflower and kukui. They are best kept dry.
How long do leis last?
Leis vary greatly in their shelf life. Fragrant leis such as pikake and plumeria are not expected to last past a day. An orchid lei can sometimes be made to last after being worn, by misting it and putting it in the refrigerator. The kukui lei lasts quite long and can even be preserved dried and kept as a momento. The most fragile are fragrant leis, especially the pikake. In orchid leis, yellow, green and purple are strong flowers, therefore last longer.
How soon do I need to order to buy leis?
Usually a week in advance, since the leis are handmade.
Do you make fresh leis?
Yes, all leis are made from fresh flowers and we sew many different orchid leis, as well as ti leaf and carnation leis. The more exotic flowers are flown in from Hawaii.
What are good choices for men?
Popular ones are ti leaf and kukui.
Which leis should I choose for weddings?
Traditionally, pikake for the bride and maile for the groom. Maile is not available at this time due to agricultural restrictions. However a great substitute is the maile style ti leaf lei. Other bridal choices are white orchids and tuberose. For grooms and groomsmen, kukui in different colors.
If you have any questions about leis, please call us at (949) 515-0219 or email us.