Last Few Minutes at the Beach

A Beautiful Morning at Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii (LEO Design)


Today is our last day in Hawaii and, naturally, we spent a few hours at the beach.  In the town of Kailua—on the Windward side of Oahu, near my hometown of Kaneohe—sits the small, quaint beach called Lanikai.  It's a tiny little spit of sand (with even less parking) but it has the gentlest, most beautiful water imaginable.  Across Kailua Bay one can see planes taking-off and landing at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station.  And a little island, 100 yards off shore, tempts one to swim across to it (though I never have).  What this beach lacks in solitude and spaciousness, it makes-up in atmosphere and loveliness.

Back to the Pittsburgh cold tomorrow!


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248