A message from Auntie Mel...
Welcome to my little slice of paradise! I created California Hula Center in hopes of sharing my love for the Polynesian culture & spirit with everyone, not just my own group. (Also because I didn't want to get a "real job" and have to wear "real shoes"! LOL) It all started from a costume I made from my own original Tahitian more skirt and the rest is history. This 11 year journey has been crazy awesome and I am even more excited now than I was when it first started! I'm so excited to bring new costumes, new materials and supplies and a whole collection of aloha inspired gifts. Stop by often. I'm always adding fabulous stuff!
From a dancer to a dancer...
My costumes may take a little while to receive, but trust me, they are worth the wait. I make all of the costumes myself so I can make sure nothing falls apart. I do not use glue- hot or not hot! Now how many companies can say that? Not many, I'm sure. I make quality costumes that will last for a very long time. Everything is hand and machine sewn unless you request otherwise...but I'm not sure why you would. I have been dancing both stage performing and competing for over 35 years. I know what works on stage and what doesn't. If you have an idea, but don't know where to start... just ask Auntie Mel!
***Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the toll
it has taken on the business, we have changed the mail drop off days from 6 days a week to every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until things pick up again. Physical shopping is not available at this time, but porch pick ups are always welcome. Please follow our Instagram account @CaliforniaHulaCenter for updates. We truly appreciate your patronage. We will make it out together! -Auntie Mel ***
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