Tuvalu Home and Hobie Surf were honored at the Business Journal’s 18th annual Family-Owned Business Awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine last Wednesday. Tuvalu Home and Hobie were among the 2017 honored in the medium sized business class and were presented the award in front of 300+ people. A full profile will be available in the Business Journal’s June 26th edition. Check out the other nominees on the Business Journal’s page.
This week’s Thursday Tuva-Luv comes from our fearless leader and founder Laurie! One of her Tuvalu Home store favorites is the Hobie: Master of Water, Wind & Waves book! This book covers how Hobie, the man and the brand, created an empire of surfboards, catamarans, monohull sailboats, powered craft, radio-controlled model gliders, apparel, sunglasses and so much more! It’s a great book for the coffee table and one to definitely add to the collection! Get a closer look at the Hobie: Master of Water, Wind & Waves book on the Tuvalu Home online store!
If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs!
The Hobie and Tuvalu bungalow is voted the favorite! All of the invited guests voted between the five bungalows designed by Billabong, Fox Head Inc., The Sleepy Hollow Group, gorjana & griffin and, yours truly, Hobie and Tuvalu. We absolutely loved how our bungalow came out and are very pleased that Pacific Edge Hotel’s guests get to enjoy it! We owe it all to our designers Laurie Alter and Wendy Grand Pre who did an amazing job reviving the bungalow and giving it new life!
If you haven’t had a chance to see our bungalow project, you can see more here! Also check out some features from around the web on the bungalows! Click on any of the pictures below to read more! Happy Friday!
Pacific Edge Hotel’s Snack, Sip and Surf event yesterday was a success! We have all of our photos of the cabana we designed for the event up in our portfolio section! We have a few before and afters above, but see the rest of them here! We love the way our cabana turned out! For this project we teamed up with Hobie and used this space to show the history of Hobie and the surf and skate culture that it fueled. Our Tuvalu designers, Laurie Alter and Wendy Grand Pre, did such an amazing job incorporating these aspects into the design while still showing the beautiful, coastal Tuvalu Home style. We hope you enjoy More pictures here!
Pacific Edge Hotel is hosting their Snack, Sip and Surf event which includes great food, drinks and features five designers that get to unveil their custom designed cabanas during the event. Each designer was given their own cabana to design how they wanted with their personal and unique style. Well, if you haven’t already guessed, we were one of those five designers and teamed up with Hobie to give them the ultimate beach cabana. Above we have a little before and after teaser for you guys. We promise we have tons more pictures for you guys, before and afters. So don’t you worry, more pictures and info to come!
Tuvalu was lucky enough to work on the design behind one of John Wayne Airport’s newest additions, the Hobie Sand Bar, which opens today!
Named after the pioneer of foam surfboards, Hobie Alter, this surf-themed beach bar offers cocktails and some of Hobie’s favorite foods with a healthy twist. The interiors are filled with stunning photographs of Hobie’s many creative inventions, such as the Hobie Cat and 33′ racing monohull, and stories of his life growing up at the beach.
We invite you to stop by Hobie’s latest hang out and enjoy a plate of his favorite tacos!