Saturday, June 21, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 391 -- This Kapalua Cap Gives Me Butterflies Edition

Day 391 / Hat 391: Red, baseball-style cap with black embroidery on front that reads: "Kapalua" accompanied by an embroidered butterfly silhouette (also in black) in which the body of the butterfly is in the shape of a pineapple. Interior label reads: "Imperial, since 1916, Denver, CO, made in Vietnam." Fabrication tag reads: "100% cotton, 06/07"

Although I purchased this cap a few days ago from the UTB Good Will store specifically for the Project, it actually has a very personal connection. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui, you see, is where the Bride and I spent our honeymoon some 11 years ago this month. And the logo of the Kapalua Resort is a butterfly with a pineapple-shaped center.

Here's a brief blurb about the logo from the interwebs: "The Kapalua logo is a butterfly with a pineapple
at its heart. The butterfly symbolizes the metamorphosis of this spectacular resort from the pineapple fields that were originally cultivated on its slopes.  Surrounded by nature preserves--from the mountains to the sea, the beauty of Kapalua is unparalleled."

And, as some of you may know, the pineapple is not only a symbol of hospitality, but an integral anniverseral (is that even a word?) gifting theme of mine. Since earlier today the Bride was raising a glass at Santa Fe's Coyote Cafe where the question was popped, it makes this an all-the-more appropriate chapeau du jour.

PC 91: Uncle Grandpa
PC 191: Meli Kalikimaka
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1.

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