We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but the beach was always free. As a kid we spent a good amount of time camping and fishing, but my favorite was combing the beach for shells.
Over the years I lost interest. Time at the beach was replaced by time at a desk. Shells were harder to find and my collection was shelved.
Continue reading “Lost Then Found”
I first found Koba’s Nursery when looking for centerpieces for our 1st Birthday. Prices are affordable and the setting is gorgeous with the Ko’olaus in the backdrop. As an added bonus you can also do your shopping around the sprawling property in one of their golf carts!
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Hawaii beaches are stunning, some of the best in the world. But as much as I like the beach, I have to admit, I’m mostly here for the food. Forget about looking slim in a suit. It’s all about the hot sun, salt air, and cold beer. Especially if it’s with a side of Giovanni’s Garlic Shrimp.
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Hawaii has been on stay at home order since March. All non-essential workers have been ordered to shelter in place. Some of us haven’t seen our loved ones for months. Even Disneyland is closed. Most would agree 2020 has been a pretty terrible year.
Continue reading “Magic in Low Tide (& Low Times)”
It can be easy to take Hawaii life for granted. There’s an infinite number of Instagram worthy destinations and travel has never been easier or cheaper. But after visiting many world renowned locales, one of the best places to getaway is still here at home.
Continue reading “Daycation: Sailing, Sushi & Sunsets”
The Honolulu Museum of Art will be closing the Spalding House at the end of the year 2019
You have exactly three months to say Aloha to one of the most gorgeous properties on the island—the Spalding House in Makiki Heights. Doors will close to the public at the end of this year.
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Cooling off with Chef Mavro at the 10th Annual Rice Fest at Ward Village
In Hawaii we embrace the new and different. A huge example of that can be seen in our food culture. It’s our universal language. We speak it all and we can’t get enough.
Continue reading “Aloha! Au Revoir!”
Crack Seed Store 1156 Koko Head Ave. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-6:00pm
After ordering my all vegan sprout salad, my sweet tooth pulls me to the store next door. The sign out front reads simply “Crack Seed Store.” I can’t decide if it’s meant matter of fact or staking its claim Continue reading “The Crack Seed Store”
It’s Sunday morning, when I get an unexpected call. “I got you menpachi” Really?? Excited for some fried fish, and still surprised by the call, we make plans to meet the next day at Chinatown Market Place. My good friends Randy and Chris are planning to sell last nights catch and I invite myself to tag along.
Continue reading “Caught Not Bought”
On the rare Saturday morning off, my husband managed to get me out of bed and off to the KCC Farmers Market. After an hour of shopping, full from breakfast and inspired by all the produce, we continue through Hawaii Kai and further on east. Still fresh off our farmers market high, we decide to check out what else we can find in the back road farms and nurseries of Waimanalo. Continue reading “Waimanalo TKG”