Do you love tequila? Have you checked out Maui’s own blue agave farm and distillery yet? Today I went for a tour!
Holiday Events 2022 ~ Updated
Are you looking to celebrate the holidays while on vacation? Here is my list of Maui holiday events for 2022.
Where do you get your Maui greeting cards?
I love sending local Maui greeting cards to friends and family. Here are some of my favorite artists and where to buy their cards.
The gin taste-off
We had a gin taste-off of three of Maui’s gins, Kupu and Fy and FID St. Have you tried some of Maui’s local alcohol and toured the facilities?
What are your favorite souvenirs?
Do you buy souvenirs? Here are some of my favorites. I love looking at them and remembering our vacations!
Maui Open Studios is BACK!
The annual Maui Open Studios event is back starting this weekend. Visit Maui artists in their studios, talk story, buy treasures.
Where is Maui coffee grown?
Where on Maui is coffee grown? Can you go on a coffee farm tour? I have more answers re locally grown Maui coffee.
New upcountry brewery and pizza
Last night we checked out Maui’s new brewery Mahalo Aleworks. Fun and a little different, great beer and food!
Hula Cookies at the Maui Harbor Shops has the best cookies, and makes amazing gourmet icecream sandwiches. A wonderful Maui treat!
Maui strawberries and lilikoi tarts
My upcountry walk netted me strawberries and lilikoi tarts. Between the cool walk and sweet treats, it was the perfect morning!
Reopening of the Maui Tropical Plantation
At long last the Maui Tropical Plantation has reopened. Kumu Farms and Maui ‘Oma Coffee have reimagined the plantation store.
How to make a plumeria lei
Today we crafted plumeria lei for the graduation luau and hula. Hope you enjoy the pictures and partial video of the hula.
How to make a candy lei
Looking to try something different for a special occasion? Here is my step by step guide to making a candy lei and some lei etiquette tips.
Maui Chocolate Factory
Did you know there are chocolate growers on Maui? Well, cocoa growers to be more precise. What is your favorite Maui chocolate?
Reef safe sunscreens and sunburn remedies
Did you know all sunscreen sold in Hawaii stores must be reef-safe? Here are some local sunscreen faves and sunburn remedies.
Upcountry Christmas Shopping
Last weekend my neighbor and I headed upcountry to a pop-up Christmas market at Kula Farms. In days of Covid we weren’t sure what to expect, but we both had some shopping to do, wanted to support local and needed some girl-time. We had a great day! Kula Country Farms[…]
Changes at Ocean Vodka
The other day I went for a drive to Ocean Vodka (Hawaii Sea Spirits – Organic Farm and Distillery) to see what’s new. Truthfully I’ve been wanting a bottle of their Fy gin which we discovered a year ago. I haven’t seen it at any of my usual liquor shopping[…]
Saying goodbye to the Maui Tropical Plantation
This weekend we saw the sad announcement on social media – the Maui Tropical Plantation is closing indefinitely. While I understand given the current economic realities, it is so sad to say goodbye to this place. We’ve been coming to the Maui Tropical Plantation since early 2004, back before we[…]
I had an errand to run today near Kula Lodge. Kula Lodge is at the 3200 ft elevation. As you drive up our volcano (Haleakala), you will find that the roads get narrower, the speed limits drop and the views become increasingly spectacular. The Kula Lodge is the highest sit-down[…]
Treats from Komoda’s Bakery
Yesterday my son had another cross country race. This one was at an upcountry high school. As we drove up Haleakala Hwy, he asked – Mom, can you pick up Komoda’s for the team? Komoda’s is a family run bakery in Makawao that celebrated its 100th anniversary a few years[…]