Archive for September, 2013

The Best Restaurant on Maui: Amasia

Before we talk about the best restaurant on Maui right now, Amasia, we need to talk about its chef, Alan Wong. The Tokyo-born, Hawaii-bred culinary artist served a tour at New York’s legendary eatery Lutece, then came back to Hawaii and opened a string of successful, much ballyhooed restaurants, including Canoe House on the Big […]

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A Store with Imagination & a Welcoming Spirit

Non-chain stores are usually a reflection of the culture in which they’re immersed. They’re also a reflection of their owners’ personalities, idiosyncrasies, and tastes. We love to spotlight such boutiques. (Check out a sample of our recent posts on this topic here and here.) And it’s not just because we want to support local businesses. […]

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What Is Bikram Yoga?

Editor’s note: This is the fourth entry in a series exploring Hawaii’s yoga studios. Read the first three here, here and here.  “Bikram Yoga will give you the key to the Kingdom of Health.” — Bikram Choudhury There are many different yoga styles, but none are as ubiquitous in Hawaii as Bikram. That’s because its […]

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A Yoga Studio for Fighters

  Editor’s note: This is the third entry in a series exploring Hawaii’s yoga studios. Read the first two here and here.  When you practice yoga, you’re working toward becoming a better you, both physically and spiritually. And we’re not talking just about looking good and feeling good. We’re talking about pushing out impurities, so […]

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A Yoga Studio Sting Would Appreciate

  Editor’s note: This is the second entry in a series exploring Hawaii’s yoga studios. Read the first one here.   “The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It’s a journey I’m making. I’m heading that way.” – Sting This is a sentiment the good folks behind Yoga Hanalei […]

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A Great Place to Practice Power Yoga in Oahu

  Editor’s note: This is the first entry in a series exploring Hawaii’s yoga studios.   Power. Yoga. The two terms seem incongruous don’t they? Like, say, “nice” and “criminal.” But if you know anything about yoga—about its precepts, dogmas, and physical demands—then the terms not only seem close. They also seem inextricably linked. But […]

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A Favorite: R&B Singer Kaipo Kapua

Kaipo Kapua cuts an imposing figure—like that of a crime boss in a Quentin Tarantino film. Kapua has a network of tattoos spanning his neck to his arms, and his biceps that look like they should have their own zip code. He’s a serious-looking dude, but unlike a crime boss, Kapua isn’t interested in hurting […]

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Go Local at Unique Oahu Gift Shop

Because you didn’t come all the way to Hawaii to buy a gift at a chain store. Because you want a tangible memory that reminds of your trip, not of a catalog. Because you want to both support and celebrate the beauty of Hawaiian culture. That’s why you want to visit Island Keepsakes. Opened in […]

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The Best Bento Box in Hawaii

  A well-made bento box is a beautiful thing to behold. (Say that three times fast!) This is especially true if you don’t like your food piled willy-nilly on a plate, like so much Thanksgiving leftovers. Indeed, the bento box is as much a study in organization as it is in variety—two qualities the Japanese, […]

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