August 2018

There are 12 blog entries for August 2018.


Becoming a locavore is pretty simple in Hawai’i — especially if you live on Maui, where you can shop at abundant and affordable farmers’ markets all year round.

From fresh-caught fish to eggs to veggies, you can find almost everything you need to eat on island. To make it even easier on you, Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability, made a list of farmers’ markets on island, where you can find all your weekly staples.

Besides fresh fruits and veggies, the farmers' markets often showcase the work of local artisans, plant nurseries and delicious pre-made food from chefs. So the next time you think about hitting the supermarket, turn to this guide of farmers’

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After more than 50 people lost their homes to fires that raged through West Maui last week, the Maui ohana is coming together to help them rebuild.

As Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii late last week, the island braced for rain and floods.  Fortunately, the hurricane lost strength and far less rain was realized for most areas of Maui. Unexpectedly though, the wind fanned three fires which scorched roughly 2,330 acres from Launiupoko to Ka’anapali. According to fire officials, at least 21 structures and 30 vehicles were damaged. Six of those structures are located near Lahainaluna and the other 15 are are near Launiupoko.

In the short amount of time since the fires, the community has come together to help the families in need, who must now

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Amazing food, music, cooking demonstrations and plants for sale — at Maui’s second annual La 'Ulu Day, there's fun for the whole family!

On Sept. 8, the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului is hosting La 'Ulu Day in partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Free to the public, the festival will celebrate 'ulu, or breadfruit, which has been a staple of the diet in Hawaii for hundreds of years.

Food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations and a sale of Pacific 'ulu varieties are among the attractions at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a multi-grower Hawaiian plant sale, cultural activities, live Hawaiian music and hula.

And if that isn’t alluring enough, foods and drinks planned for sale at the event

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There’s a reason why so many people want to live in South Maui.

From the miles of white-sand beaches to world-class dining, the stretch of coastline between Ma'alaea and Makena is one of the most coveted regions in Maui. Besides the warm azure waters, South Maui is also full of convenient amenities including shopping, restaurants, gyms, art studios, small businesses and family activities.

Whether you plan on making South Maui your permanent or vacation home, we’ve got you covered with homes or condominiums. And if you need just a bit more convincing, we’ve listed our favorite reasons why you should make the move to South Maui.

Beaches

Want to walk on the beach every day? South Maui has got you covered. From strolling along the white

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Posted by Staff Writer on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 8:40am.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents are representing what could be the largest sale ever for a single-family home on Maui.

Realtors Courtney Brown, R(S) and Rob Shelton, R(B) are representing the owners of a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront estate, equipped with its own small lighthouse, that’s offered for $49 million. If it sells for that price, it would break Maui’s current record of a single-family home, which is currently held by a $41.8 million home sold in 2015, according to the Maui Association of Realtors.

This once in a lifetime property has already garnered national attention, including that of the Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global. That’s no surprise:

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents are representing what could be the largest sale ever for a single-family home on Maui.

Realtors Courtney Brown, R(S) and Rob Shelton, R(B) are representing the owners of a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront estate, equipped with its own small lighthouse, that’s offered for $49 million. If it sells for that price, it would break Maui’s current record of a single-family home, which is currently held by a $41.8 million home sold in 2015, according to the Maui Association of Realtors.

This once in a lifetime property has already garnered national attention, including that of the Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global. That’s no surprise: The estate boasts more than 12,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living

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5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

There's more to it than just the beaches and aloha.

 Carla Herreria by Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii

Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise.

It consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the country, and its unique mixture of cultures, spirit of aloha, and carpe diem lifestyle can all be summed up in the words -- or rather, the slang -- of the islands' kama'aina, the people who call Hawaii home.

Below, five phrases and words unique to Hawaii that can teach all of us to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

1. Chance 'em:

1. "Take a chance," 2. "Go

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5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

There's more to it than just the beaches and aloha.

 Carla Herreria by Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii

Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise.

It consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the country, and its unique mixture of cultures, spirit of aloha, and carpe diem lifestyle can all be summed up in the words -- or rather, the slang -- of the islands' kama'aina, the people who call Hawaii home.

Below, five phrases and words unique to Hawaii that can teach all of us to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

1. Chance 'em:

1. "Take a chance," 2. "Go

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Pristine, white sand. Colorful coral reefs. Clear, azure water.

These are just a few of the reasons why Kapalua Bay Beach was named the nation’s best beach, according to an annual survey by “Dr. Beach.” Last year, the beach ranked No. 2, just behind Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida.

Teeming with marine life, Kapalua Bay is a favorite for locals and visitors alike, who flock to Kapalua Bay for white sands, swimming, snorkeling and other ocean activities.

Dr. Beach says Kapalua Bay Beach is “a perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, azure waters that are protected by two headlands formed long ago by lava flows into the sea.”

“This beautiful crescent-shaped, white sand beach is bounded by these rocky anchors where

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty has facilitated another multi-million sale — this time, a prestigious condominium in the heart of Kapalua Bay.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Courtney Brown, R(S) represented the buyer of a 2,789-square-foot condominium at the Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay — one of West Maui’s finest resort communities. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath condominium was sold for $4.9 million, bringing the total to over $20 million in sales that Brown has facilitated so far this year.

Undoubtedly one of Kapalua’s finest resort communities, the Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay offers spacious floor plans that overlook Maui’s stunning northwest shore — and more specifically, the famed crescent-shaped

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