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Sometimes “going green” can seem like it might take a lot of money and work.

But there’s much more you can do that doesn’t involve a hefty price tag that comes with installing photovoltaic panels or buying a hybrid car. Instead, you can reduce waste, limit toxins and make your home healthier just be following a few of these tips:

  1. Put down the paper towels: Change up your paper towel habit to reduce waste by using cloth napkins and rags for the dirtier jobs.  

  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle:  Make sure you have a system in your kitchen that makes it easier to separate recyclable materials from the non-recyclables. Everyone in your home will be more likely to recycle if they don’t have to walk outside to the recycling bin each time they

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Sometimes, even the ocean isn’t enough to cool you down on a hot summer day.

That’s why we always like to keep a supply of homemade, banana ice cream in our freezer for when we’re craving a creamy and cool treat. The ice cream itself is amazing, and so is the fact that it's simple and easy to make.

Our favorite recipe comes from Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability.

Edible’s recipe calls for using Blue Java bananas, which are best known for their creamy fruit that tastes like vanilla custard. While most other banana varieties start out green, these bananas look blue before transforming into a bright yellow when they’re ready to eat.

This creamy ice

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With Earth Day soon approaching, you’ll surely see articles or tips on how live more sustainably and protect Mother Earth. But at this Haiku property, you’ll make a positive difference all year round.

Imagine being able to live off your own property in paradise, where you can grow your own food, use energy from the sun and live organically. At this stunning Haiku home, you can do just that.

This two-acre property offers the epitome of farm to table living in comfort, boasting almost every upgrade a property owner could think of undertaking. The property's four-bedroom home and cottage are virtually off grid, powered by photovoltaic panels and two Tesla Powerwall backup batteries.

“This house has everything you'd ever want to do to the

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While your home may be your castle, your garden should always be your retreat where you can surround yourself with nature.

And since it’s spring, it’s that time of year when we like to celebrate all that’s blossoming around us. And there’s one of our favorite homes that has a garden that stands above the rest.

In lush Haiku, this estate on Door of Faith Road offers exquisite ocean views, a spacious open floor plan and the potential for building an additional cottage for extra rental income or living space. But that’s not all this property has to offer - in fact, it boasts dozens of abundant trees bearing some of the world’s most delicious fruit.

From bananas to lychee to coconuts, this tropical 2.5 acre property has a plethora of

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April showers bring May flowers is a phrase you often hear in the springtime.

But on Maui, the saying shouldn’t conjure up images of gloomy, gray weather. Instead, we decided to celebrate springtime by highlighting some of our most exotic showers in some of Maui’s finest homes.

15 MALUKAI LANE

After a long day, submerge yourself into a massive copper tup, which was designed with the utmost attention to detail. Or, just across the expansive bathroom, rinse away your worries in the spacious shower with multiple shower heads.

But the bathroom alone is just one magnificent feature of this special home. Nestled in Maluhia at Wailea, this home boasts stunning ocean views, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in the heart of  South Maui’s premier

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April showers bring May flowers is a phrase you often hear in the springtime.

But on Maui, the saying shouldn’t conjure up images of gloomy, gray weather. Instead, we decided to celebrate springtime by highlighting some of our most exotic showers in some of Maui’s finest homes.

15 MALUKAI LANE

After a long day, submerge yourself into a massive copper tup, which was designed with the utmost attention to detail. Or just across the expansive bathroom, rinse away your worries in the spacious shower with multiple shower heads.

But the bathroom alone is just one magnificent feature of this special home. Nestled in Maluhia at Wailea, this home boasts stunning ocean views, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in the heart of  South Maui’s premier

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Posted by Staff Writer on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 8:02am.

 A new study says Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted residential real estate brokerage in the nation. 

The study, which was conducted by Lifestory Research, was based on nearly 6,300 opinions collected over a year period across the country. Data was gathered by people submitting anonymous opinions about whether they trusted the businesses they interacted with.

“Sotheby’s International Realty produced the highest score,” according to the study.

 Source: Lifestory Research 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Study

After comparing the results to other organizations of similar size, the study found that Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted real

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It’s again that time of year when the sounds of firecrackers and drums fill the air while Chinese lion dancers parade through the streets.

Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Lunar New Year, rings in on Feb. 16 when celebrations will kick off across the island. Maui has a rich cultural history with the festival, which is undoubtedly one of the largest seasons of festivities on island.

The celebrations have been associated with the Chinese Zodiac for about 2,500 years, and have been deeply rooted in Hawaii’s history for decades. Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, which usually falls between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. 

This year marks the Year of the Dog, which commemorates one of 12

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The holidays aren't just about the decorations, but all the lights and life-sized gingerbread houses certainly make Maui a little more magical this time of year.

With just five days until Christmas, you may have noticed the neighborhoods aglow with strings of lights and life-size reindeer, while soaring Christmas trees tower in the lobbies of Maui's finest resorts. If you’re planning to spend this next week on Maui, it’s definitely worth making the time to visit some of the island’s most decked out businesses, neighborhoods and Christmasy attractions.

To make it easier on you, we made a list of our favorite places to enjoy the holidays with cheer and Aloha.

Photo by Thad Zajdowicz.

THE LAHAINA BANYAN TREE

Nothing quite compares to

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Investing in yourself is investing in your business.

If you’re an entrepreneur or successful professional who works from home, investing in an office space that helps boost creativity and focus is critical to financial success. Cramped and unappealing spaces can actually do harm to your business and productivity, which is why homes must be meticulously designed with open, inspiring spaces to boost efficiency and workflow. These are a few of our favorites:

100 KAWEHI PLACE, KULA, MAUI

Located on 5 acres that sprawl across the lush slopes of Haleakala, this private estate offers unrivaled peace and quiet in the heart of Kula.

Gaze upon bi-coastal views and listen to the calming sounds of the breeze between trees from this

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