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As the summer nights come to a slow, the air gets a little cooler, and time starts to slow down, it's time to celebrate the summer with one last drink in hand. What better way than with one of many Maui-made drinks? Created right here on the island, Maui has birthed several delicious and rich spirits, wines, and beers that make any cocktail hour one to savor. The abundance of tropical fruits on the island makes for some of the most unique and flavorful concoctions ever tasted. 

Here are some of our favorite recipes using Maui-made drinks!

Maui Brewing Company 

What better way to celebrate summer than with a Summer Shandy! One of the finest European creations is this British drink prepared with beer and lemon soda. It's pretty much the

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Henry McNamara knows a thing or two about chasing your dreams across the Pacific to live in beautiful Hawaii Nei. Having grown up in Southern California, Henry had also had a taste for the ocean and the nearby Hawaiian islands from a young age. Craving that Maui lifestyle, he moved to Hawaii and met his wife. He now calls Upcountry Maui home and spends his leisure time on the north coast surfing or kitesurfing, golfing, and working in his garden.

Giving back to the place he calls home is always top of mind for Henry. He has worked in the waste management sector and is a certified TRUE Zero Waste Advisor. Henry's commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by his work on numerous trash diversion projects and initiatives, where he collaborated with

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A person's outdoor space, no matter how big or little, is supposed to be a source of comfort and retreat. A place to wind down, breathe, and enjoy the tropical Maui breeze and sunshine. 

Even if you have a 2-foot deep balcony, you still deserve to feel at home in your outdoor space. The truth is, with the right guidance and effort, you can make any outside area into an inviting hideaway regardless of its size. Continue reading for six of our favorite tips on how to create an outdoor oasis with a tiny space. 

Green Thumb Goals

Even with a tiny balcony or outdoor space, you can still create a garden of your very own. Growing lovely flowers and summer veggies can become possible with flower boxes or vertical wall gardens that you can

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Coastal living can be a beautiful dream; putting your feet up with views of the ocean, laying under a palm tree that also happens to be your backyard, or sipping on your morning coffee while listening to the ocean waves are all a part of the glitz and glamour. However, it can be challenging when thinking about styling your home and pulling pieces from the surrounding ocean and island lifestyle. 

We're highlighting one of our oceanfront listings to share insight on creating a coastal-inspired home! Of course, you don't have to be sitting mere feet from the water....but we can dream, can't we?

This Makena oceanfront home is 1.5 acres of pure bliss! A Greg Bayless designed masterpiece, this home represents the epitome of oceanfront resort

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Just above the white clouds that sit on top of Maui's upcountry skyline lies magnificent Haleakala. This unique location brings stories of ancient and current Hawaiian culture alive, and it serves to preserve the relationship between the ʻāina (native land) and the Hawaiian people. In Hawaiian, Haleakala means "house of the sun," and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun as he stood on the volcano's peak, delaying its descent so that his family had more time in the day to grow their crops.

The dormant volcano, one of the most treasured sites on the island, sits at 10,023 feet above sea level and is home to some of the most breathtaking sights. Along its fertile crater are many hikeable pathways that take you on a journey through lush

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From the lush mountain slopes to the sparkling shore, Kapalua boasts miles of paths to explore. Discover trails for every type of hiker and adventure-seeking visitor while witnessing a colorful abundance throughout the countryside.

Mahana Ridge Trail

The ultimate journey that takes you to stunning Maunalei Arboretum, home to a plethora of native trees, animals, and flora. The arboretum and the center of Kapalua Resort are both connected by this mountain ridge walk. Hikers travel over mountainous territory with beautiful views of Mokupe‘a and Honokahua Gulches near land formerly used to produce coffee and pineapple during the Honolua Ranch era. If you decide that doing only half the hike is more your speed, the reservoir along the path is

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When living or visiting Maui, there is always so much to do and so little time. Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure or a relaxing retreat away from it all, your time here is sure to be one for the books. We could argue that coming to Maui is never complete without witnessing one of the many breathtaking waterfalls on the island. Their reputations precede them as many flock to marvel at the cascading falls, lush surrounding forest, and sparkling pools. 

So when you're packing your next adventure bag, be sure to remember those hiking boots, and Maui will do the rest. 

Road To Hana

The Road to Hana, often known as Hana Highway, is a 64-mile stretch of road that runs along the Valley Isle's northeast coast. The narrow road winds

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty's Jay Margulies, helps buyers close on $20 million Turtle Tail, Providenciales in Turks & Caicos

Jay worked alongside Nina Siegenthaler and Joe Zahm of Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty (representing the sellers) to make this dream come together for his clients.

Turtle Tail Estate is a vibrant, magnificent villa estate that offers the customization of a bespoke house with the facilities of a high-end retreat. Turtle Tail Estate, sits on a stunning 4.57-acre coastline of its own - the perfect escape to call home. 

Over the past few years, Turtle Tail Estate has welcomed a myriad of high profile international travelers, offering complete privacy and seclusion 

The property has the

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Raised in Hawai'i, Shaun Fleming has taken the world and her community by storm with her award-winning art. 

Shaun specializes in woodwork, furnishings, cabinetry, and inlaid boxes. Her signature is marquetry, a specific art that uses tiny pieces of wood to create detailed imagery. She has created works that depict native Hawai'ian birds, flowers, and sea life. Inspired by the land around her, she adds a distinct embellishment with the use of exotic woods such as koa, mango, wenge, walnut, and mahogany. 

She is a trailblazing self-taught artist whose art reflects her years riding the Hawaiian waves and being immersed in her rich and beautiful culture. Conscious art connoisseurs value her pieces throughout the world. Each piece contains genuine depth

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Living steps away from some of the bluest and clearest water in the U.S. can be a big lure for those trading in our timecards for a lounge chair by the pool. Retiring on Maui isn't a new idea for most people, but finding somewhere to do it that doesn't break the bank is! So spend the rest of your days only worrying about which beach you'll choose to spend the afternoon, if you want your tropical cocktail on the rocks or blended or where to watch the sunset. 

These are the best days of your life, and they should be treated as such! You can work with any realtor on our team at Island Sotheby's International Realty to find the perfect beachside digs that you can call home. 

Whether you're looking for that convenient ocean access of Lahaina, hoping

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