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Found 4 entries for December, 2022.

A curated list of Maui or Hawaiʻi-made treasures that these Island Sotheby’s International Realty team members hope Santa puts under their tree this year! 


  1. Kianna Hawai’i’s Pakalana Lei 

For my Christmas wish, I would have to say that I am dying to have this lei necklace made by Kianna Hawaii. It's something I would wear to work and parties in 2023!  In fact, I'll put the Papale Piko Kona lauhala hat on my list as well (see in the photo above) since it goes so well with the lei. I am just amazed at all her pieces because a part of me wishes we could go back in time to wear traditional Hawaiin clothes like mu'u mu'us again (especially to work)!  I would also put the stunning Holoholo Surf’s Hanohano Muu in Retro Ilima on my

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Back by popular demand (and because we love supporting local so much) we are sharing our 2022 holiday shopping guide that features local and Maui-owned businesses from all over the island. Find the perfect gifts and treasures for your ohana and loved ones, near and far. Shopping local is one of the best ways to support our Maui community and give back to those striving to make our island a better place. There are countless hidden gems, brilliant artists, generous creators, and hard-working small business owners who make Maui the beautiful place that is. 



Itsy Bitsy Keiki by Anuhea Medeiros

Itsy Bitsy Keiki was started by a Native Hawaiian Infant/Toddler, Kumu (teacher). She began Itsy Bitsy Keiki during the pandemic to bridge the

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Tell us about your history with Pickleball and how you became passionate about it. 

Mino: I trained as a tennis player — playing 20 years of competitive tennis, but was sidelined during covid with an injury. Pickleball was a way to remain competitive and social without as much pain. I have grown to love it so much so, that I rarely play tennis now. I enjoy it because it's fast-paced, a new challenge, and a super fun community of players who are all equally addicted. On any given day, you can find a match on this island.  

Ryan: My history with Pickleball was born out of Covid! It was a sport that everyone got into with the lockdown. In Hawaii especially, there was nothing to do other than surf, so it was a great outlet, and all of my friends

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If there's one thing we know about the holiday season, travel is at an all-time high, especially here in Maui. So many people love making the trip to the Valley Isle, where they can spend their winter months laying out on the beach and exploring lush forests and crystal clear waters. For some, the 2022 holiday season will be their first time visiting the island! So we thought we'd put together our favorite seven things you should know before stepping off the plane at OGG. 


1. Maui and The Valley Isle are one and the same.

If you have been racking your brain about why "Valley Isle" pops up when you're googling what to do on Maui, don't be alarmed. Maui and all the other Hawaiian Islands have famous nicknames that highlight something

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