July-August 2012

July-August 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Waihee ridge trail

Trial by Trail: Waihee Ridge Trail

Hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail is one of the wonders of Maui. Located along the West Maui Mountains, getting there is an adventure in itself.
publisher's note

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.
feng shui home on maui

East Meets Zest

Designed for acclaimed Maui chef Jennifer Nguyen, this home at Wailuku Country Estates is a beautiful, bold and tasteful blend of east and west.
Maxine Hong Kingston

Healing the Wounds of War

Maxine Hong Kingston talks about her new book and how she continues to help veterans and families come to terms with their war experiences.
papala

Grow Your Own Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a different kind of firecracker, the papala. This endemic Hawaiian plant is a Roman candle made by nature.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Eh, Show Respeck!

This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
rainbow

Behind The Rainbow

Why do Hawaiian skies put on the most amazing light shows?

Interior Motifs

Create an indoor space that is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful with our Great Find shopping guide that highlights local Maui shops.
Napili Kai Beach Resort

Oceanfront, Earth Friendly

Located on the West side of Maui, Napili Kai Resort has transformed from an environmentally unfriendly condo complex to model of green living.
wood veneer

Beautifully Sustainable

Ed Takayesu of Maui Custom Woodworks shows us how to utilize the beauty of wood in design while remaining environmentally friendly at the same time.
maui school gardens program

Growing Some Good

Top Maui chefs are rolling up their sleeves and heading back into the classroom to encourage island students to grow their own garden fresh food.
Maui chef kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Dining editor Marti Rosenquist samples brand new Maui eatery, 100 Wines, and talks with Chef Lyndon Honda about this latest culinary concept.
flower show

Alix in Flowerland

Maui No Ka Oi magazine Associate Publisher Alix Buchter shares her insider perspective of the recent Philadelphia International Flower Show.
Japan tsunami debris chart

Homeward Bound

Researchers following debris along the Pacific Ocean, generated by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, return to the Maui to share their findings.
Wine sommelier

Sweet Complexity

Wine expert Charles Fredy talks about the flavors and complexity of sweet wines and how to chose the perfect pair, whether dining out or eating in.