March-April 2015

March-April 2015 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

hale pepe trees

Hula Tree

Among the most charismatic species in the Hawaiian dry-land forest, six different species of hala pepe trees exist — each one endemic to its own Hawaiian island.

Pineapple Sparkling Wine

Not many wineries are crazy enough to make pineapple sparkling wine, and no one else is crazy enough to make it using the traditional method.

It’s Elemental

From the fury of Pele's fiery volcano, to the gentle tug and pull of lunar tides, Hawai'i is a study of beauty and contrasts created and continually carved by the forces of nature.
hula girl illustration by Matt Foster

Da Rites of Spree-ing?

Tita reminisces about her favorite spring rituals from childhood.
Upcycling

Upcycling

Turn trash into treasure with three "upcycling" DIY projects.
Ahi Tartare

ʻAhi Tartare

The Grand Wailea's Humuhumunukunukuapua'a takes its name from Hawaii's state fish. So it's no surprise the restaurant's chef de cuisine knows his way around this savory raw dish.
rescuing whalesvideo

Cutting the Ties That Bind

Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator Ed Lyman offers this analogy to explain his work: "It's like triage, and we're like whale doctors."
maui island fashion

Elements of Style

Which of the four elements fits your style? Fire. Water. Earth. Air.
Italian Food West Maui

A Tale of Two Pizzas

We discover that you can't have too many good Italian restaurants on Maui.

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biodynamic wine

A Lesson in Biodynamic Wine

Many winemakers say that biodynamic practices increase the land’s ability to express its unique flavors and components in the wine — enhancing its terroir. The result is a wine that speaks of its place, that has its own distinctive signature.