November-December 2012

November-December 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Holiday Test Kitchen 2012

We asked Chef Isaac Bancaco to guide us through the preparation of a four-course feast. The innovative chef enthusiastically agreed to share a few of his favorite recipes.
Leoda's Pie Maui

Holiday Gift Guide

Make it a Maui Christmas with these great options.
Tom Vendetti

Happy Trails

Maui documentary filmmaker Tom Vendetti travels to Bhutan in search of the secret to happiness, only to discover that it exists all around us.
Samuel Armstrong

Maui’s Civil War Hero

Learn about Maui born Civil War military hero Samuel C. Armstrong, who played an important leadership role at the crucial Battle of at Gettysburg.
Maui car culture

No Dice

Emily Bott examines the car culture on Maui and all manner of creative dashboard gear, chains and bumper stickers that appear on island vehicles.

Me Ka Aloha Pumehana

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, honors the memory of her father and reflects on the gifts he has left behind.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Tanks, Eh?

The Pidgin speaking alter ego of Kathy Collins, Tita, shares her favorite Thanksgiving story inspired by a famous brothers Grimm fairy tale.


Tom Stevens reminisces about the ultimate Christmas anthem of Hawaii, Mele Kalikimaka, and shares his memories of this beloved island inspired song.

Color, Light & Space

In this Viewpoints Gallery exhibit, popular Maui artists push their creative boundaries and explore the relationship between color, light and space.

Welcome Home

In this home and garden advice column, Sarah Ruppenthal shares tips on how to maximize the space in your home to accommodate holiday house guests.