Publisher's Notes

Stories by Diane Haynes Woodburn.

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A Wing and a Prayer

There is a season for everything: love, food, and birds.

Lulu’s Kitchen

While in Provence to visit the legendary vineyard Domaine Tempier, Diane receives an unexpected treat: its matriarch, Madame Lulu Peyraud, agrees to see her.
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Happy Birthday, 2008! Sound the noisemakers, pop the champagne, and don’t forget the confetti.
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The Kau Kau Tin

Diane learns about the kau kau tin, a traditional old Hawaiian lunch box, and celebrates the ohana and stars of Maui food culture.
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The Ultimate Luxury

The Luxury Issue: Maui boasts world-class resorts, chefs admired all over the planet, oceanfront homes, iconic big waves, and open roads that all lead to Paradise.
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More Zest, Please

Change is inevitable . . . embrace it with zest.
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From the Publisher

This issue holds a wellspring of folks with green on their minds. It is to those stewards of our future that this issue is dedicated.
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From the Publisher

Reflections on the 2009 holiday season from a tiny boat off Molokai's north shore.
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Diaper Diva

Wishing you a spring filled with sunshine, new beginnings, and people you love.
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After the Storm

The aloha we carry in our hearts endures any storm.
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Up and Away

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, we have been sharing some of our favorite stories from the archives.

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.
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In a word, Aloha

Words are powerful. Let ours be heard — with aloha.
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Happy New Year!

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn discovers the real meaning of luxury living this holiday season.
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From the Publisher

It's time to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit.
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From the Publisher

Our publisher wishes everyone a year of joy and hotel rooms with hot showers.
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Days of Awe

Visiting the east coast for a wedding, Maui No Ka Oi publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, experiences a sense of awe while seeking inspiration through thoughts of her ancestors.
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From the Publisher

Diane Haynes-Woodburn reflects on the one constant in life—change—and previews some of the exciting stories of rebirth and renewal in the spring issue.
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The Signs (and Singes) of Summer

The Pacific golden plover's annual flight marks the beginning of summer.
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Into the Wind

Congratulations to all our winners, and to everyone who paddles into the wind, every day.
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Pursue happiness. It’s all over so fast, and what really matters isn’t form—it’s content. Pass the cookies, please.
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Keeping Mo‘okiha on course

"The canoe is our family. We are nothing without the guidance of our kupuna, our ancestors. Connection with our past guides us to the future."
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Puddle Jump to Maui

Our publisher shares her vacation stories, then introduces our Travel Issue, where you can find tons of reasons to start exploring Maui.
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Kitchen Tales

In this ‘Aipono issue, we are proud to share with you some of the many ways our island's chefs and restaurants make Maui a better place.
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Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.
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Dim sum, kugel or Christmas pudding, we’re all family.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with gratitude and tolerance, fond memories, laughter, and good health. And perhaps a little dim sum!
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From the Publisher

MNKO’s publisher offers a sneak peek at the fashion-themed fall issue, introduces new staff and bids a fond farewell to others—all while balancing a giant rose on her head.

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Diane Haynes soup night

Soup night

Celebrating the luxury of simplicity and sharing.

Hawaii Beaches

Island Style