Publisher's Notes

Stories by Diane Haynes Woodburn.

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Publisher’s Note

Inside this “Best of Maui” issue are treasures to inspire a new adventure or rekindle a fond memory—a thoughtfully chosen list that is quintessentially Maui.
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From the Publisher

It's time to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit.
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A Wing and a Prayer

There is a season for everything: love, food, and birds.
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Round Trip, Full Circle

Diane discusses the annual lilikoi tasting at her house and the launch of Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, the double-hull voyaging canoe of 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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Ready, Fire . . . Aim!

Looking back 20 years to a summer in Kaupo.
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Lilikoi Hunting

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, shares the perks of living in a tropical paradise on an afternoon excursion to collect lilikoi.
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Diaper Diva

Wishing you a spring filled with sunshine, new beginnings, and people you love.
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In a word, Aloha

Words are powerful. Let ours be heard — with aloha.
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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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Food, Glorious Food!

This issue is a paean to food, family and friendship.
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Real and metaphorical sharks.

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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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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Eat, drink, celebrate, and be good to each other.
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From the Publisher

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn discusses aloha spirit.
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One Canoe

We are all in the same boat—and strongest when we paddle together.
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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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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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Up and Away

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, we have been sharing some of our favorite stories from the archives.
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Romantic anniversaries . . . oops, missed it.

This issue offers just about everything to make your special day perfect . . . unless you forget.
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From the Publisher

It’s clear to me what I love most about Maui—our sense of connection: to our past, to our island culture and environment, most importantly, to each other.
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Soup night

Celebrating the luxury of simplicity and sharing.
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The publisher of Maui no ka 'oi Magazine relates the story of her jaguar xk8 going up in flames in the Pukalani Foodland parking lot.
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Maui No Ka Oi Magazine Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn recalls a birthday celebration that began with disaster and ended with another great Maui memory.
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From the Publisher

Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn welcomes the Year of the Dragon, which promises big changes for the world – and this magazine.
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Just Keep Swimming

Whether your style is to blindly jump in, or to simply test the water with your toes, I hope you find your perfect beach.

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From the Publisher

A note from our publisher on turning sixty.

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