Remove Your Slippers

Remove Your Slippers

While living in Hawaii, I have observed and absorbed many new cultural rituals into my life. One of the most prevalent customs used in our Hawaiian culture requires one to remove their slippers before entering a home. In many cases this tradition continues with...
Stoked To Surf Via Art

Stoked To Surf Via Art

The sport of surfing continues to be one of the major pat times for most Hawaiians. There are very few given days that you cannot stop at the shore line and catch a few big barrel waves. But did you know that this love affair with the waves has become a worldwide...
Running Around Kauai

Running Around Kauai

Last week, I shared with you a little history about the sugar industry on my home island of Kauai. We are definitely so fortunate to have this emergence of cultures and we take pride in the amazing food, design and compassion our residents share with each other. What...
Sugar Brings Cultural Immersion

Sugar Brings Cultural Immersion

We shared quite a bit over the last month about the island of Maui however, this week I thought I would bring it home to Kauai. We all like to think that our “home” island is the best in the island chain but I am certain that mine is. Growing up in the Appalachia...