Well hello friends!
Last time I blogged was in November, I promise to get better at things this year.
So much going on! Where shall we start?
I recently returned from two Hawaiian trips (Oahu and Kauai) and have a few new things from those travels to share with you since the previous HI tips were from summer. On the fitness tip, if you are visiting the Waikiki area or are near Honolulu, I have a great fitness professional to recommend to you — Damon from Team Move – find Damon here and tell him I sent you. He has group classes and great personal training. If you’re Kauai bound and want to keep fit, I highly recommend Body Pump and Stretch teacher Kay Chung Holt at Kauai Athletic Club — they are on the WWW here . Kay teaches BP at the Kapa’a location and Stretch there and also in Lihue.
If you have jewelry on your mind and who doesn’t? – if you’re in Kauai here are my top picks:
Hawaiian Artisans in the Coconut Marketplace on the way to Kapa’a, sort of in Wailua. This was a GEM find in a very typical mall with average Hawaiian souvenirs. Owner Antje is lovely and curates beautiful jewelry and knick knacks or as my people call them, tchtokes.
Another lovely shop featuring jewelry and clothing is A. ell Atelier in Kapa’a Town.
If you’re after some of the gorgeous Niihau shell jewelry I recommend JJ Ohana in Hanapepe Town.
Blue Hawaiian provided a great helicopter tour and if you’re a bad sailor like me who can’t handle a boat tour to see the Na’Pali Coast – they are your best bet. Pricey but one of those “once in a lifetime things.”
I spent a good amount of time at Kealia Beach this time and it’s really lovely – north of Kapa’a and on the East Side. North Shore beach Anini is a complete knockout, unfortunately it was a bit windy when I visited but such gorgeous water!
Let’s step away from Hawaiian dreaming and get to some other cool stuff I want to bring to your attention.
If you’re after a very good mystery read with excellent character development, check out my friend Bill Durham’s book Amarillo. Find it on Amazon.
Looking to buy or sell property in LA-LA land? Head over to my pal Darcy Kaye’s site here.
Client wise, here’s the 411 — still working many projects with Cary Baker and the fine folks at Conqueroo. New full length from multi instrumentalist / producer whiz Luther Russell coming in February.
John McCutcheon has put out a gorgeous tribute to Pete Seeger – it’s his 40th album and celebrates the 100th anniversary of Pete’s birth this May.
I’m in love with LSUG – -that would be Little Steven’s Underground Garage on Sirius XM. Sooo good!
Obsessed with my Instant Pot but even more so with this incredible and easy Indian recipe cookbook for the IP.
Until next time, apply that SPF, smile at strangers and have fun!