Hawaii Lifestyle

Nov. 18, 2023

Tutu's Volcano Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips ...
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Jan. 27, 2023

Tales of Yesteryear: The Big Catch with Homer and Friends

In the early 2000's, Rick's father/Nani's grandfather, Homer A. Maxey, took to the sea on a 'three-hour tour' with two of his fishing pals aboard the Moku Manu.

Little did they know, they would cross the path of a 137 pound black marlin! 

Rotating one-by-one ...

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Dec. 3, 2022

Thanksgiving's Winter Swell

One of the first winter swells of the year fell on Thanksgiving holiday thanks to a cold front storm system bringing strong winds and high surf to the north-east facing shorelines of the Hawaiian Islands, including Kailua and Lanikai beach.

The Mokulua Islands have been putting on quite a show ...

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Sept. 19, 2022

Tranquil Trade Winds on Kailua Beach


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Tranquil trade winds have been the theme of this week, making for brilliant sunrises and sunsets along Kailua and Lanikai Beach.

Oftentimes, this calm weather brings incredible ...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Windsurfing Days of Yesteryear

In between previewing properties last week, we found ourselves at Diamond Head Lookout checking out the surf. Amongst the sea of kite boarders was a lone windsurfer charging down the line. 

Windsurfng is a discipline of old, now replaced by kite boarders and foilers using various modern tech. It ...

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