Treasure Hunting: Japanese Dishes


We trekked out to the South Shore of Maui over the weekend to pay a visit to the recently closed Makena Beach & Golf Resort.  All of the restaurant supplies are being sold in mass quantities. Their stacks of dishes, tea pots, steamers and more provided a every color and pattern you envision when you think ramen, sushi, green tea or miso soup. Enjoy the pattern play!

Shop Around The Corner: Paiko


Charming floral boutique in the middle of Kaka’ako?  Yes please!  Hello Paiko.

Paiko offers a vast array of plants, flowers, pots, planters, tiny plastic jungle animals, crystals, books and dare we say a lovely cup of coffee!?!  Paiko shares a space with Arvo – a sweet  little coffee bar that whips up a mean (and gorgeous) latte and yummy loaded avo toast!

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Paiko is a breath of fresh air in the middle of Kaka’ako. Bright, colorful, local.  Just how we like it.  Our little partner in crime likes it too!


675 Auahi Street

Monday  – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00 – 4:00pm


Shop Around The Corner: Birch & Bone


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Theatre ticket booth by night, hippest floral shop by day….that’s Birch & Bone.  The Theatre at Ace Hotel, also known as The United Artists Theater was built in 1927.  It has featured numerous musical acts, comedians and the likes over the years.  It’s gorgeous decor and detailing are enough to leave you in awe after entering the lobby alone.  We could go on and on, alas, we digress.

This ticket cubby turned flower cubby offers a wide variety of colorful floral stylings including a very chic DIY Terrarium Bar. It’s the perfect pinch of color & vibrancy in the middle of S Broadyway, #DTLA.

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Ace Hotel / 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles

Open Wednesday – Sunday

Monday – Tuesday Closed



Shop Around The Corner: Rainbow Acres Cactus & Succulent Gardens


Magical succulent garden? Check.

A few minutes and a few miles above Makawao Town sits Rainbow Acres Cactus & Succulent Gardens. This Olinda nursery is home to hundreds of varieties of cactus and succulents. The friendly staff is super knowledgable and love what they do.  Short, tall, spiny, furry, hanging, potted, you name it, they got it!  Drive about 4 miles up Olinda Road, you’ll see the sign on the left.

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2233 Olinda Road

Open Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday Closed

Historic Hale: Makawao Union Church


Built in 1916, this iconic place of worship is nestled on Baldwin Avenue in between Makawao and Pa’ia.  It’s intricate stone exterior and carefully curated stained glass windows take you a walk down a lane from another era. It holds a place on the National Register of Historical Places and is a memorial for Henry Perrine Baldwin. The grounds are lovely, the people are friendly and the visual & spiritual experiences are unforgettably   melodic.

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1445 Baldwin Avenue



Question: Who’s got one of the prettiest (not to mention delicious) Acai Bowls on the North Shore of Maui?

Answer: Sporting Club of the Pacific

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Located on the Mauka side of Hana Highway at the entrance to Pa’ia, Sporting Club of the Pacific is tucked away right behind the charming Puka Puka, next to Aloha Bead Company. It’s an eclectic mix of healthy snacks, cold pressed juices, coffees as all as surfboards and more.

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The planter / garden wall had us smitten and wanting one of our very own. Such a creative and classy way to grow your very own greens in an area with limited space.

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The outdoor seating area is sunshiny, beachy and comfy and everything you think a juice bar in Pa’ia should be (and more).

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Their food and drinks are pretty, delicious, healthy, provide for an unlimited amount of colorful and swoon worthy IG opportunities and perfect after an epic surf sesh.

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43 Hana Highway

Open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday Closed