Biz of the Month

For the Love of Orchids

By Léo Azambuja In Old Kapa‘a Town, a heavy iron door with a sign that reads Orchid Alley Kaua‘i hides a matchless kaleidoscope of exotic flowers, butterflies and local art. “Anybody who comes [...]

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Sculpting with Scissors

By Léo Azambuja Rick Semonian has been a successful hairdresser and salon owner on Kaua‘i for the last 13 years. But the trendy Boston-native — a minority on his field — says he still has a [...]

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Pain Free, Naturally

By Léo Azambuja You won’t find any prescription pills at Pain Free Kaua‘i. But you’ll likely learn how to address what caused your pain in the first place, thus eliminating the problem straight [...]

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Pigging Out, Sustainably

By Judy Tsuei Erron DePew and Lihue Lopez banter back and forth, laughing about their exciting adventures since opening The Green Pig food truck across Kealia Beach last September. Sitting beside each [...]

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As Juicy as it Gets

By Léo Azambuja As the New Year rolled in, life got a lot sweeter for a Kaua‘i couple – and for several others on the island. Dylan Scott and Kristal Muhich officially launched Kaua‘i Juice Co [...]

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Chasing the Sunrise

By Léo Azambuja Only in Hawai`i you’ll find a sunrise at the end of a rainbow. After more than 10 years working as a registered nurse, Anuenue Washburn, whose name means “rainbow” in Hawaiian, [...]

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Joel Guy Invites You to His Grass Shack

By Léo Azambuja It all started as a hobby more than 10 years ago. But toying around with video and photography took a life of its own, and today, Joel Guy says he is the busiest guy he knows without [...]

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Handmade Utara Soap Not Only Cleans, It Heals

by Viviane Gilbert Stein From useless farm waste to a magnificent cleansing and healing product that has literally changed people’s lives. That’s the story behind Utara Soaps — handmade [...]

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Be Beautiful. Be Yourself. Meet Local Designer of Chez Chanterelle

by Pam Woolway First impressions can be correct: The fragrant and wildly floral landscape; the butterfly pavers winding up the path; the archway at the entrance inscribed with the quote, “All you [...]

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Art and Soul – A Visual Feast of Color

by Pam Woolway Thirty-one years in business on Kaua`i is no small feat. Tucked in the shade of a Shower tree at the back of Hanalei Town Center, is the working studio and art gallery of Mercedes Maza, [...]

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