Biz of the Month

Art for Contemporary Art’s Sake

By Léo Azambuja

Bruna Stude and Brolie, with Tom Lieber's art in the background.

Bruna Stude and Brolie, with Tom Lieber’s art in the background.

Born out of an urge to provide a space for no-boundaries, high-quality artwork — detached from a commercial driving force — Galerie 103 first opened its …

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Yes I Kaua‘i Skateshop Better Than Ever

By Léo Azambuja

A skateboarder himself, Cameron Lovelace opened Yes I Kaua‘i Skateshop more than four years ago, helping to grow the sport on the island.

A skateboarder himself, Cameron Lovelace opened Yes I Kaua‘i Skateshop more than four years ago, helping to grow the sport on the island.

A mover and a shaker, but above all a hardcore skateboarder, Cameron Lovelace is …

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10 Years of Success for Talk Story Bookstore

By Léo Azambuja

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Ed and Cynthia Justus, with Celeste, ‘The Boss.’

It has been 10 years since Ed and Cynthia Justus opened Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe. Their hard work and smart choices have paid off in the form of …

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Healing Kaua‘i One Crystal at a Time

By Léo Azambuja

Crystals & Gems Gallery owner Tanize Weck Kotsol uses crystals while conducting psychotherapy sessions.

Crystals & Gems Gallery owner Tanize Weck Kotsol uses crystals while conducting psychotherapy sessions.

Coming from a family of doctors, it was only natural for Tanize Weck Kotsol to become one. But after a few years working …

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Mo’ Bettah Fish at Kaua‘i Bettas

By Léo Azambuja

Betta fish breeder Liz Hahn is ranked fourth in the nation by the International Betta Congress for the entire 2013-2014 season.

Betta fish breeder Liz Hahn is ranked fourth in the nation by the International Betta Congress for the entire 2013-2014 season.

Some of the best fish in the United States can be found right here on Kaua‘i. …

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Oskar’s Boutique a Treasure Trove in Kilauea’s Heart

By Léo Azambuja

Oskar's Boutique owner Annie Sadler and her child Haven.

Oskar’s Boutique owner Annie Sadler and her child Haven.

Hidden in the corner of Kilauea Plantation Center, Oskar’s Boutique offers a window to the souls of many local and Mainland artists.

“I’m always trying to find things …

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News from the Butterfly Garden (w/ KVIC-TV video)

photo 1Orchid Alley Kaua‘i in Historic Old Kapa‘a Town has now added an attraction that is unique to all of Hawai‘i — a Butterfly Garden.

Designed by the creative mind of Orchid Alley Kaua‘i owner Neill Sams, the Butterfly Garden has …

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For the Love of Orchids

By Léo Azambuja

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Orchid Alley Kaua‘i owners Fely and Neill Sams have recently opened a butterfly garden in their Old Kapa‘a Town store.

In Old Kapa‘a Town, a heavy iron door with a sign that reads Orchid Alley Kaua‘i hides …

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Sculpting with Scissors

By Léo Azambuja

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Rick Semonian gets ready to give Halli Holmgren a haircut.

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 …

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Pain Free, Naturally

By Léo Azambuja

Dustin and Kirby Dillberg

Dustin and Kirby Dillberg, owners of Pain Free Kaua‘i.

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 …

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