Have a few must-sees on Kaua`i? Share them here in “Local Favorites.” We invite kama`aina to submit a list. It’s an anonymous column so that the writer can share candidly a few favorite things. This is a chance to plug a talented massage therapist, stylist, clothing designer or restaurateur. It can include an irresistible dessert, pupu or hike. You name it.
Here is what you do: Send a list of five to seven items, with a sentence for each, describing what you love about it. Provide good photos, even better. If chosen, you’ll receive a $25 restaurant gift certificate. Email pam@forKaua`ionline.com.
LF1: Favorite masseuse: Laurel Petterson McGraw of Green Massage will come to your home or invites you to hers. Beautiful outdoor location on the Wailua River rim. To schedule a massage or learn more call 652-6497 or visit greenmassagekauai.com.
LF2: Favorite Board of Directors: Island School’s Board of Directors is composed of 20 diverse and accomplished Kaua‘i residents. Led by President Kathy Richardson, the Island School Board works closely with Head-of-School, Robert Springer, to plan and achieve goals that benefit the entire island community.
LF3: Favorite non-profit organization is Kaua`i Ocean Recreation Experience (KORE). The group meets one Saturday a month on Hanalei Bay to get people with disabilities into the ocean to play. There are dozens of volunteers assisting so it feels safe and everyone is laughing and having a good time. Visit korekauai.com to find out when the next beach day is scheduled.
LF4: Favorite extraordinary dessert is at Café Hemingway in Kapa`a. The two story building across from the Kapa`a Library has savory and sweet crepes that are to die for. They serve the smoothest Americano on the island and everything on their menu satisfies mouth and soul. Check them out at artcafehemingway.com. They are a breakfast and lunch place. Closed Mondays.
LF5: Favorite Kaua‘i Society of Artists show: Griffin Lord is a graduating senior from Island School. In March she held her own art show as part of her Senior Project. She is off to the Chicago School of the Art Institute in the fall. Learn more about KSA shows scheduled at art-ksa.org.
LF6: Favorite quiet place to fish, picnic or read is the jetty in Hanama`ulu Bay. To get there, turn at the airport, stay to the left and follow the road until it dead-ends at the rock jetty.
LF7: Favorite manju is at Lawai Market. It’s on the highway next to the Lawai Post Office. Their manju are flakey, sweet goodness.