Favorite artist: Dawn Lundquist’s paintings remind us of our beautiful island. She is at Waipa Farmers Market every Tuesday, selling originals and giclee prints. Her seascapes and landscapes often depict the island through a filter of pastel tones. You can also find her in many craft fairs around Kauaʻi, or at www.lundquiststudios.com.
Favorite artistic coffee: The lattes at Small Town Coffee in Kapaʻa taste so good that you don’t even need to add sugar. And they craft some of the best coffee art in town, such as this caramel wave sweeping through the foam. Small Town is at Kauaʻi Products Fair, on the north end of Old Kapaʻa Town.
Favorite energy boost: Açaí has been a hit in Brazil for many years, and several entrepreneurs have tried to introduce this delicious and healthy energy booster in the United States. Tambor Açaí, founded by Janet Eisenbach’s son, is one of the few brands that remained true to the flavor of the real Brazilian açaí. She can be found at Waipa Farmers Market Tuesday. Find out more about her son’s story at www.tamboracai.com, where you can also see which stores sell Tambor Açaí on Kauaʻi.
Favorite sunset surf session: Sunsets on the Eastside usually don’t get as fiery as the ones on the Westside, but the pastel tones caused by a set of factors are absolutely beautiful. And when variable winds blow, they smooth the waves at Kealia Beach, setting the stage for an epic surf session. If you would rather remain dry, the multi-use coastal path offers a perfect stage to appreciate this gorgeous natural show.