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.
Top: Favorite Museum: Kaua`i Museum on Rice St. in Lihu`e promotes learning and culture.
Top right: Favorite bookstore: Talk Story Book Store in Hanapepe generously hosts local authors for book signings during the weekly Friday Night Art Walks.
Top right: Favorite Kid’s Festival: Princess Victoria Ka’iulani Keiki Festival held every October in Hanapepe is a family oriented event honoring Princess Ka’iulani. It has deep roots in literacy and is held in conjunction with National Book Month, which is also in October.
Lower: Favorite Free Kids Theater: Purple Striped Honu Theatre for Kids is a non-profit performing plays for young audiences ages 2 to 10. My favorite is their puppet shows, which can be seen at various schools and libraries all over Kaua`i.
Not pictured: Favorite Book sellers in a coffee shop: Small Town Coffee in Kapa`a, where you can find a nice selection of books while having a snack.
Not pictured: Favorite place to shop: Kukui Grove Mall in Lihu`e hosts interesting events regularly in their common areas.
LF7 Favorite Book Sale: Annual Lihu`e Library book sale has tons of great books at affordable prices.