Favorite masseuse: Kate Brenton is such a sensitive and capable practitioner. Before lomilomi I had anxiety related rashes and afterwards I felt like I could really breathe deeply for the first time in about a year. As I left the table, I felt like I was floating, but at the same time deeply grounded in myself. To learn more about her, visit wisdomofone.com or call, 808-346-6017″808-346-6017.
Favorite chef: Henry Le, chef of Pho Lihu`e, serves some of the best Vietnamese pho, pronounced “fah,” on Kaua`i. His generous smile and playful demeanor elevate the menu to an even higher level. From stir-fry to noodle soups, all his menu items deliver fresh ingredients. The pristine restaurant at 2978 Umi St. is across the parking lot from Aloha Furniture. They’re open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information call 245-8811.
Favorite Boba: Kaua`i Boba has a genuinely kind staff, who make killer bobas. A boba is a frothy milkshake with tapioca pearls in the bottom. Kaua`i Boba makes real fruit smoothies and also has milk tea options. Their best sellers are coconut, taro and honeydew melon. I’ve driven through a thunderstorm for their delicious and refreshing drinks. Check them out at 3-3122 Kuhio Hwy. in Lihu`e near Subway sandwiches.