Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill

It’s easy to understand why Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill is one of Kona’s favorite dinner spots. Owners Angie and Paul Rey opened the restaurant in 2004 and named the establishment after their daughter, Jackie. For nearly 14 years, they have been serving up fresh seafood, steaks and pastas with home-style hospitality with island flare. Executive…

Say Yes and Show Up

I juggle too many things in my life. My motto was always, “Say yes and show up.” It’s been an excellent way to live my life since moving to Hawaii. However, I feel I may have reached a saturation point. Saying yes and showing up is a no-fail, awesome way to be successful, and I…

Privateer’s Cove: Adventures in Dining

For diners looking for an experience as unique as their food, Privateer’s Cove in Kailua-Kona offers just that and more. Tucked away in the old industrial complex, Privateer’s Cove serves interesting dishes and features exotic meats from around the world. Even more interesting than the menu, is the founder of Privateer’s Cove, Nick Traxler. Read…

Hawaii Island Clothing Brands Make a Statement

  It’s easy to be inspired by the beauty that is Hawaiʻi, and clothing designers on Hawaiʻi Island have captured the loveliness of paradise in clothing brands created and imagined specifically on the Big Island. Some are small local designers and others, like Sig Zane, have found international recognition. Here are a few clothing brands…

Hawaii Island’s Hottest New Restaurants of 2017

The Island of Hawaiʻi is a food lovers dream. With plenty of locally sourced produce, fish and meats, Big Island chefs have an abundance of sustainable, fresh products to choose from. Every year, the draw of paradise entices culinary professionals to indulge in new ventures and incorporate the flavors of paradise into their dishes. This…

Resiliency

Today is my ex-husband’s birthday. He is 59 years old today. When we met, I was 22 and he was 29. He was so handsome and charming—a country singer and musician. He was my prince charming, straight out of a Disney movie. He spoke so lovingly of his family. He loved his parents and his…