Smart Chef Hawaii: Buy Time and Eat Well

There’s much to be said about free time. In fact, Americans are so over-scheduled, the National Academy of Sciences recently published a study suggesting free time is a scarce resource and spending money on time-saving services, rather than material goods, may just be the key to happiness. From house cleaning, to lawn care, to personal…

Loko Wraps: A Piñata With a Lūʻau Inside

Loko Wraps in Captain Cook is a local favorite for fresh island cuisine, and now Kailua-Kona residents and visitors can grab a delicious bite at the new store in Lanihau Shopping Center. With fresh, local produce, homemade sauces and plenty of vegan and gluten free options, Loko Wraps is a delicious place to fulfill the…

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…

Interview with Rita Coolidge

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge and her band will grace the Honokaa People’s Theatre stage on Saturday. With one of the most enduring solo careers in all of music, Coolidge’s impact on the contemporary music scene is profound with such musical hits as “Fever,” “We’re All Alone,” “One Fine Day,” “(Your Love Has Lifted…

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…