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Spirit of the samurai

Since Father’s Day and National Martini Day both fell on the same day last month, I think it was only appropriate to celebrate our nation’s independence with a cocktail that has been equally as misunderstood as my teenage self once felt. Read more

Cocktails and dreams

When I was 3 1/2 years old, my mother entered one of my drawings of horses into an art contest and it won. Read more

Smells like team spirit

I was listening to a podcast recently, and heard someone say, “If I’m trying to build a winning team, I’m not going to recruit five point guards." Read more

The persistence of memory

Sláinte, March 17 will be St. Patrick’s Day! While we will once again forego the annual block party this year Read more

The buzz about town

Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, and while some look forward to the cupid-Hallmarked festivity with all the anticipation of E.E. Cummings in springtime, still others are paralyzed by musings of “‘Do I dare?’ and ‘Do I dare?’”. Read more

Morning brew

Ringing in the New Year is a time for resolutions and self-improvement. Read more

Punches for pooches

When I was around 6 years old, all my little sister wanted for Christmas was a dog. Read more

Jack rose among thorns

If you are a citizen of planet Earth, these past 19 months have probably thrown you for a loop, and needless to say, there were more than a few challenges. Read more

Beber de los muertos

As a child growing up in Hawaii, I clung desperately to any festivity that offered to accentuate the seemingly otherwise, muted holiday atmosphere. Read more

In beer we trust

As the hot Hawaiian summer continues to linger like fingertips on the encroaching blanket of an equally sweltering fall, is it any wonder that a simple glass of water — or even a cool lemonade — won't cut it? Read more

Cosmo glass

Aug. 26 is Women' s Equality Day. But how does that translate for women (and men), both behind the bar these days, and for those seated at it? Read more

Rum amok

Ask any cocktail connoisseur what the official cocktail of Hawaii should be, and you'll get an array of answers. Read more

We salute you, bourbon

Next Monday is National Bourbon Day, and admittedly never having toured the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, I spent the better half of my adult life making up for the grave oversight. Read more

The golden ratio

Last month's observance of Earth Day reawakened an awareness that balance has become increasingly important. Many local businesses like Maui Brewing Co. have been striving to bring about just that. Read more


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