Windward Side Living

May 1, 2019

Relax, Renew, Refresh with Holisitc Spas which Specialize in the Hawaiian Practice of Lomi Lomi

Has life been hectic and you feel the need for a spa day?  Do you have an ailment that needs to be addressed?  Whether you are looking for relaxation or rehabilitation, the services provided at our local spas may be just what you need. 

Honu You

In traditional Hawaiian ...

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April 24, 2019

“Paws”-itively Fabulous Things to Do with Your Dog on O’ahu - Part II

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Off-Leash Dog Parks and Dog-friendly Beaches

Oahu has six off-leash dog parks to take your four-legged friends for play dates and some exercise.  This allows you to choose by location and amenities, such as nearby recreation facilities for humans and separate areas for large and small dogs. There are ...

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April 21, 2019

“Paws”-itively Fabulous Things to Do with Your Dog on O’ahu - Part I

We all adore our furry babies and there are many good reasons to try new activities with your dog. Including your dog in activities can help prevent boredom (which can lead to behavior problems) and helps strengthen your bond with your most loyal companion. Fortunately, there is no shortage of ...

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April 10, 2019

Entertaining with Less Stress and More Aloha – Part II

Last week, we touched on getting started and what are the “must haves” of party planning.  This week, Natasha provides us with some great ways to save money and keep your guests engaged. 



 “Wowing” your guests on a budget

Much of entertaining is visual, according to ...

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April 4, 2019

Entertaining with Less Stress and More Aloha – Part I

No matter the size - whether it be a small dinner party of six or a wedding reception with 100 or more guests – entertaining can be stressful! Kailua-based event planner Natasha Freitas shared some tips for how to how to make a memorable and enjoyable event. She also offered some ...

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March 20, 2019

Our Local Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Produce, Tasty Meals and Artisan Creations

The year-round growing season and diverse culture of Oahu means those of us who are fortunate enough to live here can enjoy fresh produce and locally-inspired culinary creations any day of the week. And our Windward markets are the perfect place to do some grocery shopping and keep your kitchen ...

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March 13, 2019

Adventure Awaits: Choose a Path that Leads to Breathtaking Views

Ideas for Hikes and Walks on the East Side

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt,” said John Muir, father of the National Park System and founder of the Sierra Club.

Fortunately, the east side of Oahu is home to ...

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March 6, 2019

Sunny Side Up on the Windward Side: Breakfast Eggspresions in Kailua & Kaneohe

Over EasyOn the Windward side, we don’t have a shortage of sparkling, turquoise water, warm breezes and...breakfast restaurants - there are LOTS of breakfast restaurants! And the choices run the gamut from traditional bacon and eggs, to Hawaiian specialties such as Kalua pork, or healthier options such as fresh squeezed juice ...

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Feb. 27, 2019

Bright ideas: What’s New and Now in Interior Lighting


Changing lighting fixtures has the power to transform a room. If you’re thinking of making a change but still feel like you’re in the dark, read up on the latest interior lighting trends and some advice from Tom Ogawa, owner of Lighting Concepts and Design in Honolulu.

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Feb. 20, 2019

Lighting Up the Night: Choosing the Best Exterior Lighting

Illuminate grilling area

Choosing the right exterior lighting is an integral part of making the most of year-round al fresco living after dark. Rick Benedict, owner of Beachside Lighting in Kailua, discussed how to choose the best lighting for aesthetics, safety, energy-savings, and our ocean side climate.



According to Benedict, the ...

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