Windward Side Living

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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Feb. 13, 2019

Beautify your Property with Lush Tropical Gardening

Guzmania plantPlanning and Adorning Your Tropical Garden with Lush Greens and Brightly-Colored Flowers

One of the greatest joys of living in Hawaii is the ability to have a lush, tropical landscape in your own backyard. Planning and tending to a tropical garden in our warm, humid climate is not difficult. Here ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Aloha, Spot! Moving Your Pet to Hawaii

Aloha Spot

Moving house is stressful for anyone - moving with a beloved four-legged family member has its own added worries. And, moving with a pet to Hawaii is even more complicated! If you take some time to prepare your pet, and plan ahead, your move to Hawaii will be as seamless as possible ...

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Jan. 30, 2019

Natural Wood Furnishings and Accessories for Your Home

Wood Table

The outdoor lifestyle on the Windward side of O’ahu lends itself beautifully to natural elements in decor, especially natural wood furniture and accessories. Locally, there are many places to purchase custom, natural wood furniture, accessories and distinctive imported wood pieces.

Waimanalo resident, Kini Ziegner, has been creating natural wood furniture ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

“Tuxedo” Decor, Moody Colors and Concrete

Lotus bedroom

2019 Design Trends and How to Make them Work

Home design trends come and go as quickly as Windward rain showers.  As a homeowner, how can you incorporate the latest styles while remaining true to your own aesthetic? And what are some ways to integrate these up-to-the minute looks ...

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Jan. 16, 2019

How to keep your appliances Shiny and Rust-Free, Plus When to Repair or Replace

Stainless appliances

Durable, reliable appliances don’t just make a homeowner’s life easier. They also increase the resale value of your home.

So how do you know if you should repair or bite the bullet and replace? And how do you counter the extra wear and tear that can negatively impact appliance longevity ...

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