Windward Side Living

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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Jan. 9, 2019

Don't Want Your For-Sale Property to Sit on the Market? Consider a Professional Stager

Entry way

If you’re ready to trade-up (or downsize), hiring a professional home stager is one easy way to help your home sell faster. Read on for some "staging 411" from Blair Morrison of Kailua-based Windward Coast Design.

Why Should you Stage Your Home?

According Morrison, who co-owns Windward Coast Design with partner Sherry ...

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Dec. 26, 2018

Shop Local Kailua Boutiques: Decorative Coral, Party Apparel and Locally-Inspired Home Fragrances


Windward-side commerce is bustling with independent boutiques offering great finds, whether you are seeking a home refresh for yourself, a hostess gift, or a sparkly New Year’s outfit. Here are some of the Kailua’s best local specialty shops and their offerings.


SoHa Living

This local chain with several locations ...

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Nov. 29, 2018

It's Holiday Time in Kaneohe, Kailua and Waimanalo

Kailua Town Christmas

It is time to start celebrating the Holidays on the Windward side!  One of my favorite things during the Holidays is to see all of the lights up, especially on palm trees. 

So, this weekend is the big kick off of things to do!  On Saturday, December ...

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Jan. 9, 2018

Windward Oahu: Natural Beauty, Friendly Souls, Delicious Food


I was recently asked why I love the Windward side of O’ahu so much.  There are many other fantastic areas, towns and neighborhoods that is for certain. However, I love the Windward side ...

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