Kaupo Cousins

It was here that they molded together, with no age or pecking order, just a group of kids, in comfortable space, creating memories. They laughed in sync, leaned on each other and for a moment, were like one entity.

HBD Andaz

When you start at the roots of a place, when you consider the history and the stories, the value of the land and its people, when this is where you begin everything that builds and grows from it comes from that place. And everyone can feel it.

This is Not a Drill

“What am I gonna do? Where am I gonna go?” This was a rhetorical question, because we both knew he was right, he had no where to go, and the reality was, neither did I. We were sitting in the middle of the ocean, after all. So we said as casual goodbyes as any day. And so I sat clutching my necklace engraved with my children’s names as I examined the library for survival necessities.

Lava and Water

We sat there for hours. Lava rock and water. Probably two hour, which is a lot for a child’s attention span, in silence, watching the puddles in the rock turn into tiny worlds right before our eyes.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

So here we have world renowned chefs, and fresh local produce, meats and ingredients, wine brought it from around the world.  It was the perfect conglomerate to celebrate how things both big and small, near and far, paired, unrelated, spicy, sweet, red, white, eccentric or expected can come together beautifully to make something amazing.