January-February 2014

January-February 2014 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Lichens heterodermia

Before the First Hawaiians

The life forms that originally colonized these islands may have been neither plant nor animal. And they're still here.
Hawaiian Kapa

Beauty in the Bark

Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
Tita new haircut

Da Long an’ Da Short

Inspired by her new short haircut, Tita shares Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese and Chinese beliefs, customs and superstitions about haircuts.
Maui Luxury Gift Guide

Sensory Indulgences

Shop for luxury gifts from Maui, including chocolates, shell lei, a Four Seasons getaway to Lanai, massages at Kapalua Spa, dinner at Mama's Fish House and more.
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The Top 100 Wines

Expert wine columnist Charles Fredy shares his top wine selections of 2013, including his favorite cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling and syrah.
Maui chef Chris Kulis

Command Performance

Chef Chris Kulis offers his recipe for the best opakapaka fish dinner — a crispy-skinned fish with a kale-, sorrel-, and bone-marrow emulsion.
karaage chicken wings recipe

Karaage Chicken Wings

The prep time for this karaage chicken wings recipe, including marinade, is 2 hours.
baked potato

XXL Fully Loaded Potatoes

Ham, cheese, green onions, sour cream. . . these stuffed spuds are sure to steal the show.
Sriracha dipping sauce

Spicy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Dip is the cornerstone of every solid party spread. For a smooth, creamy sauce, with a spicy kick, give this version a try with your favorite veggies.
Renee Loux

Good and Good For You

Celebrity chef and cookbook author Renee Loux will share techniques and recipes at Food First Institute, a series of cooking classes at Maui Culinary Academy.
Maui Country Club

Sweet Spot: Maui Country Club

Pick up some history about Maui Country Club, the oldest golf course on Maui.

Happy New Year!

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn discovers the real meaning of luxury living this holiday season.
Wailea fish dinner

Prize Catch

Get to know this Maui restaurant built on a history of fine dining and excellent service.
Haleakala astronomer

Space Man

Meet James Armstrong, a scientist and teacher at Maui's Institute For Astronomy, who works with the world's largest educational telescope, Faulkes Telescope North.
Maui open studios

Open House

Meet acclaimed Maui artists in their element and view their artwork during the annual Maui Open Studios event, happening throughout the island in February.

Open Mind

See what happens when ancient Hawaiian culture meets modern art techniques at Maui's annual Celebration of Hawaii exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
maui artists invitational

Open Air

World-class artists will capture island scenery and beautiful views at Maui Plein Air Painting International.
aalii Hawaiian shrub

The Steadfast ‘A‘ali‘i

The native Hawaiian shrub 'a'ali'i is as tough as it is beautiful. Learn about its role in restoring ecosystems, and its uses for Hawaii's lei makers and crafters.
Kapalua luxury home

Elemental Harmony

This feng shui inspired Kapalua residence, Hale Alii Kapalua, is Maui luxury at its finest, featuring beach access, an infinity pool and innovative design features.
how to frame art

Open to Advice

Achieve the perfect picture with these expert tips for hanging art from Maui artist Joelle Perz of Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
Acqua di Parma jewelry

Vanity Ware

Go shopping for glamorous rings, bracelets, earrings, bags and more from Folli Follie, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton and others, available on Maui.