Island Living

A Maui island magazine included with Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine. Gardening tips, beautiful Maui homes, island flora and fauna & more.

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Colors to Fall For

Vibrant hues for your autumn home.

Solar Q&A

Hawai‘i's subtropical latitude and abundant sunshine make solar power an obvious energy choice, but factors like proximity to the ocean create specific challenges. That’s why it's important to hire seasoned professionals.

Makena Modern

A Bauhaus-inspired dwelling makes a bold artistic statement on the southern shore of Maui.

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What Do You Do with a Green Papaya?

What do you do with a green papaya? Our dining editor uses the fruit in chicken tinola soup and green papaya salad - recipes included!
Upcycling

Upcycling

Turn trash into treasure with three "upcycling" DIY projects.
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Chairman of the Board

When it comes to custom cabinetry, Eddie Takayesu and his team have it nailed.
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Featured Real Estate Listings

Check out gorgeous Maui properties in the fall 2014 Maui real estate listings.
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Real Estate Trends 2013

Mary Ann Fitch, a top realtor on Maui discusses the current real estate market on Maui and how it is expanding with increased building and property land sales throughout all parts of the island.
Napili Kai Beach Resort

Oceanfront, Earth Friendly

Located on the West side of Maui, Napili Kai Resort has transformed from an environmentally unfriendly condo complex to model of green living.

The Home Theater: Making Unused Space Perform

Maui interior designer Rick Cowan explains helpful tips and tricks on how to transform an unused space into an entertaining home theater experience.
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Guardians of the Watershed

We celebrate The Nature Conservancy's thirty years in Hawai'i with a visit to its crown jewel, Waikamoi cloud forest.
Haiku house

Keepers of History

The first thing you notice is a generous white split-rail rambling along the roadside, offering tantalizing glimpses of smooth green lawns, majestic old shade trees, and a pretty white gazebo where lemonade might be served on a hot summer’s day...
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10 Organic Gardening Tips

How do you keep your garden green? Kula farmer Ann Carter shares her organic wisdom.
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Ring Around Aloha

Flaunt your passion for each other--and Hawai'i--with tropically inspired custom wedding sets by island designers
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Rock the Halls

This Kula home is a showcase of marble and stone–and rocks for holiday parties.
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Island Kitchens

From classic plantation style to south shore tech, three fabulous kitchens . . . custom designed for maximum function, beauty and easy island lifestyle.
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The Outdoor Shower

When was the last time you bathed out of doors, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, watching the wind dance in the trees, or the stars play hide-and-seek with the clouds?
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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Warren McCord and his wife, Helen, plant about 2,000 Monterey pines at their Kula Botanical Gardens to supply maui with Christmas trees every year.

Island Living