Archive for June, 2013

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Jun 13

When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Where: Waimanalo Beach Park (just up the road, easy walk from Hale ‘Nalo)
Time: 10am-6pm.
Cost: The purchase of event t-shirts*

If you’re a lover of Hawaiian culture and enjoy authentic Hawaiian music, this event is an absolute “must see”.

During Gabby Pahinui’s life, weekends at the Pahinui home in Waimanalo were a continuous jam session, or “kanikapila“, with dozens of musicians, both young and old, coming by to jam with “the Master”. This day-long celebration features and perpetuates the “slack key” music of Gabby Pahinui. If you want a taste of authentic Hawaiian music and culture, this event is for you.

This event is FREE, however, it costs money to put on (and if you were paying to see  these groups perform, the ticket price would be astronomical). Please be generous and purchase a few event tee-shirt (or two :) , patronize the booths (food and crafts will be available for purchase all day).

Tips: Get there early to stake out a spot in the shade because the sun can be brutal. Take plenty sunscreen, a big bottle of water, a wide brimmed hat and a mat to sit on. For more information and details about the line-up, visit: http://www.gabbypahinui.com/

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Jun 13

The largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaii, the festival is held each year to honor Prince Lot Kapuaiwa who reprised this once forbidden dance.

The event will feature both ancient and modern forms, and dancers will perform on one of the few remaining “pa” (hula mounds) in Hawaii.

There is plenty of public seating, and local food and crafts will be available for purchase throughout the day. The event is free, so plan on picking up an event t-shirt to help ensure the viability of this wonderful cultural event.

 

28
Jun 13

It’s mango season here in Hawaii and we’re up to our eyeballs in this luscious fruit. Come, we’re happy to share! If you cannot come right away, mangos are also likely available from your local grocer. For best results, wait for the fruit to ripen (it is still firm, but easy to cut into).

Ingredients:

I large ripe mango, pitted, skinned and chopped

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/3 cup diced red onion

1-2 jalapeños, chopped

Fresh juice of 1 big lime

1/4 cup cilantro

Salt to taste

Combine all the above ingredients and let it sit for at least half an hour. Caution: wash your hands with soap and water once you’re done chopping the jalapeños (or wear gloves).

Serving Suggestion: Serve with corn chips or as serve with grilled chicken, shrimp or fish.

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Jun 13

Because of the installation of solar photovoltaic panels, our carbon offset has totaled: 4,262 pounds which is the equivalent to planting 53 Blue Spruce Evergreen trees. And this carbon offset is just so far — since mid-February this year

(Below are our actual “before and after” Hawaii Electric Company “HECo” bills.
January 2013: $302.97, March 2013: $17.00 ($17 is the base cost for a connection to HECo). HOO HOO!

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Jun 13

We love having past guests for a return visit. We call you our “ohana” (which means “family“ in Hawaii).

To welcome you home, we’d love to treat you out to dinner.

Use code SH45 when making your booking. Minimum nights apply. (This offer is valid on stays through 12/7/13, the promotional code expires on 7/6/13.)