Maui

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Maui 3: Red Sand Beach

Last trip to Maui, I didn't plan ahead. Walk had been to Maui, and all his suggestions were perfect for our relaxing honeymoon. This time? I borrowed books from the library, read blogs, and stocked up on ideas. One of the best suggestions was visiting the Black Sand Beach (more coming in another post) and the Red Sand Beach. It seems the island doesn't want visitors on this beach, but we finally figured out the path, which went through the unmarked lawn of a community center, then through some…

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Maui 2: Exotic Fruit Tales

Leave it us to find a farm through a farmer's market, and then drive around the backside of the mountain to find it. But hey-ho, was it worth it. One of the best parts of the island were my morning papaya acai bowls, the deep green juices, and this: the sugary mangos and funky tastes of this exotic farm. Welcome to Ono Organic Fruit Farm. We arrived late to our tour, but the spread was still out for us. We started with four varieties of bananas, including the Apple Banana, and my favorite, the…

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Milky Way from Maui

Just a quick little moment to exhale here. This was the glory from the Maui beach at night. Wherever you are, find a star tonight, and hold onto that glimpse of the wild unknown. p.s. Photo credit, as always, to my in-house profesh camera man. He's amazing.

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Maui: Part 1

I've been shamefully slow, I know, at posting here. The mash between summer and fall is right now, with busy work schedules, New Yorkers shamelessly wearing boots and jackets in 70 degree weather, and the beginning of local apples' appearance. But a few weeks ago we were blissfully away from it all in Maui. All these photos were taken from our lanai, which incidentally overlooked the smaller islands of Molokai and Lanai. Being jetlagged backwards is great--we woke up for the sunrise over the…

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Jackfruit

While we're working on editing up pictures of the pink Maui sunset, I thought I'd share something fun. Discovering new foods is my version of retail therapy. Enter the Jackfruit. The morning after we landed in balmy Maui, we ambled down to the farmer's market (ok, I basically ran), and oh oh oh the produce. We left with bags bulging with candy-like mangos, a machete-hacked coconut, Surfing Goats' Farm goat cheese, a wheatgrass shot, and the soft, dino-skinned Jackfruit. It sat in the fridge a…