my sweet maui girl Hau'oli La Hanau, sweet Ruby! We had so much fun celebrating our precious girl this past Saturday, alongside close friends + family + our dear maui neighbors (most of whom are now fully vaccinated!) It felt like a long time coming, as we've missed having little parties with friends during the… Continue reading Happy Birthday Ruby!
Under the vibrant mango tree, the kids climb our craggy rock wall. It is here that they tell stories they've dreamed up about pirates and princesses, dragons and flying, stormy seas and what heaven will look like. Below the shade of the wild ferns and giant monstera, they play hide and seek while the other… Continue reading Under the Mango Tree
It's a unique blessing to be born + raised on the island of Maui. As a child, I had no idea how truly fortunate my family was in owning their own land which they cultivated with fields of kalo (taro), apple-banana, mango, coconut, papaya, breadfruit, starfruit, avocado, liliko'i, pummelo, and various herbs. On weekends, my… Continue reading Our Maui Taro Farm
It's Thursday afternoon and raining just as hard or more since my last post. Thankfully, our home is tucked into the mountain on a hillside, built on stilts, which means we are not likely (I think) to lose our home to flooding. Our yard on the other hand, is a different story. Last month's torrential… Continue reading Shells
“I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was Grief.” There is an old shed at my family’s farm, next to the charming yet weathered plantation home that sits overlooking the taro fields, giant pummelo, towering avocado, tilting mango + verdant tropical flora that meanders throughout the property. At… Continue reading Making Space to Grieve