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Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters for Tropical Kitchen Windows

Different people have differences of opinion on which parts of the house are the most important. However, one thing that most people are in agreement with is that the kitchen is definitely among the most important rooms.

Indeed, the kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. Kitchens primarily serve as preparation areas for foods and beverages. These days, kitchens also serve other purposes including entertaining guests and even serving as a dining area for quick meals.… Read More

Best Sunscreens

The Best Sunscreens For Tropical Weather

We all know the importance of sunscreen. Not only do the best sunscreens help to prevent skin cancer which can be deadly, but it also protects our skin against premature aging, dehydration, and pigmentation. All of which are incredibly difficult to reverse.

Sunscreen should be an essential component of everyone’s daily skin care regime. When you are living or visiting a tropical climate, sunscreen can feel thick, heavy, like it is melting off your face at any given time.

Not to worry – below is a list of the best sunscreens to use in a hot, humid, tropical environments … Read More

Shopping for Hawaiian Vacation

3 Tips On Shopping/Packing For A Hawaiian Vacation

The current economic times are quite hard which means that people have to work more and work harder if they want to stay afloat. However, as they say, that all work with no play makes Jack a dull boy. Simply put, everyone needs a break from work, school or even the monotony of the house.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that taking time off to relax and recuperate not only makes you happier, but also healthier and more productive. When it comes to vacation destinations, Hawaii is undoubtedly among the crème de la crème.… Read More

Curtains for a Tropical Kitchen

Curtains For A Tropical Kitchen

Many will agree with me that we spend a significant amount of time in our kitchens; therefore, we need them to be beautiful, clean and organized. A tropical feel in the kitchen area provides all this and more. A tropical kitchen guarantees a relaxing environment, inviting place, and a Hawaiian-like ambiance which is ideal for a kitchen. Choosing the right curtains for  a kitchen may consequently be tricky.

Curtains are a vital component of the tropical kitchen decor. We know that a tropical climate is characterized mainly by warm temperatures, clear sunny skies, and an ocean breeze.… Read More

Moda Flame 50 Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Buying A Fireplace For My Tropical Home

A fireplace adds a certain incomparable charm to a room. It makes a house look and feel cozy and warm.

And most modern style homes could definitely use a little more “cozy and warm”. Even if they’re in a tropical clime, like mine.

In my opinion, a traditional fireplace just doesn’t work in a tropical home. To start with, wood-burning fireplaces require chimneys and mantles which don’t always fit in a modern-style home.

When we finally decided to add a fireplace, we needed another way.

Luckily, installing a fireplace in a modern home is easier than ever, thanks to electric … Read More

papalani gelato

Papalani Gelato

The plane started its descent to Kauai, Hawaii.

Looking out the window I could see the warm blue water sparkling in the tropical sun. My husband and two kids and myself are here to visit relatives. It is our Christmas holiday and the excitement of the moment wraps around me. It is going to be two fun filled weeks of family and friends. My kids hardly ever get to go to Hawaii, so they are excited about it.

Kauai is one of the main Hawaiian islands in the chain. Located in the Pacific ocean, Kauai is known as the garden Read More

Chuns Reef

The Other North Shore

The first thing I do whenever I come back home to Oahu’s North Shore is walk down to the beach and take in the fresh air.

north shore beaches

The smell of sand and the picturesque blue water and clear skies tells me that I am home. That said, I did not grow up in such a beautiful place. All of Hawaii isn’t glamorous and gorgeous, after all.

Since moving to North Shore, I’ve been doing things that I never thought I would have done before – like learning how to surf and to scuba dive because there are some beautiful reefs and … Read More