What’s in YOUR Beach Bag?!


    My beach bag essentials! I know it looks like a lot but this literally fits into my beach bag and comes with me EVERY TIME I go to the beach. You can never be too prepared! lol First up… beauty & health essentials (from left to right).     Beauty & Health Essentials… Read More

FOODIE FRIDAY: Spicy Mango Lemonade


  I had a Spicy Mango Lemonade at Café Carmen the other day. It was sooo good I had to try to recreate it for myself at home! Tasted just like the “real thing” … I did a video yesterday but Jackson is being a little clingy these days so he insisted on sitting on my… Read More

FOODIE FRIDAY: Fresh & Healthy Tabbouleh Salad


Here is the video tutorial… My first one!     Links to my kitchen gadgets can be found in “Malika’s Favorites: In the Kitchen!”   Tabbouleh couscous recipe Ingredients: Tomato – 4 roma tomatoes (about 1.5 cups) Cucumber – 1 cucumber (about 1 cup) Small red onion or scallion (about 1/4 cup) Flat leaf parsley… Read More

WEATHER WEDNESDAY: Summer Solstice in Hawaii


Photo of last year’s Summer Solstice from Space: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center   What is the Summer Solstice?   It marks the onset of summer and the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. The Old Farmer’s… Read More

MOMMY MONDAY: Where did my kid hide the keys?!


  I’m sure you all know the feeling… close to despair, kind of in a panic, wishing you could just *REMEMBER* where the heck you put that thing you lost. Or like me, in this instance, wishing you never actually handed the keys to your 20-month-old toddler – stupid, stupid, stupid!     My child… Read More

WEATHER WEDNESDAY: Earthquake & Tsunami PSA


This is an excerpt from a  video project I completed last year for Hawaii State Civil Defense to help keep our visitors safe from natural hazards while they visit our Hawaiian Islands. I wrote, produced, did the voice-over and was the on-camera host for the piece. I pulled the earthquake and tsunami sections from it… Read More



Here are links to my favorite kitchen ‘gadgets’… most made their way into our home from our Wedding Registry! lol However, some of the items are contraptions I’ve been using and have traveled with for over a decade – since I left home for the first time to go to college! Hopefully some of my… Read More

VIDEO: Dolphin Party Wave & Surfing Swans!

Photo: David Riggs

  If this doesn’t give you a serious “surf stoke”… I don’t know what will!   Very cool video out of Australia… researcher Dave Riggs captured this video from his drone while looking for white sharks. Instead, he found a pod of 100 or so dolphins just west of Esperance.     Dolphins surf waves fairly… Read More

TIARA TUESDAY: Oahu bound for Miss Hawaii!


  Going to the Miss Hawaii Pageant each year is a tradition. Since my first year running in 2004 (Olena Rubin Heu won that year – I was 4th runner up) I have not missed one! It’s a time to reconnect with the my Miss Hawaii sorority sisters, pictured above, and to welcome our outgoing… Read More