Sunday, December 30, 2012
"Delicious" is how the barbecued chicken, burgers and sausages have been described by satisfied guests. Chef Gene is doing a great job! Word is that the menu will be expanded even more as the demand increases.
Food is available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 9 pm. When Na Kupuna entertain on Aloha Fridays, the food is available an hour earlier - at 4 pm to 9 pm. What a good feeling it is to have Hotel Molokai on it's way back!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Another Friday is here and another chance to listen to Na Kupuna play at Hotel Molokai 4 - 6pm. This is authentic Hawaiian entertainment, unmatched on any other island. Truly, not to be missed!
A group of kupuna (wise elderly folks) bring their musical instruments - ukuleles, guitars, drums, what ever they play. They give a lively and engaging performance, often interspersed with hula dancing. What a jam! Famous Molokai musician, Lono heads up the group and provides fascinating stories of Molokai.
Still rebuilding after the devastating kitchen fire that occurred a few months ago, there are fresh rumors that food might be available soon!
Be sure to stop at the vendors' tables to see the best art, jewelry, quilts, totes, leis and soaps made by your favorite Molokai artisans. Take advantage of the attractive pricing - and the profits go to the artists, not hefty consignment sales commissions!
Friday, December 7, 2012
Nancy is an award-winning wood sculptor, but found her true calling from the ocean's waters. She founded two salt companies on Molokai after accidentally tasting the seasalt crystalized on her arm after an ocean paddling event. Mmmm - that tastes good, she said to herself and the idea was born. She went on to research and invent ways to produce healthful gourmet sea salts harvested from Molokai's sea water. With her strong creative streak, she is always teeming with ideas - she has developed 10 varieties of gourmet sea salts. Chefs around the world give them top marks! Check them out at http://pacificahawaiisalt.com and http://molokaiARTgallery.com/nancygove.html You'll see some of her art there too!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Located in the painted lane between Friendly Market and Imports Gift Shop - it's delightful to sit in the shade and enjoy a cold drink or hot dog from Molokai's famous Hot Dog Wagon. Quality designer island jewelry, books, VCR tapes, yard sale items can all be found at lower than mainstreet shop prices.
The Warehouse Gallery is the bonus at the end of the lane. The work of Molokai's premier artists and wood carvers is located there, as well as a tasteful selection of island furnishings and home decor.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
I love to go there and set up to sell the unique designer jewelry that I create. My copyrighted Molokai Puka Shell Rings are genuine Molokai jewelry and only available from me.
I'm joined by some very nice and talented friends:
Inge Adolpho with her fabulous quilting, totebags, oven mits and yummy jams and jellies. http://molokaiARTgallery.com/ingeadolpho.html
Lori Higa sells live flower leis and island jewelry.
Emily Cameron sells her beautiful handmade jewelry, also available online: http://molokaiARTgallery.com/emilycameron.html
Jean Taloa sells the books she has authored and earrings http://molokaiARTgallery.com/jeantaloa.html.
We enjoy the chance to meet our friends and customers, many of whom only spend a few months a year on Molokai. It's always great to see them back so we can catch up on happenings.
I painted the portrait of Na Kupuna showing them at the end of their performance at 6 pm. That's when the musicians stand up and the patrons join hands and together sing Hawaii Aloha and God Bless America. Then they raise their joined hands - that is the glorious moment that I captured in my painting. A large copy of it is displayed in the hotel lobby. Note that it is the only authorized version of the group. They gave their blessing and written permission for me to paint their images and market prints and any other products I make with their images. (It is not only courteous and respectful to obtain permission before using someone's image - it is also required by law.) Check out the painting online at http://molokai-art-hawaii.com/art-prints-musicians.html
Or better yet - see it in person in the lobby at Hotel Molokai!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The sunny skies are back today with the return of refreshing Trade Winds. The sun is setting earlier, it's dark by around 6 pm. Nights are cooler and nice for sleeping - sometimes wearing socks! After all, the temperature could drop from the 80s in the day to the high 60s at night - brrrrr!
Last night Molokai musician Lono played at Paddler's Inn. He is so personable and greeted every patron individually throughout the evening. His performance seemed extra special as he demonstrated his expertise on the guitar and uke. Check out his CDs at http://molokaiARTgallery.com/lonomusic.html
Google LONO for demos of his music.
By the way, Tuesday is "2 burgers for $15" at Paddlers - and as if that weren't enough, that is the night Lono plays!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Took an amazing trip to an energy point on Molokai. One of the 8 points of a cubeform that has other points on land masses on different parts of the world is on Molokai. The experience was enhanced by the company of my friends, new and ancient. It's so much more fun to experience things together!
There's so much action at the wharf in the morning. Makoa trucks picking up huge shipments, every variety of dog walking their masters, visitors going on boating excursions... lots going on. We walked the road twice before I had to head for my next adventure of the day - which turned out to be way more than I expected. More later...
Monday, November 26, 2012
The afternoon included a ride to Coffees of Hawaii to enjoy the music of Na Ohana Hoaloha. Regular host, Julia is still away doing cultural work, but the band played on without her engaging wit. Kumu Hula DJ Pelekai's hula is always perfection and we were treated to a flawless performance. It was difficult to resist a Mocha Mama from the espresso bar, but the ample breakfast we got at the Cookhouse made us "just say no" - at least this time.