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The street names on Oahu aren't British by accident. Here are the stories behind some of the island's most famous places.

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Muir Woods

Any one of the approximately 1.2 million people who set foot here every year can agree: there’s a magical quality to Muir Woods.

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Hotel Updates on Oahu

There have been a number of notable property renovations and refreshments on Oahu, making this winter the ideal time to come and check out all the new upgrades first. Here are some of the changes that have taken place.

Food is Better When Shared

If you are like most people on this planet you enjoy traveling and dining out. And of course, the more unique and specialized the experience, the better. For visitors seeking just that, here are three winning options on Maui.

A Reason to Visit
The planners of the fifth annual Hawaii Food Festival are busy creating a statewide foodie fantasy lineup. The event is happening August 29 and running through September 13. On the island of Oahu the party extends to Ko Olina as well as to Waikiki hotels including Halekulani and The Modern Honolulu. Here's my wrap-up from last year (scroll to the bottom for a link to this year's event).

Any Given Sunday
The Simon and Garfunkel of the islands, Henry Ka'aihue Kapono and his musical partner Cecilio David Rodriguez created the soundtrack to many locals' biggest moments. You too can experience the music: Kapono plays every Sunday night at Duke's in Waikiki during happy hour. 

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Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm The St. Regis San Francisco
What: The St. Regis San Francisco, the city’s quintessential destination for timeless elegance, is pleased to present a special Cherry Blossom-inspired Art of Tea experience, a new take on the beloved and decadent afternoon tea tradition experienced in the lobby lounge, in conjunction with this year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating the vibrant colors of Japanese culture.  The exclusive...
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm Seager Gray Gallery
Seager Gray Gallery presents Into the West, an exhibition of paintings by gallery artist Kim Ford Kitz. The exhibition runs from April 2 – 30, 2019 at 108 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, CA. A reception for the artist will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 6.
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – May 1 @ 8:00 pm Mill Valley City Hall
First Tuesday Art Walk Photo Exhibition — Mill Valley City Hall April 2nd Opening Reception 5:30-7p Sponsored by the Mill Valley Arts Commission, First Tuesday Art Walk, Charles Versaggi and Caitlin McCrory-Tomelden share their passion for bird photography in this month’s celebration of the 49th Anniversary of Earth Month. Running through the month of April, the photo exhibit of complementary images...
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm Gallery Route One
Opening Reception, 3-5 PM Friday, April 19th- Sunday, May 5th: Experiences and workshops Thursday, April 25: Cocktails & Create, 6-9 PM Saturday, May 4: Party, Art Auction 3:30-5:30 PM Sunday, May 5: 12 – 5 pm- Closing Events     Can’t Draw A Straight Line? Don’t Worry, Just Come And Create!   Gallery Route One’s Mission states: “To originate and present contemporary art exhibitions,...
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tiburon Town Hall
Laura Culver is a San Rafael artist who paints the California landscape on location, in the Colorist tradition. Using intense warm and cool colors, she interprets the landscape in her own distinctive style. She is a MarinScapes artist, a BayWood artist, and an Artist member of the California Art Club. Please join Laura for the Artist’s Reception on Saturday March 16, from...

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Out &About, Music: April

The Bay Area has a thriving music scene and Marin is no musical slouch either. Here are the listings from our latest issue, highlighting mostly Marin and the rest of the Bay Area too.