North Shore, Oahu

February 10, 2015

Ever dream of casting off and unplugging from the daily grind of city life and starting over in an island paradise? Here’s a peek into your dream life with 12 hours in

NORTH SHORE, OAHU.

by, Chelsea Wheeler

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Good morning sweet serenade of the wind chime, good morning birdsong, good morning North Shore. My days, as often as they can, start with a stretch and a meditation, followed immediately by strong coffee and breakfast on our lanai. Detox to retox at its best. Maybe I’ll throw a little art project into the morning mix, or tend to our new garden, or clean something… but inevitably, morning ends as midday begins with a surf at Kammie’s.
If the size is okay for me, Kammie’s can be perfection. Rarely crowded, easy paddle out, and often speckled with turtles. A glance to the north and we’re looking at Sunset Beach. A peek south and it’s a view of the Waianae Mountain range and the westernmost spot on Oahu, Ka’ena Point. All that, topped with sunshine and clear, warm water.

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Poke and rice from Foodland for lunch, or perhaps a treat eat at The Beet Box Cafe or Waialua Bakery, both in Haleiwa. Once we are refuelled, the next order of play for the day may be a hike, yoga class, or garden or surfboard painting project. One important ritual we are pretty strict about is watching the colors of the sunset from a beach perch or the view from top of our street. I’m not complaining, life here is simple.

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We love cooking up creative dishes, so we’ll eat dinner at home and invite a couple friends over to enjoy it with us. A few beers later, we will tuck in with a movie and call it an early night… getting ready to do it all again tomorrow on this sweet island paradise.