Inspired Island Living in a COVID World

In these strange and uncertain days, many of us are re-thinking our lives, re-imagining ourselves. We look to our changed future and wonder if this isn’t the moment to dramatically alter the course. We want to begin now, to be our best selves and dive into the creative pursuits that we have too often pushed aside. For many, this means relocating to a place that we have always dreamed of. Moving to Kauai…

Anini Beach Painting

Legend has it that Kauai possesses magical powers for healing, inspiration and motivation.

Over the past 20-years, while selling real estate on Kauai, we have been fortunate to represent some of the most incredible, successful and creative clientele. Among them are well-known actors, artists, authors, and musicians who have found inspiration for their talents in the beauty and tranquility of the Island. Legend has it that Kauai possesses magical powers for healing, inspiration and motivation. As the greenest of the Hawaiian Islands, with 97-percent of it covered by forests and mountain ranges, Kauai also boasts some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world — majestic mountains laced with waterfalls, idyllic bays with perfect surf, the Waimea Canyon nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, and the towering sea cliffs of Na Pali, which rise thousands of vertical feet into the clouds.

Our island also has a warm touch of community, where it is easy to feel strongly connected to friends and family. The sights, sounds and fragrances of the island bring about a strong sense of relaxation. This is where the magic happens! With each healing breath, you find your flow, which is your subconscious opening up — the storehouse of everything we know. Creative insights and passion take hold and mature! Hawaiians call this spiritual energy mana. It is the heart and soul that exists in all things.

Insights From Two of Our Clients

In a COVID world, as people search to bring more inspiration into their lives, we offer these insights from two of our clients — one an accomplished artist who owns an exquisite beachfront estate at Anini, and the other, her dear friend, and international best-selling author, Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale, The Great Alone, Firefly Lane & many others) whose beachfront estate is just down the road…

The Artist:

“Finding your passion is the meaning of life. For me, Kauai instills and inspires my passion for creativity. I arrived on the island with minimal experience in botanical watercolor painting. However, soon “stoked” by the beauty and calm around me, I flung myself into my craft, and expanded my work into oil painting both within the studio and out in nature. When I’m out in the field, curious passersby often stop in and chat and critique my work. Sometimes new friendships grow out of a shared love of this magical place we call home. At our Anini Beach property, tucked in amongst the palms stands my sweet little art studio.

Set away from the main house the studio is a quiet and peaceful space, which inspires my work. Here I am able to turn off the world and delve into untapped creativity that has been waiting to be revealed. Just outside the studio doors grow a variety of orchids, fruit trees, and other tropical treasures that inspire. And then, there is the SEA… just steps away. It is an absolute haven for any painter, botanical artist, or novelist!” -The Artist

Her Oceanfront Home at 3630 Anini Road – 4 Bed, 4.5 Bath on 1-Acre:

The Author:

“People always talk about writing as a solitary pursuit, and it is. It requires a fair amount of quiet contemplation and peace. But there’s more to it than that. I think most artistic endeavors require a combination of peace and inspiration. That’s what I found on the magical shores of Anini Beach, on the garden isle of Kauai. Here is an island of almost impossible beauty; lush greenery, turquoise waters, pink sand beaches. On any given day, when I walk out onto my lanai with my notepad and pen, I can hear birdsong, children laughing, waves rolling onto the shore, and a breeze moving through the palm fronds. In an environment like this, creativity soars. I have written many novels on my lanai, or even in a beach chair, with my feet in the sand. There’s a sense of being away from the real world that sets my imagination free.

I believe that anyone who dreams of changing their life, or trying to be an artist of any kind, or already is an artist, will find the peace they need right here. Even more than the peace of the island, I am drawn to the people and the lifestyle. The quiet North Shore of Kauai is filled with accomplished people from all walks of life; people who could live anywhere in the world, but have chosen these few miles of sandy beaches as their haven.

Kristin Hannah

Many of them, like me, came here in search of the perfect work-life balance, where you can do a dozen outdoor activities when your work is done.

Who doesn’t dream of swimming just as dawn breaks along the beach, then working for a few hours, and then sitting on your own stretch of sand with a glass of wine and good friends at the day’s end?” -Kristin Hannah

Her Oceanfront Home at 3704 Anini Road – 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath:

3704 Anini

Feeling inspired? If you’re looking for a place to escape and jumpstart your creativity, look no further than beautiful, beachfront Kauai.

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Marc Davison

August 11, 2020

While legend has it that Kauai possesses magical powers for healing, inspiration and motivation, I can state with absolute certainty that this post possess magical powers for healing, inspiration and motivation. I’ve read it twice. It’s changed my day.

Thanks for writing it Winston.

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