Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Green Ti Boutique and Day Spa gets wet!

Green Ti Boutique and Day Spa located on Market Street in historic Wailuku town, just picked up a line of water and beach matted prints images for the store, reflecting the relaxing spa theme. The matted prints are in addition to the framed pieces on the wall and line of fine art notecards they currently carry. Stop by anytime for a relaxing experience and schedule a massage or facial. The professionals on staff are AMAZING at taking away the cares of the day. Stop by anytime and say hi to Erica, Michael and the talented staff at Green Ti!
A hui hou,

Monday, July 20, 2009

Maui Engagement Photographer - Sarah & Ryan!

Last week I was super busy with photo shoots and one was really special. I was honored to be invited to capture a young couple named Sarah and Ryan from Southern California who had just gotten engaged 2 nights earlier on Maui.
We made a mad dash for sunset while they popped out of the Royal Lahaina Luau and took some fun photos on the beach.

We even had Ryan re-enact his proposal to Sarah on the beach.

We made 30 minutes on the beach feel like 90 and had a great time.

CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement you two!
Best Wishes,

Thursday, July 9, 2009

By the Bay in Paia expands selection


I am thrilled to announce that Paia art gallery and boutique, By the Bay, located on Maui's northshore in Paia town, has expanded its line of Aubrey Hord Photography to include a large selection of matted prints in several sizes, fine art notecards, and gallery wraps. I invite you to stop by and check it out when you have a chance!
A hui hou,

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hotel Hana-Maui Romantic Getaway

I have to admit, when , my husband suggested we go stay in the Hotel Hana-Maui for our wedding anniversary, I was giddy. It is my favorite resort on the planet and only a couple of hours away from where we live. It is a stunning property located on the hillside next to Hana Bay overlooking the ocean. It is a property that has a lot of history and long time employees whose families have worked in the hotel for generations.
Hana is incredibly relaxing anyway, but the hotel makes it easy to settle in quickly and enjoy just being on vacation. I think not having TVs in the rooms (or clocks for that matter), make it easier to relax and keep the grounds peaceful. There are a couple of pools on property and one of them is an infinity pool that visually drops down into the ocean. It is the perfect temperature to hop in any time and get in some laps or just float on the surface watching the palm trees sway overhead.
We were fortunate to be able to stay in a Sea Ranch Cottage with a full ocean view which just added to our joy when we arrived. The lanai has a couple of chairs and a table where you can enjoy your breakfast or cocktails and you can fall asleep with the sound of the ocean in the background.
The impeccably managed grounds are simply idyllic. The pathways through the property are lined with plumeria trees of all colors, monstera leaves, travelers palms, enormous banyan trees, lipstick palms, heliconia, ginger and ti leaves along with many others. This time of year, the Royal Poinciana Trees are in full bloom on the grounds, filling the background with red blooms and show stopping neon red.
We had perfect weather for the three days we were there and had a chance to stop by Hamoa Bay for some beach time and body surfing. If you have the chance during your stay on Maui to spend a couple of nights at the hotel, it is well worth the money and the road trip to get there. The staff is full of the aloha spirit and the food options are numerous now with amazing roadside stands filled with delicious plate lunches featuring fresh fish, chicken, steak and shrimp. We couldn't get enough of Bruddah Hutts just outside of Hana town in the row of pine trees. HUGE portions of food cooked to order including garlic shrimp, steak plates, chicken and veggies, shrimp pasta and more... The family that runs the stand changes up the chef daily and each adds his or her own recipes to the mix daily so you can go almost every day and have a slightly different menu which makes it a great option for food in Hana. Ono Organic Farms sets up their stand a couple days a week in town just past the gas station (there is only one gas station in Hana) and if you are lucky enough to catch them, be sure to buy as much as you can fit in your cooler. They have amazing fresh fruit and veggies and many times will let you try it before you buy it which helps because some things (like dragon fruit) are beautiful but more of an acquired taste. They have fabulous organic tropical fruit of all varieties.
We also discovered Hana Fresh located right at the Hana Health Center in the white tents. They are open every day and feature lemongrass iced tea which is addicting, fresh local coffee (iced or hot), a freshly caught sashimi and local fish fillets, fresh fruit and granola, yummy banana mac nut bread, a full espresso bar, fresh locally grown veggies and local crafts. If you are in Hana on Sunday or Monday, check out the delicious Thai food just behind the ball field.
Just before you get to Hana town, Nahiku Marketplace now features Thai food, Chinese food and tacos available along with the freshly baked (and addicting) coconut candy, full espresso bar and art gallery. The adventure to Hana is definitely changing for the better with more roadside stands featuring local flowers, fresh fruit and veggies along with flower lei for the road traveler. Take a trip and enjoy the ride!
A hui hou,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hana Trading Company at Hotel Hana-Maui adds more AHP to its product line

I am delighted to announce that the Hana Trading Company located at the Hotel Hana-Maui continues to expand its line of artwork for Aubrey Hord Photography. The Hana Trading Comapny is known for carrying artwork and hand crafted products from some of Hawaii's finest artisans, and I am honored to be considered part of this group.

The store currently carries an expansive line of my matted prints featuring Hana town and the surrounding areas from the ranch lands and scenic coastline of Kaupo to the richly bountiful peninsula of Ke'anae.
The store also carries my Hawaiian fine art note cards printed on sustainably harvested wood paper featuring images from Hana. To see the entire line of note cards, click here

The newest addition from my line of products at the Hana Trading Company is the black and white plumeria coasters which come as a set of 4 and tied with a sheer silver ribbon.
Feel free to stop by the store next time you are in Hana and take a peek!
A hui hou,

Monday, July 6, 2009

New payment forms accepted!

Aloha everyone!

Aubrey Hord Photography is now accepting American Express and Discover in addition to Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.


A hui hou,


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Makena Sunsets

I drove through Wailea to Makena on the south Maui coast to see how big the south swell was this week and I ended up with some great images of the high surf hitting the beaches at sunset.
I ended up at Secret Beach or Makena Cove for the shots you see here. It is an idyllic beach for weddings and vow renewals. This night it was a little washed out from the high surf but still stunning!
You can see the island crater of Molokini on the left side of the image above. It is a very popular snorkeling and diving site a few miles off the Maui coast.
Below you can see the island of Kaho'olawe in the distance and the small cliff side off the left where I set up my camera to capture the waves.
It was great to be out with my camera again catching life on Maui!

A hui hou,