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YOU SHOULD KNOW: VERDA MARLEY

WHO: Verda Marley

OCCUPATIONS: Jewelry designer at Aloha Bling, kitesurfing instructor and raw foods chef and owner at OmBelly

 

 

HAILS FROM: Istanbul, Turkey

CURRENTLY LIVING: Haiku, Maui

FAVORITE RESTAURANTSMama's Fish HouseSporting Club of the Pacific

IDEAL STAYCATION: Boat trip to Shipwrecks Beach on Lanai 

 
The best days are spent with my 8-month old girl Zaiya Makani, practicing yoga, stand up paddle surfing 1,000 Peaks (Papalaua Beach Park) and kitesurfing Kanaha Beach with friends.

BEST BEACH: I love to walk Baldwin Beach.

GO-TO SURF SPOT: Tavares Bay

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Pakaloha Bikinis

 

FAVORITE LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERQuincy Dein

FAVORITE SMOOTHIE: Dragon fruit, raspberry, coconut water, ALOHA Daily Good Berry Blend, topped with cacao nibs and bee pollen

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNER: Ariana Hornkohl of Arie Bikinis


I fell in love with these islands at first sight 12 years ago and I’m still very much in love.