Dream Life

People live here or move West to realize their dreams or behave however they want. Here, our heroes.


THE movie of the summer (and the creative power couple behind it)

Despite its title, this season’s It Movie isn’t a blockbuster featuring a Marvel superhero. Captain Fantastic is the indie family drama you need to see this summer. Largely set in a splendidly lush forest in the Pacific Northwest, the film was written and directed by San Francisco Bay Area resident and actor Matt Ross (you know him as scheming CEO […]

House Crush: Off-the-grid Hawaiian treehouse

Maybe our 9-year-old selves had it right: All you really need for a happy existence is a little backyard treehouse. You can test that fantasy in this real-life (adult-size) Airbnb rental in the rain forest of the Big Island. (You even enter the dwelling through a trap door!)

All hail the Duke, Hawaii’s surf pioneer

Here’s my usual Monday morning routine: get in to the office, plug my laptop in, start plotting my next infusion of caffeine, check email…

Rare blue moon to occur on Friday, July 31

Most years, we get 12 full moons. One for each month. On the rare occasion that there’s an extra moon in a calendar month, we label it a “blue moon.”