Mr. Roger just returned from the land of pineapples and hula skirts (sorry, no photos of Mr. Roger in a hula skirt on this trip), spending a much-needed week of relaxation and rejuvenation on Maui. Dining at fabulous restaurants (Mama’s Fish House and Lahaina Grill to name a few) and lazing away the afternoons on heavenly beaches (Ka’anapali Beach and Makena Beach among those visited), one wonders what mid-century life on the islands of Hawaii was like. With mid-century icons including Kress, Liberty House, Trader Vic’s (fun fact: first Trader Vic’s franchise opened in Seattle in 1940), and Sheraton Maui, what did living on and visiting the islands look like back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Was mid-century architecture present on the island or was it all tiki huts (as the infamous vintage airline posters liked to seduce us with). Mr. Roger decided to take a trip to the vast corners of the Internet to find out.
Dreaming of the next trip…but which island should I pick?