If you are ever on Kaua'i...

I couldn’t recommend the Palmwood Bed and Breakfast more highly. This isn’t the kind of bed and breakfast one might normally envision: one of overstuffed furniture, lacy curtains and cat smells. Its the most luxurious and homey place we’ve stayed in a long time. The furnishings are all crafted out of palmwood and leather, giving the place a breezy, relaxing and distinctly Hawaiian feeling. I was so relieved to have a break from the Tuscan/Arts and Crafts/kitschy Hawaiiana fantasias of the south shore when we pulled in here.

Proprietor Eddi Henry is also an amazing cook, and the breakfasts that we faced each morning were a dream. Crabcakes & tropical fruits? Banana Pancakes? Sure. Some starfruit juice with crushed mint to go with that? Don’t mind if I do.

The gardens were lush, and full of palms, bromeliads and bubbling fountains. Not to mention an amazing lava rock outdoor shower. Can you tell its a little hard for me to face the rain and 20 degree drop in temperature here in San Francisco this morning?