I started training with Shaun Tobin in 2010. I'd definitely put him in the unconventional category (at least it might compare to the latest exercise crazes of the moment.) He trains from a background in qigong - which is a powerful context. It feels like we spent years learning how to relax. Instead of focusing on how much you can lift or the variety of activities you can do, we focused first on how to relax after we lift, and then all the contractions are done in that context. It's a powerful lesson that's carried over into the rest of my life. Relaxation and resting are skills. They need to be trained and improved upon. As we get better at paying attention to staying relaxed, the actual lifting gets easier and more focused, and you get better results. Lately, we've been incorporating high-intensity interval training, which I'll admit is a challenge to integrate, but it's powerful stuff.
Kauai is stacked with private chefs. Paige Krest and Leo Antunez are among my personal favorites. They're so talented that once you eat with them, it's hard to go back to just eating out. It's definitely a splurge, but during the holiday seasons or if we have guests visiting, it's the go-to option.
Outside of Hawaii, I use American Express, but locally I use our own at Hawaii Life. We're hosting hundreds of guests to Hawaii at any given time and we're constantly booking tours, activities, chefs, restaurants, etc. for them, so I feel like they know the best of the best.
Designer clothing shops/tailors/cobblers
Kealopiko is my go-to formal aloha wear. I was drawn to the brand more for the look of their prints than anything, and then as I discovered more about their story it's almost like I feel obligated to support them. They have a retail shop in town but sometimes I've ordered online.
I have a good friend in Portland who turned me on to a pretty cool men's shop there called Colliers. I'm not a big shopper but it was a great experience. I bought a bunch of jackets and shirts that I wear when I'm on the continent for work.
I just bought an Acronym jacket for my trip to Japan. It was a splurge but I love it. Definitely hip urban wear and totally waterproof.