december • 2018 keiki cover model

This month’s keiki cover model is Myrei Nora Ho‘omaluinapoliokanoelani Steibel.

Myrei is eight years old, and attends Kamali‘i Elementary School in the third grade. Mom is Chantel Franco, reservations agent at Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea, and dad works at Commercial Plumbing Inc.

Myrei dances Tahitian for Te Ohi Nui, and some of her favorite things to do are play with her pet bunny named Pepper, and explore tidepools and comb the beach for seashells.

Mom shares, “Myrei is in everything that I do. I pocket her sweet smile and take it everywhere I go; she makes my life so much better!”


lineage: beloved chef sheldon simeon’s hot new restaurant now open at the shops at wailea

With what is arguably the most intriguing restaurant concept to hit the Maui dining scene in recent memory, beloved Chef Sheldon Simeon opened Lineage at The Shops at Wailea on October 15 to rave reviews. The highly anticipated restaurant draws on Sheldon’s experiences and memories of growing up on the Big Island, and the many cultures and cuisines that comprise the unique melting pot that is Hawai‘i. Featuring Simeon family recipes as the menu’s foundation, Lineage celebrates the food of Sheldon’s Filipino ancestors, as well as of a life growing up in the Islands. A handful of dishes also honor and acknowledge the family recipes from some of Sheldon’s kitchen staff. With the motto “Eat, Drink, Talk Story,” Lineage celebrates the importance of keeping tradition alive, and the passing down of recipes between generations of families. Continue reading ‘lineage: beloved chef sheldon simeon’s hot new restaurant now open at the shops at wailea’

mm medical transport: serving maui’s visitors in need of medical help & transportation

Fourteen years ago, Maui physical therapist Michael Malaczewski saw a need to assist patients who had been injured or fallen ill on their trip to Maui. He had a client who needed his help and he flew with them to the mainland handling everything from start to finish. This need soon became MM Medical Transport, a business that he started to focus on providing safe transportation from the island of Maui for clients who needed help getting home.

Getting through an airport and on a plane are things many people take for granted. What happens when a traveler becomes injured, and is, at least temporarily, in a wheelchair? Do they get in the same line for TSA, or a different one? Do they absolutely have to stand to walk through the metal detector? How do they get back to the 21st row on the airplane if they can’t walk?

MM Medical Transport assists with:

• Management of ground logistics: Travel to and from airport at origin and destination locations including taxi, wheelchair van, gurney, etc.
• Management of air logistics: Ticket purchasing, seating recommendations, communication with airlines for special accommodations, etc. Continue reading ‘mm medical transport: serving maui’s visitors in need of medical help & transportation’

outlets of maui launches guest services club

Hospitality Industry Members are invited to join the Outlets of Maui’s new Guest Services Club, the place were hospitality industry insiders can get up-to-date information along with special, exclusive incentives for both you and your guests. Membership is free, and, best of all you’ll enjoy benefits including:

• Monthly giveaways
• Complimentary VIP Coupon Books worth hundreds of dollars in extra savings
• Store sale and limited-time offer notices
• Special event and entertainment schedules
• Transportation information & more!

Some of the sample offers on the VIP coupon book are: Kay Jewelers Outlet $100 Off of Purchase of $499.99 or more; Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse complimentary dessert with the purchase of two entrees; Carter’s 20% Off Your Purchase of $40 or more; Banana Republic Factory Store 15% Off Purchase of $100 or more; GUESS Factory Store $20 Off a Purchase of $100 or more and many many more!

Visit this site where you can join today:
For more information please call 661-8277.

sentry tournament of champions • january 2-6, 2019

LAHAINA, HI – JANUARY 06: A course scenic view of the 18th hole during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua on January 6, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

Where everyone’s a winner!

The Sentry Tournament of Champions returns to Maui and the legendary Plantation Course in Kapalua Resort. This gathering of the best PGA golfers is a unique tournament in that its qualified field features a winner-only format.

The Sentry Tournament of Champions is the only event that exclusively features players that won PGA TOUR tournaments in the previous year. Continue reading ‘sentry tournament of champions • january 2-6, 2019’

november • 2018 keiki cover models

We want to send a big Mahalo to our November keiki cover models, Kahewai and Kaimalie Lay, and their family this month!

Kahewai is six years old, and attends Kula Kaiapuni O Paia Hawaiian Immersion at Paia School where he enjoys science.

Kaimalie is two years old, and attends preschool at Children’s Garden where she loves playing with her friends.

Mom is Coalette Lay, concierge manager at Maui Sights & Treasures. Coalette graced our cover fifteen years ago as a keiki herself! Coalette’s mom is Elaine Cuaresma, who has been in the concierge business for over 30 years on Maui.

Coalette shared, “Through having children, I have lost my mind, but found my soul. Both of my keiki have bigger than life personalities and are always laughing and loving everyone they meet.”

22nd annual noble chef gala—raising funds for uh maui culinary arts program: november 10, 2018

University of Hawai‘i Maui College Culinary Arts Program is proud to announce the details for their 2018 Noble Chef fundraising gala on November 10, 2018. This year the event will move to a new venue, The Sheraton Maui, and will feature students working alongside Maui’s most notable Chefs in a not-to-be-missed culinary journey to turn-of-the-century France’s famed “Moulin Rouge.” Reception begins at 5:30pm followed by sit-down dinner at 7pm.

This year’s theme “Moulin Rouge” will delight the senses with delicacies, décor, flair, fashion and nostalgic traditional French entertainment. Utilizing local produce, ingredients and techniques paired with unique French style cuisine, the student chefs will work alongside their professional mentors to create an event that will transport you back to an experience typical of an evening on le rue où se trouve le moulin rouge. Continue reading ’22nd annual noble chef gala—raising funds for uh maui culinary arts program: november 10, 2018′