september • 2018 keiki cover model

We want to say Mahalo to the ‘ohana of our cute keiki cover model for September!

Kaileia Sol Oyola is our sweet cover model, and she just started kindergarten last month. She loves books and numbers, and also loves to dance and sing.

Her mom is Janae Lopez, concierge with Expedia Local Expert, and dad is Carlos Oyola, server at Morimoto at Andaz Maui in Wailea.

Mom shares, “There is nothing more powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul. All that I do is for my daughter; I am so blessed to be her mommy. She makes me a better person.”


maui brewing co. restaurant in kihei: ‘stop for a pint, stay for a bite’

Here in the Islands, the name Maui Brewing Co. is virtually synonymous with craft beer. Established in 2005, MBC has taken the state, and the country by storm, and is one of the fastest-growing, privately-owned companies on Maui. MBC’s most recent big project was the opening of their second full-service restaurant this past February at its Kihei brewery location on Lipoa Parkway.

In an announcement ahead of the February 4 (Super Bowl Sunday) opening, MBC Founder and CEO Garret Marrero said, “We’re excited to open the restaurant at Maui Brewing Co. Kihei, as it has been part of the vision for our brewing headquarters for a long time to integrate craft beer focused food into the production space. With a direct view of the brewhouse and distillery from the restaurant, our guests will feel immersed in the craft brewing culture. We’re extremely proud of our team, as they have been working tirelessly to deliver a great experience.” Continue reading ‘maui brewing co. restaurant in kihei: ‘stop for a pint, stay for a bite’’

pacific’o offering 50% off for concierges and a guest

The generous team at Pacific‘o has a special offer for Maui’s concierges starting Sept. 1, 2018. All concierges and a guest will receive 50% off their dining experience at Pacific‘o during this time period. Please make a reservation and each concierge must present their CONCIERGE CARD from the inside back cover of this issue and a valid photo ID to redeem. The title printed on the back label of the magazine must show “Concierge.”

Pacific‘o is open for lunch from 11:30am to 4pm and dinner from 5:30 to 9pm nightly. Sunday brunch from 9:30am to 2pm.

They are also featuring Happy Hour with food and drink specials offered from 4 to 5:30pm (please note 50% off does not apply during happy hour). Please call 667-4341 for reservations and more information on this special discount. Mahalo for this amazing offer to our Maui concierges!

certificate for customer service in hawai’i offered starting september 24

UH Maui College’s Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) is accepting applications for the Certificate for Customer Service in Hawai‘i, developed by Kapiolani Community College and the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. The foundation of the program is based on the Native Hawaiian culture to develop practical skills that help provide a gratifying and memorable guest experience for our community and global customers.

OCET Instructors Charen Kepler and Lauren Blickley will share their knowledge of what makes Hawai‘i a special place for residents and visitors through interactive and compelling learning objectives. Continue reading ‘certificate for customer service in hawai’i offered starting september 24’

august • 2018 keiki cover model

Aloha and Mahalo to Tatianah Ayva Poyer Esteban and her family for sharing her smile with us for our keiki cover this month.

Tatianah’s mom is Justine Poyer Esteban. She works at Wailea Beach Villas in the front office. Dad is Allen Esteban, and the family lives in Kihei where Tatianah attends Kamali‘i Elementary School. Her favorite subject at school is science.

Mom shared with us, “Tatianah is very funny, witty and independent. She loves going to school and spending time with her cousins and especially her little brother Malachi. She inspires me and my husband to work hard and be our best!”

nick’s fishmarket celebrates 20 years! saturday, august 25 fundraiser for kihei charter schools

It’s a well-known truth that restaurants are a tough business- 60% do not make it past the first year and 80% go under in five. However, those odds vanish when a restaurant is led by Aaron Placourakis, an experienced and hands-on owner whose shared values are rooted in outstanding service, exceptional food, a welcoming environment and a strong connection to the community.

Nick’s Fishmarket Maui celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. True to its values, the restaurant is having a special event on Saturday, August 25 that is doubling as a fundraiser for the grand opening of Kihei Charter School’s new campus. Open to the public, guests will indulge in delicious food, action stations, champagne and wine bar, specialty cocktails and entertainment. Continue reading ‘nick’s fishmarket celebrates 20 years! saturday, august 25 fundraiser for kihei charter schools’

ka’anapali offers maui’s only footgolf course daily after 4pm

Ka‘anapali Golf Courses is the only facility across the island of Maui to offer a FootGolf Course for residents and visitors alike. Nine and 18 holes of FootGolf is available at Ka‘anapali after 4pm seven days a week starting at $15 to walk and an additional $15 to ride a shared golf cart. Players can bring their own soccer balls or rent one for just $5 per round. Ka‘anapali Golf Courses joined several other Billy Casper Golf-managed courses across America to launch the program in 2015 and it has quickly become a popular afternoon activity for all ages and skill levels. Ka‘anapali hosts an annual fall FootGolf League, along with occasional weddings, reunions, birthday parties and other events on the FootGolf course.

“We love to be able to offer our guests the FootGolf experience at Ka‘anapali – this sport has quickly become a new way for families and non-golfers to experience the golf facility,” stated PGA Director of Golf, Sutee Nitakorn. “We also work with the resort’s hotel sales staff and their corporate meeting planners to offer a great non-golf activity that all of their attendees can participate in. FootGolf is a fun team-building activity and we’ve seen some really unique events here at Ka‘anapali as a result,” Nitakorn added. Continue reading ‘ka’anapali offers maui’s only footgolf course daily after 4pm’