Archive for May, 2010

june 2010 keiki cover model • zion

Zion Kelekona Ku‘uaki Malulani Acquintas

This month’s cover model is two-year-old Zion Kelekona Ku‘uaki Malulani Acquintas, son of Leila Larson and Lorien Acquintas. Leila works for Wyndham Vacation Resorts as a marketing agent and the family lives in Kihei.

The day of Zion’s photo shoot was great, watching him play with the koi at ‘Iao Valley’s Kepaniwai Park! Zion loves to dance to music at home, loves surfing, playing ukulele and sharing time with his whole family. Continue reading ‘june 2010 keiki cover model • zion’

29th kapalua wine & food festival returns to maui

Hawai‘i’s longest-running wine and food event returns June 24–27, 2010, allowing island visitors and residents an up-close look at the latest trends in food, wine, and Hawaiian Cuisine all within the beautiful setting of the Kapalua Resort.

Returning host, Master Sommelier Fred Dame will bring several of the world’s most famous winemakers, master sommeliers and celebrated chefs to wine tastings, a gourmet cooking demonstration and festive gala functions held throughout the weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
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give us some slack • ki ho‘alu hawaiian slack key guitar festival

Who knew that wild cattle roaming on the Big Island would lead to one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved musical genre? When England gifted King Kamehameha III with a herd of cattle, a kapu was placed by the King to protect them. The cows eventually became a nuisance and, in 1832, the king brought vaqueros or cowboys from Mexico and Spain to help teach the Hawaiians how to herd the overpopulated livestock.
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sun, fun & everything in between • honolua bay with gemini charters

Any day when the sun is out and you find yourself on Honolua Bay is a perfect day. So my friend Tenneh and I could not contain ourselves when we headed to Ka‘anapali Beach to board the Gemini, a well-maintained 64-foot catamaran operated by the Shipp family and their wonderful crew for more than two decades.