Archive for May, 2013

may • 2013 keiki cover model

KEIKI COVER_05.2013Aloha to our adorable keiki for May, four-year-old Caleb Gray.

Mom is Jessica Gray, marketing supervisor at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Dad is Joel Gray, a server at Hula Grill in Ka‘anapali. They live in Napili.

Caleb attends preschool in Kapalua, and loves playing under the big monkeypod tree; he also enjoys nature walks and story time. At home he likes to go boogie boarding, and loves to ride his scooter.

Mom shares: “Caleb has a smile that can light up a room, his energy is contagious to everyone around him! His wonder and creativity inspires me to appreciate everyday blessings.”

three’s bar and grill: a hidden gem tucked into kihei kalama village

THREES_CHEFSFor those who have yet to discover Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei, you will be pleasantly surprised by the amazing food that is being served up at this South Maui “foodie” gem tucked into Kihei’s Kalama Village across from the Cove surf park.

Chefs. Surfers. Friends. Travis Morrin, Cody Christopher, and Jaron Blosser discovered several years ago that they shared a love for surf while working together at a top Maui restaurant. Continue reading ‘three’s bar and grill: a hidden gem tucked into kihei kalama village’

chef jojo vasquez finds a new home at the plantation house in kapalua

ChefJojoAfter more than 20 years in business, The Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua changed ownership last year, and Jojo Vasquez jumped on board as new executive chef. Named a 2012 Hawai‘i Rising Star Chef by, Chef Jojo has been wowing Maui diners for several years, most recently at The Banyan Tree at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

Chef Jojo savored the chance to join the new Plantation House team. “The Plantation House has a twenty-plus-year success rate in Kapalua as a free-standing restaurant,” he says. “The new ownership has inspirational plans to continue this successful lineage, and I wanted to be part of it.” Continue reading ‘chef jojo vasquez finds a new home at the plantation house in kapalua’

seabury hall creates hope for a brighter future

SeaburyCraftFairSeabury Hall will celebrate its 40th annual Craft Fair from 9am-5pm, on Saturday, May 11, 2013, on the Seabury Hall Campus. The Craft Fair has been raising money for financial aid since 1973, giving hundreds of students the opportunity to pursue their dreams and hope for a brighter future.

The Seabury Hall Craft Fair features more than one hundred of Hawai‘i’s best artists and crafters, in addition to great entertainment, specialty foods, fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, children’s games, the islands largest rummage sale, silent and live auctions. All proceeds from the Craft Fair support Seabury Hall’s financial aid program. Continue reading ‘seabury hall creates hope for a brighter future’

get your craft on…with the maui brewers festival

MauiBrewFest'12 happening at MACC webCelebrating its fifth year, the Maui Brewers Festival returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2:30 to 7 pm Presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui Brewing Co. and Paradise Beverages, the much-anticipated festival takes place under the swaying coconut palms in Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater at the MACC. Maui Brewers Festival is a fundraiser for The Center with net proceeds benefiting its arts education and cultural programs for students, seniors and the Maui County community. Continue reading ‘get your craft on…with the maui brewers festival’

9th annual wa`a kiakahi at ka`anapali beach resort

KBRASailingCanoeHave you ever wondered what it would be like to fly across the water in an outrigger canoe with a sail attached to it in brisk windy conditions? I’m told by members of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA), that it is the ultimate thrill. To hear the creaking of the mast and the ama, to feel the sea water spraying your body and to be propelled up and over waves is like being one with nature. It takes extreme skill, unwavering trust in your team mates and a deep love of the ocean as well as its significance to the Hawaiian culture, to obtain this spine tingling rush. Continue reading ‘9th annual wa`a kiakahi at ka`anapali beach resort’

ka`anapali resort launches grown on maui farmers market

KBRA_Farmers marketMaui farms produce fragrant coffee, native taro, fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, exotic fruits, sweet Maui Kula® onions, landscape greens, sugar cane, pineapples, seed crops, grass-fed beef, even seafood. In an effort to demonstrate its support of Maui agriculture, Kaanapali Beach Resort will host a quarterly Grown on Maui Farmers Market at Whalers Village June 1, August 31, November 16 and February 8. Presented in partnership with Whalers Village and the Maui County Farm Bureau, a grassroots non profit organization of farms and ranch families, agricultural industries, and associated organizations dedicated to supporting agriculture on Maui. Free. 7:30–11:30 am.