Archive for July, 2013

july • 2013 keiki cover model

COVER ©RJBraun_Jul 13Aloha to this month’s handsome four-year-old  cover boy Kainalu Mikeal Kenji Bacarro-Selose!

Mom is Angelynn Bacarro-Selose, who works at the front desk at Kamaole Sands in Kihei. Dad is Mark Selose, who works in maintenance; the family lives upcountry in Makawao.

Kainalu attends St. Joseph Early Learning Center preschool, and has just welcomed a newborn baby sister to the family! He loves to play soccer, ride his bike, and go fishing and play in the lo‘i.

Mom shares, “I love when Kainalu tells me ‘I Love You’ in random moments. He loves his baby sister, and takes good care of her. Our children inspire us both to work hard.”

His grandmother, Sue Bacarro, is also a guest service professional at Maui Banyan in the reservations department.

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ferraro’s bar e ristorante: buon apetito!

FERRAROS_MauiIf I were lucky enough to spend a week at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, I could dine at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante every evening and never have the same thing twice. In fact, the menu at Ferraro’s is so appealing simply studying it makes your mouth water.

And then there’s the ambiance—think dining al fresco on the terrace of an oceanside Italian villa, bathed in late afternoon sunlight surrounded by elegant terra cotta and beige hued furnishings. Ahhh, the good life. Continue reading ‘ferraro’s bar e ristorante: buon apetito!’

kapalua spa: new happenings at this west maui health & wellness gem

BillyYamaguchiWe want to send our warm congratulations to the entire ‘ohana at Kapalua Spa on being awarded the coveted “Best Luxury Destination Spa” for the Americas by World Luxury Spa Awards. This is the second year in a row Kapalua Spa has received this distinguished recognition. In 2012, they were awarded the “Best Luxury Destination Spa” in the United States.

The World Luxury Spa Awards announcement of annual spa winners marks the highlight of a year‐long search for the very best spas and spa brands on the global front. The World Spa Awards reward those spas that have raised the bar of service excellence within a highly competitive industry over the past year. Continue reading ‘kapalua spa: new happenings at this west maui health & wellness gem’

maui theatre, home of `ulalena, welcomes two new shows

John Stephan_RoyOrbisonShowOn June 29, 2013 The Maui Theatre launched two new shows to Maui’s evening entertainment scene.

“You Got It! A Salute to Roy Orbison” is the only show of its kind in the world and is officially endorsed and presented by Roy Orbison’s eldest son Wesley Orbison. The show is a live concert production accompanied by a full band and dancers performing Roy Orbison’s major songs, including his 15 number one hits which made him an internationally recognized superstar.

Australian singing sensation John Stephan makes his Hawai‘i debut with a salute to the legend. With a voice filled with warmth, emotion and a four-octave range, “The Voice From Down Under” will take audience members on an incredible trip through the storied career or Orbison. Covering a multitude of his chart-topping hits including “Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “Blue Bayou”, “Only the Lonely”, and many more. Continue reading ‘maui theatre, home of `ulalena, welcomes two new shows’

atlantis submarines maui: 50,000 undersea tours and counting!

Atlantis Maui_50,000th DiveAtlantis Submarines Maui achieved an ecotourism milestone yesterday, descending for the 50,000th time into the midst of the wondrous marine life found in the beautiful waters off Lahaina.

Guests of the 50,000th submarine dive, taking place at 9am on June 18, enjoyed an up-close and dry view of Maui’s undersea world–more than 100 feet below the surface–along with a fresh flower lei and commemorative photo to share in the memory of the occasion.

“For 22 years, we have been providing a fascinating tour experience that is sustainable, eco-friendly and rooted in promoting marine conservation, and sharing the importance of that message with all of our guests,” said Jim Walsh, General Manager of Atlantis Submarines Maui. Continue reading ‘atlantis submarines maui: 50,000 undersea tours and counting!’