Archive for August, 2013

august • 2013 keiki cover model

COVER_08.2013We want to say Aloha to this month’s beautiful cover model Sarah Fay Grace U‘ilani Katlyn Catugal. Mom is Makanani Catugal, who works at the front desk at Ka‘anapali Beach Club. Dad is Fonte Catugal, who works as a bell desk attendant at the same resort.

Sarah attends Kamehameha Schools Maui in Kula, and is entering her junior year. She enjoys studying Hawaiian language, Math, Science, and Hawaiian Culture. She has been actively involved in Taiko with Zenshin Daiko for the past six years.

Mom shares, “Sarah is loving and sincere, and always puts others first. Her dedication in school and Taiko pushes me to work hard to help her fulfill her future endeavors.”

rediscovering makawao: the biggest little town in upcountry maui

BW_MatsuiStoreMakawao Town in Upcountry Maui may, at first glance, seem like just a blip on the map. But this historic paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) community is a charming destination all its own, brimming with eclectic shops, unique boutiques, sophisticated art galleries, and top-notch eating establishments. Rather than making it a quick stop on your way back from Haleakala, you’ll definitely want to spend an entire day exploring this lively and intriguing town. Here are some suggestions. Continue reading ‘rediscovering makawao: the biggest little town in upcountry maui’

makawao steak house: mosey on in for some mighty tasty eats

MAKAWAO STEAK_08.2013When veteran Maui restaurateurs Michael and Dana Pastula of Cafe O’Lei fame purchased the Makawao Steak House last summer, we hoped they would put their signature on this venerable Upcountry institution: quality food and service at prices even locals can afford. We got our wish.

My friend Susan and I are checking it out for ourselves, after a fun day of poking into all the shops and galleries Makawao town is famous for. We’re greeted warmly by hostess Tihani, who shows us to a table up front near the famous salad bar. What a great decision to keep it! Continue reading ‘makawao steak house: mosey on in for some mighty tasty eats’

ka‘anapali fresh: culinary series returns on labor day weekend

The Artful Creation of Organic Infused CocktailsKa‘anapali Beach Resort is pleased to present the second annual Ka‘anapali Fresh, Maui’s end of summer, Labor Day weekend bash August 30 and 31, 2013. Highlights include two gourmet dinners, a mixology class, coffee farm tour and luncheon, and a free Grown on Maui Farmers’ Market.

“We are so pleased to bring Ka‘anapali Fresh back to Ka‘anapali Beach Resort,” said Shelley Kekuna, Executive Director, Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association (KBRA). “Ka‘anapali Fresh is presented by the talented and versatile food and beverage professionals of Ka‘anapali’s great resort community,” she said. “Thanks to the outstanding chefs, farmers, winemakers, music professionals, and industry partners this year’s Ka‘anapali Fresh promises to be even better than last year.” Continue reading ‘ka‘anapali fresh: culinary series returns on labor day weekend’

kahili golf course & the king kamehameha golf course offer specials

KahiliGolfCourse_08.2013The Kahili restaurant at Kahili Golf Course is offering three fabulous buffets where locals and visitors are grinding all-you-can-eat on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunch too!

Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30pm is the All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet offered for just $34.95 for adults and keiki 6-12 are half-price, 5 years and under are complimentary.

On Saturday their newest offering is a dinner buffet featuring Asian American Fusion cuisine. Come nosh on a whole roasted pig, signature sushi station, A veggie tempura station, miso soup station, a dim sum station and much more! This is a bargain at just $34.95 for adults, keiki 6-12 are half-price, 5 years and under are complimentary. Continue reading ‘kahili golf course & the king kamehameha golf course offer specials’

trilogy’s facebook photo contest to celebrate 40th anniversary with grand prize trip to maui

TRILOGY_Captain EldonTrilogy was founded in 1973 when the “Sailing Coon” family landed on Maui during an extended voyage of sailing across the Pacific. Enchanted by the spirit of adventure, the family built a boat in Washington State, named her TRILOGY, and set sail down the coastline of North and Latin America. With little money and less of a plan, it was an ultimate journey of faith.

The Coon family sailed into Maui in 1973 and has remained here for 40 years. Wanting to share the beauty of the islands with fellow visitors, the original “Discover Lana‘i” excursion was started in July of 1973, when 8 passengers–the maximum capacity for the family trimaran–set sail for Hulopo‘e Bay. There was no resort on Lana‘i back then, and pineapples still dominated the fields. Guests would snorkel and Captain Eldon would fire up the BBQ and cook for guests. 40 years later Trilogy still offers the same trip, and the recipes used to feed their guests are the same ones handed down from generations past. Continue reading ‘trilogy’s facebook photo contest to celebrate 40th anniversary with grand prize trip to maui’