Archive for June, 2014

june • 2014 keiki cover models

COVER_6.2014We want to send out a big Aloha to our beautiful keiki on this month’s cover: Zirie-Dae Kaleo O Nahe Nahe O Ka Ehukai Rivera and Noble-Allen Keaukai O Na‘a Makakilo Ho‘omalu Kahekili A Me Kauila Rivera

Zirie Rivera is currently in kindergarten at Wailuku Elementary, and math is her favorite subject; Ho‘omalu will start preschool in the fall at Wailuku Union.

Mom is Charito Dae Richardson, who works in guest services at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. Dad is Paul Rivera, student at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Virginia.

Mom shares, “They both love to be outside, and always want to be in the water and ocean. Zirie loves the show Monster High, and a funny thing about Ho‘omalu is that he loves getting his hair cut!

“It seems like yesterday when Zirie could fit in the arm of her daddy. Malu is a young man and they are both growing up so quickly. They are the reason I wake up every morning to say ‘Aloha!’”

son’z steakhouse at the hyatt regency maui: new menu, new look, still first class

BW_SONZ_06One of Maui’s most romantic dining experiences has recently undergone a profound transformation: Son’z at Swan Court at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Ka‘anapali is now Son’z Steakhouse, offering a brand-new elevated menu focusing on classic steakhouse dishes, as well as popular standouts from sister restaurants Nick’s Fishmarket and Sarento’s on the Beach.

Charles and I feel positively regal as we descend the dramatic curved staircase leading from the Hyatt’s lobby level down to Son’z. The restaurant’s interior has received a complete renovation: earth-toned woven shades, exotic tortoise-shell, and carved driftwood wall panels all tie together in an abstract, contemporary Hawaiiana theme. Continue reading ‘son’z steakhouse at the hyatt regency maui: new menu, new look, still first class’

native intelligence: a resource for hawaiian craftmanship and knowledge

Back CameraIn May of 2009, Kapono‘ai Molitau, along with his wife Jenny, opened Native Intelligence in a small space on Market Street in Wailuku. Three years later, bursting at the seams, they relocated to their current location on Main Street at Maluhia Drive. The Molitaus describe Native Intelligence as “more than a traditional retail establishment. The goal of Native Intelligence is to champion cultural traditions, craftsmanship, and good designs while perpetuating Hawaiian values. By showcasing local artisans and creatives who strive to protect and evolve the culture, Native Intelligence is an advocate for both culture and community.” Continue reading ‘native intelligence: a resource for hawaiian craftmanship and knowledge’

33rd annual kapalua wine & food festival

KWFF_Seafood Festival_Prepare for a magical weekend at the 33rd Kapalua Wine & Food Festival presented by Visa which will take place June 12-15, 2014. This annual ‘migration’ of oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life reunite on the shores of the Kapalua resort to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture.

Highlights of the weekend include interactive wine tasting seminars from such celebrated wine regions of Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and the Pacific Northwest. International wines will also be well represented, and savored, from Italy and New Zealand. Celebrity Chefs Dean Fearing and Andrew Sutton are sure to wow guests with culinary samplings with many more unique and memorable tastings and experiences throughout the rest of the weekend. Continue reading ’33rd annual kapalua wine & food festival’