Archive for May, 2015

may • 2015 keiki cover models

COVER_AMattox_05.15Aloha to Leiahi Kairangi and Halia Anahera Desmond, our cute keiki cover girls for May!

Leiahi is seven years old, and attends Kamali‘i Elementary School in Kihei. Her favorite subjects are math and art. Her little sister Halia is four years old, and she has fun at Venus Daycare in Kihei.

Dad is Cheyne Desmond, Shuttle Driver at Courtyard by Marriott in Kahului, and Mom is Barrie Desmond, Engineering Coordinator at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The family lives in Kihei, and the girls enjoy art projects, rollerblading, and swimming.

Mom shares, “Our children inspire us every day. Leiahi is thoughtful, caring, and sweet. Halia is loving, funny, and definitely keeps us on our toes. They are both beautiful girls on the inside and out. It’s a joy to see their different personalities shine. They have a bright future ahead of them; we are very proud.”


the banyan tree at ritz-carlton, kapalua: signature restaurant reopens with renewed flair

BANYAN_Keep Calm and Chive OnGracious, refined restaurant table service never goes out of style. And when it’s complemented by delicious, beautifully presented farm-to-table cuisine, you’ve got an impeccable pairing. Such is the case at the recently reopened Banyan Tree at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

It’s one of those moody late afternoons Kapalua is famous for: a cool breeze ruffles the treetops; the sinking sun dances among mostly grey clouds; and the scent of impending rain showers is in the air.

The Banyan Tree is situated on the lower portion of the Ritz-Carlton property overlooking a huge expanse of bright green lawn and Kapalua’s raw, untamed coastline. Inside, stone flooring in the entry and lounge areas flows seamlessly to hardwood plank flooring in the dining room—its rich, dark hue perfectly matches the chair frames. ­­­­­Orange and purple striped chair pads and purple Chilewich placemats lend a pop of color plus a feeling of hominess. Continue reading ‘the banyan tree at ritz-carlton, kapalua: signature restaurant reopens with renewed flair’

34th annual kapalua wine & food festival: june 11—14, 2015

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival 2014 EventsPrepare for a magical weekend at next month’s 34th Kapalua Wine & Food Festival June 11-14th, 2015. Locals and visitors can take advantage and save substantially with early bird discount pricing now available through Friday, May 15, 2015. 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. Continue reading ’34th annual kapalua wine & food festival: june 11—14, 2015′

23rd annual celebration of the arts at the ritz-carlton, kapalua

CELEBRATIONARTS_Ritz_CA13_rjb-413For the 23rd consecutive year, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will bring together Hawai‘i’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, and entertainers for the most well-respected cultural event in the state, Celebration of the Arts.

This much anticipated event will fall over Mother’s Day weekend beginning Friday, May 8 and concluding Sunday, May 10, with an expansive Mother’s Day brunch. Throughout the weekend, visitors and residents alike are encouraged to bring their families to experience this cultural awakening, create their hand-made Mother’s Day gifts and reconnect over the host culture. Continue reading ’23rd annual celebration of the arts at the ritz-carlton, kapalua’