Archive for October, 2015

understanding hawaiian kapa at hui no’eau this weekend

HN_AprilClassJoin Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center and Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy for a special opportunity to gain hands-on experience with kapa making! After learning about the historic importance and demise of Hawaiian kapa, students will make a shark tooth knife and ohe kapala stamps, beat the kapa using traditional tools and methods, make dyes, learn proper gathering methods and protocols for dye plants, and discover the different types of designs unique to Hawaiian kappa. Continue reading ‘understanding hawaiian kapa at hui no’eau this weekend’

october • 2015 keiki cover model

KEIKI COVER_1998_10.2015Aloha and Mahalo to the Riglos family for sharing Anessa Jolie-Mika with us for this month’s cute cover photo!

Mom is Janis Riglos, who has worked at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for the past 15 years. Dad is Juanito Riglos Jr., who serves as Army Active Guard Reserve.

Anessa attends third grade at Waihe‘e School, and she is an active eight-year-old who loves reading, playing AYSO soccer, shopping, eating out with the whole family, and hotel stay-cations!

Anessa has an older sister Alyssa, who is a freshman at Baldwin High School, and a family Yorkie named “Lexie.”

Mahalo, Anessa, for sharing your smile with us this month!

relish oceanside at the westin maui resort: you’ll relish the cuisine at this beachfront gem

Relish OceansideWhen you live Upcountry like I do, having dinner right next to the ocean is a special treat. Dining at Relish Oceanside at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa is about as close to beachside bliss as you can get. Smack dab on the Ka‘anapali Beachwalk, and mere steps from the sea, Relish Oceanside boasts the Maui-style ambiance people crave. And once you dine there, you’ll crave the masterful cuisine Restaurant Chef Jennifer Evetushick and her team produce on a nightly basis.

With more than 15 years of diversified experience in the culinary industry, Chef Jen is extraordinarily passionate about food, and enjoys being creative with different flavors to enhance guests’ dining experience. “My fellow chefs and I occupy the most interesting part of anyone’s vacation or lifestyle—eating!” Continue reading ‘relish oceanside at the westin maui resort: you’ll relish the cuisine at this beachfront gem’

maui brewing co.: brewin’ up a storm in kihei & beyond

MBCTastingRoom2Head mauka on Lipoa Parkway in Kihei past the Maui Nui Golf Club, drive through a couple more curves, and looming ahead is what can only be described as a shrine to the craft of making beer. You’ve arrived at the shiny new Maui Brewing Co. Brewery and Tasting Room. Be prepared: your socks are about to be knocked off!

Founded in 2005 by Garrett Marrero and his wife Melanie, Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) started with 4,800 square feet in Kahana, which included their flagship brewpub. Late last year, they unveiled their new 42,000 square foot facility in Kihei, which includes 30,000 square feet dedicated to brewing; a tasting room with 32 beers on tap, plus an additional six faucets for sodas and guest beers; and ample space for a brewpub, which they hope to have up and running by late 2016 or early 2017. Continue reading ‘maui brewing co.: brewin’ up a storm in kihei & beyond’