Archive for January, 2016

january • 2016 keiki cover models

1.16 BLOG_COVER_IMG_1887Mahalo to the Paa family for sharing their keiki, Cailyn and Landen, for our cover this month!

Mom is Joyce Paa, concierge at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, and dad is Enrique Paa Jr, who works TSA at Kahului airport.

Cailyn is six years old, and is in kindergarten at Pomaikai Elementary School. She really loves reading, and enjoys hula and taekwondo for after- school activities.

Landen is eight years old, and is in third grade at Pomaikai Elementary in Kahului. He enjoys math. and also studies taekwondo.

Mom shares, “Cailyn says she wants to be a concierge when she grows up! She loves to draw and dance hula. Landen loves writing and really enjoys singing.”

frida’s mexican beach house: the ellman family scores another culinary home run

Fridas-Mexican-Beachouse-Maui-19-1030x687Some people are natural-born restaurateurs. Such is the case with Mark and Judy Ellman. Hailing from Southern California, this entrepreneurial pair has been in the restaurant business for three decades. Shortly after landing on Maui in 1985, they opened Avalon Restaurant & Bar in Lahaina, and Mark, along with 11 other local chefs of note, formed the Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine movement, characterized by the utilization of fresh, local ingredients to create fusion-style dishes inspired by cuisines and cooking techniques from around the world. Continue reading ‘frida’s mexican beach house: the ellman family scores another culinary home run’

o‘o farm: farm to table & seed to cup

O'o Farm Chef Daniel EskelsenWe all know farm-to-table cuisine is as fresh as it gets. But what if there were a way to make it even fresher? The folks at O‘o Farm have done just that: the al fresco dining table is right there at the farm, and your meal is prepared on site by their farm chef, who has harvested the ingredients himself only hours earlier.

When I arrive at O‘o Farm on Waipoli Road for their Gourmet Lunch & Farm Tour, it’s one of those flawless mornings that occur so often in Kula: clear blue sky, a hint of Upcountry coolness in the air, and brilliant sun illuminating the dew that has settled on the bright green grass during the night. Continue reading ‘o‘o farm: farm to table & seed to cup’

juvenal & co launches new concierge referral program

JuvenalSalonJuvenal & Co. Salon, located in the heart of Wailea at 100 Wailea Ike Drive, Suite A6, has launched a generous new referral program for guest service professionals!

Quick and easy to register, you can simply send an email to: and register with your First and Last name, Hotel/Resort and mobile phone number.

When you book services for your guests by calling 879-HAIR (4247) be sure to mention your full name/hotel and that you are in the Juvenal & Co. referral program.

Here is a recap of the rewards program:

  • For every 5 services that you book, you will receive a FREE manicure ($35 value)
  • For every 10 services booked, you will receive a FREE pedicure ($55 value)
  • For every 15 services booked, you will receive a FREE haircut ($78 value)
  • For every 20 services booked, reward is a either a partial highlight or root color retouch ($95 value).

Continue reading ‘juvenal & co launches new concierge referral program’