Archive for March, 2016

march • 2016 keiki cover models

COVER2_03.2016_IMG_2531Aloha and mahalo to the Bento-Shea ‘ohana for sharing their beautiful girls for this cover!

Ariana Marie Bento-Shea is thirteen years old, and Jessie Marie Bento is seven years old.

Dad is Jeffery Shea, shuttle driver for Westin Maui Resort & Spa, and mom is Samantha Bento, a Maui nursing student.

Jessie attends Kihei Elementary,and art is her favorite subject. After school she enjoys playing soccer, and she also loves to draw.

Ariana attends Lokelani, and loves her cooking class. At home she enjoys dancing and singing, and making up dance routines.

Dad shares, “The bond they share as sisters embodies what family is all about. They inspire me to be kind because they both love people!”


feast at lele: a musical, cultural & culinary journey through polynesia

FeastDancersPart lu‘au, part dinner show, part international dance revue, Feast at Lele is in a class all its own. A musical, cultural, and culinary journey through the Pacific Island nations of Hawai‘i, Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand), Tahiti, and Samoa, Feast at Lele is a spectacular fusion of sumptuous cuisine and superior entertainment that is, indeed, a feast for the senses.

Upon arrival, Susan and I are presented with fresh dendrobium orchid lei, and escorted to the bar, where she selects a Mai Tai, while I opt for POG. One of the aspects that sets Feast at Lele apart from other Polynesian dinner shows is private-table seating. The hostess shows Susan and me to our table for two that’s situated in the second row, front and center of the performance stage. Our table has been pre-set with some goodies to munch on while we enjoy our drinks: tasty banana and Moloka‘i sweet potato chips served with an addictive tropical salsa that I can’t seem to stop eating! Continue reading ‘feast at lele: a musical, cultural & culinary journey through polynesia’