Archive for September, 2017

september • 2017 keiki cover models

We want to send a big aloha to Jordan and Kayla Newsome, and their family, for sharing their smiles with us this month.

Grandmother is Karen Happy Wood, a longtime reader of The Maui Concierge magazine and concierge at Wailea Beach Villas.

Mom is Holland Venema, and dad is Matthew Newsome.

Jordan is ten years old and attends Kam III elementary school in Lahaina, where he just started fifth grade; math is his favorite subject.

Three-year-old Kayla has not started school yet, but she loves dancing and singing to her favorite songs from “Moana.”

We want to thank Karen Happy Wood for entering her sweet grandkids for our cover this month!


three’s bar & grill / fork & salad / three’s catering: the unstoppable culinary trio of kihei

Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.

The past year has been remarkably eventful for the trio of ambitious chefs—Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher, and Travis Morrin—who own the ever-expanding Three’s culinary empire. In July of 2016, they opened a brand-new, fast-casual restaurant they named Fork & Salad Maui in Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei. Its mission is to “redefine the possibilities of farm-to-table cuisine as healthy, quick, convenient and affordable, so it can be enjoyed every day by everyone.”

Fork & Salad offers chef-inspired salads, sandwiches, soups, stews, juices, organic coffee, and the largest kombucha tap on the island, all served up in a Subway-style concept where your food is made right before your eyes. The restaurant has racked up numerous 5-star TripAdvisor reviews, with many saying not only is it a great place for healthy fare that doesn’t break the budget, it’s also ideal for folks with special dietary needs, and/or food allergies. Continue reading ‘three’s bar & grill / fork & salad / three’s catering: the unstoppable culinary trio of kihei’

september 2017 at hui no‘eau

Malama Wao Akua
In Gallery from September 15 to November 7
Opening Reception: September 15 from 5 to 8pm
Jurors: Tamara Sherill, Executive Director of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens; Mike Takemoto, Maui artist and Assistant Professor at UH Maui College

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) brings you Malama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods) – a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaho‘olawe). We invite Maui artists to explore our watersheds and use their creative talents to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species.

Selected artwork should be successful in sharing knowledge of the watersheds and native species with others in a meaningful way.  Artwork will also be selected based upon a number of criteria, including originality of concept, creativity, technique, professionalism, and presentation. A jurying team with expertise in both art and conservation will select from among the pool of entries. Works in any medium are welcome! Application and prospectus available at Continue reading ‘september 2017 at hui no‘eau’

festivals of aloha september maui events

The mission of the Festivals of Aloha is to honor Native Hawaiian culture and traditions from generation to generation, as well as share them with visitors and people from the community.

In ancient Hawai’i, kahili were ceremonial feathered standards or long staffs decorated at one end with a cluster of feather plumes.  Similar to the way nobility of Europe displayed their coat of arms on banners, Hawaiian attendants constructed sometimes elaborate feathered emblems to honor and spiritually protect high-ranking individuals. Today, kahili not only hold a significant place in traditional regalia, they also reflect the deep aloha and respect the people had for their beloved royalty. Continue reading ‘festivals of aloha september maui events’