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april • 2019 keiki cover models

Aloha and Mahalo to Kaianu David Valdivia and Kalena Kekoa Nohealani Romero, this month’s keiki cover models!

Kaianu is ten years old and in fifth grade, and sister Kalena is six years old and attends kindergarten. Mom is Kinoikilaioalana Almeida, night auditor at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, and dad is Edgar Romero, night manager at Honua Kai Resort. The family lives in Wailuku.

Mom shares, “Kaianu enjoys math at school, and Kalena likes art and computers. Both love the water, swimming, snorkeling and SUP. I tell them both to fill their lives with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show. We work hard to take the kids on vacation to show them different parts of the world.” Great advice for us all!

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march • 2019 keiki cover model

We want to reach out and say Mahalo to Nathan Rey Madariaga and his ‘ohana for sharing his sweet smile with us this month!

Nathan is three years old. His mom is Amy Madariaga, front desk agent at Destination Residences Hawai‘i, and his dad is Ryan Ubias, bell/valet agent.

Nathan’s other family members working in Maui’s guest services industry are ‘Mama Armi’ who works at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa in Food & Beverage, and ‘Papa Eddie’ who works at Fairmont Kea Lani in engineering.

Mom shares, “Nathan is very funny and has a big imagination. I tell him ‘Yes, I gave you life, but really you gave me mine. Thank you for being our everything!’”

february • 2019 keiki cover model

Sending a big aloha to our keiki cover girl this month, Teliana Aurora Mama‘o.

Teliana is eight years old, and attends Kamehameha III Elementary School.

Mom is Santina Melcone, a massage therapist for Spa Helani at Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, and dad is Saimone Mama‘o, a lu’au dancer.

Mom shares, “Teliana loves aerial silks, hula, gymnastics, ballet and surfing! She enjoys playing ukulele and piano. At school Teliana’s favorite subject is science. I think my daughter is very inspiring and talented!”

Mahalo for sharing Teliana’s big smile with us this month!

january • 2019 keiki cover model

This month’s keiki cover model is Ysabelle Hera Sanorjo.

Ysabelle is four years old. She and her mom, Alaiza Sanorjo, assistant front desk manager at Ka‘anapali Beach Club, live on the west side in Lahaina.

Mom shares, “Ysabelle likes to draw, read, write, and sing, and she also makes videos of herself talking to her toys!

“Ysabelle is a very sweet and smart little girl. She says to me, ‘I love you, Mommy!’ every day, and gives me hugs and kisses when she knows I’ve had a long day. It’s amazing how she learned her ABCs and numbers all on her own. She inspires me to perform my best in everything I do. I work hard to become the woman I would love to see her grow up to be.”

november • 2018 keiki cover models

We want to send a big Mahalo to our November keiki cover models, Kahewai and Kaimalie Lay, and their family this month!

Kahewai is six years old, and attends Kula Kaiapuni O Paia Hawaiian Immersion at Paia School where he enjoys science.

Kaimalie is two years old, and attends preschool at Children’s Garden where she loves playing with her friends.

Mom is Coalette Lay, concierge manager at Maui Sights & Treasures. Coalette graced our cover fifteen years ago as a keiki herself! Coalette’s mom is Elaine Cuaresma, who has been in the concierge business for over 30 years on Maui.

Coalette shared, “Through having children, I have lost my mind, but found my soul. Both of my keiki have bigger than life personalities and are always laughing and loving everyone they meet.”

october • 2018 keiki cover models

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photo: susan slade photography

Aloha and mahalo to our October keiki cover models!

Safirah Butihi Ladore (age 9), Linea Fa‘aana Lokelani Crichton (age 7), and Maila Lehua Penelope Crichton (age 2) are our sweet cover keiki this month.

Rose Maria Crichton is Guest Services Manager at Aston Mahana, and Walker Crichton works in banquets at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Auntie Roshelle Butihi works in reservations at Warren & Annabelle’s in Lahaina.

“Our children inspire us to be passionate in how we feel and to share our mana‘o (knowledge) with all who are willing to learn!”

september • 2018 keiki cover model

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photo: susan slade photography

We want to say Mahalo to the ‘ohana of our cute keiki cover model for September!

Kaileia Sol Oyola is our sweet cover model, and she just started kindergarten last month. She loves books and numbers, and also loves to dance and sing.

Her mom is Janae Lopez, concierge with Expedia Local Expert, and dad is Carlos Oyola, server at Morimoto at Andaz Maui in Wailea.

Mom shares, “There is nothing more powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul. All that I do is for my daughter; I am so blessed to be her mommy. She makes me a better person.”


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