The Shops at Wailea is excited to announce the debut of a new musical series, Jazz at The Shops. Starting Wednesday, October 4, 2017, guests are invited to an elegant, complimentary outdoor performance featuring renowned jazz musicians.

“We’re always looking for new and exciting offerings to enhance the guest experience,” said Brian Yano, General Manager of The Shops at Wailea. “Jazz at The Shops will take guests on a musical journey through the many distinctive styles of jazz in a relaxed outdoor setting.”

To kick off the first event, award winning musicians Rock Hendricks and Benny Uyetake will serenade guests with a soulful jazz performance. Sax master, Rock Hendricks holds nine Billboard #1 smooth jazz hits and has recorded with such musical legends as Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Sammy Hager. Hendricks will perform alongside multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and jazz guitarist, Benny Uyetake.

“Listening to jazz under the stars with a loved one or friends is the perfect way to spend an evening in Wailea,” added Yano.

Jazz at The Shops will take place the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30-7pm on the Upper Level near luxury retailers. Each month, new musicians will be featured.

Special event validated parking is available for $5 and can be purchased the day of the event at The Shops’ nonprofit parking table. Each month, The Shops at Wailea supports a different Maui nonprofit with sixty percent of the special event parking fees going back to the organization. October’s nonprofit recipient is Women Helping Women, an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.

For more information, visit the website at or call 891-6770.



Cool Cat Café wants to make it easier for you to refer your guests and get credit in their rewards program! They now have permanent cards which are reloaded monthly so you have your money in hand and ready to use.

They are in the process of going paperless, make sure to send them an email to to stay in touch and get all of the latest news.

They also have a dedicated new “Float” phone number and email: 808-667-0909; Email with your comments, questions or concerns. If you run out of cards you can easily pick up a stack at their Shave Ice Booth right on Front Sreet or call and they will send someone out to you.

The program is easy and offers a FREE Rootbeer Float to your guests that you send in.

Step one: Get some float cards.

Step two: Write your name on the cards.

Step three: Pass them out.

Step four: Eat for FREE!

For more information please call 667-0909 or send an email to




Montage Kapalua Bay is pleased to announce new leadership in their culinary and food and beverage departments.

They have appointed Christopher Damskey as the resort Executive Chef. Chris will be responsible for the culinary footprint of the hotel including oversight of all restaurant outlets, banquets, in-residence dining and setting the stage for expansion of pop-up culinary events. Chris has been cooking professionally since 1994 and has trained with some of the country’s great chefs including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlie Trotter, Marcus Samuelsson and Alan Wong. Chris holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and was most recently Chef de Cuisine of ULU Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge at the Four Seasons Hualalai, where he led the restaurant’s daily production, training and culinary direction.

In a newly created role, Robert Barrera, will lead the culinary team of Cane & Canoe, the resort’s signature restaurant, as the Chef de Cuisine. Robert brings a wealth of food and beverage experience to the resort with over 13 years as a culinary professional holding several positions in management. On Maui, Robert has extensive experience in several notable restaurants including Pineapple Grill, The Plantation House, Hula Grill, Duke’s Beach House and Merriman’s Kapalua.

In his new position at the ocean view restaurant, Robert will be responsible for the daily operations of directing and guiding the Cane & Canoe and in-residence dining kitchen with emphasis in creative menu development and product procurement while maximizing revenue and productivity.

Kenneth Kwok, a 12-year veteran of food and beverage management operations at luxury properties, will lead the front of house operations for Cane & Canoe and in-residence dining as the new Director of Restaurants. Kwok brings significant experience to the property with specific skills in fine dining, multi-venue operations, in-residence dining and recreation outlets. He is also versed in culinary, purchasing and stewarding operations. His most recent position was as a multi-outlet manager at The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala coast of the Big Island. He also operated in different food and beverage capacities at the renowned St. Regis Princeville Resort and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Kwok brings a passion for creating lasting memories and love of good food to the position and is inspired to continue to elevate and enhance the food and beverage program at Montage Kapalua Bay.

“We are thrilled to introduce these three talented gentlemen to our resort guests, residential owners and local customers,” said Anthony Freda, Resort Manager at Montage Kapalua Bay. “We look forward to elevating our signature restaurant dining service, reinventing the culinary offerings for weddings and celebrations, uplifting ocean-side options at the renowned Cliff House, redefining in-residence dining and invigorating the Hana Hou bar island-style vibe. This is an exciting time for our food and beverage team at Montage Kapalua Bay as we welcome Chef Chris, Chef Robert and Kenneth to Kapalua Bay to elevate our culinary and service experiences to the next level.”

To experience our new menu items created by Chef Chris and Chef Robert, a 25% kama‘aina special is offered daily from September through November 2017. Guests must present a valid Hawai‘i state ID upon check-in at Cane & Canoe and Hana Hou bar.

For restaurant reservations, please call 662-6681, visit for more information.

Cane & Canoe offers its guests a window into Hawai‘i – both past and present. In the historically rich locale, locals and guests come together, savoring creative, modern cuisine that celebrates Hawai‘i’s diverse cultural influences while showcasing its freshest, locally sourced ingredients, whenever possible. The menu is island inspired reflecting Hawai‘i’s multicultural heritage. With a breathtaking ocean view location, seafood naturally plays a central role, comprised of the freshest catches available. From the land, the restaurant boasts an impressive steak program that features filet mignon, rib-eye and lamb chops. For a casual night, the modern plantation-style bar offers light fare and the full restaurant menu. Open Daily for Breakfast 7am – 11am; Sunday Brunch 7am – 12pm; Dinner 5pm – 9pm; Happy Hour 4:30pm – 6pm.



We want to congratulate long-time Maui Concierge Merly Ora-a on the grand opening of her massage and nail salon located at Kahana Villa, 4242 Lower Honoapiilani Road.

Merls Massage & Nails is now open and is a quaint, calm and clean location offering resort spa quality massage and nail services at affordable prices. Visit for more information and the list of services, prices and to book online. You can also call or text 808-280-4431 or email with questions. Reach out for more information about Merly’s Referral Program! Merly Ora-a, Owner/Operator MAT#14580.



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