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13th annual wa‘a kiakahi perpetuates islands’ sailing canoe legacy kaanapali resort june 2-4

The 13th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi will grace Ka‘anapali’s shores from June 2 to 4, welcoming 10 six-member crews from all islands to share with the public the history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes.

Created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HCSA), the three-day event features traditional ceremonies, sailing canoe rides and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills. HCSA conducts its races in the same mode as ancient Hawaiians: sailors do not make crew changes, and they travel every channel connecting the Hawaiian Islands.

Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association is the title sponsor of the event, and the public is invited to interact with the canoes and sailors on Ka‘anapali Beach. Continue reading ’13th annual wa‘a kiakahi perpetuates islands’ sailing canoe legacy kaanapali resort june 2-4′

what’s happening at the hui no‘eau this may

Hui Family Friday Workshop: Hand-made Lotus Book
Friday, May 12 • 5 – 7pm

Need a new journal or sketchbook? How about a great, new gift idea? Bring the whole family to the Hui for a fun & creative Friday night! Learn how to create your own “lotus book” that double as a work of art! Parent-child teams will work together to measure, cut, fold, and attach pages and decorative covers using various tools and techniques! You’ll leave with a book (or two!) and instructions for further projects.“Family Friday” workshops are designed to encourage children along with an adult guardian to create artwork together. This is a hands-on experience for everyone! Pre registration is required at or call 572-6560. Cost: $25/person (includes pizza, water, art supplies, and instruction for each person) Continue reading ‘what’s happening at the hui no‘eau this may’

april • 2017 keiki cover model

Our keiki cover model this month is Jadelyn Taylor Leano Dagupion.

Jade’s mom is Lisa Leano, front desk agent at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, and dad is Patrick Dagupion, server at Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort.

The family lives in Napili, and Jade will be entering kindergarten next year. She loves dancing hula and Tahitian, and has been dancing with Kumu Keoni with Halau ‘Aumakua productions. Jadelyn was voted Miss Keiki Aloha in 2013 when she was just one!

Jade’s dad shared, “Jade is our little firecracker and knows just what she wants!”

Mom said, “Jade loves to play with makeup and loves to shop with me at Sephora and Target. In her downtime you will find her playing on the ipad.”

humble market kitchin by roy yamaguchi at the newly transformed wailea beach resort–marriott, maui

Superstar Chef Roy Yamaguchi was a very busy man last year. In addition to already having more than 30 successful restaurants to his credit, Chef Roy opened four additional dining establishments in 2016: three on O‘ahu and, in December, a brand-new concept called Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi at the newly transformed Wailea Beach Resort—Marriott, Maui.

Humble Market Kitchin was named in honor of Chef Roy’s grandfather, who ran the Yamaguchi General Store in Wailuku, and also owned a local restaurant. Chef Roy, son of a Japanese-American father from Hawai‘i and an Okinawan mother, spent his childhood summers on Maui helping his grandfather. “As a kid, when I used to visit my grandparents on Maui, I helped stock the shelves at the store,” he says. “I have a lot of memories of helping out, and just hanging out in the market. So when we decided to take on this project [the new restaurant concept], since my grandfather was a humble man and he had a market, we named the restaurant Humble Market Kitchin.” Continue reading ‘humble market kitchin by roy yamaguchi at the newly transformed wailea beach resort–marriott, maui’

the ritz-carlton, kapalua hosts 25th annual celebration of the arts april 14 & 15, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is proud to host the 25th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, April 14 – 15, 2017, where Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers will convene to celebrate the islands’ cultural cornerstones.

Celebrating its Silver anniversary this year, the highly anticipated festival allows visitors and locals the opportunity to experience authentic Hawaiian culture through various activities such as hands-on art demonstrations, informative speaker panels, historic films, cultural panels, and traditional food, music and dance. This year’s theme, “Wahi Mahalo…a universal thank you,” is centered around giving honor, thanks and appreciation to all things Hawaiian. Continue reading ‘the ritz-carlton, kapalua hosts 25th annual celebration of the arts april 14 & 15, 2017’

the hawaiian room: amy hanaiali‘i gilliom’s new show at grand wailea resort

The Hawaiian Room is the new home to Singer-Songwriter, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Hawai‘i’s top-selling female vocalist of all time. A five-time Grammy® Nominee, and recipient of 18 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hanaiali‘i’s success as a recording artist speaks for itself.

Amy’s world-class musical show will take you on a journey of her family’s story and roots as cultural performers across the globe. From the 1930s in Waikiki, to the 1940s in New York City, the original Hawaiian Room across from the Waldorf Astoria NYC, to the 1950s and 1960s in the glimmering luxury of the Las Vegas strip and the Silver Screen in Hollywood, to the present sultry vocals of blues, jazz, Pop and Hawaiian with Amy Hanaiali‘i. This amazing Ambassador of Hawaiian Music will give you a glimpse of how Hawaiians bring Aloha to the world’s most prominent stages. Continue reading ‘the hawaiian room: amy hanaiali‘i gilliom’s new show at grand wailea resort’

march • 2017 keiki cover model

keiki-cover_03-2017_img_9996We want to say Mahalo to our cute keiki cover boy, three-year-old Landon Halelu Kuloloio and his whole ‘ohana for sharing his smile with us this month.

Great-grandma Joyce Tihada entered Landon for our cover, and she has been working at Sheraton Maui Resort in the PBX department for 50 years!

Landon’s Mom is Joyce’s granddaughter Precious Naleieha, who works at Kahului Elementary School.

Mom shared, “Landon loves big trucks, getting dirty and playing in the ocean. He is always full of energy, he keeps himself and other entertained! He loves to sing, dance and is a sweetheart who can change your bad mood with his smile.”

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