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ruth’s chris steak house: concierge referral program, happy hour, wine dinner + more!

When you refer your guests to dine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, concierge and guest service professionals will receive $50 Ruth’s Chris gift card for every 25 guests referred. Please call Lahaina (661-8815) or Wailea (874-8880) locations to make a reservation for your guests and mention your full name and property, referrals are tracked and awarded monthly. Continue reading ‘ruth’s chris steak house: concierge referral program, happy hour, wine dinner + more!’

july • 2019 keiki cover models

Mahalo to Lena and John Devlin for sharing their daughters this month for our beautiful keiki cover.

Kealohikanoelehua Sophia is heading into 6th grade, and enjoys participating on a Maui dance team. Kaliaonalani Kalilinoe is beginning 4th grade in the fall, and loves playing soccer and archery.

Mom is Lena Devlin, concierge specialist for Westin Maui Resort & Spa, and dad John Devlin is a firefighter at the Lahaina station.

Mom shares, “One of my favorite memories with my girls was last year they went on their first plane ride to Seattle; they were so excited to see snow! My work is about helping guests take on new experiences and living. My children try everything; this inspires me daily!”

banyan tree at the ritz-carlton kapalua: gorgeously reimagined and firmly rooted in local ingredients

The recently transformed Banyan Tree restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua led by new Head Chef Isabelle “Bella” Toland, pays tribute to its namesake by rooting itself in the traditions and ingredients of our ‘aina (land). In ancient Hawaiian culture, land was regarded as the provider of everything: food, shelter over your head, and a place to plant your feet and stand firm. Chef Bella’s vibrant new menu embraces that spirit and invites diners on a journey to discover the roots of the land, ­while incorporating the island’s most unique and sustainable ingredients. And the restaurant’s metamorphosis pays homage to the history of banyan trees in Hawai‘i as a gathering place to meet and share a meal. Continue reading ‘banyan tree at the ritz-carlton kapalua: gorgeously reimagined and firmly rooted in local ingredients’

champagne hale at cliff house returns this summer at montage kapalua bay

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a pop-up bar and lounge for guests and locals to experience the finest Maui sunsets while enjoying a variety of Champagnes perfectly paired with an innovative dining menu. The Summer Champagne Hale dates are Thursdays through Sundays from 4pm to 7:30pm, June 20 – September 1, 2019 (excluding July 25 & August 8).

Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, guests and locals will experience island lifestyle at its finest at Champagne Hale at Cliff House. The Champagne Hale was created to encapsulate the natural beauty of the surrounding area and the spirit of Maui. A historic venue nestled on the cliffs of Namalu Bay, Champagne Hale at Cliff House offers the perfect spot to unwind after a day at the beach or exploring the island; the lounge is filled with greenery and celebrates island living with a Veuve Clicquot twist. Continue reading ‘champagne hale at cliff house returns this summer at montage kapalua bay’

fire it up! grand wailea serves up meats, seafood, bourbon & more july 19-21, 2019

A live-fire food, wine, beer, and bourbon event, Fire It Up! is deliciously curated to showcase Hawai‘i’s bountiful meats, seafood and produce cooked exclusively with fire. Bringing together culinary stars from around the country for a weekend of oceanfront indulgence.

Sea to Fire
Friday, July 19, 2019
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Makai (ocean) inspired live-fire culinary event honoring Hawai‘i’s ancient connection to the ocean and its bounty. Featuring the freshest seafood paired with fine wine, saké & spirits along with live musical entertainment from Makana. Participating chefs: Jonathan Waxman, Michael & Bryan Voltaggio, Xavier Salomon, Tadashi Yoshino, Hubert Keller, Alvin Savella, and Ed Kenney. Continue reading ‘fire it up! grand wailea serves up meats, seafood, bourbon & more july 19-21, 2019’

june • 2019 keiki cover model

Aloha and Mahalo to the family of Roni Surae Kauanoe Naea for sharing her sweet smile with us this month!

Roni is four years old, and attends preschool in Kahului. Mom is Kaleiopuaonalani Uweko’olani, cultural specialist in the recreation department at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa.

Roni enjoys gymnastics at Jumping Bean Gymnastics in Kahului, and loves going to the park, swimming, reading, playing, and singing.

Mom shared, “Roni loves going to school and making new friends. She loves learning and expressing herself through her vivid imagination. Roni reminds me that life is a lei halia’a, a lei of memories. When your flowers or memories have filled on one side, you can simply create more on the other side.”

mala ocean tavern: new(ish) owners cooking up exciting things

The funky pistachio-green exterior of MALA Ocean Tavern belies what awaits when you step inside this iconic oceanfront restaurant that’s been serving up delectable food and gorgeous sunsets for 15 years. Established in 2004 by Mark Ellman, one of the founders of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine, along with wife Judy and daughters Ariana and Michelle, MALA is renowned for its distinctive brand of Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisine.

Until last November, the Ellman Family presided over a powerhouse trifecta of Lahaina restaurants which, besides MALA, included two adjacent dining establishments: Honu Seafood & Pizza and Frida’s Mexican Beach House. In a surprise move, the Ellmans sold MALA to the bright, ambitious (and successful) owners of Down the Hatch­­, also in Lahaina. Since then, these new(ish) owners have taken the MALA ball and run with it. Big time. Continue reading ‘mala ocean tavern: new(ish) owners cooking up exciting things’