Luxury

Maui Film Festival: Toes in the Sand, Eyes on the Screen

The Annual Wailea-wide Event Offers A Variety of Venues, Culinary Happenings and Celebs A-Plenty

Every June, we return home from Maui with a renewed spirit. This, thanks to Barry Rivers and the crew who put on the absolutely stellar Maui Film Festival—a one-of-a-kind experience that allows film buffs to screen big budget (and some not so) movies at venues that include the outdoor Celestial Cinema and SandDance Theater.

Mauna Lani Offers Amazing Kamaaina Rates, Bungalows and Golf

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is boasting some seriously head-turning kama`aina rates this summer, enticing all island-residents to head to the Kohala Coast for some R&R (and the best snorkeling around).

Wailea Restaurant Week: Get Out and Imbibe

Maui Food Bank Benefit Gives You a Chance to Sample High-end Eats at Prix-Fixe Prices

If you need an excuse to get out and eat on Maui, then here it is: Restaurant Week is back at Wailea, and the deals abound between Sunday, May 23 and Saturday, May 29, 2010. In addition, a portion of every prix-fixe menu at the sixteen participating restaurants will go towards feeding the hungry at Maui Food Bank.

Nat Geo Expert to Lead Ocean Exploration at Orchid

Big Island Luxury Resort Will Host Dr. Kenny Broad

Ocean enthusiasts and those with a penchant for adventure should consider the freshly announced program coming soon to the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai`i. From June 25–27, 2010, guests of the Kohala Coast luxury resort can join National Geographic environmental anthropologist Dr.

Deal of the Month: Kamaaina Rates at Kapalua Villas

$159 for Residents to Soak Up Maui's Finest Locale

Maui lovers rejoice! Perhaps one of the best "steals" out there in the accommodations scene is the newly announced kama`aina rates (for local residents) at the Kapalua Villas. Now managed by Outrigger Resorts, the Villas are currently being offered at $159 per night.

Treat Your Mum: Mother's Day at La Mer

Mother's Day is approaching on Sunday, May 9, and Halekulani executive chef Vikram Garg wants you to help mom ring in her awesomeness with a four-course, not-to-be-missed lunch at the hotel's award-winning La Mer. If your salivary glands don't perk up after reading the following menu, then please move on to reading another magazine, entirely.

Polo Season: Hawaii's Biggest Tailgate Party, Improved

Sunday, March 21, marks the opening day of Hawaii's polo season. In true island style, this year's Hawaii Polo Club has upped the ante with an improved clubhouse, more food and beverage vendors during match play, and an energetic half-time and post-match entertainment line-up.

Hualalai Hotel Wraps $40 Million Reno, Unveils Super-Suite

Big Island's Four Seasons Resort Reveals New Villa Option

Four Seasons doesn't let much time slip by without a major renovation or improvement to one of their deluxe Hawaii properties. This week, it's the Hualalai locale that announces the completion of a 15-month, $40 million face lift.

Nobu Matsuhisa Cooks for You, Is Inspired by MA`O

A Week of Events Offers Patrons the Chance to Sip Cocktails, Eat Omakasa with the Restaurateur

Nobu enthusiasts rejoice: The man himself will be on O`ahu from February 9 – 12, 2010, to eat, drink and prepare his signature fare just for you. The global restaurateur will also work closely with MA`O Organic Farms to design an omakase menu inspired by the harvest of produce from the Waianae-based outfit.

Three Major Food Events NOT TO BE MISSED

Cakebread Cellars, Ridge Wines, Alan Wong and David Paul Start the Year Off with a Bang

The start of a New Year never fails to excite chefs and restaurateurs to get things off to a booming start. We've come across three such events in the coming few weeks that, if your palate is one that needs to be stimulated, you might want to consider attending.

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