Luxury

Fine French Fare and the King of All Cognacs at La Mer

It's that time of the year again... when the islands' top chefs have the sense to realize that elsewhere on this big blue planet there are seasons a-changing and colder winds a-blowing.

Color-Light Therapy and More at Ihilani Spa

Color-Light Thalasso Therapy: Tip of the Iceberg at Ihilani Spa

If you've ever been out yonder to West O'ahu, you know three things: It has an entirely different vibe from the rest of the island, it's warmer, and there are considerably less people. West O'ahu has frequently been described as the "a neighbor island experience, without leaving O'ahu".

Ocean-To-Plate Dinner This Wednesday, Last in 2008 Series

This Wednesday, November 12, 2008, marks the last Alan Wong's Restaurant "Farmer Series Dinner" at the aforementioned King Street location. Let it be said that this groundbreaking concept orchestrated by one of Hawaii's most celebrated chefs is perhaps the best way to really taste what is happening in and around Hawaii.

Roy Yamaguchi Organizes Feast on the Slopes of Diamond Head

To Celebrate a Milestone, Benefit Culinary Education

Fine food enthusiasts unite! This Sunday, October 5th, 2008, Hawaii's own "local boy who made it big" is throwing himself a party, all in the name of culinary education.

So-Cal To Maui Private Jet Service, From Pleasant Founders

Former Pleasant Holidays owner and 50-year travel industry entrepreneur Ed Hogan is plunking down nearly $70 million for a pair of top-end Gulfstream G450 jets to launch POSH Private Jet Holidays. The new venture, which spun out of Hogan's Pleasant Aircraft Leasing (that shuttled A-listers and athletes to and fro in private planes), aims to bring South Californians to one of Hogan's two Ha

Two Unique Hotels To Watch For, on Maui & Kaua'i

In this neighbor isle issue, we thought we'd put two new hotels on your radar. Each are a study in design, with offerings different from what we've seen across the state in other hotel experiences.

Cottages at Mama's Fish House: An Upcountry Gem

For Those With A Fine Palate

While the grand resorts that skirt the Maui coastlines of Kaanapali and Wailea have their respective offerings and lavish amenities, they’re not always what a visitor is looking for.

Lahaina Grill Owner & Chef Opens Up

Jurg Münch Speaks on the Return of Comfort Food, Hana and Solar Power

For those in the food or wine business on Maui, Lahaina Grill is a meeting place, of sorts. Well-researched tourists who make the jaunt to this historic whaling town may find themselves enjoying one of the best meals of their trip.

Ritz's Banyan Tree Shakes It's Branches: New Looks and a New Chef

One of Hawaii's hottest rising chefs, Jojo Vasquez, quietly left his post at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua's Banyan Tree at the beginning of this summer.

Two West Maui Ventures Want You To Eat Better

Lahaina Farms & Maui Prime Fine Foods Open for Discriminating Foodies

If any of you dear readers haven't been to the west side of Maui in a while, things are a-changin' in them parts of the chain. First off, the number of townhomes, condos and developments on the mauka side of the highway is staggering. Which obviously isn't going to help the insufferable traffic problems West Maui is already experiencing.

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