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Grammy-Winning Producer Releases Album To Benefit Whales

On a late Spring day at the Kahala Mall, multiple Grammy Award-winning music producer Daniel Ho took the stage with ukulele in hand. He performed a few tunes to passers-by, grabbed his things, and walked down to the movie theaters still inside the mall.

A Lobster Luau Wine Fest, Hawaii Style

With so many loyal readers hailing from the mainland, we thought we'd toss a Hawaiian-inspired item your way that might help keep a little "aloha" in your summer.

Wine & Food Weekend Wrap Up

Kapalua 2009: Where the Northwest Vintners and Gen X Winemakers Came to Shine

We’ve finally come down from the high that was the 28th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. This event has truly evolved over the 5 years we’ve attended: Where the focus used to be on the master sommeliers and their wealth of knowledge, it has come to be a showplace for the incredibly diverse (and also evolving) class of winemakers located eastward across the Pacific.

July in Waikiki: Japan vs. Hawaii Hula Showdown

It goes without saying that one of the aspects that makes Hawaii such a special place is the unique bonds that link us to cultures across the oceans. Hula is no exception: On Saturday, July 11, the annual Hula Ho’olauna Aloha Festival bridges Japan and Hawaii for a weekend of celebrating the graceful art of storytelling through dance and chant.

Kapalua Wine & Food Fest: Crème de la Crème

This week marks the 28th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival; easily one of the Hawaiian Islands most prestigious, elegant and well-attended culinary events.

Sundance of the Pacific Descends Upon Maui Next Week

There must be something in the June air—that brings the world’s biggest filmmakers to Hawaii at the onset of summer. The 10th Annual Maui Film Festival begins next week, on Wednesday, June 17, and runs through Sunday, June 21, in Wailea, Maui.

Padovani's Chocolate: The Next Great Hawaiian Product

Starbucks did it with coffee. Now, Philippe Padovani is going to do it with chocolate. The idea of taking an everyday staple and making it an indulgent—albeit attainable—luxury item, isn't new. However, the manner in which entrepreneurs elevate said item can make all the difference in the world.

Affordable Eats Abound at Wailea Restaurant Week

 

 

Those of you who think the offerings on the golden shores of Wailea, Maui, are out of your price range—think again. Next week is the first-ever installment of "Restaurant Week Wailea", which will offer affordable 3-course dinners at many of "the strip's" top eateries, from May 24 through May 30th.

Maui's Maunalei Arboretum Invokes Spirit Within

What is spirituality? As with most things in life, it all depends on whom you ask. For some, it's a steady regimen of religious practice; for another, it may be a yoga class and a quiet meditation. For plenty of others, "spirituality" is a hippy-dippy concept they try to avoid in fear of attaching themselves to any movement or affiliation—understandably so.

Big Island Hotel Pays Your Airfare

Kona Village Resort Extends Deal of the Century

One of the most tranquil resorts that evokes feeling of "Old Hawaii" is the Kona Village Resort, on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawai'i. To encourage travelers to unwind far from the blinking lights of cell phones, computers and televisions, Kona Village is offering a hefty deal: An $800 airfare credit to those who book a higher-class room category for five nights or more. 

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