Sunday, November 23, 2014

First Light Film Festival

Maui enjoys several film festivals - with one just around the corner, the First Light Film Festival. I am not sure on all the details, it looks like there are several movies being screened next weekend already, on November 25th and also the 28th.


There will be more film screenings between Christmas and New Years. Our neighbors always get a pass and see numerous movies at that time.

Do check it out! The movies are shown at the MACC (Maui Arts and Cultural Center) in the Castle Theater (indoor venue with surround sound).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner on Maui 2014

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? What are your dinner plans for Thanksgiving?

Here are just a few of the restaurants in South Maui offering Thanksgiving dinner buffets this year. I will update this list as I find more:


5 Palms Restaurant (Kihei)
Cafe o Lei at the Dunes (not other locations)
DUO Steak and Seafood (Four Seasons Wailea)
Gannons (Emerald Course Wailea)
Ka'ana Kitchen (Andaz Wailea)
Kahili Restaurant (King Kamehameha Golf Course)
Makena Beach Resort
Mala (Wailea Marriott Resort)
Matteo's Osteria (Wailea)
Maui Thai Bistro (Kihei)
Pacific Whale Foundation Dinner Cruise (Lahaina Harbor)
Saltimbocca (Maalaea Harbor)
Sarrento's on the Beach (Kihei)

I recommend making reservations now!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

You could be shoveling snow! Or not!

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Or maybe just wanting to get away from the crazy hustle-and-bustle of December?

I still have two 2014 openings at our lovely two bedroom two bathroom Palms at Wailea condo!

November 30th - December 6th - some happy Albertans are coming to warm up a little and work on their tans!

December 13th - December 20th - ALREADY TAKEN by some Vancouverites getting away from the rain! Hooray!

Priced at $199/night plus cleaning and tax with a three night minimum. The condo sleeps four guests.

This condo is 1300 sq ft large with a wonderful wrap-around lanai (adding another 450 sq ft of living space) that steps down onto a large open lawn. Enjoy an ocean view and lots of privacy!

part of the wrap-around lanai which includes - yes - your own private bbq.
Imagine grilling that freshly caught fish from your deep-sea fishing adventure
(or purchased at Eskimo Candy in Kihei)!
The condo has a fully equipped kitchen, luxuriously plush carpet (that we shampoo quarterly or as needed), an incredibly comfy Cal-king bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom. Two bathrooms, full-sized washer and dryer, beach chairs, boogie boards, a cooler.... You are a ten minute walk (or one minute drive) from Keawakapu beach which has great snorkeling and stellar sunsets.

beautiful Keawakapu beach
Just think - you could be shoveling snow! Or not. Give me a call at 808-281-7934 or send me an email for more information!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where in the world?

Where would you see this view? Hint: it's on Maui..... one of my favorite places on the island!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How many days til Christmas?

I don't know about your house, but our kids are counting down to Christmas. Fortunately they still have a ways to go!

But now I see our flower bed poinsettia has started Christmas preparations also. Last New Years I planted it in the flower bed as it was shedding its leaves inside. I am thrilled it survived and will be joining us (though outside) for another Christmas!


Monday, November 10, 2014

It's Restaurant Week Wailea again!

Eating out anyway? Consider trying one of 21 Wailea restaurants that are offering a 3 course prix-fixe menu this week as part of the semi-annual Restaurant Week Wailea, at either $29, $39 or $49/person. This is a great way to try out one of these high-end restaurants on a budget! Additionally, these restaurants have committed to making a donation to the Maui Food Bank for each prix-fixe dinner served this week.

This week's restaurants:
- Nick's Fish Market
- Pita Paradise Wailea Bistro
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- Spago
- Tommy Bahama
- Capische?
- DUO Steak & Seafood
- Fabiani's Wailea
- Gannon's
- Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
- Joe's Bar & Grill
- Ka'ana Kitchen
- Ko
- Lhongi's Wailea
- Mala Wailea
- Manoli's Pizza Company
- Matteo's Osteria
- Migrant Maui
- Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
- Morimoto Maui
- Mulligans on the Blue

There is no need for a coupon or ticket, just make a reservation and order off their prix-fixe menu! Check out the menu for more information and also phone numbers. Yum....

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Gourd Christmas ornaments

Oh my goodness..... Today at the Made in Maui Festival I just couldn't resist these two guys.... Maui Christmas ornaments - a sand man and a shark...

help help, the shark with the crazy teeth is going to eat me!
revenge of the sand man! Death to the gourd-shark :)
These and many more gourd ornaments are made by Jennifers Gourds! Check her out!

By the way, how was the festival? Really good - unfortunately it was showering on and off again, but there are 130 vendors - lots of selection - and goes til 4:30pm this afternoon! I made a great start to my Christmas shopping.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ice sculpting competition this weekend in Lahaina!

There's something you wouldn't expect to see on Maui!


The Lahaina Cannery Mall is hosting an ice sculpting competition this weekend (November 8 & 9). I'm curious how they will keep the sculptures frozen for public viewing.... If you are in the area, check it out!! MauiNow has more information.

New art work at Sugar Beach!

This summer we replaced the cal king bed and mattress at our Sugar Beach condo. It is so nice... I also have new art work, but to hang pictures I needed someone with a concrete drill...

Yesterday we finally got those new pictures hung. Looking beautiful. I love these prints by local artist Rachel Ray. I bought them at my friend's store, Maui Memories at Wailea Gateway Center (below the Monkeypod Restaurant). She carries Rachel Ray's prints in different sizes, and even as greeting cards! Why send a Hallmark card when you can send a beautiful unique Maui card?

our Sugar Beach condo bedroom with new furniture and art

sweet dreams!