New Years Events!

Enjoy a pre New Years Eve Celebration this Friday December 30th at the Historic Iao Theater with William Shatner and special guest Brian Evans live!  William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk on Star Trek, will be entertaining the crowd with stories from his own life.  Brian Evans, and other musical guests, will be performing songs that have earned him over 30 million youtube views! Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 pm. View more information on this event including purchasing tickets and pricing here.

Count down to the New Year on Saturday December 31st at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua with live music provided by Eric Gilliom. The famed Avenue Room will be hosting hors d’oeuvres, an ice bar, cocktail luge and photo booth!  Party favors and dessert will also be available!  Pricing varies and VIP tables for 2-4 guests are also available.  More information available via the Ritz Carlton website here.

Recover New Years Day at the Cane and Canoe Bar in Lahaina for Sunday Brunch. Executive Chef David Viviano will be featuring an enhanced breakfast menu.  Live jazz music will be performed to enhance your dining experience. Menu favorites including Chicken and Waffles, Steak and Eggs, Shrimp and Grits along with new brunch selections!  For those 21 years and older, you may want to sample the build your own Bloody Mary bar! Brunch time is from 10:00 am to 2:00pm.  For more information and to make reservations, visit the Mauinow.com website.

Have a safe and Happy New Years!

Events Easter Weekend

Start your weekend off with The 24th Annual Celebration Of The Arts at The Ritz-Carlton beginning Friday March 25th.  Speakers, demonstrations, music and dance will be taking place during this two day event.  A great cultural interactive experience!  The schedule of events and more information including ticket purchase can be found on the Celebration Of The Arts website.

Saturday March 26th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Makawao Community Association presents the 6th Annual Makawao Easter Egg Hunt.  Please sign in beginning at 8:00 am.  This event will take place at the Oskie Rice Arena.  Children 10 years or younger please.  The Makawao Community Association website has more information.

On Sunday March 27th Makena Beach and Golf Resort will be having it’s famous Easter Sunday Brunch. Brunch will be held from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Six stations featuring all your favorite breakfast dishes plus new extras! Live entertainment and visits from the Easter Bunny!  Visit the Makena Resorts events section here for more information and pricing.

Have a wonderful week and weekend!

Weekly Events

The 34th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival kicks off this Thursday June 11th at the Ritz Carlton.  The invitation only Master Class Introduction to Wine Tasting.  This class is for industry professional looking to unlock clues in wine tasting flavors and aromas.  Starting Friday June 12th events for those with tickets and 4 day passes begin.  All events showcase various wines.  The Grand Tasting Kapalua Style at the Montage on Friday from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm will showcase premium wines paired with delicious cuisine. The event concludes with the Seafood Festival at the Ritz-Carlton on Sunday from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm.  14 of Maui’s finest restaurants will compete for the “Best of the Fest” award.  All events are 21 years and over.  To get more information on the festival including the schedule of events, visit their website here.

June 11th and 12th is the Maui Upcountry Ag and Farm Fair at the Oskie Rice Field and Arena.  Hours for both Saturday an Sunday are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The 4-H auction will be presented by the children that have raised them throughout the year.  Lots of games and activities just for kids under the Keiki Boot Tent.  Entertainment and good eating will be had by all throughout the weekend!  Check their Facebook page here for updates on the event.

HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts summer keiki Crafts Class starts Monday June 15th through Friday June 19th at HouseMart in its Queen Kaahumanu Center store.  For children 8-10 years class will be held from 10 am to 12 noon.  For ages 11 and older, class will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost is $20 per day or $60 for all 5 days.  Children will about different techniques, and have a different theme each day.   Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.  Visit their website here for the class brochure and registration form.

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Residences

Phase 1 incentive launch of the Ritz- Carlton Kapalua Residences happening now January 20th 2015, to February 28th, 2015! 38 of the 73 available residences have already been reserved.   To ensure you reserve your top residence, you need to act now!

These one and two bedroom residences offer owners the amenities of not only the Ritz-Carlton hotel, but also the Kapalua Resort. Approximately 23,000 acres of natural preserve with trails, 6 beaches, zip lines, and retail shopping and restaurants.

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The list of services residence ownership entails is phenomenal.  24 hour housekeeping, owner discounts on Ritz-Carlton food, events and spa treatments, airport transportation are just a small few. The Ritz-Carlton is well known for its luxury and impeccable services and the Kapalua Residences will not disappoint. The privilege of ownership menu is available to view here.

Residences range from 824 sq. feet to 1646 sq. ft fully furnished and an additional 200-800 sq foot furnished lanai! Enjoy a luxuriously stocked kitchen that includes Wolf appliances, Ritz-Carlton flatware, and a choice between granite and corian countertops. Enjoy entertaining in your living room area with 55 inch HDTV and surround sound, custom designed furniture, and custom designed Hawaiian lithographs.   The bedroom area is just as luxurious with Ritz-Carlton bed linens and imported area rugs.   The features are not only impressive, but quiet expansive as well. The features list is viewable here.

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Let the Hansen Ohana help guide you through the registration process and represent you in the purchase of paradise!  As licensed Hawaii Realtors, we can make a selection on behalf of our clients and transfer that selection to the client within 14 days.  Within 30 days of the initial selection, the potential buyer must provide proof of financial ability to purchase.  Buyer should anticipate going to contract on April 20, 2015 with a 30% deposit and closing 30 days thereafter.

Now is the time to take advantage of the residence incentives available through February 28th!

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Enjoying your Mother-Daughter Vacation On Maui

Maui with Mother DaughterSpending quality time with children is always a treasured gift.  Many mothers and daughters spend special quality bonding time by traveling to Maui for vacation.  For most, relaxing on beautiful sandy beaches is the number 1 priority of their trip.  Others want to see sights, shop, or have an adventure.  Here are some tips for things to do and see while on your mother-daughter vacation on Maui.

If you enjoy painting and being artistic, you would enjoy an Island Art Party!  Create your own keepsake from your Maui getaway.  Sessions typically run 2-3 hours.  All the supplies you need are included in the price.  Be sure to make a reservation!  Varies times and classes available so check out their website.

Getting pampered on your vacation is always a must.  Who wouldn’t enjoy the royal treatment with facials, massages, or a pedicure!  The Grand Wailea Spa offers a truly luxurious atmosphere to be spoiled for the day.  The Grand Wailea Spa was voted one of the Top 10 spas in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.  The Ritz-Carlton allows you access to the spa facilities for the remainder of the day when you have a scheduled treatment.  They even offer summer spa specials.  Hair services, skin care and various massage packages are all available.

Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at the Alii Kula Lavender Farm.  After exploring the beauty of the lavender farm, or joining one of the daily guided tours a basket lunch with a variety of sandwiches and salads will curb your appetite!  Also included is your beverage choice and a lavender infused dessert!

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Take advantage of your mother-daughter time with a fun day of shopping!  Exclusive boutique shopping can be found at The Shops at Wailea.  Various retailers, art galleries, and dining can be found at The Shops.  Whalers Village has a little of everything to offer.  Shopping, dining, and a calendar of activities available for that month.  Boutiques, surf shops, and art can be found in Pa’ia for a unique shopping experience like none of the others.  After a full day shopping there are a number of eateries to choose from. Pizza, burritos, or fish are all available.

Not all vacationers are looking for rest and relaxation.  Those that are looking for adventure can check out Adventure Maui.  Here you will find information for everything from helicopter tours, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and surf lessons.  This is a great resource in helping you plan activities and make advance reservations.

Maui offers a variety of both adventurous and leisure activities for all to enjoy!