HI Sessions: Kimie Minor - New Day

Singer-songwriter Kimié Miner manages to create an inimitable musical style that dresses the listener in a flowing mu’umu’u on a cool beach, easily mistaken for paradise. Growing up on an island surrounded by the ocean was a formative experience for Kimié, and an experience that can be distinctly heard through her work.  Her melodies embody a loose, down-to-earth feel, and her lyrics create a universal imagery that transcends ethnicity, gender, age, and musical genre.

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Maui: The most beautiful island in the World

Wonderful little video from the folks at Aloha Stoked.  Great work by Kalani Prince



World Class: Maui Brewing Company

If you are passionate about beer and love visiting craft breweries, then Maui Brews in Kihei is a must stop for you.  Maui Brewing Co. is the largest brewery in Hawai‘i, capable of almost 100,000 barrels out of its facility in Kīhei. In addition to the uncompromising quality, this is one of the most forward thinking businesses you will find anywhere. In 2017 they won a national small business award.  Maui Brews's commitment to sustainability is second to none.  There entire plant runs off of renewable energy and has the capacity to run completely off the grid.  they resent won a prestigious 2018 AIA Design Award for Interior Architecture.

Not only do they have great beer, their food is excellent as well.  Check out their menu

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Maui Brew Craft Brewery605 Lipoa Parkway - Kihei, HI 96753- PH: 808.201.BEER

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Mele Kalikimaka Medley by Kapena

The Delima Ohana were nice enough to provide us for some Christmas cheer which we can now share with you! It is that time of year, so kick off your slippers and feel the cool trade winds blow. Mele Kalikimaka to you!



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Hidden Gem: Sheldon Simeon's Tin Roof

(Source: Hawaii Magazine) Outside of the cozy takeout-style eatery, there’s a line. It’s 1:45 p.m., 15 minutes before chef and owner Sheldon Simeon closes for the day, but there’s still a strong demand for a bowl of his ‘ono comfort-food grinds.

Tin Roof is nestled between an art gallery and a payday loan store in Dairy Center, a nondescript strip mall off the bustling Dairy Road in Kahului near the airport. Don’t let the location deter you. What Tin Roof lacks in ambiance and abundant seating—I saw people eating in the parking lot, even in their cars—it more than makes up for in food.

Tin Roof • Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
360 Papa Place, Suite Y, Kahului, Maui, (808) 868-0753, tinroofmaui.com


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Maui Snorkel Guide: Honolua Bay

Our favorite snorkeling spot on Maui's west side is Honolua Bay.   Visitors can take either drive and hike in or they can choose take a catamaran excution with a number of companies, including our favorites Trilogy and Pacific Whale Foundation

Honolua Bay is an amazing Marine Preserve located on the northwest tip of Maui, not far from the Kapala Resort.  Snorkeling is best at Honolua Bay in the morning from 7am – 10am for the clearest visibility.  For those staying  on the west side of Maui, you can expect a 5 to 20 minute drive time from your resort.

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The best Mai Tai in the Universe - Monkeypod Kitchen

There is no more iconic experience than sipping a tropical Mai Tai at your favorite Maui beach bar.  In Tahitian, Mai Tai translates simply as "The Best".   While the debate has raged for decades,  Maui Insider has proclaimed the Mai Tai at Merriman's Monkeypod Kitchen to be "The Best" Mai Tia in the universe. You will find Monkey Pod Kitchen in the Wailea and Ka'anapali resorts.  Here is how it is made

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Jaws Challenge 2018 - Pe'ahi, Maui

Yesterday saw the best big wave surfers in the world take on the 30 foot swells at Jaws surf spot on the WSL's Big Wave Tour.  The 30 foot swell's meant each wave had bone-crushing intensity.  Hawaiian Keala Kennelly won women's event during a brutal session yesterday. The Men's event had been put on hold because the waves had become too dangerous for the surfers in Maui, Hawaii. When competition resumed, Billy Kemper took out the men’s title for a third time in a row.   Click here to view the entire event