South Maui Gardens is a 7 acre plant nursery with food trucks. They have turned this space into a hidden community spot.
Paper Garden workshops
Today I attended one of the Paper Garden workshops in Wailea. It was so much fun spending time with local artists and being creative.
Coming soon – the Made in Maui County Festival!
This year’s annual Made in Maui County Festival takes place on Saturday November 5th at the MACC. Best craft fair on Maui!
Where do you get your Maui greeting cards?
I love sending local Maui greeting cards to friends and family. Here are some of my favorite artists and where to buy their cards.
What are your favorite souvenirs?
Do you buy souvenirs? Here are some of my favorites. I love looking at them and remembering our vacations!
Maui Holiday Events coming up!
Here are a few Maui holiday events that are scheduled for December 2021. I will update this list as I come across more.
Upcountry roadtrip and restaurant update
Sig and I love taking a Maui-style roadtrip to Ulupalakua Ranch. The views, the burgers and then dessert are worth the drive.
Hula Cookies at the Maui Harbor Shops has the best cookies, and makes amazing gourmet icecream sandwiches. A wonderful Maui treat!
Reopening of the Maui Tropical Plantation
At long last the Maui Tropical Plantation has reopened. Kumu Farms and Maui ‘Oma Coffee have reimagined the plantation store.
Reef safe sunscreens and sunburn remedies
Did you know all sunscreen sold in Hawaii stores must be reef-safe? Here are some local sunscreen faves and sunburn remedies.
Did you know Wailea has a farmer’s market?
Wailea has a weekly farmer’s market that takes place Tuesday mornings in the Wailea Village shopping area near Manolis.
Front Street in Covid Lahaina
Sig and I had an errand to run in Lahaina today. After our errand, we parked as we always do in the Hilo Hattie’s parking lot on the Northern end of the Front Street tourist strip to see what Covid Lahaina looks like. By sheer habit, we wandered into the[…]
I Survived Costco
Nearly everyone on Maui has a membership at the local discount store Costco. Here are some of my favorites to buy there.
A few craft fairs coming up
Confession – I love craft fairs. I remember a few decades ago going to a huge Christmas craft fair in Calgary. It was amazing. I did all my Christmas shopping there that year, and must confess I hold craft fairs up to this high standard. Having said that, there are[…]
A few Maui things to do in September 2018
Coming up on Maui this weekend and in the weeks beyond…. The Maui Lilikoi Festival Have you had lilikoi? It’s a passion fruit – I’ve written about it in the past, see here. This weekend Saturday September 22, the Napili Farmer’s Market is hosting the Maui Lilikoi Festival from 8AM[…]
Pueo Premier Card
It’s the beginning of a new school year and Kamalii Elementary School has issued their new Pueo Premier Card for the year. We have one of these at each of our four condos, so please do use the card to get discounts (similar or better to kama’aina) at local restaurants[…]
Blue Door Bread
I’ve noticed a sign on my way to the Kalama Park hockey rink lately. Truth is, it may have been there for years, I’m not sure. But I have noticed it lately. It says Blue Door Bakery. Having grown up in Austria the word ‘bakery’ is quick to catch my[…]
It was another beautiful day today. After a day at the office I headed over to our Kihei Surfside condo to prepare it for tomorrow’s guests’ check-in. It was much too beautiful a day to go home, so I headed over to the Island Market at the Shops at Wailea[…]
Pineapple on Maui
Hawaii used to be known for its pineapple plantations. These days they are now mostly gone – replaced by cheaper imports from other places. However, there are still fields to be found on Maui and it seems more fields have been planted recently. Drive upcountry to Hailemaile and if you[…]
What to do on a rainy day in Kihei?
Ideas for what to do on a rare rainy day in South Maui. Kihei and Wailea lie in Haleakala’s rain shadow and receive 8-11 inches of rain a year.