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Welcome to Wailea

WAILEA IS A PLACE OF BEGINNINGS The channel that brought the first Polynesians to Hawai‘i, Kealaikahiki, laps at the sands of Wailea. The beaches, golf, dining and world-renowned festivals here are a portal to deeper pleasures. Welcome to Wailea magazine and the treasures of South Maui.

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16 Celestial Cinema for the Soul 34 Wailea in Motion

52 Maui’s Mighty Morsels

STARS IN EVERY FORM LIGHT UP THE MAUI SKIES.

SPECIAL MOMENTS WHEN TIME STANDS STILL.

THEY’RE AN ISLAND WAY OF LIFE.

BY DONNE DAWSON

BY Jocelyn Fujii PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANA EDMUNDS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY NOVAK-CLIFFORD

26 Georgia O’Keeffe’s Maui THE GREAT PAINTER MEETS A MAUI GIRL, AND A FRIENDSHIP ENSUES. BY patricia jennings and maria ausherman

42 The Niu World THE TREE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING. BY teri freitas gorman Photography by Dana Edmunds

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72 At the Top of His Game A SELF-TAUGHT GOLFER FINDS HIS PERFECT WORLD. BY GRADY TIMMONS PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW ALLEN

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80 Style & Substance THE MCKINLEY HOME IS ITS OWN WORK OF ART. BY JOCELYN FUJII PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANA EDMUNDS

96 Aloha Moment

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MASA USHIODA

D E PA RT M E N T S 6 Welcome to Wailea 8 Contributors 12 Lei of the Land A MAP OF THE RESORT.

14 Wailea’s Footprint GETTING YOUR BEARINGS AT THE SHORE.

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22 Wailea Hall of Fame WHO’S THAT BEHIND THOSE SUNGLASSES?

64 Wailea Dining Guide FARE TO REMEMBER, AND WHY.

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68 Resort Amenities WHY PEOPLE LIVE HERE.

70 Life, Wailea Style HIGHLIGHTS OF RESORT LIVING.

88 Inspiration THE ART OF WAILEA.

90 Shops & Galleries

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A GUIDE TO RETAIL & THE ARTS.

94 The Ultimate Vacation Recipe A GUIDE TO THE SHOPS AT WAILEA. ON THE COVER

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Every year at this time, Maui starts anticipating the many activities of summer. Here in Wailea, our thoughts turn to the Maui Film Festival at Wailea, a five-day event that occurs every June with fabulous food, stargazing and the ultimate in movie screenings and venues, the outdoor Celestial Cinema. The Maui Film Festival has become legendary. A special legend of South Maui speaks of the Hawaiian goddess of canoes, Lea, who transformed herself into the beautiful ‘elepaio bird and flew over this extraordinary shoreline known as Wailea—the “Waters of Lea.” Just as she recognized the beauty of this South Maui coast, so do many others year after year. All the wonderful images you envisioned about Hawai‘i are right here for your enjoyment. From the majestic sunrise over Haleakalä to the breathtaking sunset, each day in Wailea is a dream come true. We present this magazine as a portal into the many special qualities of this resort, from the cultural past to the people and places that make it what it is today. Hawaiians are noted for their innate hospitality, keen sense of place, and being masters of celebrating life’s many delights, from ‘ukulele and hula to surfing and paddling. We hope you will find that your time in Wailea is similarly joyful, and your new memories will bring you back to our sunny coast. For more information about Wailea Resort, please visit our website at www.WaileaResortAssociation.com. Mahalo nui loa for sharing your time with us here in Wailea. Kipa hou mai! (Come visit again!)

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CONTRIBUTORS

Tony Novak-Clifford Grady Timmons At the Top of His Game, p. 72 Grady Timmons has been writing about golf in Hawai‘i for more than 25 years and has played the game even longer. His writings on golf and other subjects have appeared in numerous local, national and international publications. He is the author of the award-winning book Waikiki Beachboy and A Century of Golf: O‘ahu Country Club, published in 2007.

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Celestial Cinema for the Soul, p. 16 Donne Dawson has written for numerous local and national publications. A Native Hawaiian and media professional, she is the owner and president of Hawai‘i Film Specialists LLC, providing production

The Niu World, p. 42 Born in Wailuku, Maui, Teri Freitas Gorman has lived and worked in the Netherlands, California, Florida and New Zealand and has visited more than 30 countries, including Brazil. There she sipped coco frio (cold coconut) before returning to Maui in 2005, where she works as an independent writer and management consultant specializing in intercultural communications.

Dana Edmunds Wailea in Motion, p. 34; The Niu World, p. 42; Style & Substance, p. 80 Dana began his career on Maui as a surf photographer. After graduating from Art Center in Los Angeles, he returned to the Islands and opened a photo studio in Honolulu. As a Hawai‘i-based commercial photographer, Dana shoots for various editorial, advertising and action sports clients here in Hawai‘i and throughout the world.

support and cultural expertise for filming in Hawai‘i. She has interviewed everyone from Laird Hamilton to Ang Lee and is renowned for her expertise in the industry, having served as Hawai‘i film commissioner from 2001-2009.

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Maui’s Mighty Morsels, p. 52 For more than two decades, Tony Novak-Clifford has created food & beverage images for editorial, resort and restaurant clients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. “Food is a subject that has always fascinated me,” he says. “It lends itself to dramatic light and interesting plays of texture and composition.” He considers it a challenge to photograph food in fresh, new ways.

Carla Tracy Maui’s Mighty Morsels, p. 52 For almost 30 years, Maui News dining editor Carla Tracy has been a leading voice in the island’s restaurant world. She has judged countless contests, been a panelist for the James Beard Awards, appeared on local TV shows, and freelanced for numerous publications. Carla and husband, Mark Tracy, live in Central Maui and own Valley Isle Marine Center in Wailuku.

Patricia Jennings Georgia O’Keeffe’s Maui, p. 26 Patricia Jennings Morriss Campbell, who wrote Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i with Maria Ausherman, grew up in Hawai‘i, where, as a 12year-old living in Hana, she met Georgia O’Keeffe. She now lives in Waimea on Hawai‘i island. Her memoir, published by Koa Books in Kïhei, Maui, was released in late 2011.

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Wailea is nestled on the leeward side of South Maui. Only 30 minutes from the Kahului Airport, just south of the town of KĪhei, Wailea is easily accessible by automobile. The main entrances to Wailea’s luxurious beachfront resorts are located along lovely Wailea Alanui. The Shops at Wailea, located just north of Grand Wailea, features upscale apparel, jewelry, fine art, cuisine and more. Nearby are Wailea’s world-class golf and tennis facilities—the Wailea Golf Club, featuring the Emerald, Gold and Old Blue golf courses, and the Wailea Tennis Club. All of Wailea’s resorts, along with golf, tennis, dining and shopping, are within a few minutes’ drive of your resort or condominium. The 1.5-mile coastal walk, which runs between the resorts and the beach, provides a magnificent view of the South Maui coastline and affords easy access to the beachfront resorts.

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Wailea’s Footprint There are many ways of experiencing the spirit of a place, and in Wailea, it’s the Wailea Coastal Walk. This is where you’ll feel the sun, hear the sounds of laughter from the beach, and know that all is well with the world. With the crescent of Molokini in the foreground, Kaho‘olawe behind it, and the island of Lana‘i in the distance, you will absorb the full measure of beauty along the South Maui coastline. Stretching from Keawakapu Beach to The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, the 1.5-mile Coastal Walk offers easy access to the Wailea resort and is a great aerobic workout. The Coastal Walk offers a rich introduction to local history, flora and fauna. At the Wailea Point Historical Interpretive Site, you’ll encounter an excellent introduction to the

more than 60 indigenous plants found in the Native Hawaiian Garden. These hardy plants include the a‘ali‘i, which provides wood for houses, and the ‘ilima, used in lei-making. A partially restored homesite and plaque recount the story of the Native Hawaiians and Europeans who lived in the area between the late 1300s and early twentieth century. From November to April, the Coastal Walk provides an ideal vantage point for viewing the humpback whales that migrate each year to these waters. They mate, give birth and nurse their young, all the while providing a spectacular show for spectators. For a closer view of these magnificent creatures, you can take one of the whale-watching excursions that depart daily from Ma‘alaea Harbor; ask your concierge for details.

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To the inspiring location of Wailea, festival organizers have added a brilliant menu of events to anchor the five-day festival. It takes place every June in this premier oceanside community on Maui’s sunny south shore. The festival is jam-packed with star-studded gatherings: celebrity tributes, the everpopular Taste of Wailea, Taste of Chocolate, Starry Night MoonDance, and thought-provoking film seminars to stimulate the creative mind. All of this takes place at some of the most sought-after resort properties: the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hotel Wailea, Grand Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. It’s hard not to feel like a rock star in this environment of glamour, talent and inspiration. But the festival’s true secret lies in the quality of its programming and its premier event, the Celestial Cinema at Wailea. The allure of Maui is another key element: Many Hollywood elite either live on the island or vacation there over the holidays. And what drives the festival, says founder Barry Rivers, is its goal of raising awareness “as to what cinema could be and how positive stories can create social change.” Don King, a film festival habitué and one of Hawai‘i’s preeminent surf cinematographers, is one of countless Celestial Cinema fans. “It’s the best venue in the world to see a movie,” he says. “Out on the grass with hundreds of people, under the stars, on a massive screen with awesome sound. It doesn’t get any better. It’s what Hawai‘i is all about. I don’t think there’s any place in the world that can compete with that.” King has attended the film festival to help present big-wave films he’s shot, including “All Aboard the Crazy Train,” “Riding Giants,” and “Step Into Liquid.” FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui highlights Oscar-worthy films that otherwise would not be accessible to the people of Maui. In the current cycle, Rivers screened more than 50 films, including “Hugo,” “The Descendants,” “The Artist” and “The War Horse.” These films are among the festival titles that earned a total of 75 Academy Award nominations. Another superlative: The Maui Film Festival, according to Rivers, is the only festival “in the known universe” with an official astronomer on staff. Each

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he medium of film is one of the most powerful forms of communication in the world, and there is no better venue for this art form than the Maui Film Festival at Wailea. Consider this scenario: In the distance, the magnificent slopes of Haleakala. Around you, the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. Above and before you, starry nights and inspiring films— eye candy in every direction. It’s no wonder this jewel of a film festival, now in its 13th year, is reputed to be one of the most compelling festivals in the world.

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Celestial Dining Recognizing that food is the other half of cinema, Wailea Resort chefs display their own superstar talents at Taste of Wailea, the culinary version of Celestial Cinema. Foodies and film buffs gather under the stars in an atmosphere where everything dazzles — the food, the wine, the sunset, the celebrities, the good vibes everywhere. The 2012 Taste of Wailea, supported by Wailea Resort partners, takes place 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the David Leadbetter Private Golf Academy, near the driving range of Wailea’s Gold and Emerald golf courses. Wailea’s chefs, sommeliers and wine purveyors pull out all the stops in their menus and pairings as they share the culinary red carpet. Each Taste of Wailea ticket includes Saturday night Celestial Cinema. For information: mauifilmfestival.com.

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night at the Celestial Cinema, award-winning Harriet Witt takes the audience of nearly 2,000 people (relaxed on their blankets and beach chairs) on a tour of the night sky. In her soothing voice, she expertly weaves science and Hawaiian culture into a one-of-a-kind experience. In the words of one observer, “It makes one feel lucky to be alive and breathing on this planet.” The films are projected on a 50-foot screen stretched across an inviting swath of green: the driving range “bowl” of the Gold and Emerald golf courses. Incredibly, the screenings are solar-powered, and have been for the past five years. “I like to say that we’re lit by the moon and powered by the sun,” he says. The festival screens 35mm film as well as high-definition digital cinema in “ear-boggling” Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. It’s a feast for the senses, taking movie-going to a whole new level. In the words of one well-known Hollywood director, “The Maui Film Festival is the only place in the world where a filmmaker can see his film with that many people at once, and in a technologically perfect environment.” The ability to project high-definition video also means that the celebrity tributes, formerly held in the hotel ballrooms, can now be experienced under the stars, with the stars, at the Celestial Cinema. Among the powerhouse list of celebrities past: Clint Eastwood, Claire Danes, Dennis Quaid, Joan Allen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Greg Kinnear, William Hurt and Helen Hunt. They attend this festival not so much for the accolades, but also to experience the beauty of the Valley Isle and the creative energy of this filmmaking jewel. “The Maui Film Festival is built on the belief that great filmmaking is pure alchemy,” says Rivers. “When filmmakers choose to tell compassionate, life-affirming stories, they can turn the darkness into light. This belief—in the power of creativity to enlighten as well as entertain—gives the Maui Film Festival its character, its energy and its soul.”

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Think locally grown cacao beans, mocha caramel macchiatto, dark chocolate ganache and more. Anyone who has experienced Taste of Chocolate will never stop longing for the next one. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea hosts this event on its oceanfront lawn, 10 p.m. to midnight June 15, as a mouthwatering finale to an evening of Celestial Cinema. One year there was a chocolate fountain, another year a mini-doughnut maker. Designer chocolate is a staple, with a dash of vanilla shortbread, white chocolate mousse, or a Godiva chocolate cocktail for an extra kick. Themes vary each year, and there are always surprises. But when you’re oceanfront under Maui skies with chocolate at your fingertips, life couldn’t get any better. For information: mauifilmfestival.com.

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of the Law of Attraction? It’s a premise that suggests positive thinking will yield an equally positive outcome—in other words, if we pour our energy into something, that amount of energy is returned in full. I believe Wailea is indisputable proof that the Law of Attraction is much more than a metaphysical belief—it’s the real deal. Here, your return on investment is guaranteed to be tenfold, because this place is bustling with things to do, places to go— and very glamorous people to see. In the latter part of 2011, the magnetic pull of Wailea drew the glitterati to its resorts, restaurants and beaches, including Paris Hilton, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Bill Maher, country music songstress LeAnn Rimes, “Scrubs” stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison and model/actress Brooke Burns. And that’s just to name a few—it’s a safe bet that a much longer roster of familiar faces graced guest lists at resorts across Wailea last year. And 2012 is likely to be no exception. In fact, it’s already off to a good start. During a private New Year’s Eve benefit event at Mala Wailea Restaurant at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, rock ’n’ roll icons Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler and “Doobie Brothers” Patrick Simmons and Michael McDonald took the stage for an evening of live music, including a very appropriate performance of The Beatles’ “Come Together.” The event, emceed by comedian Tom Arnold, also featured Mike Myers, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Dan Goodfellow and his stumpf fiddle. (Don’t know what a stumpf fiddle is? You’re not alone. I’d suggest a “Google” search.) If you missed this evening of A-list entertainment, don’t worry. No matter what time of year it is, Wailea is rife with stargazing opportunities. And you won’t just see celebrities here—you’ll live like one, too. For starters, take a much-needed (in my opinion, at least) “time out” and indulge in some pampering. As part of the Wailea Wellness Series, you can sign up for seasonal yoga retreats led 22

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by some of the nation’s top practitioners at The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. And on the last Friday of the month, Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea offers a refreshing take on ladies night with its “Divas Night Out” spa program. The first rule of “Divas Night Out?” No boys allowed. Expect indulgence and pampering here. And of course, the stars align once again on June 13-17, when Wailea’s “crown jewel” event, the Maui Film Festival, lights up the skies of South Maui. Festival co-directors Barry and Stella Rivers assure there will be another stellar lineup walking the “white carpet” in Wailea this year. They’re not giving up any names, but there’s no doubt that this year’s event will feature some of Tinseltown’s most talented. But this is a yearly event. There’s no need to wait until the festival to be a part of the action. The Wailea on Wednesdays (WOW) weekly entertainment series at The Shops at Wailea (check out the calendar of events at www.theshopsatwailea.com) is an evening of gallery receptions (including new arrival the Art of Peter Max Gallery, which celebrated its grand opening in February), artist appearances and one-night-only shop and restaurant specials. There’s also live music and entertainment under the stars, featuring talented musicians such as Erin Smith and The Throwdowns, Grammy Award-winning slack-key artist Bobby Moderow, Jr., and an unforgettable performance by Chief FiaFia & the Polynesian Village Lu‘au Performers. (How often do you see a man shimmy up a towering palm tree with a machete in hand to retrieve a coconut?) For a taste of Native Hawaiian culture, head over to the Grand Wailea for Maui’s newest lu‘au, the Grand Luau at Honua‘ula. Pele (the goddess of fire) and Kananaka (the mermaid of Maui) will take you on a mesmerizing journey into the past. As you can see, Wailea is the embodiment of the Law of Attraction. If you haven’t experienced it already, you will soon. Don’t forget—it’s the law.

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Maui In 1939, artist Georgia O’Keeffe f lew to Maui for what was to be an 18-day visit to the Valley Isle. At the invitation of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, later to be known as the Dole Company, the New York-based artist spent a total of nine weeks painting, in her iconic visual style, the f lowers and landscapes of Hawai‘i. Patricia Jennings was a 12-year-old living in Hāna, the daughter of the plantation manager. In this excerpt from Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i, released by Koa Books on Maui, she describes her time with a towering figure in American art. By PATRICIA JENNINGS and MARIA AUSHERMAN

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The great painter meets a Maui girl and a friendship ensues

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WATERFALL No. III â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iao Valley, 1939. Oil on canvas. Honolulu Museum of Art. Gift of Susan Crawford Tracy, 1996 (8562.1)

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ON A RAINY DAY in late 1938, I lay on my bed

“And this wiggly creature is Lucky, an important member of the family.” (Above) Patricia Jennings and Lucky

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gazing at the pale blue wallpaper sample Mother had brought home from Honolulu. With its dainty pink f lowers, it would be perfect for my dollhouse. “Pat, I need to talk to you,” Mother burst in. “I’ve just received a cable from California. Your grandmother is ill, and I need to leave in the morning to be with her. I’m sorry I’ll have to miss Georgia O’Keeffe’s visit. She can drive my car, and you can show her around.” The thought was terrifying. “Patricia, there are times one has to face things and make the best of them.” We lived in isolated Hāna, Maui. My father, Willis Jennings, was manager of Ka‘eleku Sugar Plantation and was busy most days. So at the impressionable age of twelve, I was asked to serve as Georgia O’Keeffe’s personal guide. Three months later, on the morning of March 10, 1939, she arrived. Tall, lanky Harold Stein, the director of Maui County’s Boy Scouts and a close family friend, drove her from the Maui Grand Hotel in Wailuku, along the recently built, winding Hāna Road, to our home. “Georgia, this is Patricia, Willis Jennings’ charming daughter,” Harold said, bending over to scratch my dog Lucky’s f loppy ears. “And this wiggly creature is Lucky, an important member of the family.” Harold glanced at me reassuringly. “How do you do, Miss O’Keeffe?” I said, mustering my courage. “My father is at work. I’ll show you to your room.” “I’ve explained to Miss O’Keeffe about your mother being away,” Harold said, lifting the artist’s tapestry bags. As we walked to the cottages, I found the silence unbearable, and I began chatting chirpily and pointing to each fruit tree we passed. “This is a mango. That’s lychee. Over there are tamarind, star fruit, and avocado. Would you like a star fruit, Miss O’Keeffe?” She took no notice. “Perhaps later,” Harold responded. When we arrived at the cottage, Georgia scanned the large square room. “This is very nice,” she said, almost under her

breath. Grateful to hear anything, I smiled, and I could see that she wanted to be alone. ◆◆◆ THE MORNING AFTER a wonderful dinner,

during which Georgia was extremely engaging and entertaining, she packed her art supplies into the trunk of Mother’s car. “Would you like to go to the ocean?” I asked. “Yes, that will be fine.” Along the way she asked me about Hāna, the plantation, where I grew up, and listened intently. We pulled into the small parking area at Wai‘ānapanapa State Park, and I led Georgia down a steep trail. Pink and white impatiens surrounded a shadowed cave entrance, and Georgia peered into a cavern that was filled with crystal-clear water. “Sometimes we swim in here. If you dive under the ledge, you come to another cavern,” I told her. Beyond the cave was a small, black-sand beach, and on the beach was a lauhala-thatched canoe shed where Hawaiian fishermen stored their canoes and fishnets. “I watched Bob Eskridge paint a picture of that shed,” I boasted, “and it won a watercolor award in Chicago.” “That’s very nice,” Georgia said, “but I don’t like to be watched while I paint. Can you amuse yourself somewhere?” “Oh, okay, sure,” I replied, disappointed once again. “I’ll walk along the cliff. If the tide is high enough, the blowhole will be shooting water up in the air.” “Fine,” she said. “Off you go.” Georgia set up her easel on the cliff’s edge facing a jagged sea arch not far offshore, while I walked to where I could watch the blowhole. Below, the ocean was pounding against the black lava rock and formed a twenty-foot spray of water through the blowhole. I could feel the salty mist on my face. I wondered if Georgia, some distance away, was feeling the spray too. Half an hour later, Georgia called out, pointing to her head. “I must have a hat!” She packed up her painting supplies, and we headed into town. The plantation store didn’t have a hat that suited her, so we drove to Hasegawa General Store. There she

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Her deft fingers made the green oil paints flow effortlessly into place. PAPAYA TREE ‘Iao Valley, 1939. Oil on canvas. Honolulu Museum of Art. Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 1994 (7894.1)

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Georgia set up her easel on a cliff’s edge facing a jagged sea arch not far offshore. BLACK LAVA BRIDGE, HANA COAST, NO. I, 1939. Oil on canvas. Honolulu Museum of Art. Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 1994 (7892.1)

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OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, YALE UNIVERSITY/PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAROLD STEIN

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found a wide-brimmed straw hat. “This is perfect. But how shall I keep it on in the wind?” “I’ll fix it,” I assured her, assuming the confident air of my father. When we returned to the house, Georgia went to her cottage to work, while I dug through Mother’s ragbag. I found a long strip of blue silk with white polka dots that had been trimmed from the hem of one of my sister’s dresses. I placed the silk band around the crown of Georgia’s hat and carefully separated the straw weave just enough to push the two silk ends through the brim. Now she would be able to tie the ends under her chin. As I ran to the cottage, Harold drove up, ready for lunch. “Look,” I shouted, “Georgia has a new hat!” She stepped out of the cottage and laughed heartily as she put it on. “Will you let me take a photograph of you wearing the hat?” Harold asked. She agreed, and after he had taken several shots of her, she reached over and tied the hat on my head. “Take one of Patricia for me,” she said. Harold stood me in front of the eucalyptus tree, and I smiled proudly into his lens. “Beautiful,” he declared. Georgia laughed, “Now how about one with Lucky?” Lucky was running about, acting like it was all a game. I returned the hat to Georgia, scooped up Lucky, and sat on the cottage’s side steps, cuddling him as if he were a squirming baby. “You’re a good mom,” Harold said. I looked at Georgia, who was laughing behind Harold, and I realized how she made me feel special. She listened to everything I said as though each word was really important. ◆◆◆ AFTER TEN WONDROUS DAYS exploring Kīpahulu, the Seven Pools, Wailua Gulch, Nāhiku, and other parts of east Maui together, Dad and I drove Georgia O’Keeffe back to central Maui. Harold had reserved rooms for us at the Maui Grand Hotel in Wailuku. The next morning, Dad arranged for Georgia to drive a rental car while he attended a business meeting. A cheerful Filipino man greeted us in front of the hotel and showed her a clean, though

rather ancient, Chevrolet with the gearshift on the f loor instead of on the steering column. “I can’t possibly drive that!” Georgia shrieked, standing on the hotel’s front steps. “Get me another car at once!” Her outburst startled me. Oh dear, I realized, she’s being difficult. “This one good car,” he insisted. “You try.” “No. Get me something else.” “I no got nothing else. You try. Very easy to drive.” “I said get another car!” Georgia was practically shouting. Passersby had begun to stop, and in the thick of battle, the hotel manager came out. I had never felt so embarrassed. The rental clerk seemed close to tears as he explained to the manager that he had only two rental cars and the newer one was in use. The manager tried to explain to Georgia that no one else in Wailuku rented cars, but she continued to insist. I could stand it no longer, and, summoning up my courage, I looked at Georgia and said, “I think you can drive it.” She looked startled, then she smiled. “Well, if Patricia thinks I can drive it, I shall.” The manager expressed great relief and, for a moment, I thought the clerk was going to kiss me. After a little practice with the gearshift, we set off for ‘Iao Valley, a lush gorge in the West Maui Mountains a few miles outside of Wailuku town. The wind was still, and the only sounds were birdsong and the stream coursing over boulders through the valley. To our right, a waterfall plunged several hundred feet down a vertical valley wall. “This looks like a good place to stop,” Georgia said, pulling the old car over. “Can you keep yourself busy for a bit?” “Okay,” I nodded. Georgia set up her easel a few feet from the car while I eyed some ripe guavas across the river. This time I thought it better not to try to cross. After ten minutes, a light drizzle dampened the air, but Georgia

“I must have a hat!” O’Keeffe said, and the author found her one. Georgia O’Keeffe on Leho‘ula Beach, near ‘Aleamai, Hana, Maui, 1939

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◆◆◆ AFTER A FAREWELL breakfast with Georgia at the hotel, Dad

and I had to drive back to Hāna. “Patricia,” Georgia said, when we finished eating. “I want to take you into the gift shop and I’d like you to pick out something you really want.” The Maui Grand Hotel’s gift shop was by far the nicest on the island, and I had often longingly studied the Chinese porcelains, ivories, jades, silk robes, and jewelry. A few weeks earlier, I’d seen a pair of satin Japanese tabi, socks designed for wearing with sandals. Mother said they were a ridiculous price at over five dollars—the 32

cotton ones I wore for dinner every night cost just a few cents. Besides, she said, I would probably ruin the satin in no time. How wonderful to be able to get something I wanted, but what if I chose a gift that cost too much? That would be most embarrassing. “Everything there is so expensive,” I replied. “Come along,” Georgia encouraged me. “We’ll find something.” I was thrilled to be in the Maui Grand gift shop with Georgia and immediately went to the shelf of satin tabi. I spotted a green and rust f lowered pair that would be perfect with my favorite Chinese silk pajamas. “Is that what you really want?” Georgia asked. “Oh, yes,” I said, delighted. “Well, that isn’t enough. What else would you like?” I wanted to ask the price of a jade ring, but surely that was too expensive. Then I saw a choker of tiny Ni‘ihau shells with a carved ivory clasp. “I’d like this if it isn’t too much.” “That will be fine,” Georgia said, patting my back. “Please don’t worry.” “Thank you so much!” I said, throwing my arms around her. When Dad and I left the hotel, Georgia came out to the car to see us off. She reached for Dad’s hands. “Please give Bob Eskridge the easel and paints I left.” Then she turned to me. Looking intently into my eyes, she said, “Patricia, you are a very special young lady. Don’t you ever forget that. I want you to promise to tell your mother what I said. She should be very proud of you. Will you do that for me?” I nodded, sadly, and Georgia hugged me and warmly kissed my cheek. My father and I got into the car, and as we drove away, Georgia waved with those beautiful hands. “I’m going to miss her,” I told my dad. “I’m happy you enjoyed her stay,” he said. “I’m glad Mother wasn’t here. Georgia O’Keeffe is now my own special friend.” Excerpted with permission from Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i, by Patricia Jennings and Maria Ausherman, published by Koa Books, Kīhei, Maui, www.koabooks.com.

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(Above) The author wearing Georgia's hat, 1939.

seemed oblivious. Then it began to pour. I ran to help her get her things into the backseat of the car, and, to my surprise, she climbed into the backseat, too. “When I’m in New Mexico, I often paint from inside my car. The sun gets too hot in the desert. Now turn around and sit quietly.” I sat slumped in the front seat and watched the rivulets running down the windshield. I was hungry and wished I’d picked a guava after all. I longed to peek over my shoulder but didn’t dare. When I shifted a bit to stretch my legs, I jarred the seat and Georgia sighed. I crossed my arms over my chest, trying not to move. A moment later, she said, “I suppose I could let you watch—but absolutely no talking.” I turned around slowly and knelt on the front seat with my arms resting on its back. Georgia, perched on the edge of the back seat, gazed intently out the side window. Her deft fingers made the green oil paints f low effortlessly into place, and I could see the valley walls and waterfall emerging on the canvas. Just as she was switching colors, the rain became torrential and our view of the cliffs disappeared. “Doesn’t look as though it’s going to stop,” she sighed, setting down her brush. She seemed satisfied with what she had done, and she turned to me and said, “You know you are a very privileged girl. I never let anyone watch me work.” I was elated beyond description, and suggested, “It probably isn’t raining outside the valley. Would you like to go someplace else?” “No, thank you, Patricia. I can do a bit more this afternoon at the hotel.”

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She seemed satisfied with what she had done, and she turned to me and said, “You know you are a very privileged girl. I never let anyone watch me work.”

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PINEAPPLE BUD, 1939. Oil on canvas. Private Collection.

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Wailea in

Motion Special moments when time stands still

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The world is awash in

greeting at Wailea Beach

South Maui watermen propel

movement. Even light bends

Marriott Resort & Spa, and

their canoe and make a liquid

on its journey from the sun to

waves lick at the sands of Polo

engine of the long sea ahead.

the earth. By the time morning

Beach. The paddlers begin their

On the shore, bartenders shake

reaches the South Maui shore,

journey. Layer by layer, in a

their magical martinis as fast as

the day is a swirl of light, color

seamless rhythm, the Wailea

the thirst is great.

and motion.

shoreline greets the day.

(Opposite) Fronds rustle, the

(Previous spread, from left)

(Above, from left) In a blur of

wind breathes, the Wailea sky

Waterfalls thunder their

grace, motion and power,

smiles in blue.

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(Opposite) On the shores of Ke-

unfolds. At Wailea Beach

places. Lavish costumes swirl

another kind of fire to water.

alaikahiki, the channel that

Marriott Resort & Spa,

to throbbing chant and song.

Nearby in the open ocean, the

leads to Tahiti, the dancers of

Tahitian, hula and fire dancers

(Above, from left) Te Au Moanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

denizens of the deep are in

Te Au Moana celebrate the

evoke the past and ignite the

fire dancers carve the air with

ceaseless motion, keeping all

arts of Oceania. The evening

evening with ancestral stories

flame, while the koi in the

the elements astir.

comes alive, and the lĹŤâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;au

that reach across time to distant

ponds of Hotel Wailea bring

Life on the trail has its own graceful rhythm.

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The ebb and flow at the shore changes the nature of the shoreline, even in quiet moments. The sun moves, the light shifts, the tide retreats for the day. New footsteps are soon to appear. Another Wailea day moves on.

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Niu

The

World

At all stages and forms of its life, the hardy coconut is the tree that keeps on giving. And the coconut craze is just beginning. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why.

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VER SINCE ELVIS starred

in “Blue Hawaii” against the backdrop of a royal coconut grove, the iconic coconut palm has been synonymous with the Hawaiian Islands. Visitors to Wailea associate coconut trees with lounging on a sunny beach or watching a spectacular sunset over Kaho‘olawe. But the Hawaiian people consider the coconut one of their most culturally significant plants, much more than a scenic backdrop.

Niu (nee-oo) is the Hawaiian word for “coconut,” the tropics’ answer to The Giving Tree. Said to have more uses than any other tree in the world, coconut palms have long been revered by Pacific Islanders as a source of water, food, shelter, medicine, textiles, fuel and many other things, including fiber, building materials and weapons. “For Hawaiians, the coconut tree is our basic provider of protection,” explains Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kahu Kapi‘ioho‘okalani Lyons Naone. He says niu can be credited with the very survival of the Hawaiian people, who consider the plant to be a sacred gift of the god Kū. “Before the great Pacific migration, Kū sent coconuts on the ocean so when the voyagers landed, coconuts would be there to sustain them,” he explains. Ancient Hawai‘i had two varieties: The niu hiwa, used only by men for ceremonial purposes, had dark green husks and black shells. Niu lelo had golden husks and brown shells. Women were prohibited from eating either variety, but were allowed to use the fronds, trunks, and other parts of the niu lelo. Today’s Wailea Resort sits at the heart of the ahupua‘a (land division) called Pae‘ahu, meaning “the altar of embarking.” Wailea Beach provides direct access to the Kealaikahiki Channel, or “the way to Tahiti,” while Niukauila, a small fishing village that once thrived in northern Wailea, was named for the “ceremony of the coconut.” These ancient names remind us that Wailea and its coconut trees have long welcomed travelers from faraway places. (Left) Coconut water is sweet and abundant in young coconuts like these. (Opposite) From trunk to fruit to frond, every part of the coconut is useful, and some are known to live for 100 years.

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The green

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Niu can be credited with the very survival of the Hawaiian people. “Traditionally, Hawaiians plant a sprouting niu when a baby is born so the child and the tree grow together,” says Naone. “Both reach maturity around 15, and both should be able to support a family for more than 50 years. The birth tree also serves as a keeper of family history. When a palm leaf breaks off, it leaves a scar on the tree, and these scars become reminders of family milestones.” Niu’s continual bloom of clustered flowers and fruit begins after six or seven years and then continues annually throughout the tree’s lifespan of 90 to 100 years. While male flowers appear along the branches, female flowers grow at the base of the branches. Bees cross-pollinate the flowers constantly, creating new hybrid fruit varieties. The coconut is one of the biggest seeds of all trees, averaging five pounds per fruit. A rack of coconuts can weigh 200 pounds, so never stand or park your car under a fully loaded tree. In most areas frequented by people, such as Wailea Resort, the coco palms are trimmed before heavy nuts can do damage. Professional trimmers, such as Dave Elberg of Pure Life Palm Trimming, work year-round to prevent fronds and fruit from affecting the resort’s manicured lawns. He has climbed more than

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10,000 coconut trees without the use of climbing spikes. He says spikes injure the tree, making it susceptible to fungal infections and diseases. Walking up to a pile of recently harvested coconuts, Elberg selects one that is fat and golden and displays it in his hand. “The best way to test the ripeness of a coconut is to spank it,” he explains. “If the coconut is young and moist, the husk will bounce. If it’s ripe, there’s less give, and it will make a sound like a dull thud. Don’t be fooled by the color—that is determined more by variety than maturity.” After a swift slap, the coconut in his hand rebounds, and Elberg draws his weapons: a sharp machete and an imported Brazilian gadget that bores a perfectly suited straw hole. “Drink up,” he says, handing the coconut to me. “Good, isn’t it?” The cool liquid is slightly thicker than water, with a mild, sweet flavor and faint, earthy aftertaste. While not everyone appreciates the coconut’s delicate, subtle flavor, it’s an extremely refreshing beverage. Why is coconut water so popular these days? Elberg says the coconut is extremely low in calories, full of calcium and minerals, and with more electrolytes

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(From left) A plate made from the trunk of the coconut tree; fresh coconut and coconut water.

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Coconut palms have long been revered by Pacific Islanders as a source of water, food and shelter. than packaged sports drinks, it rehydrates the body quickly. Coconut water is sterile, its purity the result of filtering through the tree trunk, the husk, and layers of fleshy fruit before settling in the nut’s cavity. Long before bottled water and foam coolers, Hawaiians relied on coconuts to quench their thirst and fill their bellies on months-long canoe voyages. After settling on land, they turned to the same coconut for health, wellness, and medicines. Hawaiians have named at least six distinct stages of maturity for the fruit of niu. The youngest, ame, is a small green nut with jelly-like translucent flesh. The oldest, niu ō ka‘a, is a nut without water, with dried meat that has separated from the shell. This inedible meat was dried, scraped and squeezed to make the ultra-rich mano‘i (coconut oil).

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For centuries, Hawaiians have used coconut oil for skin care and healing massage. Stephenie Handley, assistant spa director at Grand Wailea’s Spa Grande, grew up on Hawai‘i island with a grandmother who taught her all about the healing properties of niu. “Growing up, we used coconut oil all the time to treat rashes and scrapes,” recalls Handley. “Women who are hāpai (pregnant) use it to prevent stretch marks and help prepare for childbirth. Grandma said the oil also helps to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.” With this traditional family knowledge, Handley developed a new signature treatment, Spa Grande’s Royal Niu Coconut Dream for Two. The two-and-ahalf-hour treatment for couples includes a coconut-scrub exfoliation, a coconutbutter body cocoon, coconut milk bath and a 50-minute coconut oil massage.

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(From left) Coconut fronds as building materials; young coconut fronds.

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The coconut is low in calories, full of calcium and minerals and rehydrates the body quickly. Spa Kea Lani at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui offers its own indulgent coconut treatment, the Hawaiian Honey and Coconut Milk Body Wrap. The 50-minute treatment begins with a coconut-mango exfoliation, followed by a soothing massage using an aromatic mix of coconut milk and Hawaiian honey. And lastly, a coconut milk hydrotherapy bath, scented with lemon grass, restores vibrancy and balance. Niu offers yet another kind of therapeutic benefit in the form of cocktails served up by Wailea’s master bartenders. Whether playing a starring or supporting role, blended or on the rocks, the coconut’s exceptional contribution to a tropical cocktail is instantly appreciated. The Lobby Lounge of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea features the aptly named specialty, Hāna Haze, created by award-winning staff mixologist Eric Martinez of Kīhei. His sinful concoction of coconut water, Bombay Sapphire gin, elderberry liqueur and lime was inspired by the pink vog-tinged sunrises he enjoyed as a child in Hāna. “Not everyone can experience Hāna, so I put its rainforest essence in a glass and garnished it with a wild hibiscus,” he says proudly. “This is heaven in a martini glass,” enthuses Ric Brown, a winter visitor

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from Cheyenne, Wyoming, who is sipping a Coconut Cloud Martini at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in The Shops at Wailea. “This is my second trip to Maui, and since my last trip in 2009, I’ve been looking forward to this drink. I should learn how to make it, but maybe it’s better that I don’t. It gives me a good excuse to come back here.”

THE COCONUT WIRELESS "Canoes & Coconuts," Wailea’s inaugural Niu Festival, explores the deep ties between niu and the Polynesian people from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at Grand Wailea. Among the festival’s offerings: nonstop entertainment, presentations and workshops, canoe rides, keiki coconut games, coconut-themed food booths, and Maui artisans selling coconut crafts and products. Highlights include a Coconut Recipe Contest for Maui cooks, an event dedicated to revealing the many cultural uses and byproducts of the coconut. A free showing of “Papa Mau, The Wayfinder,” a documentary about Micronesian navigator Mau Piailug, will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Na‘alehu Anthony. Niu Festival proceeds will support the nonprofit Hui O Wa‘a Kaulua, the only Maui organization that possesses a traditional double-hull voyaging canoe. The Hawaiian Cultural Advisory Council of Grand Wailea is providing cultural direction for the festival. niufestival.com

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Maui’s Mighty

Morsels Wailea’s signature temptations are an island way of life By CARLA TRACY

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The kabocha pumpkin gnocchi, front, and mushroom risotto at Capische? are solid hits. (Opposite page) Monkeypod Kitchen's wild mushroom pizza.

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ON MAUI, THERE’S NOTHING like belly laughs shared with friends over a table full of appetizers and

cold drinks. It’s an island way of life. In Wailea, chefs tempt you with plates of delectables in every taste under Maui’s rainbow. They also call them tapas, püpü, starters and hors d’oeuvres. You would be hard-pressed to savor them all during your stay, so your best bets are the chefs’ signature appetizers, tried-and-true draws that keep diners coming back time and again.

Let’s sample some of these signature temptations, taking a tour of Wailea Resort from north to south. We’ll start at Kumu Bar & Grill, located poolside at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. This casual, open-air restaurant isn’t as high-profile as celebrity fave Mala Wailea located upstairs, but it’s got stunning sunset views and a key appetizer that makes Wailea connoisseurs swoon: the sweet, ultra-deluxe, legendary Maui onion rings.

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Deep fried to a golden crisp and piled in baskets, they’re hot and crunchy on the outside and sweet, moist and tender inside. Dip them in Thai chili sauce and ketchup, and you’ll know you’re in paradise. “We pick through lots of Maui onions and choose only the ones that are almost perfectly round bulbs,” says Sous Chef Jason Carpio. “Using a sharp knife, we cut the round slices thick. We make the batter thick, too. We roll it in panko bread crumbs and cook in clean oil heated to 350 degrees.”

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There’s nothing like sharing a laugh over appetizers and cold drinks.

As a regular judge of the annual Maui Onion Cooking Competition, I will readily attest that these are da bomb. In fact, I dare you to crunch on just one. Moving along, our next stop is Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, located upstairs in The Shops at Wailea. Along with the rest of its national franchise, it sells more coconut shrimp with mango-papaya chutney and Asian slaw than any other appetizer. But on Maui, Tommy’s ‘ahi tuna tacos are inching up, taking the island by storm. Four won ton shells are placed upright in a shiny metal stand. The shells are filled with ‘ahi poke (raw ‘ahi, cubed and seasoned), avocado, wasabi crème fraîche, sesame seeds and scallions. Executive Chef Brandon Shim does them justice, and the restaurant reduces the price during happy hour. Now let’s jump in our cars and head up the hill to the top of Wailea Ike Drive, where Monkeypod Kitchen is the anchor tenant at Wailea Gateway. The family-friendly pub offers communal tables, cozy lounges, a 30-foot-long bar and 36 craft beers served at 29 degrees on tap. It’s also big on locally grown, sustainable farm-fresh foods. “My favorite is the Hämäkua wild mushroom pizza with white sauce and truffle oil,” says acclaimed chef-owner Peter Merriman. “I always order it when I go to the Pod with friends to share as a püpü. Why? Because I'm a show off. I want everyone in our group to taste those Big Island fungi and experience our hand-tossed pizza crust, cooked in the kiawe [wood] oven. What chef wouldn't?”

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(From left) Marinated olives from Alan Wong's Amasia and Kō,s popular ‘Ahi on the Rocks.

Next up, Grand Wailea’s Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a restaurant is situated in the middle of a million-gallon saltwater lagoon. With thatched roofs and oceanfront views, the Polynesian architecture and ambience are reason enough to dine here. “Humuhumu,” as people like to call it, entices with its seared stripedmarlin püpü with braised abalone, Ali‘i mushroom salad, and crisp jasmine rice. Ali‘i means “royalty” in Hawaiian, and it’s the trade name for a particular king oyster mushroom that is grown specifically on the Hämäkua Coast of the Big Island in a little valley called Laupähoehoe. Chefs such as Isaac Bancaco revere them for their thick and meaty texture and ability to soak in the juices of a dish. “It’s my personal favorite,” says Bancaco. “It’s a heartier style of sashimi than ‘ahi with the use of Ali‘i mushrooms, shaved shallots, bonito flakes and crispy fried rosemary. Marlin is caught fresh in Hawaiian waters and the abalone, from the Big Island, is braised in broth for at least four hours.” Also at Grand Wailea is Alan Wong’s Amasia. The anticipation for this Maui restaurant had reached a crescendo by the time Wong, a nationally acclaimed, James Beard Award-winning chef, opened Amasia at the

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Finally… A fine wine and specialty food shop right in the heart of Wailea with all the makings for a fabulous cocktail party or gourmet meal. Alan and Diane can help you choose from the wide selection of domestic and imported cheeses, patés, caviars, pastas and sauces. Dinner selections include Maui Cattle Co. steaks, free-range New Zealand lamb racks, Muscovy duck breasts, wild Alaskan King salmon and diver scallops. Imported chocolates, cigars, and of course, the finest selection of wines, premium spirits and beer. Fine Wines, Gourmet Foods, Liquors, Beers, Cigars

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Chefs tempt you with plates of delectables in every taste under Maui’s rainbow... It’s a way of life in the islands. site of the former Kincha. Wong cooks for President Obama and the first family when they visit O‘ahu. “Part of the creative process is opening up and seeing what customers like and don’t like,” says Wong. “It’s kind of hard to say which appetizers will be my signatures. But we’re doing a few interesting reinterpretations of familiar dishes. We’ll put our own spin on shrimp tempura, pork tonkatsu and whole garlic crab.” In addition, Wong’s protégés will marinate olives in-house and sprinkle them with island “crack seed” favorites, such as lemon peel, candied ginger and dried li hing mui, the latter a dried salty plum that is tart, tangy and sweet all at once. “It’s East meets West with Mediterranean olives and Hawaiian crack seed,” he says, referring to the popular local snack of preserved plums, sometimes with their seeds cracked, mixed with spices and pungent seasonings. Poolside at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, DUO Steak and Seafood will lure you in with its Raw Bar. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, ceviche, poke and other fresh seafood glisten on ice, to be ordered à la carte or as an all-you-can-eat Endless Catch. Raw bartenders shuck five different oyster varieties to order, and you

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may top them with traditional mignonette or, say, Tabasco and fresh lemon. There’s really nothing like the Raw Bar on Maui, and the offerings, according to Executive Chef Roger Stettler, change each week, except for staples such as Kona lobster tails and snow crab claws. The Endless Catch also includes Maui onion soup, Caesar salad and house-cut fries, which pair really well with the seafood. Continuing south, we arrive —Beverly Gannon at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, where Kö is now open following a multi-million-dollar renovation. Celebrating the cultures of Maui’s plantation era, Kö now has a floating roof for shade, as well as an action bar. Executive Chef Tylun Pang and his expert staff dish up Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese ethnic fare, kicked up several notches. While many of Kö’s dishes are delightful, the Japanese ‘Ahi on the Rock stands out as the signature appetizer. It arrives at your table in a bamboo bowl with a hot ishiyaki grilling stone. Take your chopsticks and lift the cubes of raw ‘ahi, dredge them in sea salt, and sear them to your liking on the super-heated stone. Then dip the fresh fish in orangeginger-miso sauce and celebrate an old tradition. Situated within the elegant Hotel Wailea, Capische? is “where Northern Italy meets Southern France at the top of Wailea.” The food is as good as it gets in the resort area, and it’s hard to choose between risotto with locally grown oyster mushrooms and black truffles; white truffles and summer truffles imported from Italy, along with the shaved parmesan reggiano; and the kabocha pumpkin gnocchi with parmesan Alfredo and lavender. “Here at Capische?, we don’t like to narrow it down to just one signature item,” says Chef de Cuisine Chris Kulis. “We want to make everyone happy. So we do an appetizer with both of these dishes, and it’s called a split marry. A split of both, yet a marriage of tastes. We thought, ‘They’re both so good, why not put both of them together?’ It’s a great way to start off your meal, and we feature it like that on our tasting menu as well.” Our last destination is a short drive south of The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. Turn up the hill to the Gold & Emerald Golf Courses. This is where acclaimed chef Beverly Gannon of Gannon’s: A Pacific View Restaurant turns out her signature crab, lobster and tomato tower, a dish no diner would forget. Thick slices of yellow and red tomatoes from Olowalu Nui Farm are layered with chiso leaves, chunks of Maine lobster and blue lump crab. Unwind in the sexy Red Bar and take in the spectacular

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island views over the crab and lobster, layered atop an avocado-cucumber roll and drizzled in a spicy wasabi vinaigrette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I first created the tower for a symphony gala on Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu,â&#x20AC;? says Gannon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;where I had to make 700 appetizers. People kept coming up to me, telling me it was the best thing they ever put in their mouths. So I knew it would be the signature appetizer.â&#x20AC;? See what I mean? Grab your friends and family and enjoy some great belly laughs over a table full of pĂźpĂź and cold drinks. Especially with the long Wailea sunsets, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way of life in the Islands.

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Wailea Uncorks a New Festival Long known for its sophisticated menus, stellar festivals and award-winning chefs and sommeliers, Wailea Resort is unveiling a new event that epitomizes all layers of the culinary experience. No longer just a gleam in an epicureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrate the Crush,â&#x20AC;? the inaugural Wailea Wine & Food Festival, will be held on the sunny shores of Wailea Resort from December 6 to 9. On an island known worldwide for its culinary cachet, nationally renowned vintners and sommeliers will uncork their finest in collaboration with Waileaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspired chefs. The event realizes the organizersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long-held dream to pair the best of the winemakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art with the culinary talents of Waileaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrated chefs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can imagine yourself sipping fine wine and savoring extraordinary cuisine while being oceanside, at sunset, on Maui, you need to save this dateâ&#x20AC;? says Bud Pikrone, Wailea Resort Association general manager, who is spearheading this event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought an event of this caliber would be the perfect pairing for Wailea.â&#x20AC;? The resort-wide event will offer wine seminars, tastings, presentations and special culinary events in honor of all things grape and great. For more information, visit wailearesortassociation.com.

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DINING

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Alan Wong's Amasia, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100

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California & Island Cuisine

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Botero Gallery Lounge, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100

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Café Kula Marketplace, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100

Gourmet Deli & Market

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Caffé Ciao Bakery & Deli, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 808.875.4100

Gourmet Deli

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Capische?, Hotel Wailea 808.879.2224

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Cheeseburger Island Style, The Shops at Wailea 808.874.8990

American

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The Shops at Wailea 808.891.2045

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Hawai‘i Regional

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Honua‘ula Lu‘au, Grand Wailea 808.875.7710

Lu‘au Show

Buffet

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Honolulu Coffee Co., The Shops at Wailea 808.875.6630

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Pacific Rim

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American/Hawai‘i Regional

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C/B/W

Sushi/Japanese Tapas

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Bistro Molokini, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100

DUO, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 808.874.8000 Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 808.874.8000 Gannon's, Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Courses 808.875.8080 Grand Dining Room, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100

Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100 Joe's, Wailea Tennis Club 808.875.7767 KAI Wailea, The Shops at Wailea 808.875.1955

KEY TO DINING ABBREVIATIONS: Service: (B) Breakfast; (Br) Brunch; (L) Lunch; (D) Dinner; (P) Pūpū/Appetizer. Cocktails/Entertainment: (C) Cocktails; (E) Entertainment; (B/W) Beer and Wine.

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Wailea Guide RESTAURANT NAME/PHONE Kō, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 808.875.4100 Kumu Bar & Grill, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 808.879.1922 Lobby Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 808.874.8000 Longhi's, The Shops at Wailea 808.891.8883 Luana Lounge, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 808.875.4100 Mala Restaurant & Lounge, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 808.875.9394 Matteo's Pizzeria, 100 Wailea Ike Drive 808.874.1234 Monkeypod Kitchen, Wailea Gateway Center 808.891.2322 Mulligan's on the Blue, 100 Kaukahi St. 808.874.1131 Nick's Fishmarket Maui, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 808.879.7224 Pita Paradise, Wailea Gateway Center 808.879.7177 Polo Beach Grille & Bar, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 808.875.4100 Ruth's Chris Steak House, The Shops at Wailea 808.874.8880 Spago, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 808.879.2999 Starbucks, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 808.874.7981 Subway, Wailea Gateway Center 808.875.7827 Te Au Moana, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 808.827.2740 Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, The Shops at Wailea 808.875.9983 Volcano Grill & Bar, Grand Wailea 800.888.6100

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Italian

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Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Week Twice a year, in November and May, participating restaurants throughout Wailea Resort offer their finest cuisine in remarkable three-course, pre-fixe menus for just $29, $39 or $49 per person. Restaurant Week takes place May 20 to 26, 2012. For details and menus, and for more information on the May event, visit www.wailearesortassociation.com.

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Resorts, Amenities and More

Celebrate the Good Life in Wailea Destination Resorts Hawaii Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

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Grand Wailea

www.grandwailea.com

Hotel Wailea

www.hotelwailea.com

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Wailea Golf Club

www.fairmont.com/kealani www.waileamarriott.com www.waileagolf.com

Wailea Tennis Club

www.waileatennis.com

The Shops at Wailea

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Wailea Gateway Center

Wailea Beach Villas

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Each Unique Designer Collection is Handcrafted. Only Once. ABOUT THE GOLDSMITH. In the world of jewelry, Lambros Magiafas is an artist and a goldsmith paralleled by none other. Inspired by both the

ancient designs of his native Greece as well as the modern influences of today, Lambros is known for creating unique and timeless pieces. Today, a four-time winner of the East Coast Jeweler’s Association Jewelry Design Competition in Washington, D.C., with multiple pieces on display at the Smithsonian Museum, his name has become synonymous with eye-catching jewelry made from only the finest materials from all over the world.

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In the 1,500-acre Wailea Resort, you can stay for a whirlwind visit, a luxurious vacation getaway or a permanent residency in the property of your dreams. You can choose to live in a 5,000-square-foot residence with a million-dollar view or a 900-square-foot condo with the same extraordinary vista. Ocean, mountain and garden views offer 360degree splendor. With awards and accolades from around the world, Wailea’s properties cover the full range of lifestyle choices. Villas, condominiums, contemporary Hawaiian duplexes, single-family homes and town-home residences are just the beginning. Multiple elevations offer inspiring ocean views and sunsets that change by the minute. Some seek to find a home site to see their dreams unfold from the ground up. Others ponder the luxurious possibilities of life in a condo or two- and three-bedroom suites and villas. From daily housekeeping to fully equipped kitchens, peerless amenities are the norm. Vacation property amenities and services parallel the offerings of the surrounding luxury hotels. A tailored Wailea experience could include a private chef or adventure guide, a personal concierge, a pool attendant for the private adult pool. Destination Resorts Hawaii exemplifies the luxury lover’s rental property. And there are the daily pleasures: the award-winning restaurants and spas, the garden enclaves, the sunrise and sunset strolls on the gym without walls, the Wailea Coastal Walk. Five white-sand beaches are the centerpiece of Wailea Resort. But when you add the luxurious choices for renting, buying or building a home, the award-winning golf courses and wintertime whale-watching, the seasoned management and thoughtful pampering, the reasons people live here become abundantly clear. For more information on the Wailea Resort lifestyle experience, please visit wailearesortassociation.com and drhmaui.com.

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For short visits or all year long, life in Wailea is full of options.

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“I’ve got the job I always wanted,” he says. “There isn’t anything else I’d rather be doing. But I’ve worked for it. My wife and I came here with nothing and worked our way up.” In a 34-year career at Wailea, Hathaway has risen from cart boy to the resort’s head golf professional. Now 61 and at the top of his game, he oversees two picturesque Robert Trent Jones II courses and upwards of 30 employees. “I’m a golf professional, not a professional golfer,” he likes to say, and the distinction is critical. A professional golfer makes his living playing golf; a golf professional runs the course, sells merchandise and teaches the game. It’s a demanding, service-oriented business. Hathaway came to Wailea from Alaska, where he learned to golf on the state’s only 18-hole course, Moose Run, located at Ft. Richardson, outside Anchorage. “During the summer, my father would drop me and a friend off at the course and we would just go around and around,” he says. “I was 13 or 14 years old and self-taught.” In the early 1970s, he got a job as a purchasing agent for Western Geophysical, a seismic company that surveyed for oil. “I did a couple of stints on the North Slope in the dead of winter, and never wanted to see snow again,” he says. When he married his wife, Mary, in 1974, they honeymooned in the Islands. “We stayed at Wailea and fell in love with the place,” he says. “A year or two later we were back, sitting on the beach, and decided to make Maui our permanent home.” Hathaway left the cold country intent on finding a job in golf. And he found one—as a mechanic’s helper at Wailea Blue. “It paid $3.10 an hour,” he says. “I’d take the carts down from the clubhouse and bring them back up. My shift ended before noon, so I’d change clothes, go pound balls and play golf. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.” A decade passed, and Hathaway became head mechanic. Although he earned a decent living in the golf business, it was not the job he wanted. It wasn’t until a new head professional arrived in 1988 that he was given an opportunity to work in the golf shop. It was his big break, and he didn’t waste it. Within three years, he had completed PGA business school and passed all the tests required to become a Class-A professional. “I had to learn everything from club repair and merchandising to business law and finance,” he says. “They wanted well-rounded professionals, not guys who could just play golf. ”

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Armed with his Class-A status, Hathaway was named head professional at Waileaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Course in 1994, and a decade later he was given his â&#x20AC;&#x153;dream jobâ&#x20AC;? overseeing the Gold and Emerald layouts. The ironic thing about being golf professional, he says, is that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to play a lot of golf. At Wailea, he runs two courses out of one pro shop, so everything moves at a faster, more hectic pace. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hathawayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to make sure it runs seamlessly. His strength is day-to-day organization. He typically arrives by 6 or 6:30 a.m. to open the course and make sue everything is in order. He meets and greets the members, runs tournaments and, when needed, works as a fourth person on the floor, checking in guests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to coming to work every day,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important. If you lose that, you end up not caring. I care about everything. I want things done professionally and with attention to detail.â&#x20AC;? When he can get out of the golf shop, Hathaway likes to teach and play with guests. Among others, he has given lessons to Dustin Hoffman and Denzel Washington and played golf with President George H.W. Bush and his Secret Service entourage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a guest before I was an employee, so I know what people want when they come to a place like this,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are here for our guests. I want them to come back. When they come in from a round of golf, I want them to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, this place is really first class.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Waileaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s repeat business is a remarkable 70 percent, so Hathaway must be doing his job. The resort has hosted PGA legends at the Champions Skins Game and won a plethora of awards, including having the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top-rated golf and apparel shop. Hathaway attributes this success to the fact that Wailea has it all: great weather, great service and 54 holes of championship golf. He calls Waileaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Course his â&#x20AC;&#x153;first love.â&#x20AC;? Built in 1972, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Blueâ&#x20AC;? is classic in design, with large greens and wide fairways that wend their way into the foothills of Mount Haleakalä. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first course visitors see when they enter the resort. The Gold and Emerald courses, built by Robert Trent Jones II and opened in 1994, are beautifully designed companion layouts. Hathaway characterizes the Gold as the longer, more challenging and more â&#x20AC;&#x153;mascu-

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line” of the two, framed by sprawling bunkers, ancient lava rock walls and towering kiawe, monkeypod and coconut palms. Although all three courses offer resort golf, the Gold can be a good test of one’s skills. The Emerald is a more “feminine” course, lushly landscaped with colorful gardens of bougainvillea and a long, flowing lake. Its playability has made it especially popular with women. “All three are highly enjoyable layouts that aren’t going to beat you up,” he says. “At the same time, the Gold and Emerald courses have four sets of tees and the Old Blue has three, so you can choose your level of difficulty.” Hathaway says guests always ask about the greens and how they break. “My first piece of advice is to play for more break than you see,” he says. “The ball usually breaks toward the ocean and the setting sun—which is the same direction as the grass grows.” Although golf is Hathaway’s chosen profession, it’s not his only interest. He and his wife, Mary, a successful Wailea property manager, are certified scuba divers. He is also a car buff. He owns a torch-red 2004 Corvette and a motorcycle. “One thing my wife and I like to do is to fly into a place we’ve never been, rent a car and travel around with no itinerary or reservations,” he says. “A few years ago, I shipped my bike to the mainland and we did a nine-state, 5,000-mile motorcycle trip with another couple.” When Hathaway returns to Maui, the time spent away makes him appreciate his job even more. “Wailea is a special place,” he says. “Every day I wake up and pinch myself. I don’t want to ever take it for granted.”

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The Racquet Rage Over the years, Wailea Golf Club has hosted a number of tournaments featuring a cadre of renowned pros, including the most legendary players in golf history— Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, among them—as well as younger hotshots from the PGA, LPGA and Junior PGA tours. But world-champion athletes aren’t limited solely to the links. Some of the greatest tennis coaches and players take to the courts each year at the Wailea Tennis Club’s Wailea Fantasy Camp. Scheduled each November in partnership with the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, the Wailea Fantasy Camp is a five-day, four-night program for adults featuring plenty of instruction, pro exhibition, playing time and social events. Over the years, the camp has featured such luminaries as Tracy Austin, who won her first professional title at age 14 and is currently an analyst for the Tennis Channel and a USTA National Coach; Tom Gullikson, a U.S. Davis Cup Captain and U.S. Olympic Team coach who’s helped such top players as Jennifer Capriati, Todd Martin and Pete Sampras; Corina Morariu, who reached No. 1 in the world in doubles on the WTA Tour and successfully returned to competition after battling leukemia; and Lindsay Davenport, whose numerous wins include three Grand Slam tournaments and an Olympic gold medal. For more information: waileatennis.com or call 808.879.1958.

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“Many of these artists are our friends.”

T —JAN MCKINLEY

here are many things that define a life, and for Jan and David McKinley, it’s art. Not just art in terms of paintings and sculptures or the extent of one’s collections, but art in the way a life is expressed and a living space inhabited. As an architect, David McKinley spent a lifetime designing structures in which people live out their dreams. When he and his wife moved to Maui, to the Wailea Golf Vistas, they made their own dreams come true. But their home is much more than a built environment, a structure of beauty and comfort. With an art collection worthy of the Whitney, natural light that would dazzle Da Vinci and a sense of grace and intimacy throughout, Jan and David McKinley live in their own unique art form. Every room sparkles with warmth and appreciation—for the creative life, for family, friends and place, for the broad and fine strokes of a life full of meaning. “As an architect, the challenge is always to find an individual expression for each project and each person, so the final design manifests their life, their dreams, their hopes,” says David, who retired in 1990, after a storied 35-year career in Seattle, Washington. “I always felt that the design had to address the owner’s need,” adds Jan, who was the business manager for 25 years for the firm, McKinley Architects. “We always strived for simple elegance, and each project is different.” Their home, two stories and 4,000 square feet, is the most personal of their professional endeavors in a career that has spanned the entire spectrum of built environments: private homes, clinics, libraries, theaters, multiple-family dwellings, manufacturing and

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industrial developments and more. The last building their firm designed, with Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York, was 57 stories high in Seattle. A rendering of that architectural monument, with sleek, sky-reaching lines, hangs in their entryway. It’s a mark of genius and also of the professional life they left behind, at first in increments and then, finally, full time. “We first came to Wailea in 1979 for an architects convention,” recalls David. “There were two hotels and two completed condominiums here at the time. We fell in love with this place.” The conference was at the Stouffer Wailea Beach Resort, and the condominium where they subsequently stayed was called Wailea Ekahi. The beaches and island lifestyle reminded them of what they loved about the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, where they had a weekend home on Lopez Island and a full-time residence in Seattle. Their move to Wailea came in stages. In 1990 they bought a condominium in Wailea, where they stayed half of each year, and in 2002 they moved here full time and built their dream home. “Why Wailea?” I ask them. The weather, they answer without hesitation, and the beauty, and knowing there were certain regulations that ensured con

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Each piece of art eases into view with its own integrity, in harmony with the greater environment. (Opposite page) Jan in front of the Hans Nelsen driftwood sculpture. (This page) A wooden Buddha from Indonesia.

sistency in the planned community. “And of course, the people,” notes David. “The people are just wonderful.” So are they. They carry an aura of quiet elegance that pervades the environment they’ve created. At the ground-floor entrance, a bell, made from an oxygen tank, rings melodiously when struck. A sleek weathered-steel sculpture by Bonnie Bronson, an important figure internationally and in the Pacific Northwest, is a poem of serenity to the left. Below it, a Sergio Bustamante rhinoceros of papier maché and acrylic, which David has named Rhonda, adds a whimsical presence, and straight ahead is a sculpture by the iconic Michihiro Kosuge. To the right, the gleaming black terrain of Hans Nelsen’s driftwood sculpture is polished with beeswax and startling in its beauty, all shape and grace and movement. The McKinleys designed the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home so the entire upper level is for socializing and the lower level is devoted to living and office space. Moving in wasn’t easy, they say. “We had to rent a crane to get several of the pieces upstairs,” recalled Jan. “The granite column upstairs is 800 pounds.” A large living room and minimalist black “culinary altar” take up the entire floor. On the dining table, a clear glass bowl cradles many origami birds in rainbow colors, each hand-made by the couple’s son and daughter-in-law. “Jan and I were celebrating our combined 150th birthday two years ago—I was 80 and Jan was 70,” he recalls. “They made these on the airplane coming over.” They made 150 plus 100 more for good luck, adding a poignant personal narrative to the room. The living room is surrounded on all four sides by a wrap-around lānai that David has dubbed his “monk’s walk.” The ceilings are 16 feet high, allowing natural light through walls of glass. From tables on the deck, you can see the sun come up over Haleakalā and set into the ocean, with the West Maui Mountains

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On the airplane coming over, they made 150 plus 100 more for good luck. framing the northern view. The design has accommodated as many as 60 people on the upper floor. Revelation comes in stages. Each piece of art eases into view with its own integrity and identity, singing its part in a harmony with the greater environment. The placement of the art, the curation, is its own art form, revealing a mastery of esthetics and spatial flow. David is an architect, after all, a guru of placing life and dreams into created space. A keen eye, impeccable instincts and 40 years of collecting art have given their home the gravitas of a contemporary art museum as well as the warmth of an inviting home. “We know most of the artists on a personal basis,” notes Jan. “Many of them are our friends.” This makes for not only an evocative visual experience, but also for consummate storytelling. The upstairs coffee table is lined with books about artists whose work they’ve collected, a few from Japan but largely from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Sculpting greats Harold Balazs, Lee Kelly, Bonnie Bronson (Kelly’s wife), Michele Russo, and Carl, Hilda and David Morris are among their artist-friends from their life in Seattle. Similarly, their Maui collection reflects a discerning cross section of the island’s contemporary fine artists, a link to the time David spent as a board member of Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center. They point out the digital art of Jay Wilson and Shige Yamada, the brilliant Ben Kikuyama found-object sculptures, Ed Lane’s oil painting of the rooster with an attitude, the oils and acrylics of Kirk Kurokawa, the kimono-silk-and-gold leaf piece by master printmaker Paul Mullowney. A poolside sculpture was created collaboratively by Maui artist Piero Resta (with an assist from David), and there are significant works by Katsura Funakoshi and Michihiro Kosuge, whose sculptures are towering presences in the home and in the international art world. But David’s favorite piece of art is a charcoal portrait in the downstairs studio/office. It’s a remarkable rendering of Jan from their 1971 honeymoon, made by a street artist on the Grand Canal in Venice.

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A Bonnie Bronson weathered-steel sculpture hangs above Sergio Bustamante’s acrylic-and-papiermaché rhinoceros.

Similarly, all the artworks reflect relationships—of artist with collector and collector with environment. And this environment—Wailea—offers everything they need for a satisfying life, say the McKinleys. “Jan and I walk on the Wailea Coastal Walk four times a week,” says David. “We figured that in our time here, part time and full time, we’ve now walked 10,000 miles on the trail … It’s constantly changing, and we never tire of it. When we first got here, we were walking about 900 miles a year. This is 20 years later, and we’re down to 600 miles a year.” Their joie de vivre is palpable, expressed in their engagement with everything around them. Jan took up tai chi and is secretary of her book club. While she reads a book a month with the club, David passionately pursues his study of the built environment. “Every person in the world lives in something built, so I’m researching what’s going to happen in the fields of nanotechnology, robotics, medicine, social sciences, future space exploration,” he explains excitedly. “Now that we’re a global society, we just might discover how we as a world might live together.”

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This page, clockwise from top left: Zhou Ling, "Pineapples"; painted surfboard by Charlie Lyon; Fernando Botero, "Broadgate Venus." Opposite, clockwise from top left: Peter Max, "Cherry Blossom,â&#x20AC;? 2011; a piece from the Missoni Home dĂŠcor collection at 22 Knots; the new Dale Chihuly chandelier in the NaPua Gallery.

Inspiration Creative finds in Wailea shops & galleries

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ew waves have come ashore at Wailea Resort, and they’re not just from the ocean. At Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, the waves are overhead, in Dale Chihuly’s “Ocean Wave Chandelier.” At Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, the wave is in the form of Missoni Home, in a new partnership that brings the acclaimed Italian designer’s Lifestyle Collection to South Maui shores. In Dale Zarrella’s sculptures, Charlie Lyon’s coconut paintings, Mckenna Hallett’s sustainable jewelry and Peter Max’s paintings, a tsunami of talent is taking over Wailea Resort. Grand Wailea’s “Ocean Wave Chandelier” seems weightless, yet it’s 200 pounds, 36 inches in height, 60 inches in width and 54 inches in diameter—a free-form statement in hand-blown glass. Art critic Barbara Rose has described Chihuly as “the greatest living master of the ancient medium of glass,” and at Grand Wailea you’ll see why. With its more than 70-piece art collection, Grand Wailea has the largest corporate art collection in Hawai‘i. At Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, the Jun Kaneko colossal glazed ceramic heads grace the entrance to an art lover’s Nirvana. Self-guided iPod tours are available through the concierge. With its signature zigzag motif, Missoni Home décor adds color and style to the poolside cabanas, while 22 Knots, a luxury boutique, offers the home décor collection for sale. Visitors have a chance to meet Maui artists, too, in the daily Four Seasons Artists Showcase. Artist Mckenna Hallett participates because it gives her a chance to discuss her message—reduce, reuse, rethink—while she offers her stunning, sustainable jewelry using recycled materials (and using no fossil fuels in the process). And there’s Charlie Lyon, who brings grace to two dimensions with his palm tree paintings, a meditation on canvas. “A single palm tree,” he says, “is like a whisper heard through a crowd.” At Grand Wailea, grand art prevails: Fernand Léger bronzes, Mordecai Ardon paintings, Fernando Botero sculptures, Yvonne Cheng mosaics and other local and international masterpieces. The lineup of island artists —Shige Yamada, Sean K. L. Browne, Satoru Abe, Herb Kane and others— shows why art thrives and inspires. On Sunday, Tuesday and Friday, the Artists-in Residence program gathers select local artists to share and discuss their work. Similar programs are offered at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, where a Dale Zarrella sculpture is an art lover’s magnet, and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, where island artists make appearances in the lobby and retail areas.

22 Knots, a luxury boutique, offers the Missoni Home décor collection for sale.

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Shops, Galleries and More Hot Shops at Wailea Resorts

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CAFFÉ CIAO BAKERY & DELI

ISLAND SUNSATIONS

For specially prepared picnic baskets and fine gourmet foods, you can’t go wrong with this trendy Italian deli and bakery. Fine imported wines, freshly baked breads, pastries and made-on-Maui products are among the treasures to go.

Calvin Klein, VIX, Gottex and Trina Turk are among the top names in swimwear and resort wear offered for the entire family. The sun-friendly finds include hair accessories, sarongs, sandals, Havaiana slippers, jewelry and Maui Jim sunglasses.

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JUVENAL & CO. HAIR DESIGNS

This signature store has all you need, from casual resort wear to logo wear for men, women and children; books and music; local artwork and made-on-Maui gifts. A green corner features eco-savvy items and

The top-to-toe offerings include hair styling, manicures, pedicures and facial waxing. You can also purchase Aveda hair products, as well as hair accessories, bath products, makeup and jewelry.

SPA KEA LANI

Active wear so stylish it can be worn to work, top-of-the-line beauty products, Jane Iredale mineral-based cosmetics, OKA b shoes, lifestyle books, lean, stretchy Beyond Yoga and OMgirl yoga wear—this is no ordinary spa boutique.

designer icons—Missoni, Pucci, Lanvin, Stella McCartney and more—add plenty of sparkle to the shopping experience. CABANA

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Chic, comfortable and exclusive Four Seasons logo wear by James Perse is a Cabana signature, along with designer beachwear, apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids. Casual luxe reigns, with everything from the classics to the contemporary.

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HILDGUND'S JEWELRY

With fine jewelry, designer exclusives and high-end fashion, this luxury boutique makes a strong sartorial statement. The fashion

808.874.5800 Beautiful creations by Hildgund, long considered one of Hawai‘i’s premier jewelers.

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beauty-enhancing salts, sprays, scrubs and spa products. GRAND JEWELS OF WAILEA

The estate, vintage, rare and highfashion finds include diamond, platinum and 18k gold jewelry, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces by Norman Silverman Diamonds, Inc.

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Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to unplug during vacation, but for business needs that arise, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like high-speed Internet service and a fully equipped business center offering copies, faxes and office equipment rental. Open daily, with shipping to the 50 states.

BEACH & POOL STORE

Water toys, hats, footwear, sun shirts, waterproof cameras and tanning lotions are included in the large selection of fun-friendly supplies. CAFĂ&#x2030; KULA MARKETPLACE

Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakfast, lunch or dinner, CafĂŠ Kula offers lighter fare with delicious breakfast items and assorted freshly baked pastries, gourmet quiche, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, coffees and desserts. CRUISE

The eye-catching, colorful resort wear and accessories include DIVA, one of swimwearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exclusive lines. GRAND IMAGE BOUTIQUE

Spa Grandeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skincare products, therapeutic massage oils, elixirs and active-wear fill yoga, fitness and beauty needs. Mauiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ala Lani and Island Essence lines and Kauaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Malie are among the

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Tommy Bahama, Toes on the Nose, and shirts, shorts, shoes and jackets put the spotlight on men. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surf gear, swimwear, belts, hats or socks, this is designed for the active man with style. KI`I GALLERY

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continued from pg. 91 Many of the intricately crafted pieces are enriched with Tahitian, Akoya or freshwater pearls. NAPUA GALLERY

A Dale Chihuly chandelier joins the original paintings, sculpture, jewelry and fine art items of this gallery, including works by the premier artists of Maui. PINEAPPLE PATCH

QUIKSILVER

The Roxy and Quiksilver signature is the latest in swimwear, board shorts, logo wear, sunglasses and backpacks for catching the waves or exploring Maui. RICKY MIA PHOTOGRAPHY

Because vacations and weddings are meant to be remembered, you’ll want those moments captured. Professional photography, film processing, enlargements and family portraits are among the services offered.

Upbeat, heart-shaped details and accents add the Brighton signature to the selection of shoes, jewelry, accessories and handbags.

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 3700 Wailea Alanui 808.879.1922 ACCENTS GIFTS AND SUNDRY

The big names in resort wear— Lilly Pulitzer, Karen Kane, XCVI—are the Tradewinds attentiongetters, along with a fine selection of handbags, sandals, accessories and essentials.

A one-stop shop for fun lovers, the shop offers snacks and sundries, beach and sports apparel, accessories, souvenirs and distinctive gifts.

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tion of men’s and women’s footwear. Island Slipper and the best-selling OluKai are among the handbags, accessories and colorful casuals rounding out the selection.

GRANDE'S GEMS & GALLERY

Precious and semi-precious stones, Hawaiian charms, souvenirs and exquisite jewelry add a dash of sparkle to your vacation.

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Imaginative toys, books, puzzles and beach wear are among the finds for children. You’ll find everything but the sandcastle, including hats, slippers and sun shirts.

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MANDARA SPA

Maui’s Island Essence mango-coconut body wash and Elemis limeginger scrub are among the finds of this fragrant spa shop. Treatment lines and beauty products uphold the East-West theme.

Wailea Gateway Center 34 Wailea Gateway Place 808.874.1818 Guava, Gouda & Caviar, Stuey's Wine Cellar, Aloha Shirt Museum and Jere's fine jewelry are among the retail magnets making their mark, along with some popular restaurants, at this burgeoning center.

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PRO SHOP, GOLD AND EMERALD CLUBHOUSE

100 Wailea Golf Club Drive 808.875.7450 Its 14 regional and national awards include designations as one of America’s top shops by Golf World Business and Golf for Women magazines, and the PGA of America named it the national

resort Merchandiser of the Year. This is one of the largest pro shops in Hawai‘i and one of the best in the country, with jewelry, hats, handbags, organic madeon-Maui sunscreen, and fashions by the likes of Puma, Hugo Boss, Lilly Pulitzer, Bobby Jones, Ralph Lauren, Helen Kaminsky and other renowned brands. WAILEA OLD BLUE CLUBHOUSE

120 Kaukahi Street 808.879.2350 Top-of-the-line golf apparel, equipment and accessories are part of The Old Blue's fully stocked pro shop, but fashionable sportswear and athletic apparel also give a boost to the game.

Wailea Tennis Club PRO SHOP

131 Wailea Ike Place (808) 879-1958 Tennis enthusiasts will find great apparel, equipment, shoes and more at this full-service pro shop.

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So you love to shop but are easily exhausted by the interminable

schleps in sprawling, crowded malls. And parking? Good luck and hold the rage. The long lines at the register are giving you apoplexy, and where’s that cup of coffee when you need it? How’s this for a change: slow shopping. And leisurely, relaxed dining. And gallery-hopping with ease. Style, too, is redefined. The Shops at Wailea is the ultimate perk in paradise: an open-air, two-story, 162,000-square-foot complex that perfectly captures the resort experience. More than 70 galleries, restaurants and shops make up this South Maui complex. There is generous parking on north and south sides, convenient and close. International high-fashion icons mingle with casual, family-owned shops, and eclectic dining choices reward every leaning. From sushi, steak, pasta and long tropical happy hours to ice cream, snacks and designer coffee, The Shops at Wailea invites lingering. Where to start? The Shops at Wailea is located in Wailea Resort, between

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Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, within minutes of the surrounding hotels and residences. Where to shop? Global giants appear side-by-side with national brands in leisure wear and island-oriented retailers, taking you from the beach to an elegant dinner in one seamless sweep. Have a manicure in between, or discover celebrity art or aloha wear while the aroma of freshly baked waffle cones wafts through the atrium area. Galleries appear on both levels, giving art lovers more than their share of eye candy. There’s art in many forms here, not just in shopping and dining. It’s in the way dining, shopping, local crafts and the joie de vivre of Maui all merge in a single destination. 3750 Wailea Alanui, 808.891.6770, theshopsatwailea.com, @ShopsAtWailea on Twitter. Open 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with WOW! Wailea on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with entertainment in the lower courtyard.

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The Ultimate Vacation Recipe Shopping and dining in style

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RETAILERS AND RESTAURANTS

Fashion & Style â&#x20AC;˘ BCBGMAXAZRIA â&#x20AC;˘ Betsey Johnson â&#x20AC;˘ Bottega Veneta â&#x20AC;˘ CachĂŠ â&#x20AC;˘ Coach â&#x20AC;˘ Cos Bar â&#x20AC;˘ The Enchantress Boutique â&#x20AC;˘ Gucci â&#x20AC;˘ Guess? â&#x20AC;˘ ILORI â&#x20AC;˘ Louis Vuitton â&#x20AC;˘ St. John Boutique â&#x20AC;˘ White House/Black Market

Island & Casual Wear â&#x20AC;˘ Banana Republic â&#x20AC;˘ Billabong â&#x20AC;˘ Blue Ginger/ Blue Ginger Kids â&#x20AC;˘ Chicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ Crazy Shirts â&#x20AC;˘ CY Maui/Manikin â&#x20AC;˘ Gap/babyGap â&#x20AC;˘ Honolua Surf Co. â&#x20AC;˘ Karamel Collections â&#x20AC;˘ Maui Clothing Company â&#x20AC;˘ Maui Waterwear â&#x20AC;˘ Moonbow Tropics â&#x20AC;˘ Quiksilver â&#x20AC;˘ Roxy â&#x20AC;˘ Sandal Tree

â&#x20AC;˘ Sunglass Hut â&#x20AC;˘ T-Shirt Factory â&#x20AC;˘ The Walking Company â&#x20AC;˘ Tommy Bahama Emporium â&#x20AC;˘ Tori Richard

â&#x20AC;˘ Black Pearl Gallery â&#x20AC;˘ Dolphin Galleries â&#x20AC;˘ Folli Follie â&#x20AC;˘ Lambros Goldsmith â&#x20AC;˘ Na Hoku â&#x20AC;˘ Swarovski Crystal â&#x20AC;˘ Tiffany & Co.

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Dining & Snacks â&#x20AC;˘ Cheeseburger Island Style â&#x20AC;˘ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf â&#x20AC;˘ Honolulu Coffee Co. â&#x20AC;˘ KAI Wailea â&#x20AC;˘ Lappertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Cream & Coffee â&#x20AC;˘ Longhiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Steak House â&#x20AC;˘ Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Art Galleries â&#x20AC;˘ The Art of Peter Max â&#x20AC;˘ CĂŠlĂŠbritĂŠs Gallery of Celebrity Fine Art â&#x20AC;˘ Dolphin Galleries â&#x20AC;˘ Eclectic Image Gallery â&#x20AC;˘ Ă&#x2030;lan Vital Galleries â&#x20AC;˘ Ki`i Galleries â&#x20AC;˘ Lahaina Galleries

Real Estate & Personal Services â&#x20AC;˘ Century 21â&#x20AC;&#x201D;All Islands â&#x20AC;˘ Coldwell Banker Island Properties â&#x20AC;˘ Island Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty â&#x20AC;˘ Maui Dive Shop â&#x20AC;˘ Sisters & Co. Boutique & Salon â&#x20AC;˘ The Wailea Group â&#x20AC;˘ Wailea Realty â&#x20AC;˘ Windermere Valley Isle Properties

Specialty Gifts & Sundries â&#x20AC;˘ ABC Stores â&#x20AC;˘ Elephant Walkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Gallery of Life â&#x20AC;˘ Martin & MacArthur â&#x20AC;˘ Sand People â&#x20AC;˘ Whalerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store

Jewelry â&#x20AC;˘ Baron & Leeds â&#x20AC;˘ Bernard K. Passman Gallery

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E ho‘i mai i na kai ‘ewalu o Hawai‘i nei Awaiting your return to the eight seas of Hawai‘i nei —Anonymous, referring to the channels connecting the Hawaiian Islands

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Wailea Magazine Spring-Summer 2012  

Exclusive magazine for the Wailea Resort, the jewel of south Maui with sun-drenched beaches, luxurious resorts and world-class golf. Each is...

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