January-February 2009

January-February 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

winter surf

Winter Surf

For Islanders, nothing signals winter quite like the smell of deep ocean swells and the pounding thud of giant surf.

Romancing the Road

For Maui's vintage car buffs, happiness is the journey--and the vehicle.

Publisher’s Note

Our publisher comments on the simple luxuries we share and that luxury is in the eye and heart of the beholder.
Wine sommelier

Liquid Luxury

Botrytis cinerea, a fungus found in a small percentage of late-harvest grapes, leaches most of the water from the grape, and in so doing, concentrates the sugars.
Lahaina island

Lahaina’s Invisible Island

The dusty, abandoned ball field that is Lahaina’s Malu‘ulu o Lele Park once was a spring-fed fishpond surrounding a private royal island, traditional home of Maui kings
Morgan Pressel

Kapalua Picks a Winner

Twenty-year-old Morgan Pressel sank a fifteen-foot putt for birdie on the final hole of the inaugural Kapalua LPGA Classic, securing her first Tour victory of the season and the second of her career.
Art of Portraiture

Face to Face

Conceived to invigorate the art of portraiture, the triennial Schaefer Portrait Challenge has become a compelling exhibition of the Island's people.
Hawaiian tourist

Is that Legal?

One writer recounts the humorous scenario experienced by two tourists—in the lobby of Kaanapali Beach Hotel—while visiting during Makahiki Season.

Notes For Musicians

How can the small Hawaiian segment of the Grammy electorate make music-industry voters more knowledgeable about Hawaiian music?
chocolate fountain

Indulgence!

Over-the-top dining at Maui's posh resorts.
Hawaiian grammy winners

Discordant Notes

Hawaiian musicians face long odds at the Grammys since all are lumped in one musical category: folk music.
maui artists invitational

Capturing the Light

During fourth annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, you’re likely to encounter the artists as they scatter across the island to find the subjects and settings that move them.
Hawaiian moon calendar phases

Hawaiian Moon Calendar

In its wax and wane, Hawaiians of old found the secrets to sustainable living.

H2Oh!

Along Maui’s southern coast, a Makena couple have created the home of their dreams—one that gives the impression of floating entirely on water.

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