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Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on Maui

Spanning over three weekends, the 7th annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival kicks off its multiple island tour on Maui with the Roys Annual Classic in Kaanapali on Friday,
October 13, 2017


Spanning over three weekends, the 7th annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival kicks off its multiple island tour on Maui with the Roy’s Annual Classic in Kaanapali on Friday, October 20th. As a premier event, the festival showcases wine tastings and cooking demonstrations along with exclusive dining opportunities with dishes that feature local ingredients. Just a quick fifteen-minute drive from your Maui home sales, enjoy a weekend out full of exquisite dining and pairings.

October 20, 2017 – 20th Annual Roy’s Golf Classic
As a benefit for IMUA Family Services, this 18 hole tournament is perhaps the most ono (delicious) golf event around! Tee off with not just the pros but also celebrity chefs and winemakers on the renowned Kaanapali Golf Course before heading to Roy’s Kaanapali for a dinner award ceremony. Space is limited, so reserve your team today!

October 21, 2017 – Global Street Food
No passport is required to savor street food-inspired dishes created by thirteen chefs from around the world. Hosted at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa’s Anuenue lawn, these mouth-watering tastes will feature the island’s fresh meat, seafood, and produce along with fine wines and craft cocktails. Grab your tickets and grab some global bites.

October 22, 2017 – Lucky 7 Presented by Hawaiian Airlines
Hit the culinary jackpot with a delectable seven-course meal to celebrate Hawaii Food and Wine Festival’s lucky number 7 anniversary! Underneath the stars, celebrate the festival’s last night and dine on the Halona Kai lawn of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. So go all in and experience world-class pairings and dishes crafted by high-rolling chefs, reserve your seat!

With the flaming sunsets and luxurious real estate properties for sale, we know it can be hard to leave your spacious oasis at times but these events are something you are not going to want to miss! And if you are currently on a Maui real estate search, feel free to contact Jo for expert assistance. 

Explore Upcountry Maui

With the warm ocean air breezing through the many windows outfitting several condos for sale in Maui along with gentle waves touching the shore, it is pretty hard to imagine venturing beyond the west side. So why would you?
September 29, 2017


Boasting sparkling ocean views with nightly sights of pastel hues fading to flaming shades of sunset is just one of the many reasons to live in Kapalua. And with the warm ocean air breezing through the many windows outfitting several condos for sale in Maui along with gentle waves touching the shore, it is pretty hard to imagine venturing beyond the west side. So why would you?

It is early morning and the dark sky is freckled with bright constellations as you drag your blankets off the bed to tuck into the car. Approximately 2 hours later, you find yourself on the rocky edge of the crafter atop the Haleakala Summit. Hugging the blanket closer, you finally catch a glimpse of a line of light right there on the horizon. Blink and the intense golden circle of the Hawaiian sun starts to inch across the now lit sky, creating shades of colors that fade from pastel to vibrant hues. While the flaming sunsets of West Maui are an incredible daily sight, the unique experience of watching light touch each part of the island is something that is reserved for Upcountry Maui.

The misty mountains and rolling hills of the island’s country side showcase a different outlook on island living. The rich volcanic soil enables the growth of fresh produce and healthy livestock which creates a flourishing farm to table culture. Looking to get away, if just for a day, from the white-sands or the soothing ocean waters that front your Maui condo and home then you will find yourself exploring the slopes of Haleakala. Get a fresh taste of the island for breakfast or lunch at O’o Farms or sip Maui-made pineapple wine at Ulupalakua Vineyards. You can even wander the relaxing lavender field of the Alii Kula Lavender farm or soar across the tropical forests of the Piiholo Ranch. There is so much to discover in Upcountry Maui and it is just waiting for you to adventure out from your private oasis!

Property Spotlight - 100 Ridge at Kapalua

If you have been imagining what it would be like to wake up to panoramic views paired with island sounds every day, this West Maui real estate property can make that a reality for you!
September 15, 2017


As the light starts to stream through the large windows, the gentle rustle of palms swaying and birds chirping signal morning in the distance. The rich, fragrant smell of Maui Coffee drifts in from the kitchen and as you tiptoe through the seemingly koa entrance, you glimpse the pastel hues of the sunrise fade to sky blue. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? If you have been imagining what it would be like to wake up to panoramic views paired with island sounds every day, this West Maui real estate property can make that a reality for you!

Nestled on the gentle slopes of the West Maui Mountains, in the heart of Kapalua Resort, this Maui home provides a unique island lifestyle with a lush and green backdrop. Spanning over 1,125 square feet, this one bedroom home has been professionally decorated and furnished with most pieces included with the price of the villa! Retaining the look and feel of Old Hawaii’s warm charm, this spacious house for sale features immaculately maintained mahogany wood throughout. The tastefully picked out carpet, paint, crown molding, and wallpaper also add touches of aloha to this Hawaii inspired space. An already installed surround sound system is a modern bonus that also comes with purchase of this house at 100 Ridge.

Wandering the 22 manicured acre property of The Ridge, residents will find a serene escape within the flourishing grounds. Simply choose one of the two heated swimming pools and lounge in the Hawaiian sun with your favorite book or relieve any tension at either Spa Montage or the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Kapalua. Just steps out the door, this Maui home boasts beautiful ocean walking trails and a close proximity to the necklace of white-sand beaches including renowned Kapalua Bay Beach.

So if you are looking for an opportunity on your Maui real estate search to sip a cocktail while watching whales frolic from your dining room view, this home just might be the one you have been dreaming about. For more information on this property or any other Ridge properties available, please contact Jo today!

Blogs for October 2017

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on Maui

Posted on October 13, 2017


Spanning over three weekends, the 7th annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival kicks off its multiple island tour on Maui with the Roy’s Annual Classic in Kaanapali on Friday, October 20th. As a premier event, the festival showcases wine tastings and cooking demonstrations along with exclusive dining… Continue Reading

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