Eh Screaming Lady!

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Eh screaming lady in the Lahaina Banyan Tree park!  Every single night for the last several weeks we’ve listened to you hollering at the top of your lungs, vomiting epithets that would embarrass a sailor, all with your little dog barking along side you. It’s understandable if you get upset occasionally and need to vent. But the Banyan Tree Park, where there are keiki and adult locals and tourists who would like a peaceful and relaxing time, is … [Read more...]

What Do You Know About The Hokule’a, Visitor Industry Charity Walk and Hawaii Unemployment?

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Here's our super-special weekly MauiTime News Quiz. Hope you studied, because this week's quiz is 32 percent tougher than last week's... 1. Of the $1,745,001 raised during the Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk this year, more than $767,000 of it came from Maui–the largest sum raised by any island, according to a May 17 Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association press release. How many consecutive years has Maui raised the most money in the … [Read more...]

Special MauiTime Weekly News Quiz

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1. Last week, Pacific Biodiesel announced that it would be closing its Central Maui Landfill facility, which it’s operated for the last 20 years. What was the company’s reason, according to the Apr. 4 Pacific Business News? A. Compliance with County regulations required expensive upgrades and multiple permits B. The company always intended to close it at this time C. It’s more efficient to process biodiesel on the Big Island D. The … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Michele Joy Thornton of Rainbow Jo

Michele Joy Thornton, Owner & Designer Rainbow Jo  808 283 5473 rainbowjomaui@gmail.com   Website: www.rainbowjo.com   How many years experience in the industry? As I've been designing and wholesaling original artwork on clothing for over 27 years,  I believe I am the longest running Maui based clothing designer.   Please tell me about the textiles you use in your designs. Any specific fabrics and colors that you … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Joe Wilmot & Jody Curtin of Mahina

Joe Wilmot and Jody Curtin,  Co-Owners   Mahina 4057 L. Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina. 808-669-6068 1913 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei. 808-879-3453 23 Baldwin Ave, Paia. 808-579-9131 webmaster@shopmahina.com www.shopmahina.com Facebook: Mahina   How many years experience in the industry? Seven   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? We just opened … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Lisa Agdeppa of Passion 4 Fashion Boutique

Lisa Agdeppa,  Manager  Passion 4 Fashion Boutique 335 Keawe St. #204, Lahaina, HI  96761 808-667-7432 info@passion4fashionboutique.com   Website:www.passion4fashionboutique.com Twitter:  @passion4fashbtq Facebook:   Passion 4 Fashion   How many years experience in the industry? 1 year   Did you have any formal training? No formal training.   What is your philosophy of design? “Our mission is to … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Larissa Williams of LeRu

Larissa Williams, Owner LeRu Atelier  505 Front St, Ste #203, Lahaina HI 808-661-2741   Website: www.loveleru.com Facebook: LeRu Atelier   How many years experience in the fashion industry? 13   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? I studied fashion at Columbia College Chicago. Moved to L.A. shortly after and started making small one of a kind collections for small boutiques … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Jonnalynn Lyons of Paia Mercantile Lahaina

  Jonnalynn Lyons, Operations Store Manager  Paia Mercantile Lahaina Gateway Center, Ste. 205, 335 Keawe St. Lahaina, HI. 96761 808-661-1001   Twitter: @PaiaMercantile Facebook: Paia Mercantile Lahaina, Paia Mercantile Paia   How many years experience in the industry? 12+ years altogether in Retail Industry...   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any … [Read more...]

2013 MauiTime Gift Guide

By Jen Russo and Sarah Gerlach By now, we’re all much too familiar with the horror stories of Christmas shopping. Big Box retailers here and on the Mainland are cramped, frantic places even with the holiday pressure. Why do we put up with endless lines in parking lots and checkstands, to say nothing of aisles and aisles filled with junk made largely by poor people thousands of miles away working for giant multinational corporations that are only … [Read more...]

Arm Candy-Maui Bracelets and Watches are great gifts

Fashion's best wrist embellishments come in many forms and wrap up nicely. The African carved recycled PVC from Pearl are uber cool. Field someone's need for bling at Passion for Fashion where their tons of ornate bracelets could be just the showstopper she’s looking for. Pearl, 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia; 808-579-8899 Passion For Fashion, 335 Keawe St., Lahaina; 808-667-7432 … [Read more...]