Here’s Why Dean Wong Of Maui’s Imua Family Services Will Never Stop Dreaming

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Dean Wong is a dreamer. Not the kind who sits and ponders “what if,” the one who truly believes that a person can make his or her personal and career visions a reality. “I’ve always believed that anything you dream can be possible,” Wong says. “I’ve never not believed that the things you dream can be possible.” Wong has and continues to play many roles on Maui. He’s a father, husband and active member of the Maui community. He’s also the … [Read more...]

Eh Crazy Property Manager!

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Eh, sistah. You’re the property manager of a house in Paia. Why do you have to be an extreme partier? You and the people who live there party there non-stop, from 10 at night until early the next morning. You have bands over there and do everything you can to disrupt the neighborhood. You think you’re invisible, and that you can sit back there and smoke cigarettes, but we all know how inconsiderate you are. People at other properties are getting … [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 Ariana Hornkohl of ARIE Bikinis

Ariana Hornkohl, Owner & Designer ARIE BIKINIS ariebikinis@gmail.com   Website: www.ariebikinis.com Instagram: @arie_bikinis  Facebook: ARIEbikinis  Pinterest: ARIEbikinis   How many years experience in the fashion industry? My first collection was in 2010   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I studied business at Arizona State … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Samantha Howard of Wings Hawaii

Samantha Howard, Designer   Wings Hawai’i Flagship Store & Wings Hawai’i Designs  [formerly 71 Baldwin Ave] 69 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779 808-579-3110 info@wingshawaii.com   Website: www.wingshawaii.com Facebook: Wings Hawaii Pinterest: Wings Hawaii Instagram: WingsHawaii   How many years experience in the industry? 10   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and retail industry? When was this? Did … [Read more...]

Maui Gifts from the Bee Keepers – Handmade Maui Honey

The sweetest gift Maui has to give is a little jar of liquid gold. Read more of this post here … [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...]

Ladies Wear – The original gift of Maui Designed Clothing

Get the ladies the latest looks by local designers. Maui Thing is on top of it with their Aloha tees and ingenious tanks and dresses that come in styles perfect for all ages–on Maui and off. Handmade digs by more than a few Maui creators can be found at Wings Hawaii. Westside couture by LeRu features the designer's eclectic combination of reclaimed, Boho and rock and roll. MauiThing, 7 N. Market St., Wailuku; 808-249-0215 Wings, 69 Hana Hwy., … [Read more...]

Jewels Ariel would be jealous of-Maui Made Jewelry

Need beachy trinkets and gems to adorn the girls in your life? That’s easily done with some of the distinct handmade jewelry that’s scattered around the island. Choose from spectacular selections online and in stores–and it’s all made exclusively here. Maui Dive Girl Designs–etsy.com/shop/mauidivegirl Wings Hawaii, 69 Hana Hwy., Paia; 808-579-3110 … [Read more...]