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Mark your calendars, foodies and wine-lovers: From March 1 to 3, join world-class vintners, master sommeliers and celebrity chefs on Maui three-day luxury epicurean event curated in partnership with "wine therapist to the stars" Christian Navarro of Wally's Wine and Spirits.

The first annual Maui Wine & Food Classic is set to take place this spring at the Four Seasons Resort Maui, an event that promises to deliver a weekend of experiences unlike any other, according to a news release from the hotel.

Get ready for an oceanfront gala and brunch & bubbles, as well as a plethora of other exclusive tasting events. The event is the brainchild of the Four Seasons and one of the most famous and trusted sommeliers in the industry — Navarro, the

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At this magical Haiku estate, there are truly endless possibilities.

As soon as you enter the gates enclosing this tropical paradise, the hustle and bustle of the outside world simply melts away. Nestled on 5 acres that boast captivating ocean views from almost every vantage point on the property, this Haiku estate offers the best of island living. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Ryan MacLaughlin, R(B) and Alex Cortez, R(B) are representing the seller.

“The most alluring feature is the total privacy that this property allows,” said MacLaughlin, an owner of Island Sotheby’s International Realty. “Behind the gated entry, meander down a charming dirt road into a valley shielding you from the elements — you truly feel like it is the

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Welcome home — to what Maui No Ka Oi magazine described as “The Ultimate Art Project.”

Lovingly designed by highly-acclaimed Hawai’i artist Robert Suzuki, this four-bedroom architectural masterpiece offered for $3.25 million in the heart of Wailea is truly a work of art. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Debra Merle R(B) and Cathryn Paxton-Haines R(B) are listing the home, which boasts 3,780 square feet of bright, airy and elegant living areas.

“I decided to build a house to showcase my art,” Suzuki told Island Sotheby’s International Realty. “That was the intention: to build a house to showcase my work while keeping the feeling of the home beachy yet contemporary.”

Suzuki drew inspiration from the colors he frequently uses in

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Maui is known mostly as a world-class vacation destination, famous for its white-sand beaches and luxury resorts. But it’s paradise for those looking to explore the great outdoors, too.

If you’re avid hiker or backpacker looking to lace up your hiking boots and get away from it all, Maui is nirvana. From coastal trails surrounded by the sounds of gently crashing waves to multi-day treks through Haleakala, Maui boasts a range of hikes through all sorts of climates for all skill levels. These are a few of our favorites:

Sliding Sands Trail


Photo: Be at peace (CC BY-SA 4.0)

This hike isn’t for the faint of heart, but offers a glimpse of Haleakala that’s out of this world. You’ll travel at least 5 miles across the ancient shield volcano, known as

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It just got a whole lot easier to build ohana units on Maui properties, marking a win in the fight against the island’s affordable housing crisis.

Under the previous law, Maui property owners weren’t allowed to have any ohana units if their lot was under 7,500 square feet — and regardless of their lot size, they could only have one. But under the new law, lots under 7,500 square feet can now have a unit up to 500 square feet, while lots above 7,500 square feet can have have two ‘ohanas. The policy also expands the maximum size of the units, in addition for allowing more off-street parking.

Officially called accessory dwelling units, ohana units go by several of names, including granny flats, mother-in-law flats and garage apartments. They have

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Colleen Medeiros R(S) is one of the newest agents to join the prestigious firm’s growing team.

Colleen has a long history in the Hawaiian Islands. Born and raised in Kailua on Oahu, she grew up playing on the beach and horseback riding in Waimanalo. But her love for Maui began early on, when she would spent summers visiting family in Lahaina.

Colleen brings a breadth of knowledge to her work in Maui real estate. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she studied Equine Science in Montana before switching majors to receive a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Environmental Studies. After that, she worked in Cultural Resource Management, archaeology, property management, land consulting and

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Up until recently, moving to Hawai’i with a pet was difficult and time consuming because of the state’s quarantine laws. But living with one never has to be — even if you’re in a small space like a condominium.

As long as you’re careful to sniff out the amenities and rules surrounding pets at your condominium, you’ll be able to feel right at home with your furry friends. And on Maui, there are literally dozens of condominiums that will be purr-fect for you and your four-legged friends. As a start, view our Maui pet-friendly condominium guide and continue reading this blog post first for more insight.

First, you’ll want to do some research. Some communities may say they’re pet friendly, but instead impose restrictions that make it infeasible for

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Over the last month, Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have closed millions of dollars in real estate transactions.

Adding to the list are two condominiums in one of the region’s most luxurious communities — the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay. Nestled in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, one of the units sold for $4.5 million, while another three-bedroom unit sold for $4.17 million.

“My clients had looked at units from Makena to Kapalua and found the view and privacy of this Montage unit the best for them,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Gerrianne Sakamoto R(S), who represented the buyers who purchased the $4.5 million unit.

The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay offer an unparalleled vacation lifestyle, where

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There's nothing quite like laying in the sun, enjoying the Maui trade winds with a great book while lounging by a breathtaking pool. The vast majority of people have to travel to enjoy that luxury, but we're lucky to live in paradise.

And for some Maui residents, they're blessed to have backyards worthy of staycations. We've made a list of our favorite swimming pools that take resort living to the next level, all of which could become your private getaway if you so choose. 

 

9 Bay Drive | Kapalua, Hawai’i

An opportunity like this truly comes around just once in a lifetime.

Nestled on Hawea Point, this expansive estate offered for $49 million is truly one of Maui’s most stunning oceanfront properties, with panoramic views of the

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Every year, the average American sends over 1,000 pounds of household trash to landfills – waste that can hurt our health, devastate wildlife habitats and release greenhouse gases and dangerous toxins.

But with a little bit of planning and creativity, we can significantly reduce footprint on our planet and the island we all know and love. As we begin 2019, we’ve made a resolution to not only focus on our own wellbeing, but protect and care for the community around us, too. Here are 8 ways you can help reduce waste:

Ditch the bottled water

There are so many reasons we’re lucky to live in Hawai’i – one of them being that the islands offer some of the cleanest water straight from aquifers. So ditch plastic bottles and carry a reusable one

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