Mahalo to Jim Kingwell of Island Art for allowing me to use his painting of Kaanapali on the cover of my new book, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui. You can pick up a copy at his gallery off Front St. or order on line at amazon.com
New Years Eve Highlights. Towels for the rain at Marriott, cooking 900 meals at Hula grill, dancing at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, great band at Hyatt, fabulous Hapa bank at Hula grill. SCROLL DOWN FOR SLIDE SHOW Joys of Kaanapali posts are automatically posted for my 1700 twitter followers and Facebook fans
KA’ANAPALI–A day after Christmas, golfers and residents paraded their carts all decked out for Christmas in a sojourn around Kaanapali, visiting each resort.
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Santa gets ready for last voyage at Canoe Beach Christmas morning.(above,below)
Shave Ice ordering along beach path on Christmas afternoon. (BELOW)
The thirsty blogger in his gift T shirt with pineapple/banana/coconut shave ice.
Sara sampling my sharing shave ice. 9Below).
Visitors galore along beach path.(below)
More visitors help our economy hum
Kaanapali Parkway Christmas Eve (above)
Holy Innocents Church Christmas Eve (below).
Reading in soft chair at the Westin in front of flamingos. (below)
Santa the ladies man at start of day.(below).
Not shown Longi’s for Christmas Eve dinner, Dukes for Christmas Day Breakfast, reading at the pool, Small Christmas dinner at Sangria, watching Saturday Night Live Christmas show on tape, preparing this 9 pm. blog post
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Canoe Beach, Kaanapali Maui: Santa canoes to the Westin on Christmas morning for last distribution of gifts. No chimney. But he is exhausted, reportedly.
Kaanapali–Flamingos for Christmas at the Westin. Nothing under the trees for them Check out my new site: bezants.com
Kaanapali-the holiday express, formerly the suger cane train. Check out my new site normbezane.com
We were creative: a tradition. We paraded. We gazed. We danced. We partied. And we forgot about the election for one night. Halloween in Lahaina, Maui in 2016.
Ka-anapali–As the risk of sounding like Donald Trump, who takes the most amazing best pictures on Kaanapali Beach day after day. Your amazing blogger–and I am not running for president of anything. COMING SOON: “Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui.”
My definitive book of four based on the 240,00 words that have appeared in my newspaper column over the last 10 years include an opening essays on “Passion for Maui” which points out that Maui is one of the few places on earth people have a passion for. It continues with a step by step trip down the Kaanapali beach path, the perfect symbol of why people love Maui;.
MAIN SECTIONS INCLUDE:
POLYNESIANS, KINGS, QUEENS and a TREACHEROUS TALE
“The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe and ready to pluck.” U.S. Minister John Stevens
THE VISTOR EXPERIENCE
People save their whole lives to come to Hawaii What a blessing to have them here
Dale Sorenson of KBH
TODAY’S HAWAIIANS and THEIR CULTURE
“My goal is to educate people so they know the preciousness of what makes Hawaii and Maui separate from the rest of the world and we have something to offer during these turbulent years.” ““` Ed Lindsey
“I wouldn’t live anywhere else.” Willie K.
MAKERS OF MODERN MAUI
“I’m a cliff jumper”
Visionary Theo Morrison
REMARKABLE PEOPLE HERE AND THERE
“Aloha is a two way street. If you are nice, we are nice.”
Octogenarian Blackie Gadaran
The book will be launch in a month or two after the appearance of my last column in Lahaina News.