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Christmas with the Chefs at Kamakahonu Bay! Saturday December 2, 2017   Leave a comment

The Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza. “Christmas  with the Chefs” at Kamakahonu Bay takes place overlooking the twinkling lights of Kailua Village and the slopes of Hualalai, “Christmas with the Chefs” will sprawl on the hotel’s historic, seaside lu’au grounds. The setting sun will kick off the event from 5:30-8 p.m.

Most recently called Christmas at the Fairmont and Christmas at Kona Village, the festive holiday gala was held at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in 1994.

The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC in Kona, the “Equip the Kitchens” campaign for the future HawCC-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education.

Twenty top Hawai’i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twistall accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction.

Date:

12/2/2017 (Saturday) 5:30-8:00 p.m

Address:

King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel Lu`au Grounds, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 5:30 pm

Cost/Cover:$90

Web Page:

http://www.konakohalachefs.org

Contact Info:

kkacf2011@gmail.com

CHAPTER MISSION:

The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association members are industry leaders committed to culinary enrichments through professional development and education in our community.The American Culinary Federation, founded in 1929, is the largest professional, not for profit organization for Chefs and Cooks in the United States. ACF membership provides opportunities for professional development, career building, and networking. More that 20,000 culinarians and food service professionals have joined the ACF for information, education, inspiration, and prestige.

The Kona-Kohala Chapter

Our Island Chapter was started in 1980 with twelve members. Today, there are more than fifty chapter members, plus a College Junior Chef Chapter and a High School Junior Chef Chapter.This group of food service professionals, vendors, and growers attend a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The meetings are held at various restaurants and hotels in West Hawaii. We invite you to attend our next meeting and join our Kona-Kohala Chapter. 

The Big Island of Hawaii offers many culinary events throughout the year. Our chapter holds two fundraising events. The premier Christmas event is in its 28th year and assists with scholarships for our members and student culinarians. Our second benefit is “Culinary Arts Under the Stars” held at the Kings’ Shops. This benefit is directed towards the culinary program at Hawai`i Community College-Palamanui (through our endowment). Some proceeds from the silent auction benefit our ACF Chef and Child Foundation Program: a philanthropic arm of the ACF.

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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8th Annual Uncorked Food & Wine FestivalSaturday November 11,2017   Leave a comment

8th Annual Uncorked Food & Wine Festival takes place on Saturday, November 11th at The Shops at Mauna Lani! 


The Shops at Mauna Lani’s “Uncorked” Food & Wine Festival is an experience in great taste—from rich jazz to fine wines and delicious gourmet foods—on Saturday, November 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The annual event is a benefit for the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i Island (VASH) which assists Hawai‘i visitors touched by adversity during their stay, from lost tickets to medical emergencies.

The evening stars multitalented vocalist Binti Bailey, whose diverse musical skills slide effortlessly from blues to classical, jazz to soul and more. A performer in-demand in Kona clubs and music venues, Bailey will release her premiere CD, “Honestly,” this year.

As if exposure to Binti’s music wasn’t enough, Uncorked guests can savor food tastings from the “izakaya-style” menu of Monstera, European flavors of The Blue Room, upscale vegan cuisine from Under the Bodhi Tree, contemporary island style by Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, and the traditional sizzle of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

In addition, acclaimed Kohala Coast restaurants will share samples of their specialties, including Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess, Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Sushi Shiono, Pueo’s Osteria, The Fairmont Orchid and others, with libations by Southern Wine & Spirits, Kona Brewing Company and more.

Uncorked attendees also get the chance to bid for bargains in the upscale silent auction, featuring wine tours and travel packages, golf, dining, island adventures and beautiful items from the The Shops’ stores. As a special bonus, ticket holders will receive great offers from participating stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mauna Lani on the night of the event with a “VIP Shopping & Dining Discount Card” valued at over $100 for future visits.


Location: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive Kamuela, HI

Hours: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost/Cover: $65 in advance or $80 on the day of the event

Web Page: http://www.shopsatmaunalani.com/8th-annual-uncorked-food-wine

Contact Info: The Shops at Mauna Lani at 808-885-9501.

Tickets are $65 in advance or $80 on the day of the event, and may be purchased online at http://www.Uncorked2017MaunaLani.bpt.me. 

Additional event parking will be available.

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Waikoloa Market Update ~ October 2017   Leave a comment

Aloha and happy Monday to you! The Waikoloa market is going strong with slightly more than 3% appreciation in the last 3-months, click here for: Full Market Report, over the previous three (click here for: homes sold in that period).

The previous three included several bank owned homes to lower the average price. Inventory is still limited. There are more buyers than inventory. Buyers today are less likely to invest sweat equity, preferring a home in good condition, ready to move in and priced at market. Homes within these parameters will sell in days to buyers waiting for the right home at the right price. Not a bubble market where everything sells at any price. You can see this reflected in the full report that shows homes overpriced or in poor condition still languishing on the market. Saw some new homes finished well that did not seem grossly overpriced finally sell when the price was lowered to the market value. There are a lot of buyers who are patient and exercising good judgement. Banks continue to expand their loan programs to be more accessible to a wider range of buyers while adhering to conservative lending practices. No funny money if you can breathe loans!

Rental market remains very tight and monthly rental rates continue to rise. Average rent in Waikoloa now hovers between $2,000-$2,500 per month. Unemployment is very low with a strong construction and high visitor counts. There is a labor shortage in many sectors and lack of rentals discourages new labor sources.

There are developers starting to move on purchasing shovel ready projects or dusting off their plans to get ready to start building more homes. The Vista Waikoloa project is an appealing project of around 30 or so homes starting around $600,000. It is another Town home project with good design and finishes.

Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach Resort is a very attractively priced community for resort homes. It is a green development offering photovoltaic power, propane farm piping gas to the homes (rare to have this set up on the Big Island) and eco-friendly construction. No great views but beaches within walking and biking distance is a big draw as are the Greenways throughout the neighborhood. The soon to be built community center is pretty WOW. They are moving forward with construction steadily and expect to start delivering completed homes soon. Demand is very solid for this project.

Please feel free to call anytime to discuss Waikoloa further. Always good to hear from you!

Aloha and a hui hou~
Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

HawaiiCon 2017 at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel + Bungalows    Leave a comment


The most unique experiences in fandom happen at HawaiiCon. Go on an adventure tour with your favorite celebrity or join them at their table during a pool side lu’au by the beach. 


Passes to convention required to participate in all add-ons including tours, workshops, and photo-ops.


HawaiiCon 2017

Date: 9/14/2017 – 9/17/2017

Address: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Hours: Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 7:00 AM – Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 11:00 PM HST

Cost/Cover: Starting at $10.00

Web Page: http://www.hawaiicon.com/

Contact Info: DaveMinkus@hawaiicon.com


Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org + hawaiicon.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Local + Community~ The Shops at Mauna Lani    Leave a comment

:Local + Community
The Shops at Mauna Lani

The Shops at Mauna Lani is the resort shopping center to visit on the Kohala Coast and is situated in the Mauna Lani Resort. The center is anchored by the Island’s only Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Retail store, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Foodland Farms Market. Other tenants include local and national clothing brands, a salon, unique art galleries, watersports rentals, the Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery, and the 4D Adventure Ride – the only ride of its kind in the entire state!
The Shops at Mauna Lani also features amazing weekly Polynesian hula shows – complete with fire dancing – FREE every Monday and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. There are also a variety of free cultural activities throughout the week (please see our calendar of events).


Whether you are looking for fine dining, great shopping or family entertainment – The Shops at Mauna Lani is the place to visit on The Big Island of Hawaii.



Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.shopsatmaunalani.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Just Listed ~ Na Hale O Keauhou Condo   Leave a comment


2 beds🔸2.5 baths🔸1404 sqft 🔸$549,000

Na Hale O Keauhou 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Condo with 1 car garage in Keauhou-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii! Being sold turnkey furnished and impeccably maintained! Condo location is a short walk to the pool. Amenities include a pool, children’s pool, spa and a fitness room. There is a pavilion with kitchen and gas grill for entertaining your family and guests. Na Hale O Keauhou is a gated community located in close proximity to Keauhou Shopping Center where shopping, dining, Saturday Local Farmer’s Market, movies and more awaits! 





Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com
#hawaiirealestate #keauhou #kona #condo #justlisted #homeforsale 

: Local + Community ~ Waikoloa Beach & Kings’ Golf Course   Leave a comment

           Waikoloa Beach & Kings’ Golf Course

🔸The Beach Course

Opened in 1981, the Robert Trent Jones II-designed Beach Course is Big Island Golf at its finest. A classic resort-style layout, it won’t beat you up with length, better players will appreciate the strategic shot values required, and everyone will thrill at its beauty. But what makes the Beach Course one of the most popular on Hawaii Island is the amazing views, particularly as players reach No. 7 tee box. The Pacific Ocean is straight before you, while lava fields border the fairway on the left and right. A good tee ball should find the wide fairway, but beware, the wind can blow harder here by the shoreline than elsewhere on the course, so aim wisely.

Beach Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort

🔸Kings’ Course
Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf reaches a crescendo at the Kings’ Course, which delivers a memorable round from the first tee to the 18th green. It is a “player’s course” in the sense that low-handicappers can tee it up from 7,000-plus yards and have all the length and strategy they can handle; while mid- and high-handicap players can select a tee that will provide the same excitement and challenge, but at a length that suites their game. Designers Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish crafted a Scottish links-style layout at the Kings’ Course.

Kings’ Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort 

Hawaii Island golf doesn’t get any better than this!


#waikoloa #waikoloabeachresort #golf #hawaii #bigisland #karenbail

Photo + Article courtsey of: waikoloabeachgolf.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com