Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea now has an expert-led Stand Up Paddleboarding Yoga class.
"Yoga is a mind-body practice with a laundry list of benefits," said Senior Spa Director Pat Makozak. "Physically, yoga increases flexibility and strength, and the meditative aspect of the practice does wonders to reduce stress. By introducing (stand-up paddling) yoga, we are able to offer guests a truly unique experience, in which they can bring their yoga practice to the next level or simply just try their hand at something that's a lot of fun."
The classes are held in the mornings twice a week for a "nominal fee," an announcement said. Contact the spa for schedule at 874-8000. Availability is limited.
Contest winners. Two Maui residents took top awards, including first-place in Mobi PCS and 808 Shells' "Create Your 808" contest to produce a limited-edition cellphone case.
Rosie Sutherland of Maui created the winning design, which was based on a popular vote via Facebook. The design depicts the goddess Pele with flames and tapa-inspired elements in a black-and-white graphic. It will be developed into a limited edition Samsung Galaxy S3 cellphone case. The case will be produced by 808 Shells and sold exclusively in all eight Mobi PCS retail stores statewide by late this month. Mobi has a store at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
Sutherland won more than $1,500 in prizes.
Samson Harp of Maui took third place and Rusty Kamai of Honolulu received second place. They also received prizes.
Shave ice on TV. Maui's own Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice was chosen to represent Maui and the state in a half-hour travel show "Official Best of Hawaii 2013," based in Los Angeles.
A segment of the show was filmed at Ululani's Shave Ice shops on the Valley Isle.
In its five years on Maui, Ululani's has grown from a 65-square-foot shack in Lahaina to four shops on Maui with a fifth to open in Maui Lani this year, an announcement said.
The business is known for its ultra fine ice and real fruit-based syrups.
It has been featured or named in many Hawaii publications and on various websites.
Founder is Charlotte Ululani Yamashiro. She had her husband, David, were both born and raised on Oahu.
For more information, see www.officialbestof.com.
Pink Cadillac. Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Toni Moore of Kula has earned the use of an exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success, the most coveted incentive award by Mary Kay, an announcement said.
This is Moore's fifth Mary Kay career car. Mary Kay independent sales force members earn the use of the Cadillac by meeting and exceeding goals set within their Mary Kay cosmetics businesses.
Moore began her Mary Kay business as an independent beauty consultant in 2005 and became an independent sales director in 2006.
"It is such an honor to be the director to bring the very first Mary Kay Pink Cadillac to Maui," said Moore. "My Mary Kay unit has been the number one unit in sales in Hawaii for the past four years they deserve this honor."
New spa celebrated. The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui in late January, celebrated the grand opening of its new, multimillion-dollar Willow Stream Spa with rock legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley as guests of honor.
The more than 9,000-square-foot spa has eight manicure and pedicure stations, one makeup station and 13 interior treatment suites.
It includes a state-of-the-art wave massage table that simulates the feeling of floating and a waterfall suite that offers a multiple-nozzle Vichy shower for signature body services and scrubs. There is also a mud bar and a hot stone foot bed.
Staying with reggae. Radio station Q103 Maui will continue to be the only radio station in the nation to play strictly reggae music.
After the departure of Shaggy, DJ Irie Dole is handling the music programming, promotion and operations as well as hosting on air mid-days.
Maui native Melody Jay is the new host of "The Morning Melody" from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays.
Iyana Kai will host Conscious Youth Uprising on Saturday mornings, and Selector Salvo will host the Sunday Morning Classic Roots session.
Native Wayne, Kamikaze and DJ Marko will remain on air in their time slots.
New specialty shows and spotlights have been added. For more information, see www.Q103Maui.com.
* Tides of Commerce is a business feature that will run from time to time with information on new businesses and awards and recognitions of Maui Country Businesses.