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Monday, July 10, 2006

MAUNA LANI RESORT AND SUNSET MAGAZINE TO HOST GARDENS IN PARADISE GETAWAY, September 14 - 17

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MAUNA LANI RESORT AND SUNSET MAGAZINE TO HOST GARDENS IN PARADISE GETAWAY, September 14 - 17

Receive Hawaii Garden & Home Design Ideas From the Experts

WHAT: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, in conjunction with Sunset magazine, the premier guide to Western living, will be hosting a Gardens in Paradise Getaway featuring Kathleen Brenzel, senior garden editor of Sunset magazine and author of the Western Garden Book. Brenzel will lead tours and offer insights on incorporating island flavor in garden and home designs. Mauna Lani Resort's director of cultural affairs, Danny Akaka, will also lead a tour around the famed Kalahuipua'a fishponds, once the playground for Hawaii's ali'i (royalty) and lawai'a (fishermen).

WHEN: September 14 - 17, 2006

WHERE: Mauna Lani Resort, Big Island of Hawaii

PROGRAM: Four-day program includes:
o A private cocktail reception alfresco at a residential garden whose plants and design to exude a Hawaiian "sense of place".
o Lunch at a private boutique farm, where guests will be treated to a lunch with fresh ingredients and cooking demo with recipes from Mauna Lani Resort; taste wines from Sunset's 2006 wine awards.
o Tips from Brenzel on bringing Hawaii home and infusing the island essence and tropical themes into your own home and garden.
o Tour Mauna Lani Resort's ancient fishponds with Danny Kaniela Akaka, the resort's director of culture affairs, and receive insights into the rich Hawaiian culture.

PACKAGES: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers room and event packages starting at $1,830 for two participants (double occupancy). More information is available on-line, www.maunalani.com or by phone at 800-367-2323 or 808-885-6622 in Hawaii.


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Sweetie Nelson or Maggie Li
Sheila Donnelly & Associates
(808) 949-4131
sweetie@sheiladonnelly.com or mli@sheiladonnelly.com

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