Fly to Koele with tempting contest
Celebrating Valentine's Day with a "Tempt your Sweetheart" promotion that invites you to bring your sweetheart to a romantic getaway at the Four Seasons Resort's Lodge at Koele.
Go online at www.islandair.com to enter to win the getaway package that includes two roundtrip tickets on Island Air, two nights in a deluxe room at the lodge and a romantic dinner for two. The prize is valued at $1,690.
The contest runs through Feb. 13, and the winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.
Romance awaits at the Ilikai
The Ilikai has announced a special Valentine's Day package inviting you and a loved one to enjoy a Waikiki getaway anytime from tomorrow through Saturday. Guests who book a "Sweethearts In Paradise" package will enjoy luxury accommodations and an arrival night turndown service with a sprinkling of flower petals and box of chocolates.
The property's amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court, fitness center and views of the ocean and Waikiki's only yacht harbor.
Prices per night start at $124 for a city category room, to $621 for a two-bedroom ocean suite. The price does not include room taxes, and is subject to change without notice. Restrictions and conditions apply.
To reserve, visit www.ResortQuestHawaii.com or call toll-free 866-774-2924.
Art in Plein Air stars on Maui
The third annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational starts Saturday with a Paint Out at D.T. Fleming Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, from noon to 3 p.m. Works created on site will then be available for purchase at Village Galleries, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beginning at 4 p.m., through Feb. 23.
Plein air, a French expression that translates as "open air," describes painting done outdoors, on location. It is a technique well-suited to Maui's inspiring landscapes and vistas. Because plein air paintings are done relatively quickly, they contain a fresh spontaneity.
Kevin Macpherson, whose 2005 book "Reflections on a Pond" documented the four seasons of the same landscape in painting, will join the invitational as a special guest. He will paint with the artists for part of the time and will give a free talk on "Magnificent Obsessions: From Monet's Garden to Macpherson's Pond," at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.
Other free events throughout the event include:
» The Pacific'O Sunset Paint Out: Artists will gather at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the beach park next to 505 Front Street Shops and Restaurants.
» Lahaina Harbor Quick Draw: Watch a painting being created from start to finish, from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 22. Completed works will be on display at the Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Gala Reception at the Village Gallery Contemporary, 180 Dickenson St., the same evening.
» Coffee and Pastries with the Artists: Meet the artists and purchase work at Village Gallery Contemporary, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 23.
For more information, call Kate Bahr at (808) 298-6360 or visit hawaiipleinair.com.