Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hawaii -1- North Shore Getting Ready

For those of you that didn't take the Hawaii North Shore Fantasy trip, you can read all about it here. Scroll to the bottom and read up. Enjoy.

  • Dawn Janov
    from the St. Regis brochure history, "History and Culture

    From distant shores, the legacies of two influential families one of royal birth and the other of prominence and wealth were destined to unfold on the island of Kaua'i. The Kamehameha royal family enjoyed their visits to the north shore of Kaua'i. In 1860, it was during one of their sojourns with their cherished son, Albert that the area was renamed, "the barony de Princeville", the city of the prince.

    The internationally acclaimed St. Regis New York, is the original landmark hotel built by John Jacob Astor in 1904. The Astors defined the height of "American aristocracy" during the Gilded Age in the 18th and 19th century. The family built a legacy of premiere hotels and legendary service.

    The St. Regis Princeville Resort resides in Princeville at Hanalei. It is located in the moku (land division) of Halele'a (the house of joy). Halele'a was noted in ancient times as the most beautiful place in the Hawaiian Islands. This area and its immediate surroundings were kula lands- land available to the maka'ainana or common person for cultivation and fishing.

    The site of the hotel was known as Pu'u Poa or Pu'u Pa'oa-- Pu'u meaning mountain and Pa'oa meaning the staff of the Fire Goddess, Pele who when searching for a new home would strike her staff into the earth to create a new crater. Directly below the hotel are remnants of an ancient Hawaiian fishpond built in prehistoric time. Known as Kamo'omaika'i it was one of the few kuapa (ocean wall) type fishponds on Kaua'i.

     ·  ·  · January 8 at 12:26pm

      • Kathy Cripes. I'm going to have to find my bathing suit. Ten to one it doesn't fit.
        January 8 at 7:24pm · 

      • Dawn Janov Kathy Remember, this is fantasy, you can be any age and any shape! Yahoo! My bathing suit fits my slim body and I feel like swimming as well as I did when I made certified life-guard in high school.
        January 8 at 7:27pm · 

      • Kathy Oh! I'm liking this more every minute!
        January 8 at 7:37pm · 

  • What movies should we watch on the long trip over?
     ·  ·  · January 8 at 3:24pm

      • Chris ‎50 First Dates could be fun. Light, romantic comedy filmed in Hawaii.
        January 8 at 5:21pm ·  ·  1

      • Dawn Janov Poignant movie, but fun. Thanks Chris Vanderzanden
        January 8 at 7:12pm · 

  • Any one want to learn to play?

     ·  ·  · January 8 at 12:11pm via mobile

      • Jane Would love to
        January 8 at 4:05pm via  ·  ·  1

      • Dawn Janov It's so easy. You'll enjoy playing.
        January 8 at 5:33pm · 

  • See you in San Francisco for our trip soon.
     ·  ·  · January 8 at 12:30pm

  • Guava champagne cocktail. Umm good.

     ·  ·  · January 8 at 12:08pm via mobile

  • Hahah....Dawn....I'll travel with you through your pictures...:) Thanks! :)
     ·  ·  · January 8 at 11:26am

    • You like this.

  • Dawn Janov created the group.
     ·  ·  · January 8 at 10:57am

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