Monday, June 7, 2010

Ulupalakua Inspires

What a beautiful day up in Ulupalakua.
 We took my mom and sister to see the Ulupalakua Ranch Store and Tedeschi Winery. The celebration today included a Jazz Festival and also contemporary music in front of the store. Was really nice to have musicians up close and personal right next to our picnic tabes.
  These two guys Benny Uyetake and Glenn Kakugawa were great. Here they are singing Bo Jangles.

We also viewed the glassblowing demonstration by and browsed the gift store in the winery. My mom found a beautiful vintage like tee.

The Jazz was incredible under the tent outside the winery. What an amazing atmosphere. Lots of filming was going on. The saxophone was awesome. There was also a keyboard player and stand-up base player that were fabulous musicians. One had played with Herbie Hancock.  I will update you with all the names later.

It was a wonderful day...

Aloha everyone....

P.S. Come to a #MauiOnoTweetup at the new Kihei Ono Gelato in Kihei at Azeka I. The Grand Opening is Monday June 14th.  @Daniakatz and I are hosting the MauiOnoTweetup at 5:30-6:30 PM I'm @Jamarilyn on Twitter. Follow @daniakatz  and @onogelato

Here is the Tweetvite: Check out "#MauiTweetUp" on Jun 14th. RSVP at #MauiOnoTweetUp #twvt

We had an excellent #Maui Tweetup hosted by Dania at Star Noodle Lahaina on Thursday June 3rd, 2010.
 Yes, Dania, it was magical.
 Like our friends on Oahu, we aim to promote small businesses one by one and increase the Maui Tweetups to bring visitors attention to Maui while sharing the positive experiences of meeting other entrepreneurs on Maui. It is so much fun. Our lives are changing before our eyes. Friendships are building, business is happening, food is shared and bloggers are blogging about it all. High Tech Maui is holding classes to teach everyone about Social media and the response has been tremendous. Peter Liu has been teaching business classes for bloggers, Facebook for business, Twitter for business and classes have had to be repeated because of so much interest.

  Look forward to meeting many new friends on Maui, all because of Twitter and Facebook. It is an amazing tool for friendship and businesses.


All photos are by Marilyn Jansen Lopes and photos of others are posted with their permission.I have received no compensation to mention products or companies on my blog.


  1. I am so sorry I missed being with you there at Ulupalakua and missed meeting Pam and your mom. I am glad to read you enjpyed it. I'll try to make it this Tuesday at WholeFood. Are they still gonna be here for the Ono Gelato tweetup?


  2. Aloha Liza,
    We were sorry to miss you too! Look forward to Tuesday 12:00PM at @WFMaui (Whole Foods) and @Onogelato in Kihei Monday June 14 5:30-6:30 (with Noel and Hapa boy)...

  3. Marilyn,

    Thank you for the video of Glenn and me!! It was such a wonderful afternoon in Ulupalakua. Glenn and I play at Kimo's June 19 (8-10).
    I will be doing a solo at the Upcountry Fair, Sat. June 12 @ 1100-11:45 . I hope to see you there!!
    You are truly an inspiration. Send my best to your mom and sister!!
    By the way, those musicians were the Shiro Mori Trio. Shiro on keys, Doug White on bass, and Paul Marchetti on drums. I performed with all three of them. They are great people and wonderful mentors!!

    mahalo!! Benny

  4. Benny, It was our pleasure meeting you and Glenn. Thank you for visiting my page and please signup for e-mail notifications or rss feed. I'll see you at the Up-Country Fair! Aloha...


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