Hawaii Life

Made in Maui County Festival

by Tania Ginoza on November 3, 2014 · 4 comments

One of the things I adore about Maui is the creative energy and love of farming. Maui is home to many artists, makers and growers. This weekend, 130 of these local businesses will offer their wares at the first Made in Maui County Festival. Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce, […]


Fantasia Ball 2014, IMUA Family Services

by Tania Ginoza on March 25, 2014 · 0 comments

IMUA Family Services annual gala, the Fantasia Ball, is just days away! It will be a night to remember. The Black & White Fantasia Ball will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Kaanapali on April 5th. Fashion, dining, shopping and more come together to support an extremely important and valuable resource for our Maui […]


Hale Lani, House of the Heavens…Maui Meadows

by Tania Ginoza on January 4, 2014 · 4 comments

My family moved to Maui Meadows in the early ’70s. Maui Meadows is a neighborhood in South Kihei located directly above Wailea. I was four when our house was being built in 1972 and I remember our home being one of just a few. We were surrounded by hills of empty lots filled with thorny […]


A Happy 2014 Fukubukuro Giveaway

by Tania Ginoza on December 31, 2013 · 22 comments

Happy New Year! 2013 has flown by. I feel like I blinked and bam! It was over. To celebrate the new year, I’d like to extend a huge mahalo to all of you for taking the time to visit MauiShopGirl and host my very own version of fukubukuro. Fukubukuro is a popular New Year custom […]


Things I’m Loving Now

by Tania Ginoza on October 15, 2013 · 9 comments

 The Maui Maile Bangle by SeverinaDesigns, a Maui based Etsy jewelry artisan. The maile leaf lei represents respect and honor. The humble maile reminds me of happy times and life’s milestones.