Blog: A taste of what you may find on Maui

It’s almost here – Maui’s Big Mother’s Day Event!

We took a drive in upcountry Maui this weekend. It’s my favorite time of year – the purple jacaranda trees are blooming in full force. And while I didn’t get out of the car to take pictures, this one still turned out okay, I think! Isn’t it beautiful?

A beautiful jacaranda tree on the Pukalani golf course

This weekend is one of my favorite Mother’s Day shopping events. It’s the annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair. No, don’t roll your eyes, this isn’t some painful wanna-be swap meet, this is a high caliber fundraiser put on by a prestigious college-prep private school here on Maui. There is something for everyone: the kids fun area with bounce houses, slip-n-slides, face-painting, games etc, the local vendors selling their wonderful things (art, soap, clothes, jewelry etc), the silent auction (one of my favorites, you never know what you’ll find), the food alley…. And it all takes place on the beautiful Seabury Hall campus, underneath their purple jacaranda trees.

Admission is $5/person, kids under 12 get in free, but bring money to buy scrips for the kids’ activities.

So, take a drive, check out upcountry Maui and this fun Mother’s Day event! The bi-coastal views from the campus alone make the drive worth it!