‘Morning … sorry, I’m moving a little slow after coming off a very busy weekend.  As I recapped in last night’s blog, our trip to the Big Island for Danny Akaka’s “Talk Story” event Saturday night was awesome and I really hope you all get a chance to experience it one day!  It’s an evening like no other … words can’t describe it.  I’ve included a couple of more pics to add to the ones from last night’s blog so enjoy!

People start to gather for Twilight .. still over an hour away!

Preparations continue for the opening of our new IOLANI on KONA ST. store … most of the major construction has been completed and the detail work has begun.  It’s been a real family affair .. Nick & Alex have been busy building fixtures and installing the sound system and video monitors, while Carla and the staff have been doing touch-up painting and staining.  The store is now scheduled to officially open on July 15th …

MDNA is also preparing for its final HTJ tour next month.  It’s been a wonderful 3 1/2 years, and we’ve been honored and privileged to be the musical ambassadors for our beautiful state of Hawai’i!  Big “Mahalo!” to Takashi Ichikura and his staff of Hawai’i Tourism Japan for giving Nick, Alex, and I, the opportunity to bring our music & aloha to the wonderful people of Japan!

So, what’s in store for MDNA in 2011?  Stay tuned ……

Aloha, “D”

Setting up for Twilight .. check out the beautiful coast line!

After another magical "Twilight" evening ... a ride on the "Akaka Shuttle"!!

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