Julie & Ben

We feel that our guests are always in for a real treat when sharing some moments with Julie and her husband Ben Hollis.


Together they bring an attitude of fun & adventure that fits perfect with Marjorie's Kauai Inn but to introduce them separately will expose their expansive background that will show you why we're so excited to welcome them to Kauai and we think you'll see why we know their presence will make your stay here at Marjorie's that much more memorable.

Julia Bunn is the Producer of The Spirited Gardener Clips on You Tube and The Spirited Gardener: Labyrinths & Mazes which aired on Public Television in Chicago area in 2008.  


Also a Landscape Designer and Member of Midwest Ecological Landscape Association, Julia is an advocate for working with the nature of any given “place” and encourages the use of organic growing techniques whenever possible. 


Living in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Winnemac Park has been a source of inspiration for her.  The strength of her design recommendations comes from a sense of co-creating with her clients, a garden that they might envision and that exists in harmony with the place in which their home exists.   


Julia’s brother, Peter Bunn, is a soil scientist working as a consultant for growers throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Julia is looking forward to visiting the Allerton Gardens at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens which have a connection to Chicago history.  


he is also looking forward to learning more about tropical plants that do well in cold climates, indoors, as she is working as an installer for Green Living Technologies’ Green Walls Units.    You can read more about her at www.TheSpiritedGardener.com

Ben Hollis, ready to help you make the best of your Adventure in Kauai

Ben is best known as the pith-helmeted, khaki clad original host and co-creator of WTTWs hit shows Wild Chicago and Wild Chicagos Illinois Road Trip. Ben also created, hosted and produced Ben Around Town, a lively arts program that aired from 2000-2003 on WYCC Channel 20.  Prior to that, he created Ben Loves Chicago for WPWR, which ran for three seasons, and was a contributing reporter on WLS's long-running hit show, 190 North. 


He has 8 Emmys and the coveted Studs Terkel Award to his credit.  A local legend, is how both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times have described one of Chicago¹s most original and beloved TV personalities.

Prior to his TV career, Ben trained at Second City and performed as an improv comedian and singer/songwriter all over town. He¹s also been a copywriter and award-winning producer of many corporate communications for clients such as GE, Allstate, Maryville Academy, State Farm, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), SBC and many more. 


In addition to producing videos, Ben has written and emceed for live conferences for Keebler, GE, Motorola, Heller Financial, the JUF and Judge & Dolph.  He graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in American Literature.  The year he
graduated is immaterial.


Ben is married to an awesome lady named Julia Bunn.  They live in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.  He loves London and Kauai and is known in some circles as a gifted cat whisperer.

Marjorie¹s Ben & Breakfast Video Special February 2010 Only  YOUR OWN REALITY TV SEGMENT ON KAUAI

Emmy award winning TV producer ­ and Guest Innkeeper ­ Ben Hollis will produce a professional 10-20 minute A Day in Paradise film of your visit to Kauai to share with friends and family and cherish forever. $495. 


Call or email Ben for details.  (773)944-9656   ben@benhollis.com - www.BenHollis.com