Showing posts from September, 2020

Business Spotlight - Yerba Buena

  Welcome back to another addition of Business Spotlight.  I had the good luck to spark up a conversation with Bibing about some future business plans in Upland.  It was a very enlightening conversation to say the least.  We wasted no time diving right into the details.  Man what a trip.  Let's get this party started. So Bibing, tell me is there a story behind the explorer name? Can't remember exactly, but it may be because I liked the word imbibe. Yup, that checks out.  Pretty cool idea, I like it.  So tell me what's the name of your business?  Good Herb Nursery's a..... Nursery Got it, a nursery.  Cool cool cool.  So how did you end up deciding to start up this nursery? I found 420 Yerba Buena when looking at props on Upland dr on the secondary. Yerba Buena is Spanish for Good Herb @ThankMeLater. Also the bonus of the number 420 being associated with weed culture and herb often slang for weed. It was a match made in heaven, to top it off the developmen

Neighborhood Spotlight - Little Hollywood

I had the very good fortune to be able to sit down with JimJuice to talk about the up and coming Little Hollywood neighborhood in Upland.  JimJuice is a very busy man with his work preparing to develop the neighborhood, working on his photography, running air travel terminals and all the other things that keep us Uplanders busy.   So let's get into it.  JimJuice, that's an interesting name, what is the backstory on that? It used to be one of my gamer names for 1st person shooters. In Chicago the term "juice" can mean to "off" them, "ice" them, or straight murdalize them. And Jim just paired well with it.     Oh, wow.  Remind me to not get on your bad sad.  Haha.  Actually I gotta let the readers in on a secret, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know JimJuice and he is a genuine and lovely person.  So tell me a little about how you settled on Little Hollywood to be a focus neighborhood for you in Upland? Shape first: it looks like a triang

Little Italy Hosts Feast of San Gennaro

  Following up the wildly popular bi-coastal Little Italy community event put on by Uplander TDavis, he is at it again with another Little Italy event.  It's clear why he is the unofficial mayor of Little Italy.  There is obviously a love of the neighborhood that nobody can deny. TDavis was gracious enough to talk with me again about his upcoming event and I got all the details.  This event is focused on the NY crowd and will be for anyone that is a fan of Little Italy.  Taking the metaverse message to heart he is hosting the Feast of San Gennaro, and just like the real life feast he is including the whole neighborhood with a big focus on Mulberry St.   So if you are in NY, get yourself down to Mulberry and get in on the festival.  If you are out of town but are a huge NFT lover, you are going to have to make the tough decision if you are going to make the flight over to pick one up.  Maybe you were going to head to NY soon to do a little shopping anyway and this is just the excuse

Upland Uncovered Embraces the Metaverse

  For Upland Uncovered one of the most exciting things about Upland has been it's intention to blur the lines between the real world and the Upland Metaverse.  Upland wants to create a place where you don't have to exist in one world or another, but where the line between the two become almost indistinguishable.  This presents an exciting opportunity for connection with community through a variety of mediums.  You can connect in the Metaverse, on Discord, on Telegram, through Twitter, Youtube, Hyprr and any other medium that is available. Upland Uncovered has decided to embrace the idea of the metaverse.  Exist and produce work within both the Upland Metaverse and the real world.  The first step to doing this is to pick a location for our offices in Upland.  We are proud to have selected 821 Fillmore Street in Alamo Square for our home office. In addition to having an office location in Upland, we want to engage and support the community in which we will be working each day.

Little Italy Giveaway

Hey all you Uplanders, another week and another great community event.  I got the chance to sit down with TDavis and talk about his event which will be a first of it's kind.  A bi-coastal give away that you can participate in from either SF or NYC. Keep reading below to hear all the details. Attenzione, Uplanders! To celebrate the opening of NYC in Upland, and to commemorate this important date in New York history, I will be releasing the first of my Little Italy series NFTs today, Friday, September 11th, 2020. In the spirit of kindness and unity, the "Welcome to Little Italy" gold series NFTs will be gifted to a few lucky recipients via raffle. This is the first NFT of the series and my debut artwork for both the UplandFanArt (UFA) label, and NFTs in general. Each NFT is also backed with 100 WAXP to give it some added intrinsic value.  If NFTs aren't your thing (you're fugazi, getouddahere), I will also be awarding one lucky recipient with the opportu