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December 2010
Posted on December 22nd, 2010 by paularath

Fashion Forum member Toby Portner has the kind of skin we all envy: clear, luminous, youthful, with no visible pores. So we love to hear what she has to say about skin care and makeup. Here’s her latest fave. from Stila at Sephora: “I now count this simple product among my favorites.  A trial size came
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Posted on December 22nd, 2010 by paularath

I am always surprised at how many incredibly reasonable – and wonderful – gifts I find at Place, an atelier by Mary Philpotts. Of course one expects to find great furniture, art, table top and home accessories at a store owned by renowned interior designer Mary Philpotts McGrath, but there’s so much more at Place. Mary
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Posted on December 21st, 2010 by paularath

A friend – and reader – recently took advantage of this rather amazing deal at the Herbal Spa Sauna and Salon. It’s hard to believe that owner Mai is offering three hours of spa services for only $100. Couldn’t we all use a little pampering right now? The deal is good through the end of
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Posted on December 21st, 2010 by paularath

It’s not easy to find a fun and original gift for a fashionista friend without busting the budget. Here’s a simple solution from Red Pineapple in Ward Center: Cup Couture ($13). It will make your friend smile – and remember you – every day. – Paula Rath

Posted on December 19th, 2010 by paularath

There’s a new fashion talent rising in Honolulu. He is Reise Kochi, a 2010 graduate of Honolulu Community College. In fact, Reise was named Designer of the Year for HCC in May. Now Reise is honing his skills working as an intern with Andy South. Although it has not been stated directly, I believe that Andy
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Posted on December 19th, 2010 by paularath

We all need more angels in our lives and Esther Nowell, an extraordinary ceramic artist, created a little angel that can perch on desk, dresser, kitchen counter – anywhere – and can hold everything from candies to bobby pins. I found this little charmer at the Gallery at Ward Centre for $20. – Paula Rath

Posted on December 17th, 2010 by paularath

When in exotic locales such as Turkey, Afghanistan and India, tea is brought to you in a tray or basket like this, in glasses. It is such a treat to be served that way! And of course you can never refuse a cup of tea. That would be terribly rude. So I was delighted to see
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Posted on December 17th, 2010 by paularath

Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to get yourself a gift today. HEY! Santa told us that you are on the “nice” list so we are making sure you get something for being good all year. Come to the Fighting Eel Store this Friday and Saturday (12/17-12/18/2010) and
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Posted on December 16th, 2010 by paularath

Posted on December 16th, 2010 by paularath

You wouldn’t expect to find affordable gifts at an elegant art-filled gallery such as the Gallery at Ward Centre. However the savvy owners, all of whom are artists and designers in this cooperative gallery, made a point of creating gifts at lower price points for Christmas. I love Lynda Sakraida’s little African mud cloth bags, part
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