Yearly Archives
2018
Posted on June 20th, 2018 by paularath

  There was a collective sigh of sadness when Tapestries closed after its 25-year storied stay at Ala Moana Center. Tapestries was, after all, one of the few local stores that remained in Ala Moana, and owner Lori Doo Wong is a respected and appreciated buyer and retailer who really understands her customers. Now Lori
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Posted on June 1st, 2018 by paularath

Uniqlo is one of the few chain stores I shop in when on the mainland or abroad. Usually I seek out local designers and boutiques that are unique to the destination, but with Uniqlo, well, I love so many things about them, especially their collaborations. Remember when Uniqlo and Iolani Sportswear, the Kawakami family-owned iconic
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Posted on May 31st, 2018 by paularath

Meet Eleele. We found this lovely cat in Malaekahana Park. She was living in the hau bushes and she walked right out of the bushes and jumped up onto my lap. Her green gold eyes never left mine. It was love at first sight. Of course, in those days she was emaciated and appeared to
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Posted on May 25th, 2018 by paularath

Thanks to our creative, energetic and well-connected youth specialist, Larry Sweets, Palama Settlement’s culinary team from the 808 Junior Chef competition got a lesson in sushi. The teacher was none other thanĀ Al Aiona’aka, the Asian Food Director for Whole Foods Markets. The youths, who come from a wide range of family and culinary backgrounds, took
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Posted on May 18th, 2018 by paularath

Neiman Marcus Ala Moana is celebrating its 20th year in Honolulu, and the first celebratory event featured none other than Ken Downing, the company’s Dallas-based Fashion Director. Downing put together a polished fashion show that literally popped with color, shiny sequins, layers of silk organza, animal prints, cowgirl boots and piles of turquoise jewelry. Downing
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