December 3rd, 2014 / posted by paularath

Holiday Fayre 2014

I know there are a lot of choices for holiday shopping this weekend, and I would like to mention a really worthy way to spend your time and gift budget: Holiday Fayre.

Here’s the critical info on it:

Date: Saturday, December 6

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Cupola Theatre at the Honolulu Design Center

Free parking and no admittance fee.

Holiday Fayre Paradisus

This first-time event promises to be a lot of fun and a treasure trove of gifts for everyone on your list – and for yourself.

There will be lots of Made in Hawaii vendors, including clothing, accessories and jewelry designers.

To name a few:

Kim Taylor Reese

Pualani Swimwear

Colleen’s Vintage Collection

Sky Dreams

Catherine’s Closet Vintage Boutique

Dawn Pitre Fine Art

Art Attack

Full Fathom Five Hawaii

Salt Water Swim

Paradisus Jewelry

Trish McEvoy, one of my favorite makeup lines from Neiman Marcus

My sister, Roberta Cullen of Fashioned by Roberta, will also be on hand with her newest designs, hand crocheted necklaces in varying lengths punctuated with beads. Some are monochromatic, while others feature multi-colored beads. There are also some uniquely Christmasy designs to accessorize a favorite Christmas outfit. They come in silver and gold. My fave is a five-strand necklace of silver crocheted thread with blue beads and I wear it a lot, as it goes with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress. She has recently introduced earrings that pair perfectly with the necklaces. So simple and simply elegant – and I would write this even if she wasn’t my sister! (In fact, I’m afraid I sometimes give her the short end of the stick – or should I say story –  because she is my sister.)

Holiday Fayre Colleen

In addition, there will be a special Low Tea (which includes savory finger sandwiches, scones and sweets) and a fashion show with uber fashion designer Ari South in the Lime Lounge. Cost: $38.95. Reservations are required for the tea and fashion show. Call 237-5429.

In the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that the Design Center is generously donating a considerable portion of the proceeds to Palama Settlement, which is my family’s legacy and the charity with which I am most involved. Helping Honolulu’s most needy neighborhood is just one more reason to come and enjoy this innovative inaugural shopping adventure.

– Paula Rath



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