Archive for November, 2008

Dressing the holiday table

November 28th, 2008

island living

Nadine Kam photos
The Island Living table was marked by natural wood, seashells and Hawaii flora combined with Hosta stainless steel, Atticus ceramic ware, Tadeusz Wrzesniak cut-swirl goblets and Krosno amber balloon stemware from Neiman Marcus.

C.S. Wo and Neiman Marcus have teamed up once again to share ideas for dressing the holiday table during “At Home for the Holidays,” with five tables on display through Sunday.


Click on the photo of Kellie and Bradley Wo to see video of the holiday displays.

The showcase opened with a morning celebration on Nov. 23, with guests treated to music by the Holiday String Quartet, Kellie and Bradley Wo, Christmas caroling with Diamond Head Theatre’s Shooting Stars and dessert tables, including a chocolate fountain, provided by Diamond Head Market & Grill and chef Kelvin Ro.


Early duing the event, there was a long line for a dip in the chocolate fountain. Party-goers could feel righteous, choosing lots of fresh fruit, including pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries to go with their chocolate.


Gold dot china by Dibbern was the inspiration for a table with the Midas touch.

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Wendell Wo, right, greeted guests Michael and Kristen Chan.

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Bob Wo, left, with newlyweds Candes Gentry and Milan Drager, Joey Caldarone and Neiman Marcus’ Doug Jago.

More Black Friday destinations

November 27th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week has been a short, quick one for us and because of the holiday, Thursday’s Style section had to go to press Tuesday morning. (Take a look for info on a couple of jewelry drawings!) As a result, we didn’t get to list some of the Black Friday promotions going on tomorrow. Here are a few that didn’t get into the paper:


View the new designs at Anteprima, Ala Moana Center.

Anteprima: From 6 to 10 a.m. at the Ala Moana Center boutique only, receive a limited edition Anteprima music CD with a purchase of $100 or more. Check out the brand’s 2009 spring/summer collection of wire handbags while you’re there. Call 983-3886.


Ginger13 Lucite and dragonfly necklace with Swarovski crystal now $15.

Bamboo Sky: Black Friday sale with Indah and up to 80 percent off of Ginger13 jewelry, with prices starting as low as $5. Ginger13 pieces will be presented in a pouch and gift boxed for easy gift-giving. Also shop online for Ginger13 jewelry at

The Butik: Doors open at 9 a.m. for a sale Friday in which everything in the store is 25 percent off, including new Fighting Eel. A sidewalk sale will have racks of items up to 75 percentoff. Open til 5 p.m. at 1067 Kapiolani Blvd. Call 593-4484.

Fighting Eel headquarters: Black Friday 25 percent off sale continues to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 524-1472, or shop online at

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Mark your territory at The Kiss.

The Kiss: The line of jewelry for couples is popular in Japan, and the first Hawaii store will open its doors at 6 a.m. Friday for a sale of 20 percent off selected items. Shown are The Kiss Couples necklaces at $120 each. Call 951-5477.

Mellow’s: 18th annual holiday sale with 5 to 50 percent off Hawaiian, vintage and antique fine jewelry. In the Davies Pacific Center 841 Bishop St. Call 533-6333.

Neiman Marcus: Take as much as 65 percent off with Friday and Saturday discounts on top of the continuing Designer prices such as up to 40 percent off on designer sportswear, couture apparel, eveningwear, contemporary and career sportswear, dress collections and initmate apparel; 33 percent off selected designer shoes, handbags, coats and fashion accessories; up to 33 percent off men’s suits, sportswear, sport coats, trouserrs, formalwear, dress shirts, shoes, neckwear and accessories; and 25 percent off selected children’s apparel.

Sak’s Off Fifth: Talk about an extra early start. Shop from midnight tonight to noon Friday and receive 30 percent off your entire purchase. At Waikele Premium Outlets.

Shasa Emporium: Black Friday sale plus, a LynnJean Designs holiday trunk show on Saturday with 20 percent off jewelry from noon to 5 p.m. As for what’s on sale: 50 percent off Shasa private label and Glam clothing; 25 percent off other dresses and tops (excludes consignment items); 25 percent off the entire denim collection; 25 percent off handbags, totes, clutches and wllets (excludes Tylie Malibu and Harvey’s); 25 percent off selected jewelry collections; an additional 25 percent off existing markdowns for a total of up to 90 percent. Also, those who purchase more than $100 worth of merchandise will receive a coupon to use the month of December for discounts off your next purchase.

Split Obsession: The boutique at Koko Marina Shopping Center will be offering 25 percent off all inventory Friday, with favorite brands like Modern Amusement, Flip the Bird, Hype, Paul Frank, Kidrobot, Sweetees, 191 Unlimited, Superlucky Cat, and more. Call 395-3380.


A gift awaits the first 50 to spend $50 at Valerie Joseph.

Valerie Joseph: After Thanksgiving Crazy Sale runs from 6 to 10 a.m. Friday with door-buster discount up to 40 percent off all merchandise, sugar-free treats from Sweet Nothings, and a fluff martini girl makeup bag for the first 50 divas to make a $50 purchase. For those who can’t get out of bed that hour, there will be surprise giveaways and discounts all day, and those who donate two canned goods to benefit Hawaii Food Bank will receive an additional 10 percent off (applicable after door-buster hours).