Archive for November, 2009

Be blessed by jade and an angel

November 27th, 2009

jade gallery
Sales of jade will benefit IONA Contemporary Dance.

If you’re looking for holiday entertainment that’s different from the norm, head out to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel tonight, where IONA Contemporary Dance will perform “The Angel of Thanksgiving.”

A showcase of jade and fine Asian arts is on display through 8:30 p.m. today, the 27th, with the IONA performance slated to begin at 5 p.m.

In the performance, artistic director Cheryl Flaharty and dancer Maile Baran-Primacio bring the angel Gabriel to life, based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Annunciation,” in which the Gabriel brings a message of hope to the Virgin Mary.


Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting was the inspiration for IONA’s holiday work.

Flaharty said, “Our Angel this Thanksgiving will bring a significant message for each person, and will present it to you.” The prayer messages will be given on small slips of paper to everyone who accepts them.

The event is a benefit for IONA, which is beginning its 20th year of creative service to the community. A portion of the proceeds from sales of fine jade — discounted by at least 40 percent for this event — from the boutique will go to IONA. Previews of items are available at

Other fine arts items from Asia will be showcased by the boutique Cina Cina, which will be offering  complimentary tea, cookies and validated parking.

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Black Friday boutique destinations

November 26th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s been a tough year for retailers, so this is make-or-break time. In addition to some of the boutiques listed in the paper today, here’s a look at what others are offering to entice shoppers tomorrow:


>> Adoracion’s Black Friday graduated sale starts with 20 percent off all items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 15 percent off all items from 1 to 3 p.m., then 10 percent off everything from 3 to 5 p.m. Gift exchanges will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2010. The boutique is in the Manoa Marketplace, 2752 Woodlawn Drive. Call 988.7232 or visit


Adorable jewelry by Mark Poulin at Alliway.

>> Alliway is hosting a three-day sale running 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with 25 percent off all regular-priced items. The boutique is at Ward Warehouse, near The Wedding Cafe.

>> The Butik is hosting a Black Friday Bomb Diggity Blow Out Sale, with everything in the store offered at a discount, from 10 percent off Fighting Eel’s Resort Collection, 30 percent off Allison Izu’s fall collection, and new arrivals from Susana Monaco, Corey Lynn Carter, Haven, Lush, Lani and other brands priced at 15 percent off. All jewelry, including designers Rona Marie and Katrina Cordova, will be 20 percent off. And there will be a rolling rack with slashed prices of up to 70 percent off.

custo black friday sale

Postcard from Custo Barcelona at Ala Moana Center.

ginger13 black friday

>> Ginger13′s once-a-year online sale starts on Turkey Day. Go to to check out her isle-style jewelry and like the postcard says, enter the coupon code “Thankful” to get 30 percent off your entire order.

Fighting eel bf

>> Fighting Eel hosts a Black Friday Blowout at the company’s 47 N. Hotel St. headquarters, second floor. They’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. If you can’t make it to Chinatown, shop online at from now through midnight Nov. 28 and get 20 percent off your entire online order with the coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY.” The offer cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to prior purchases. All sales are final. For more information, email or call 524-1472.


>> West-side shoppers will find Jessica’s Traveling Boutique setting up shop at Hapa Grill,
590 Farrington Hwy. in Kapolei, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 27th. She’ll have plenty of new arrivals from her buying trip in L.A. and New York, and you can search for bargains on $10, $15 and $20 racks set up for the occasion.

>> Malibu Shirts: It doesn’t get cleaner than this, 20 percent across the board on beachy, casual apparel and accessories at the shops on Waikiki Beach Walk on Oahu and Whaler’s Village, Maui. Those shopping online at can enter the coupon code: alohafriday at checkout.

Neiman Marcus
>> You know how easy it is to spend $100 at Neiman Marcus, right? Now, you can do so and get rewarded with a $50 gift card. Just spend $100 or more between 9 a.m. and noon Nov. 27, and you’ll receive the $50 gift card. The catch is that the gift card must be used toward your next purchase between the 27th and Dec. 6, 2009, valid in Neiman Marcus stores only.

>> Shasa Emporium’s Thanksgiving Weekend Sale starts at 9 a.m. tomorrow, continuing through 5 p.m. Nov. 29.
The postcard above shows how much you’ll get back in gift cards with your purchases, as well as discounts that apply.The boutique is at Kahala Mall. Call 735-5122.

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