Thursday, November 4, 2004



Fest seeks vendors

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for craft, food and product vendors for its fourth annual Korean Festival, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kapiolani Park and Bandstand. An estimated 40,000 people are expected to attend.

Vendor applications must be received by noon Monday, along with a deposit. To request an application, e-mail katherine@brightlightmarketing.com or call 275-3011 and leave a message.

The festival is sponsored by the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce. Attractions will include Korean food, music and dance, crafts, cooking demonstrations, costume dress-ups with picture-taking and a minimarket.

Downtown 'Shadows'

Storyteller Jeff Gere, troubadour James McCarthy and violinist Lesley Kline will join together for "Shadows Dance," one night of music and tales, from 7 to 9 p.m. next Thursday at ThirtyNineHotel, 39 Hotel St.

A $10 fee gets you in the door for a night of low-tech, high-touch, collaborative narrative artistry.

Seminar at Plaza

In recognition of National Home Care Month, the Plaza at Punchbowl will host a free educational seminar with therapy demonstrations, "Maintain Your Independence Through Home Care and Therapy," at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Plaza's Activity Room.

Seniors are invited to attend and learn how massage and other alternative therapies are used to decrease the aches and pains associated with aging. Kokua Nurses and First Physical & Functional Rehab will conduct the seminar and demonstrations. Blood pressure checks will also be available.

The Plaza at Punchbowl is a rental retirement community at 918 Lunalilo St. Call 792-8800 to reserve a seat.


Neiman Marcus hosts a glittery weekend affair

The fall season always brings fashion's powerhouses our way. Slated to appear at Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana, this weekend are beauty expert Frederic Fekkai and representatives from the House of Harry Winston who will be showing jewels and gemstone-embellished timepieces in an event dubbed "The Ultimate Trunk Show."

A pair of ruby slippers commemorating "The Wizard of Oz" will be on display at Neiman Marcus.

Fekkai will be in the store from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday to launch his new Tech Hair Care Line, including a "Hair Mask" deep-conditioning treatment. He will be hosting a series of hour-and-a-half styling seminars starting at 10 a.m., noon, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday is booked), as well as offering one-on-one consultations.

For information and reservations, call 948-7390.

The Harry Winston trunk show will run from 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday in the Precious Jewel Salon. The highlight of the exhibition will be a life-size pair of ruby slippers -- valued at $3 million -- commemorating the classic film "The Wizard of Oz." The slippers feature 4,600 rubies weighing in at 1,350 carats, with 50 carats of diamond accents.

Coming to Neiman Marcus:

Nov. 13: Tatiana Fabergˇ, the great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergˇ, will appear in Home Decor from 1 to 5 p.m. for signings and to answer questions regarding the House of Fabergˇ, which in the late 1800s was named by Czar Alexander III as "Supplier to the Imperial Court" of Russia. The company is known for its elaborate Fabergˇ eggs fashioned from gold, semiprecious stones and enamel.

Nov. 20: Kelly Gray will host a fashion show of St. John styles at 2 p.m. Gray, whose mother, Marie, created the line, is the face of St. John on most ad campaigns. Kelly has also taken on the task of design and running the company.

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