Next time you're thirsty, stop into Sephora for a bottle of zero-calorie, sugar-free Borba water.
Since when, you ask, did a cosmetics boutique get into the thirst-quenching biz? When the water has beautifying properties, of course. Various vitamin and mineral formulations are said to improve skin texture, keep skin hydrated and stave off aging. The lychee-flavored replenishing drink, for instance, contains vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E and K, plus zinc, magnesium, papaya and guava extracts, to produce "healthy skin from within."
A 16-ounce bottle is $2.50 and it's recommended that you drink two bottles a day, half your daily water need. That's a $150 monthly commitment but you can save by purchasing a month's supply of Borba powder at $100. The cost may require you to drop your skin-drying caffeine or sugar-filled cola intake, an immediate benefit.
» Place: Sephora, Ala Moana
» Call: 944-9797
John sez ...
I'm looking forward to catching "Panaghoy Sa Suba (The Call of the River)" with Philippine film star Cesar Montano and his wife, Sunshine Cruz, at 3 p.m. Friday at the Dole Cannery multiplex. I was first engaged by the story, and fascinated by producer/director Montano's portrayal of old-time rural life in the Philippines, when the film premiered here in April, but technical problems prevented the final scenes from being screened. Now that it's back for the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, we can all find out how the story ends.
And Russell Tanoue's monthly Piranha Room at the Ocean Club in Restaurant Row should be especially crowded this Saturday night, with a Halloween-themed party. Doors open at 8, and expect a long wait to get in if you choose to be "fashionably late." For costumed revelers 21 and over.
With this being film festival week and all, I'm definitely going to check out the list of independent movies and see what is being offered.
There are a couple of movies that especially sound like something that would appeal to my strange sense of humor and love of suspense, particularly "Beyond Our Ken" (3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dole Cannery). Gillian Chung and Tao Hong are reportedly excellent in their lead roles.