French artist is creating wallpaper exhibit in Chanel
FRENCH ARTIST Marie Maillard
will create a wallpaper installation exhibit inspired by the image of a Chanel icon, the camellia flower, in the Waikiki Chanel store. The exhibit, "Elia 0505," opens for public viewing next Saturday through Jan. 9. The Contemporary Museum worked with Chanel on the project ... A huge diversified group of people, with one thing in common -- wine -- did not let a torrential downpour keep them from Vino Sunday for what was billed as a "Sideways" tasting. Much good wine and food were served at stations. Master sommelier and Vino partner Chuck Furuya
looked happy, as did most guests ...
MELVEEN LEED, Jerry Santos, Danny Couch and the group Kanilau will have the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Banyan Court stage for a Christmas concert Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Entry is free but a one-drink minimum is required for complimentary self-parking validation. Call 922-3111 ... The Brothers Caz and the Symphony Pops team up for their annual holiday concert Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Concert Hall ... Azure McCall is the headliner at Deep Blue, a new jazz supper club in the Waikiki Hyatt. The club is already open but a Grand Opening "Blue Party" for invited guests is scheduled tomorrow. Guests are asked to wear something blue for this one ...
Jade Moon praises co-workers on retirement
LONGTIME KGMB anchor Jade Moon
said farewell like a champ on retiring at the windup of the station's 6 p.m. news Wednesday. She spoke of her 19-year career, starting as an intern at the station. She gave much-deserved praise to young Liz Chun
for being the first wahine sports director on Hawaii TV, calling her a role model for young women. Jade also had kind words for colleagues Kim Gennaula
and Guy Hagi
. I'll miss Jade ...
IKUKO SHIMIZU, manager of the Waikiki Parc's Japanese restaurant Kacho, has earned her Kikisake-Shi or Sake Specialist certificate. She is the only person in Hawaii to have earned this distinction from the Japanese Sake Service Institute and Kikisake-Shi Guild. Read more about Ikuko in tomorrow's Food section ...
Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at email@example.com