Soaps that soothe the soul
Aromatherapy massages soothe and invigorate the soul, and now you can get the sensory experience in the shower through luxurious essential-oil scented soaps from the Kona Natural Soap Co.
There are 27 varieties of soap that offer temporary escape through scents like "Kopa Kokoleka," with a touch of cacao grown on the company's estate, and "Alana," with the eye-opening fragrance of bitter orange and lavender.
The handmade soaps can be ordered online at www.KonaNaturalSoapCompany.com or by calling 808-322-9111 on the Big Island. On Oahu, look for the soap at Na Mea Hawaii at Hilton Hawaiian Village or Hawaii Pacific Arts & Crafts at International Marketplace and Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Here are a few of the free spring events taking place at Neiman Marcus:
St. John and St. John Sport: Lesley Keys will show the new collections from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday in the St. John Boutique & Sport Shop, Level Two. A "Vacation with St. John Sport" wardrobing event is at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Prom event: Enjoy informal modeling gowns from such popular designers as Nicole Bakti, Vera Wang, Tadashi, Dina Bar-el, Nicole Miller, Sue Wong. Receive a gift with your $350 purchase, while supplies last. In Galleria Collections, Level Two, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shu Uemura event: Gina Brooke, celebrity makeup artist to Madonna and Eva Longoria, will present a choreographed makeup show at 6 p.m. March 16, with a sake-tini reception beginning at 5 p.m. RSVP to 948-7332.
Also, meet Uemura atelier artist Misumi Kitano for personal consultations from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 18.
Shoe diva returns
Bust open your shoe boxes. If you missed Macy's Shoe Diva event last year, don't miss this year's opportunity to kick up your heels. The event returns March 16, along with the Sexy Shoe Contest.
Stop by from 6 to 8 p.m. to check out the Spring 2006 shoe collections. To enter sexiest shoes contest (note: vamping it up on the runway helps), RSVP at 945-6427.
The event is free, but RSVP is required at the same number.
Get your fashion fix
All are invited to get their Fashion Fix during a luncheon event at noon Tuesday at the Plaza Club.
Image consultant Gillian Armour and Juliana Collezione representative Debbie Cone will present a Spring 2006 fashion preview, including the Pantone color trends for fall, a fashion trend slide show and samples of the Juliana Collezione line.
Cost is $25 and includes lunch, desserts and coffee. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. For reservations call 533-3561 or visit www.gillianarmour.com.
Plaza Club is on the 21st floor at 900 Fort Street Mall.