Chain spotlights local agriculture
"Fruits and Veggies. Good Choice!" is a new campaign from the state health department designed to encourage everyone to eat better.
To kick off the effort, Foodland stores are hosting Island Grown Markets statewide, beginning Saturday at Foodland Ewa Beach. The market will showcase local farmers and island produce, with information on the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.
It's an opportunity to talk to farmers and sample their products. Foodland corporate chef Keoni Chang will demonstrate using the produce to make Carmelized Minted Pineapple, Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan, Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Eggplant Salad, Watermelon with Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Watercress Salad.
Market events will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They continue July 14 at Pukalani, Maui; July 28 at Waimea, Big Island; Aug. 11 at Waipouli, Kauai; and Aug. 25 at Dillingham in Honolulu.
Little Kitchens postponed
Little Kitchens: Big Flavors, a dining event featuring Honolulu smaller restaurants, has been postponed until fall.
It had been planned for tomorrow at the Hawaii State Art Museum.
Refunds have been issued to ticket-holders. Call 528-1475, ext. 10.
Adventure awaits at Ward stores
Take the kids on a totally non-threatening adventure Sunday -- as long as they aren't threatened by clowns.
Ward Centers hosts a summer celebration, Ward Adventures, beginning with a performance by Chris da Clown at 10 a.m. at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre.
After that, each family gets a map to lead them to stores offering kids' activities. Through 1 p.m., collect free items from merchants and get your map stamped.
Ward Adventures is held on the first Sunday of every month. Visit www.wardcenters.com.
Plunge in with makeup
You've probably seen them. Women who head to the pool or beach in the skimpiest of clothing, with a full face of makeup. They proceed to paddle around pools like Pomeranians struggling to keep their heads above water, all to keep their masked faces high and dry and unstreaked.
Someone should tell them it's OK to go all in, thanks to an arsenal of waterproof cosmetics from such companies as Clinique to Chanel.
Make Up For Ever makes getting started easy with its Aqua Essentials Waterproof Eye Set ($45 at Sephora). The kit contains Eye Seal that makes any powder waterproof and transforms it into a liquid liner; Aqua Eyes color, safe enough to use in the inner rim of the eye; Lengthening Mascara, Liquid Liner and Sens'Eyes, for removing it all later.
Finish your look with Make Up For Ever's Waterproof Lipliner Pencil ($16 at Sephora). People might start believing you're a natural beauty.
New looks at NM
Summer events at Neiman Marcus this weekend are:
» Trish McEvoy makeup lessons: View the Summer 2007 color collection and learn tips from McEvoy's beauty experts, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday in Cosmetics, Level One.
» Julie Wong: Meet the Oregon-based designer and view her latest collection of handmade jewelry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday in Designer Jewelry, Level One.
» Laura Mercier: National makeup artist Mark Berteau will launch Mercier's Summer 2007 summer collection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday in Cosmetics, Level One.
Dress for summer
Fighting Eel opens its doors for a Fourth of July sale taking place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, cash only.
The showroom is at 47 N. Hotel St. Call 524-1472 for more information.
H&M picks Cavalli
For those who keep up with designer moves, Roberto Cavalli, the Italian designer known for sexy apparel, will create a collection for H&M as the Sweden-based mass retailer continues its series of successful limited-edition designer partnerships.
In past years, H&M teamed with Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney, and worked with pop star Madonna this past spring to create affordable, limited edition collections that are sold out in hours.
The Roberto Cavalli for H&M line will consist of 20 pieces of menswear and 25 of womenswear, including lingerie and matching accessories. It will be available in some 200 H&M stores worldwide on Nov. 8.
If you can't cross the Pacific to get it, you can always find the resells online, at triple or quadruple H&M's price.