Pieces of jade are among the many treasures up for grabs during Arcadia's annual fund-raiser.
Arcadia hosts jewel of a fundraiser
More than 500 pieces of antique, modern and estate jewelry will be offered for sale at prices from $4 to $4,000 during a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Women's Building at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St.
The fundraiser is a project of Arcadia Retirement Residence. Items to be sold, donated by Arcadia residents, include rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings of gold, silver and platinum, set with diamonds, rubies, pearls, jade, onyx and turquoise. There will also be watches, pocket watches and tie pins. As a special feature this year, American collector coins and fine silver also will be available.
Proceeds will be used to provide special services for Arcadia's nursing care patients.
COCONUTS & BANANAS
Retailers can get a peek at Trina Turk's Swoop Dress, $298, among other designs at the boutique tradeshow Coconuts & Bananas.
Shop buyer alert
The boutique trade show Coconuts & Bananas returns for its fourth year, giving progressive designers the opportunity to meet with boutique owners in Hawaii and introduce their designs in denim, surf and skate wear, swimwear, resort apparel, footwear, eyewear and accessories.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at the W Hotel.
Founder and curator Jason Bates, of Derelicte Showroom in Los Angeles, debuted Coconuts & Bananas in April 2005 because he felt there was a neglected market in the islands.
Brands to be represented include Trina Turk, Paul Frank, Fred Perry, Wesc, Christian Audigier Shoes, Property Of and Ed Hardy Shoes.
St. John at NM
American designer Marie Gray celebrates 45 years of fashion with her knitwear line, St. John, this fall. See a preview of her Resort 2008 Collection during a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Neiman Marcus' St. John Shop, Level Two.
The "Bedazzled Event" also continues for a second week, with a Konstantino Treasures trunk show on view tomorrow and Saturday in Designer Jewelry, Level One.
Treat yourself to relaxing "Experience Aveda" events as a break during the stressful season. Two events are planned this month and next, allowing guests to pamper themselves with an affordable 30-minute taste of the spa experience, including herbal tea, a hand massage, skin and hair analysis, make-up touch-up and an Aveda gift worth $20.
Events take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and on Dec. 7 at Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa, Ala Moana Center, upper level (next to Neiman Marcus).
The cost is $20 per session, with limited openings. Call 947-6141 to make an appointment.
There will also be "Find Your Way to Color" sessions allowing guests to explore the world of Aveda Face Color through a one-hour make-up session, choosing one of three key color trends -- Poptones (retro bights), Luxetones (neo-Baroque varnishes) and Hushtones (delicate porcelain doll nuances) -- and receive an Aveda gift worth $40.
Attendees may sign up for sessions taking place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. The cost is $40. Call for appointment. There are limited openings for one-hour personal sessions.
If you missed Tokidoki designer Simone Legno the last time he was in town, you have another chance to get his autograph Saturday.
Tokidoki designer Simone Legno returns to LeSportsac, Ala Moana Center, to greet fans and sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Show up early for the free event. On Legno's last visit in the spring, hundreds of fans waited as long as five hours to have their LeSportsac bags and Tokidoki toys personalized by the Italian designer, who will be showing his latest print for LeSportsac: "Vacanze."
The design captures the spirit of the snowy Christmas season with its imagery of snowmen, snowflakes, yule trees, penguins and children enjoying the holidays.
Calling shoe divas!
Better get to bed early tomorrow night if you want to be the early bird at Sandal Tree's annual Cheap Shoe Sale at 8 a.m. Saturday. The event is set to end at 2 p.m., but chances are it'll be over much sooner than that.
How cheap is cheap? How about $10 for footwear from Nike, Donald J. Pliner, Mephisto, Teva, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Feldman and more? Couldn't tell you if everything is Big Foot-size. Even if you can't fit the shoes, there will also be handbags available.
Bring cash and a sack. The sale takes place at the company's headquarters at 670 Auahi St., near the corner of Keawe Street. Try not to run me over.