Audy Kimura composes pricey Eliot Spritzer cocktail
, the longtime singer/guitarist/composer at Hy's, has concocted a new cocktail called the Eliot Spritzer. Audy says it's made from a young wine and costs $5,500 per serving, and he recommends spending at least an hour to enjoy it ...
...Spritzing on: Some of Honolulu's upscale shops had their "Fashion Week" recently, just as New York and other big cities did. Nordstrom at Ala Moana had the biggest show to coincide with its opening, using 30 models. All but two, Sidney Fernandez-Fasi and Marisa Gey, were flown in. Nordstrom's opening gala raised $400,000 for isle charities. Other shops here also raised funds for charities. An elegant luncheon was held in Escada, with champagne, caviar and salmon on March 7, catered by Ginniberries. Five tall models flew in with Escada exec Richard Gonzalez to display the company's latest attire. Ten percent of sales to guests went to the Children's Alliance of Hawaii. Store GM Mariese Montano-Smith had CAH Chairwoman Sheri Robison speak to the crowd. Hermes Waikiki held a post-opera party March 2 for invited guests, following the "Romeo and Juliet" matinee. Women crowded the handbag area, drooling over Birkin and Kelly bags. I hope they sold some of the pricey bags, because Hermes donated 10 percent of all sales during the reception to Hawaii Opera Theatre. Store Managing Director Laura Brodkin told guests Hermes was honored to host the event. Guests were offered champagne, wine, lychee martinis and snacks. Louis Vuitton Ala Moana had models walk through the crowd at a champagne event March 1 ...
UH's donovan, lakers' Buss dine at Ruth's Chris
NEW UH athletic director Jim Donovan and L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss were at separate tables at Ruth's Chris at Restaurant Row Sunday night ... Professor Michael Egan, scholar in residence at BYU-Hawaii and a book reviewer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, has been named editor of the annual Oxfordian, by the New York-based Shakespeare Oxford Society. Egan's 2006 book, "The First Part of the Tragedy of King Richard the Second," which he claims is a newly discovered Shakespeare play, won the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship ...
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