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POSTED: Thursday, April 30, 2009


The HiLife section moves to Fridays beginning tomorrow. Read up on local jazz clubs, “;Wolverine,”; “;He Reo Aroha,”; and free comics.

“;Thursday (CSS Remix)”; by Asobi Seksu (www.myspace.com/asobiseksu).

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Pick up a limited-edition T-shirt ($60) from Nordstrom. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the store will be offering T-shirts, below, designed by Koi Suwannagate and Anna Sui beginning tomorrow. Sales will help provide scholarships for Asian Pacific Americans.



Italian suits ready for the beach

It's getting warm out there, and with the long summer days and school break ahead, Allure Swimwear has just received timely new shipments of Miss Bikini and Verdissima Mare swimwear straight from the Italian Riviera.

The boutique, in the Royal Hawaiian Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa, has the distinction of being the only shop in the United States carrying the exclusive brands, which produce and ship swimwear on Italian time, only once a year, so this is it for 2009.

Quantities are limited, so swimwear aficionados are invited to drop by as soon as possible for the best selection.

Allure Swimwear features more than 100 brands from around the world, including La Perla, Parah and Pin-Up Stars from Italy, along with the best U.S. and foreign labels.



Protect yourself

Speaking of summer sun, Bare Escentuals has added bareMinerals to go with an SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen in a portable tube for boosting UVA/UVB when you find yourself outdoors longer than you expect.

The concentrated minerals include a dose of vitamins A, C and E, and are fortified with aloe vera extract to help skin retain moisture under burning rays.

Don't forget to brush it on bare arms and shoulders, as well as your face.

It's $28 at the Bare Escentuals boutique at Ala Moana Center.



Treat yourself and feed America

Neiman Marcus is partnering with Feeding America to present The Good Event, raising funds to benefit Feeding America's food assistance programs.

Between today and Saturday, NM customers who purchase a $40 non-transferable donation card in Contemporary Sportswear, Sport Shop, Dress Collections and Men's Contemporary Sportswear will receive a 30 percent discount on full-priced merchandise in these departments.

For those who can't do math, spending $150 will put you ahead by $5, and you know how easy it is to spend that. All donations will go to Feeding America.


Nui Mono for Mother's Day

Nui Mono will be hosting a sale with some of its girlfriends from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road.

Nui Mono means, “;sewn things”; in Japanese, and Elaine Costello and daughter Lue Zimmelman will be sharing space with designers, silk-screeners, jewelry makers, quilters and dyers, just in time for Mother's Day shopping. There will also be drawings every 15 minutes for creations donated by the artists.

Cari Streeter at Shasa Emporium

Meet jewelry designer Cari Streeter and put together your very own personalized jewelry set at Shasa Emporium, Kahala Mall, while enjoying 20 percent off purchases during a Mother's Day trunk show. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 735-5122.


Win royally at Windward Mall

Stop by Windward Mall tomorrow through May 10 to enter its Royal Treatment Sweepstakes with Mom's Day prizes up for grabs.

The grand prize is a Bellaviva Salon and Spa package featuring a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure, plus a $100 Ruby Tuesday gift card. Forms are at the spa, Ruby Tuesday, Cathedral Gift Shop, Eternal Graphics, Ben & Jerry's, Wickerworks and Ko'olau Pets.