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POSTED: Thursday, June 18, 2009


We're all getting older, and the topic of Hawaii's elder care crisis will be discussed in “;The Graying of Hawaii,”; a documentary produced by Marc Delorme and Audrey Kubota, airing at 7:30 tonight on “;Insights”; on PBS Hawaii. Covered will be aspects of long-term care, aging-in-place, family caregiving and the need for government agencies to prepare for the new demographic. Repeats 10:30 p.m. tomorrow and 3 p.m. Sunday.

“;Home”; by Gemma Hayes, below, (www.myspace.com/gemmahayes)

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Attend the “;Celebrate Fathers”; event at Windward Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20, featuring family activities and a father-child look-alike contest.



'Engaging Event' helps brides

The Wedding Ring Shop presents “;An Engaging Event”; over the weekend.

On Saturday, the shop will be showing an expanded selection of wedding jewelry and offering $100 discounts on any purchase of $500 or more, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. At noon, Morgan Childs, owner and creative director of Moana Events, will present a complimentary wedding planning seminar “;Creating the Wedding of Your Dreams”; during which she'll share professional secrets, from finding the perfect vendors, to creating a wedding timeline and utilizing cost-saving strategies.

On Sunday, the shop will be hosting a boutique bridal vendor showcase from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with complimentary hors' devours, champagne and music. It's free for those who RSVP.

Every bride who RSVPs for “;An Engaging Event”; will receive a gift bag and be entered to win a Tacori bridal jewelry sweepstakes provided by The Wedding Ring Shop and valued at $1,000. Call 945-7766 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to RSVP.



Gel smooths and tones skin

It might seem presumptuous for Shiseido to have named one of its products the “;Body Creator,”; but that's what the anti-cellulite sculpting gel is supposed to do.

The lightweight, non-greasy aromatic gel contains a blend of grapefruit oil, spices and caffeine that is quickly absorbed by the skin.

It's meant to be applied to thighs, hips, waist, buttocks and upper arms, helping to give skin a smooth, toned appearance.

Look for it at Shiseido counters for $65.

Even if it doesn't work wonders on your cellulite, the gel has another plus for summer. It glides on with a pleasant cooling sensation that brings down the temperature a few degrees, for some relief from the heat, even if temporary.



Pearl prepares to be 'All Dolled Up'

Recessionistas can catch a break at Pearl Ultralounge at Ala Moana Center, where its once a month, pau hana “;All Dolled Up: Beauty Bar”; takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. today, with free services provided by the Marsha Nadalin Salon for a 21 and older crowd.

Event highlights include a complimentary beauty bar featuring brow waxing, makeovers, manicures, massages and hair styling, and a free goody bag for the first 50 women, courtesy of Pearl.

Services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and there's no cover charge.

During happy hour from 4:30 to 8 p.m., guests will enjoy a $5 appetizer menu, $3 premium well cocktails and domestic beers, $4 imported beers and $5 martinis, signature cocktails and house wines.

Call 944-8000 or visit www.pearlhawaii.com.


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Shop offers charm at a discount

Anteprima/Wirebag is offering a charm promotion through Saturday, during which those who purchase a wirebag priced at $200 or more can receive a new Splendore charm for $25, less than half its original price of $54.

The Splendore designs comprise such popular motifs as a teddy bear, bow, heart, star, cherry, and more. There are 13 styles to choose from to add a personal statement to your handbag, cell phone or key ring.

Anteprima/Wirebag stores are at the Ala Moana (983-3886) and Royal Hawaiian (924-0808) centers.





        The charm promotion for Anteprima/Wirebag runs through Monday, July 20.  Originally, this item had an incorrect date.




Beauty 'fresh' at Blaisdell

Fashionista's Market hosts “;FRESH: A Summer Affair for Fashion, Beauty & Taste,”; from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Ballroom.

The event combines discount shopping with The Beauty Bar Experience (hair, makeup, nail and massage services), tasting bar (liquor sampling), fashion show, the “;Fashionista Monologues”; (seminars from top fashion and beauty experts), prize giveaways and more.

Admission is $10, with tickets available at the Blaisdell box office from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The first 150 shoppers will score a free gift bag! A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Women Speaking Out Foundation.

Featured will be local businesses and designers, plus FM's all-new inventory, with 50 to 80 percent of such brands as VOOM, Indah, Christian Audigier, Romeo and Juliet Couture, plus handbags and jewelry.

Participants include:

» The Wedding Cafe: Clothing, handbags, jewelry and a $10 bin.
» Shop Blaine Ashley: Offering 60 percent off brands like Alisha Levine, Beautiful People, Nanushka and Thayer.
» Recycled Sweetheart: Offering 30 to 40 percent off retail on locally reconstructed eco-friendly dresses and new heart tank mini dresses and skirts.
» Roberta Oaks: Last season and samples at 50 percent off .
» Allison Izu: Deals on petite denim.
» Sola 2 Clothing: Discounts on past season and new summer inventory.
» Ginger 13: Island- and urban-inspired jewelry designs.
» Cloth: Vintage clothing and accessories.
» Q Laser: Discounts on laser hair removal services, in time for summer.
» Panci Style: Glam team led by stylist Crystal Pancipanci offers tips on the hottest summer trends
» Ulupono Academy: Complimentary hair, makeup and nail services.

For those who can't make it to the event, Roberta Oaks is offering a 10 percent discount online at www.robertaoaks.com, through June 21. Use the discount code “;FRESH”; at checkout.


Project puts prom in reach

The Bella Project will be carrying out its mission of making prom affordable for every high school girl in Hawaii with fundraiser, “;Prom 2009 Bella Notte,”; from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Pearl Ultralounge.

Admission is $50 per person to the event that includes pupu, cocktails, and raffle prizes from spas, salons, restaurants and merchants such as RockaBella Jewels.

The year 'round Bella Project promotes self-confidence, beauty and diversity among teenage girls in Hawaii, and funds raised will go toward making dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories available to teens who need them next time prom season comes around. Donations of virtually new prom clothing will be accepted at the event.

For tickets, visit www.thebellaprojecthawaii.org