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POSTED: Thursday, July 23, 2009

LOOK » Learn to make a furoshiki totebag by watching a quick video featuring Chiho Comono at blogs.starbulletin.com/fashiontribe.

LISTEN » “;El Tigeraso,”; by Maluca

DO » Attend the Rock Shop, 6 to 9 p.m. today, at the Ice Bar at the Honolulu Design Center. Suzanna Kuhlemann is the featured designer at the Bikini/ Surf Trunk Bar.


New product traps 'No. 2' odors

There's always one guy in every office, the one who'll go to the restroom on another floor (where nobody knows his name) when nature calls “;No. 2.”;

For that guy (or gal), there's “;Nature's Call,”; a new organic bathroom spray by Poo-Pourri. It acts as an air freshener, but instead of misting the room, simply spray it into the toilet bowl before taking care of business to “;trap and eradicate embarrassing odors at the source,”; the press release says.

It's available in four scents: Poo-Pourri Original, a citrus fresh blend of lemon-grass, bergamot and grapefruit; Royal Flush, eucalyptus with spearmint; No. 2, a sweet bouquet of mandarin, bergamot and orange enhanced with peach and berries; and HeavenSCENT, a blend of white jasmine florals

The cost is $9.95 for a 2-ounce bottle, $14.95 for 4 ounces or $4 for a 5 ml sampler. Visit http://www.poopourri.com to order.

Free workshops offer design tips

If you're considering remodeling and expanding your home , a free “;Building your Home for Life”; seminar can help you get started.

Offered by Graham Builders, the Saturday workshop at Honolulu Country Club will give tips on where to start your project, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, what you need to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 to 11 a.m. class. To register, call 593-2808 or visit www.grahambuilders.com.

“;Building your Home for Life”; workshops also will be held on the following Saturdays: Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 21. A Dec. 6 workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.


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Crafting with Gloria: Learn how to make a Hello Kitty charm, 10 a.m. to noon July 29, Ben Franklin Crafts, Pearl City, 455-1909. Must have knowledge of making Tamari ball charm. Fee: $25, includes supplies.

Beginner wire-wrapping class: Learn how to make earrings, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 29, Ben Franklin Crafts, Mapunapuna, 833-3800, $15, supplies included.

Eyelash yarn lei-making class: 10 a.m. to noon July 31, Ben Franklin Crafts, Pearl City, 455-1909, $8.

Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club: Kahana Valley hike, 8 a.m. Aug. 2, 674-1459. Intermediate six-mile trek through a jungle, crossing streams and muddy trails, $3 donation for non-members. Meet at Iolani Palace (mountain side); provide own transportation; bring lunch and water.

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Store puts sandals on sale

Stuart Weitzman Ala Moana will be hosting a sale, with a discount of 35 percent to 50 percent off its top-selling sandals from tomorrow through Aug. 16.

You can check out some of the styles available at http://www.stuartweitzman.com and charge your pre-sale pair by calling the store at 941-4371, with pick-up beginning tomorrow.

Styles that are 35 percent off are Bloom, Jellystone, Bartee, Bandit, Bitbybit, Conchita, Capsico, Tijuana, Stretchup, Bandura and Saturn.

The 40 percent off selections are Mariner, Mayflower, Control, Archery, Mobile and Acute. Other styles available are Opulent, Fieldday and Fabulous.

The luxury shoe store is on the Diamond Head end of the center, mall level.


Sephora to present facial system

Kinerase is launching its PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System this month, exclusive to Sephora, and there will be demonstrations from 2 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Ala Moana Center Sephora, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Pearlridge location.

The system features an exfoliating cleanser, night moisturizer and SPF 50 day moisturizer that has an 89 percent success rate in improving sun-damaged skin in four weeks, including decreased roughness, diminished fine lines, reduction in uneven pigmentation and minimized pores.

A starter kit will be available for those who want to try the products. The kit is valued at $143, but will be available at an introductory price of $100. For those who want to buy the full-size products, the cost is $40 for the cleanser and $88 each for the moisturizers.

And, to help these and any product work better, there will be a Clarisonic demonstration. The handheld brush device ($195) uses sonic technology to deep clean pores and prepare skin for the absorption of active ingredients in skin serums and moisturizers, where ordinary washing often leaves dirt and dead skin behind, interfering with absorption. — By Nadine Kam