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POSTED: Thursday, October 22, 2009

JamsWorld tops Reyn's trunk show

Reyn's Ala Moana hosts its first JamsWorld trunk show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday.

Customers will be able to meet JamsWorld representatives Paul Terada and Mona Harrell, who will help with selections of popular items for the holidays.

Reyn's will be offering a free JamsWorld bag with a purchase of $120 or more—one per customer while supplies last. Call 949-5929 for more information.


Donations sought for abused kids

The Children's Alliance of Hawaii seeks companies and individuals to fulfill Christmas wishes for sexually abused children.

The annual Christmas Angels Project was created to provide holiday cheer for children recovering from trauma. Angel cutouts are distributed to sponsors in early November so gifts can be bought, wrapped and delivered to the agency by Dec. 4. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Call Alfred Herrera at 599-2955, ext. 215 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Exhibit highlights U.N. Day at UH

The University of Hawaii-Manoa celebrates United Nations Day with an exhibit and film festival through the end of October in the Sinclair Library Heritage Room. The exhibits are from the Government Documents Collection of the library.

The Human Rights film festival features free, moderated screenings from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hamilton Library Room 301 or Sinclair Library Heritage Room. Scheduled films include: “;The World Is A More Dangerous Place”; today; 'Beyond the Veil: A New Cold War?”; tomorrow; “;Sand and Sorrow: A New Documentary about Dafur”; on Monday; “;Outriders”; on Tuesday; “;Natives in New York, Hawaiians Seeking Justice at the United Nations”; on Wednesday; “;Out of the Silence: Fighting for Human Rights”; on Oct. 29; and “;A Decade of Courage”; on Oct. 30.

Call 956-8688.



Neil Patrick Harris, below, will guest star in a special musical episode of “;Batman: The Brave & The Bold”; portraying the Music Meister, tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. on the Cartoon Network. A soundtrack of the episode will be available at iTunes and amazon.com on Saturday.

Look for a Green Aloha Concert at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Sunset on the Beach. The concert, which spotlights the “;reduce, reuse, recycle”; mantra, will feature music from Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaialii, Robi Kahakalau, Jasmine Trias, Kaleo Pilanka and Kenny Endo. Call 282-5577.

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The University of Hawaii Warriors take on Boise State at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Aloha Stadium. For more, visit hawaiiathletics.com.



Comfort aside, UGG boots cool

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, depending on who you talk to, UGG boots elicit a range of descriptors from “;fugly”; to “;cute.”;

No matter. The sheepskin boots are famous around the world.

Australian surfer Brian Smith created his first boots for the warmth and comfort of fellow surfers, but after many a celebrity was spotted wearing UGG boots around Los Angeles, it took a stylish turn.

UGG(R) Australia just opened its first Hawaii boutique in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. The boutique faces the beach at 2424 Kalakaua Ave.

While the look of the sheepskin boots may seem more appropriate for the 49th state than Hawaii, consider the sheep, able to endure hot and cold conditions outdoors.

Sheepskin is naturally thermostatic so will keep feet warm in temperatures as low as 30 degrees below 0 Fahrenheit and cool in temperatures as high as the Hawaii norm of 80 degrees, so cool girls and guys who wear them won't break a sweat.



Blotting papers gild the face

Here it is October, and humid weather still makes it necessary to blot oil slicks from our faces.

Heading into the holidays, Tatcha brings a touch of beauty to this messy task with its line of aburatorigami leaflets, embellished with gold-leaf flakes.

Aburatorigami started as the handmade papers gold craftsmen used in 19th-century Japan to sheath the precious metals they hammered into thin leafing that graced pavilions of Imperial Japan. Some of the metal clung to the papers and these were described by company founder Vicky Tsai as having been discovered by geisha, who used the beautiful, absorbent papers to blot excess oils from their skin.

The papers continue to be made by hand, are fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types. Most important, the paper isn't coated with powder like some other blotting papers, so doesn't deposit any unwanted residue on your skin.

A pack of 30 sheets runs $12. Order online at www.tatcha.com.