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POSTED: Thursday, April 22, 2010

LOOK » The Nova Esperanca Portuguese Club holds its annual “;Taste of Portugal”; event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside the front entrance of Sam's Club in Pearl City.

LISTEN » “;Oye Vaya”; by Earl Greyhound

DO » The Hawaii Young Actors' Ensemble, composed of local teens, presents “;William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night”; at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow. Tickets are $15. Call 791-1397.



Shoe store reopens in Waikiki mall

Leather Soul has increased its retail footprint at Royal Hawaiian Center and marked its grand re-opening April 15 in a new location next to Harley-Davidson Honolulu.

The men's luxury shoe store has the exclusive rights to carry George Cleverley's footwear in the United States. G.J. Cleverley managing director George Glasgow hosted a trunk show and shared the process of hand-crafting shoes.

Leather Soul is locally owned and features an exclusive special edition line of Alden Shoes, which owner Tom Park designs in collaboration with Alden Shoe Co. The store also carries a selection of John Lobb, Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling, Whitehouse Cox and Rimowa luggage. Park recently designed a new “;Hawaii attorney's shoe.”;

“;This flagship location should also help to brand Leather Soul as we open our first U.S. mainland store in Beverly Hills,”; Park said in a news release.

Visit or call 922-0777.

For Glasgow's explanation of the shoe-making process, visit the Fashion Tribe blog.



Show to feature textile artist

Visiting textile artist Keiki Fujita will present a slide talk and trunk show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Place, A Design Atelier by Philpotts, at 40 S. School St. (former Kaneda Catering building).

Fujita apprenticed with Kyoto master Nishihiro Fujita (no relation) and studied his fabric painting style, “;Musen Yuzen,”; in the 1980s. When she returned to California, she practiced his techniques of painting directly on fabrics and then, “;let go ... letting the colors, forms and patterns evolve and engage.”;

Her scarves, sarongs and gowns were purchased by celebrities, and her work is now sold in boutiques in the U.S., Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and London.

Reserve a seat. Call 536-4566 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


VIP Shopper Club event at Waikele

Waikele Premium Outlets in Waikele will host a VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event during center hours Saturday and Sunday during which there will be free gifts with purchases at participating stores.

Sample savings include $50 off every $150 spent at A|X Armani Exchange, and 20 percent of purchases of $150 or more at Michael Kors, or 20 percent off purchases of $100 or more at the Banana Republic Factory Store.

Shoppers can join the club by registering at


Wedding shop branches out

The Wedding Cafe's Tanna Dang got tired of people being surprised that they also can find day-to-day apparel and accessories at the Ward Warehouse boutique, and realized many couldn't comprehend anything beyond the notion of weddings.

Thus, a new brand was born. Eden in Love, a Boutique by The Wedding Cafe, will have its official launch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at TWC, with games, prizes, tips and trends from house stylists and special sales.

The event is free and no RSVPs are needed.