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aloha friday scoop

as mentioned in my earlier post, h|h will be quiet tomorrow in honor of the blogger's day of silence hosted by for japan with love who shared the very cool shelterbox, a brilliant collection of essentials for those displaced by the earthquake and tsunami. with my windfall of hours (yep, the scoop requires endless clicks scouting out deal news and exhaustive post editing), part of my reclaimed time will be spent tending to the details of my 'ohana's donation to help japan.

hifi's highly anticipated pop-up shop opens tomorrow with ten days of island style featuring indie trunkshows, designer workshops, craft stations and more!

  • when: fri, mar 18th to sun, mar 27th
  • where: ala moana center, level one, makai (by old navy)
  • fyi: volunteers still needed to staff the pop-up; sign-up for a 4-hour shifts here

save your appetite for slow art friday when local artists and eateries unite for empty bowl hawaii 2011. scoop up a handmade bowl & enjoy a serving of gourmet goodness by alan wong's, town, and 18 more island restaurants. proceeds benefit hawaii meals on wheels and river of life mission.
{via firebird photography}

the fighting eel flagship is donating all profits from its emblem and fish totes (featured in january) to the japan red cross through the end of march.

  • when: now to thu, mar 31st
  • where: 1133 bethel street, chinatown
  • shop hours: mon to sat, 10a to 6p

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aloha friday scoop

a power outage yesterday spoiled all my plans requiring electricity. yesterday's post may have been postponed but happy to be back online for today's edition of the scoop!

hele over to becca beach and save 50% off fighting eel styles for you and mini eel looks for your little one.

  • when: now to sun, jan 23rd
  • where: the kahala resort, 5000 kahala avenue, suite 2
  • shop hours: daily, 10a to 7p
  • fyi: parking validation available at the shop

split obsession just announced the shuttering of its ala moana shop with most clothing & toys up to 50% off.

  • when: now to mon, jan 31st
  • where: ala moana (second level by neiman marcus)

click over to slow art friday's facebook for the roundup of tonight's events, eats, and shopping.

  • when: fri, jan 21st - 6p to 9p
  • where: chinatown arts district

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night market & threads of hope

emails are both a blessing and a curse . . . the 24/7 coconut wire may be an instant way to keep tabs on what is happening in the world but the hundreds of messages piling up in my inbox can seem overwhelming at times. anyhoo, i suspect the delete button will be getting lots of love while i click through my mail over the the next few days so remember to check in while i play catch up and post any newsworthy notes of interest that catch my fancy.

first up on the list is the kick off of hifi & hawaii red magazine's night market at aloha tower tonight. skip rush hour and enjoy wine tasting and live jazz while scooping up the latest looks from martinique, meesah, soozou & tobyp in the pop-up boutique and island grown produce at the farmers market.

  • when: tonight, oct 22nd - 5p to 8p
  • where: waterfront at aloha tower
  • fyi: validated parking available
  • rsvp: info [at] hawaiiredmagazine [dot] com

tomorrow night, hifi returns to aloha tower for the theads of hope gala which doubles as a fundraiser to find a permanent home for the uh costume collection (currently 20,000 garments and counting). you'll be the first to preview the art of fashion exhibit filled with multimedia entries from local designers and artists while nibbling pupus, sipping cocktails mixed by ocean vodka, and bidding on the silent art auction.


hawaii fashion incubator

calling all style fans - the hawaii fashion incubator (hifi) is now open for membership to fashion insiders (designers/shopkeepers/buyers) and enthusiasts (h|h readers!). in addition to the warm fuzzy feeling of doing your part to help hawaii designers get noticed around the islands and beyond, hifi members score a number of exclusive perks including invites to trunk shows, designer discounts, and 30% off the official 2008 hifi tee designed by kealopiko (shown above).

the style consortium recently attained non-profit status and has been busy planning lots of goodies for industry professionals who will have access to online forums, classes & workshops, and a job/internship board. a hifi mentors program is also in the works to help nurture up & coming talent homegrown in hawaii, and hifi hopes to eventually establish a resource center for the growing fashion community featuring workspace and a showroom for local designers.

to celebrate hifi's launch, hele over to the website and sign up for a founding membership which is available at an introductory rate for a limited time. tax-deductible donations are also welcome if you want to embrace your inner philanthropist and become a hifi angel donor.

  • annual membership: $40 ($60 w/ hifi tee)

{photo credit: gina baurile}


weekly sales sheet

hifi, hawaii's very own fashion incubator, gets a jumpstart on earth day with a showcase of eco-friendly island designers during this weekend's green style on the garden isle. keep an eye out for the limited edition hifi tee designed by kealopiko which will make its debut during the event. featured designers include denise tjarks, kari jane threads, tobyp & more!

the weekend gets going with a party tonight and the "project green" fashion show & eco-nista market on sunday afternoon. more details can be found here.

on maui, fighting eel and ginger 13 fly in for a one day sample sale filled with $40 or less style deals!

  • when: sun, apr 13th - 11a to 3p
  • where: elleair ballroom, maui beach hotel, kahului
  • tix: $5 entry fee
  • fyi: cash & major credit cards only

back on oahu, pacific home kicks off their annual special order sale with 20% savings on pieces from mitchell gold + bob williams.