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Workout Meets Fantasy at Ihilani Resort

Tap your inner Mermaid

Photo by Kurt Chambers

If the best exercise regimens are those that appeal most to peoples’ imaginations, then mermaid Kariel certainly stands to garner a healthy following. Yep, you read it right: Mermaid.

Talk Story, Part III: Autumnal Musings

This past Spring we launched a new section at B on Hawaii called "Talk Story". We know most of you know about it, since we receive such wonderful feedback regarding the responses our panel of local expert/celebrities give each season. Yet for those of you who are new to "The B", here's a little refresher. Every season, we pose a new, random question to our esteemed panel of local experts-in-their-field, which includes

The Spa at Trump: Sample Treatments, Come Back for More

Eager to spread the word that the Spa at Trump is open for business as a day spa, the swank locale is opening its doors on December 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for an open preview of treatments, available on a first-come basis. Having attended one of these events earlier this month, we can safely say it’s a worthy few hours of pampering, which is sure to initiate a few long-term followers.

Chef Mavro Shaves Burgundy Truffles on Anything You Like

For gourmands, there is perhaps no more indulgent luxury than observing a paper-thin wafer of fresh, European truffles shaved over your plate. Whatever the contents of the dish may be, there is something wholly gratifying about the knowledge that went in to procuring the truffle, the expense, and of course, the explosion of flavor that comes with each bight. And while we’re usually relegated to chemically-processed “truffle infused oils” in these parts, there is one man who has your earthy cravings top of mind.

HIFF Off and Running; True Blood Star to Appear

This week the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will roll out six films on opening night—including “Under the Hawthorne Tree”—this Thursday, October 14th. The festival runs through October 24th, with the majority of screenings taking place at the Dole Cannery Theaters in downtown Honolulu.

Smart and Sporty: Get Yourself a Free Car


Consider yourself “smart”? Regardless, think of how much smarter you’d be if you drove a Smart Car. Now, imagine getting one of these coveted, electric rides for free. You can!
The Ala Moana Hotel is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a promotion that will end with one lucky guest—who stays any time from now through November 30, 2010—driving away in a Smart Car Passion Cabriolet.

Alan Wong Opens Cocktail Development to Public

Join the Wong Team in Developing Halloween-inspired Cocktails

Do you like fine cocktails so much that it’s borderline scary? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. On Wednesday, October 27, chef Alan Wong presents a Halloween-themed cocktail development seminar that—for the first time to the public—is open to a limited number of patrons. The session will be led by Wong’s resident Wine Director, Mark Shishido, as well as Southern Wines & Spirits’ Director of Mixology, Chandra Lam.

Art & Flea is Back: All Hallow's Inspired

Off-beat designers, musicians and artists gather to share their wares at this monthly event.

The crafty folk behind the monthly “Art & Flea” events are gearing up for an action-packed Halloween happening, to take place at Fresh Cafe in Kakaako, on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Here, you’ll find an array of locally produced art, fashion and home designers, musicians and those with a penchant for the trendy/entrepreneurial spirit. Because of the holiday, there will also be a vintage costume contest.

Whitney-Worthy Artist Shows in Honolulu

Interisland Terminal Features Lecture, Show of Conceptual Contemproary Artist

The creative, forward-thinking folk at Interisland Terminal have announced a joint exhibition and lecture that melds various sectors of the University of Hawaii, including the School of Architecture. On Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m., internationally-exhibited conceptual artist Heather Rowe will give a free lecture on the crossroads of architecture, film and sculpture, followed by a month-long exhibit housed at UH’s Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery.

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