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Manifest your dream life in 2015

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January 6th, 2015



PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com Tiare Thomas with one of her Dreamboard starter kits, $60 at Akakura House in Waikiki.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com


Tiare Thomas with one of her Dreamboard starter kits, $60 at Akakura House in Waikiki.

Aloha Dreamboard founder Tiare Thomas hosted a launch party, "Aloha Dreamboard, Manifesting Dreams Into Reality," Jan. 4 at Akakura House on Beachwalk Avenue in Waikiki as a way of starting the new year on a positive note.

While searching for direction in her own life, Thomas turned to creating vision, or dream, boards to sort through her life's challenges, goals and ambitions.

"My dream board has served as a visual plan of the life I want to live. When things start going in a direction I don’t like, I go back to my dream board and it grounds me and reminds me of what I want to attract more of in my life," she said. "When you can visually see what it is you want in life, you’re one step closer to manifesting it into reality.”

In the crowd was photographer Daniela Voicescu, who created her first dreamboard with Tiare's help three years ago, when she was transitioning from her modeling career. Now that her career dreams have come true, she is working on a second board focusing on health and life balance. She said of dreamboarding, "I'm a visual person, so seeing is believing. Sometimes you wake in the morning and don't know what to do, and you see the board and go, 'OK, that's what I should be focusing on.' "

PHOTO COURTESYTIARE THOMAS

Tiare Thomas leads one of her "Champagne Dreams" workshops at Akakura House. See schedule below.

As her dreams became reality, she was inspired by the desire to help others find peace of mind and to live their dream lives. She started hosting workshops to share her knowledge about dreamboarding. Out of the popularity of her workshops, which help individuals focus on living a more purposeful life—came Aloha Dreamboard, LLC.

During Sunday's event, she welcomed some dreamboarders who shared their success stories. On the panel were model, TV personality, professional surfer and Ocean Love founder Angela Maki Vernon; life coach and healer Britt Yap; celebrity makeup artist and esthetician Kecia Littman; and TV personality and executive producer McKenna Maduli.

Thomas has scheduled a series of "Champagne Dreams" dreamboard workshops for the first quarter of 2015, slated to take place Jan. 13, 14 and 25, Feb. 22, March 22, and April 19. Each workshop will take place at Akakura House, 280 Beachwalk Ave., and run $100 per person. RSVP by emailing alohadreamboard@gmail.com.

Photographer Daniela Voicescu was among guests at Sunday's Aloha Dreamboard launch. She's working on her second dreamboard since achieving goals set in her first three years ago.

Photographer Daniela Voicescu was among guests at Sunday's Aloha Dreamboard launch. She's working on her second dreamboard since achieving goals set in her first three years ago.

Tiare was able to attend Oprah Winfrey's "Live the Life You Want" tour in December, and added a page from Oprah's workbook to her newest, door-sized dreamboard.

Tiare was able to attend Oprah Winfrey's "Live the Life You Want" tour in December, and added a page from Oprah's workbook to her newest, door-sized dreamboard.

Thomas also offers private workshops and coaching. To sign up for a private or group workshop, or to purchase gift certificates, visit www.alohadreamboard.com/store. More information is available online at www.alohadreamboard.com.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Finger-licking good sushi nail art

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January 2nd, 2015



JSUTOPIA PHOTOYThese $7 nail wraps were found in JsUtopia's Etsy shop.

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These $7 nail wraps were found in JsUtopia's Etsy shop.

Do you love sushi? Let your hands do the talking.

Among the top 10 stories on Japan Real Time-WSJ in 2014 was "Sushi Nail Art Goes Viral in Japan," making note of the sushi nail art circulating on social media.

Read it here: http://on.wsj.com/1p6lpoI

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

'Mob' comes to Kalakaua

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January 2nd, 2015



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PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comThe men show their PSD underwear from Princesse Tam-Tam after the "Waikiki Roots & Royal Style" fashion show at Royal Hawaiian Center.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

The men show their PSD underwear from Princesse Tam-Tam after the "Waikiki Roots & Royal Style" fashion show at Royal Hawaiian Center.

Bear with me. Just clearing out the notebooks/memory cards from 2014, and of course you all know what a busy month November was, with Hawai'i Fashion Month, HIFF, Eurocinema and "Chain of Fire," the prologue exhibition for the Honolulu Biennial all going on at the same time, and me, having to take a three-week vacation before year end, in the midst of it all.

So, here's what happened Nov. 22 when Royal Hawaiian Center marked Hawai'i Fashion Month with Waikīkī Roots & Royal Style: A Local Celebration, a fashion show honoring the local fashion designers, stylists and business owners at the center.

A couple of looks from the show.

A couple of looks from the show.

 

The evening started with an attention-getting fashion flash mob as models crossed Kalakaua to draw onlookers to the start of the show in the Royal Grove, which you can see in the video.

Among the participating shops were Princesse Tam-Tam, Allure, Lole Hawaii, Fighting Eel, Island Slipper, Fighting Eel, Royal Hawaiian Golf Shop, Pink Sands and Aloha Aina Boutique.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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