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Holiday with Fashionista's Market

November 29th, 2013


YogurStory was home to a Fashionista's Market pop-up Nov. 23. Deals continue on Black Friday.Nadine Kam photos

Fashionista's Market hosted a Haute Holiday event Nov. 23 at YogurStory as a prelude to Black Friday events.

The pop-up shop offered a much calmer way to shop for clothing, notebooks, candles and scents for the home, and jewelry from Stella & Dot.

Before or after shopping, guests could relax upstairs with a chair massage by a therapist from Shiatsu Therapists of Hawaii, and enjoy a treatment at the Rodan+Fields Facial Bar.

Shopping deals continue at the downtown store until 6 p.m. today, with 25 percent off all merchandise in the store, save for local designer lines.

There will also be prize giveaways, a free mini dress with a purchase of $125 or more, and a gift certificate sale. Purchase $100 in gift certificates, and get a bonus $20 gift certificate.


A display of FM wares.


FM's Alyssa Fung, right, and stylist Crystal Pancipanci made sure guests were pampered.


Shoppers could learn more about Rodan+Fields dermatology line.

Relaxology at Moana Lani Spa and Boutique

February 6th, 2013

momassageNadine Kam photos
Moana Lani Spa specialists treated guests to hand massages using Rice Force skin care products at a grand opening party for the Moana Lani Boutique.

After my last spa experience, I was thrilled to counteract the stress by retreating to the Moana Lani Spa at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, which was hosting a grand opening party for The Moana Lani Boutique on Jan. 31.

First stop on the tour was the ground-floor Moana Lani Boutique, in the resort's Ewa-side Tower Wing, where lights were dimmed so guests could enjoy a sampling of the spa's Relaxology foot treatment, which had the therapists tilting us back on zero-gravity chairs, then pampering our feet with hot towels and a bit of aromatherapy.

Those on the go, who want to rest their feet for a few minutes, can now enjoy the Relaxology foot treatment for 15 minutes ($30) or 25 minutes ($50), or full European Reflexology Treatment is now available for 25 minutes ($55) and 55 minutes ($120). It's a great no-fuss treatment because if you're in a hurry, there's no need to remove or stow clothes, etc.

The ground floor location also makes it easy to shop for spa products without heading to the second-story spa up the escalators. Some of the spa brands carried are Dayna Decker, Kashwere, Tasha & Co., and Kauai-based Malie.

Upstairs, Travis Kono, director of spa, had a few surprises waiting, including hand massages showcasing Dayna Decker aromatherapy lotions, Rice Force skincare, and the creation of personalized Salt of the Earth salt and sugar scrubs. As an added surprise, the president and CEO of Rice Force was there, so I got the chance to thank him for coming up with a beautiful product that works for me.
For more information, visit or call 237-2535.

moreflexA few minutes of foot "Relaxology" set the event on the perfect footing in the Moana Lani Boutique. Guests could take the weight off their feet in zero-gravity chairs.

moboutiqueThe boutique's overhead lights were shut off and the lighting was via candlelight to create a serene experience.

mosakeMoana Surfrider Director of Operations Cynthia Chow, and Noritaka Numata, president and CEO of Rice Force, prepare to crack open the celebratory sake barrel.

moriceforceDirector of Spa Travis Kono, Chow and Numata show the Rice Force products, shown below, recently introduced to the Moana Lani Spa.

riceforceRice Force photo

scrubSalt of the Earth custom blend scrubs and lotions will be available to those who get a manicure or pedicure at the spa. Here, a salt and sugar scrub is blended with a choice of scents such as champagne/strawberries or rosemary/mint, with displays echoing the scents, below.



molobsterGuests were offered pupu from the Beach Bar. Loved, loved, loved this chawanmushi with lobster, in which I could actually taste the lobster. So savory, creamy and delicious.

moscallopScallop with ginger and edamame puree. (more…)

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