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Symphony Raises Funds for School Program

June 2007 - July 2007 HILuxury: Honolulu Symphony benefactors toasted the "Ports of Call," the 10th annual ball at the Hawaii Convention Center. The affair boasted an interactive electronic auction, to bid and help bring music to thousands of Hawaii schoolchildren.

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East-West Center Foundation Dinner

August 2007 - September 2007 HILuxury: The Honorable U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye received the East-West Center's Asia Pacific Community Building Award on Friday, June 1, 2007. The Center's annual fundraiser, held this year at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom, was themed "The Magic of East & West," and raised money for East-West Center Scholarships.

Hawaii\'s Modern Masters

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />Art aficionados gathered at Luxury Row for the unveiling of the annual Hawaii\'s Modern Masters exhibits. Each boutique hosted installations by contemporary Hawai\'i artists, including Licia McDonald, Sally French and George Wollard.

The Descendants VIP Reception

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> The Hawaii International Film Festival closed out its 31st year with one of the most anticipated movies for, not only the festival, but the entire fall movie-going season. <I>The Descendants</I>, directed by Oscar-winner Alexander Payne and based on a book by Kaui Hart Hemmings, received a standing ovation after its screening. In the Q&A that followed, the Gabby Pahinui-heavy soundtrack was complimented, and producer Jim Burke encouraged the audience to see the film again, the better to absorb the entire experience. Later that evening, VIP guests-that included Payne, Hemmings and Burke-gathered at Ruth\'s Chris Steak House to fete the movie\'s Hawai\'i premier.

From Mauka To Makai

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> It was a foodie dream come true on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village with celebrity chefs posing for pictures in between handing out their own farm-to-table creations. Joining island chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong were John Besh, Michael Cimarusti, Celestino Drago, Dean Fearing, Michael Ginor.

Kahala Resort & Spa Tree Lighting  Ceremony

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />Guests got into the holiday spirit at Kahala Resort & Spa\'s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festive event, which featured a performance by the Honolulu Boys Choir, was a benefit for HUGS, a non-profit organization that\'s been helping Hawai\'i\'s seriously ill children for a quarter century.

Eurocinema Hawai\'i

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />EuroCinema Hawai\'i feted its very successful second season with a VIP party at a private residence and an Awards Gala the following night at the Moana Surfrider. The evening, presented by Luxury Row, featured delicacies from The Beach House at The Moana, Kai Market, SALT, Hoku\'s and Plumeria Beach House. Guests (including Kelly Hu, Terry O\'Quinn, Daniel Zacapa and Peter Lenkov) applauded as The Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale Award for Best Film was awarded to <I>We Need to Talk About Kevin</I>. Actor Gregg Sulkin was given the Rising Star Award and Lana Dang\'s <I>Pa\'ahana</I> won for Best Student Film.

HIFF Opening Night

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />The sweet strains of Hawaiian music floating up to Halekulani\'s Hau Terrace, sun setting in the background, set a beautiful scene as Hawai\'i film buffs gathered for the Hawaii International Film Festival\'s Opening Night Gala. Mingling and nibbling on treats such as boneless short rib katsu and bo sam (a delectable raw oyster wrapped in kimchee and pork, topped with miso)-and sipping a killer Disaronno cocktail- guests were shuttled to the opening night feature, <I>The Front Line</I>.

Hawai\'i State Art Museum

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />It was an evening filled with beauty at the Hawai\'i State Art Museum\'s \"Imagine a Night of Art.\" Guests were treated to evening viewings of the galleries, dinner-catered by Ed Kenny of Downtown @ the HiSAM-in the Sculpture Lobby and music by Hapa. Proceeds from the gala benefit The Friends of Hawai\'i State Art Museum and its programs.

HIDA

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> The Hawai\'i branch of the International Dyslexia Association\'s annual fundraiser was held recently at the Nu\'uanu home of Herb and Nancy Conley.

PACT\'s \"Casino Royale\"

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> It was a 007-themed night when Parents and Children Together (PACT) hosted its Casino Royale fundraiser at The Pacific Club. Guests tried their luck at casino games, and attempted to out-bid each other during the silent and celebrity auctions. Proceeds benefitted PACT\'s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Honolulu Theatre For Youth

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />Honolulu Theatre for Youth\'s (HTY) annual fundraiser was a vibrant crowd-pleaser, as usual. This year\'s theme, \"Masquerade,\" had guests putting their best \"faces\" forward.

Welcome Reception For Chi Cao

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> Ballet Hawaii welcomed internationally acclaimed dancer, Chi Cao (<I>Mao\'s Last Dancer</I>) with a reception at Moanalua Gardens\' Chinese Hall when he was in town for the ballet company\'s annual production of the <I>Nutcracker</I>.

ILIMA Awards

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> The best of Honolulu dining was feted at the Diamond Head Theatre at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser\'s annual Ilima Awards dinner. The event not only showcases the city\'s must-dine-at restaurants, it\'s also the signature fundraiser for Diamond Head Theatre.

HOT OPERA BALL

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> Things got HOT again at the annual Hawaii Opera Theatre Opera Ball. Held at the Sheraton Waikiki, this year\'s theme was Splendor of the Nile. The black-tie affair had guests browsing one-of-a-kind items at the silent auction and sipping Kai Vodka martinis while being treated to a taste of operas from past and future seasons.

Home For The Holidays At C.S. WO

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> Guests gathered at the C.S. WO Gallery for a preview of holiday tabletop décor and entertaining ideas presented by Neiman Marcus. As they browsed the festive areas, partygoers were treated to specialty tasting stations complete with champagne and wine.

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Of Hawai\'i

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br />Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (RMHCH) held their annual Share a Night Annual Gala on November 20, 2011. Supporters of RMHCH gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki to honor the <I>Honolulu Star-Advertiser</I> President and Publisher Dennis Francis for his contributions to RMHCH. <br /><br /> Through a strategic plan established by Francis more than 20 years ago that placed newspapers in every Hawai\'i McDonald\'s restaurant, the charity has benefitted to the tune of $2 million. For a non-profit that\'s dealing with dwindling donations from the private and government sectors, the steady stream of revenue from those newspaper sales helps tremendously. As a result of this successful partnership, the program has been instituted for Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. <br /><br /> The Ronald McDonald House helps Hawai\'i families with children who are seriously ill. Many of these families are from the neighbor islands and have nowhere to stay while their child is receiving critical care at Honolulu hospitals. For O\'ahu-based families, the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Kapi\'olani Medical Center is a home away from home. All told, 300-400 families stay at the Ronald McDonald Houses in Manoa each year, and the Family Room services more than 10,000 people annually. <br /><br /> At the gala event that raised $413,000 for RMHCH, guests included dignitaries and families who\'ve benefitted from the Ronald McDonald House.

Kama\'aina Christmas

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> The Honolulu Academy of Arts\' gala fundraiser, Kama\'aina Christmas, continues to be one of the hottest tickets of the social season. The black-tie affair, \"Merry and Bright,\" was catered by Chai\'s Island Bistro and featured music by the Honolulu Jazz Quartet with vocals by Starr Kalahiki.

Home For The Holidays

February - March 2012 HILuxury<br /> St. Andrew\'s Priory School for Girls supporters gathered at a grand private residence for \"Home for the Holidays.\" This festive evening featured elegant holiday décor, wine tasting, pupus and boutique holiday shopping. Students provided the evening\'s musical entertainment; and Priory Dads got involved with setup, cleanup and serving.

\'Iolani Palace Royal Ball

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> The first Royal Ball in years was held at \'Iolani Palace. With such a regal setting, guests rose to the occasion with elegant formal wear fit for mingling with royalty. Unlike at balls of old, the ballroom itself was located on the lawn fronting the palace (as opposed to the actual Royal Ballroom inside). This fundraiser for the Friends of \'Iolani Palace was a definite crowd-pleaser as evidenced by the guests who didn\'t want to leave at the evening\'s end.

Honolulu Heart Ball

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> One of the year\'s premier social events, guests gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and Resort for the Honolulu Heart Ball. The annual black-tie event celebrates the work of the donors and volunteers and the lives saved each year through the work of the American Heart Association.

HIFF Oscar Night

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> Film lovers donned their best black tie and walked the red carpet at the Halekulani for HIFF\'s Oscar Night America. Guests were treated to a cocktail hour, a silent auction and a menu that paid homage to some of the movies nominated for Best Film, including Hawai\'i favorite, <I>The Descendants</I>.

Chanel Wine Dinner

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> Halekulani continued its Halekulani Living series with a special dinner featuring wines from Chanel-owned Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé estates Chateau Rauzan-Segla and Chateau Canon. Master Chef of Chateau Rauzan-Segla and Chateau Canon, Bruno Chevalier, designed the five-course menu, while managing director John Kolasa chose the wines, flown in from the chateaux, for the meal.

Van Cleef & Arpels At DFS Galleria

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> Guests were treated to a reception at DFS Galleria Waikiki to preview Van Cleef & Arpels\' Lacquered Butterflies collection and the Midnight Extraordinary Japanese Lacquer (Maki-e) Timepieces. Junichi Hakose, the renowned lacquer artist who created the fine jewelry pieces, was on hand to greet the guests and give a demonstration of his Urushi art.

Cinema Italiano

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> Film buffs gathered to celebrate the 8th annual Cinema Italiano. Guests who were lucky enough to get a ticket mingled with jurors Franco Amurri, Bonni Lee, Edgy Lee, Ron Nagasawa and Neal Israel at the VIP Juror\'s Reception. At the Opening Night Gala on the following evening, guests gathered on the rooftop of the Kahala Theatres for food selections from Baci Bistro, La Gelateria, Sabrina\'s, Hoku\'s and more. Then, it was on to the films that included: <I>18 Years Later</I>, <I>A Quiet Life</I> and <I>Happy Family</I>.

Moët On Ice

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> A sparkling crowd gathered for a sunset cocktail party at Morimoto Waikiki showcasing Moët & Chandon\'s new Ice Impérial. All agreed that the chilled bubbly-with mint leaves and lemon slices-was the perfect libation for Hawai\'i\'s tropical soirees.

Hawai\'i Art Now

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> Louis Vuitton hosted the opening reception for <I>Hawai\'i Art Now</I> (on view at Honolulu Museum of Art through April 22). The exhibit showcases new works from artists who were featured in <I>Biennial of Hawai\'i Artists</I> from years past. Some of the featured artists, including Kaili Chun, Diane KW and Don Ed Hardy, were on hand to chat with guests.

La Dolce Vita

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> <I>HILuxury </I>and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai hosted La Dolce Vita, an elegant food and wine pairing dinner at the resort\'s signature restaurant, Beach Tree. Chef Nick Mastracusa and restaurant manager Chuck Wilson shared the fruits of their of culinary research (in California and Italy) at this special event that not only treated guests to a beautiful evening filled with great food and wine, but also raised money for The Kona Hospital Foundation.

Contempo 2011

June 2011 - July 2011 HILuxury <br /> The Signature Event For The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Contempo Was Presented By The Friends Of The Contemporary Museum At Waikiki Edition. At This Gala, Guests Perused A Selection Of Artwork And Bid On Items In The Silent Auction Of Luxury Items And Fine Wines.

Special Dinner \"For Japan\"

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br /> Chef Nobu Matsuhisa welcomed Chef Yuji Wakiya to his Waikiki restaurant where the two offered up a special eight-course <I>omakase</I>. As a preview to this special menu, the two partnered with Halekulani\'s executive chef Vikram Garg for a culinary benefit called \"For Japan\" at the Hau Terrace. The special menu combined the signature cuisines created by the three chefs: Chef Nobu\'s Japanese-Peruvian Cuisine, Chef Wakiya\'s Haute Chinese Cuisine and Chef Vikram\'s Neo-Classic Indian Cuisine. All proceeds from the event-which sold out within hours of being announced-benefited victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Kahala Food & Wine Classic

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br /> James Beard award-winning Chef Cindy Pawlcyn and Napa Valley vintners Suzanne Pride Bryan and Stuart Bryan of Pride Mountain Vineyards joined forces with The Kahala Resort & Spa\'s executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi for two days of culinary bliss. Guests were treated to dinners hosted by Fred Schrader as well as a cigar seminar by Michael Herklots of Davidoff cigars of Geneva.

Hula-la!

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br /> The annual black-tie gala is a fundraiser for the Hawaii Theatre Center. This year\'s event, held at the Kahala Hotel & Resort was all about vintage Hawaiian. Decked out in old-style glamour, guests perused the silent auction-always a highlight-that offered up travel packages, entertainment opportunities and exclusive dining experiences.

Caring for Japan\'s Keiki

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br />Celebrities Mark Dacascos and Kelly Hu co-hosted a fundraiser at Trump International Hotel for the Save the Children organization. The actors mingled with guests during a sunset cocktail hour. Later, everyone was treated to a private concert by jazz fusion band Hiroshima.

State of the Global Art Market

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br />Philip M. Jelley Jr., a senior vice president of Sotheby\'s Auction House, treated guests to an illuminating presentation at the Pacific Club. During the evening seminar sponsored by Mary Worrall Associates Sotheby\'s International Realty, the renowned appraiser outlined tips for art aficionados to use when building their collections. Later, Jelley answered more questions as he mingled with guests at a cocktail reception.

Escada Fall 2011 Preview

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br />A stylish crowd gathered at the Waikiki EDITION\'s Sun Suite for a special preview of ESCADA\'s Fall 2011 offerings. Moving elegantly from afternoon to evening, the fashions-a breezy mix of elegance and modernity-drew admiring comments from guests as they sipped cocktails at sunset.

C.S. Wo Year of the Rabbit Celebration

August 2011 - September 2011 HILuxury <br />Things got festive as C.S. Wo & Sons celebrated the Year of The Rabbit in style. The beautifully appointed showroom was adorned with artwork by Tagami and Powell alongside the striking jewelry and menswear creations of Amos Kotomori. Guests were treated to champagne and Southeast Asian cuisine by Spices.

Treasures Of Waikiki

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> Na Mea Makamae o Waikiki (Special Treasures of Waikiki) was a benefit for the Waikiki Community Center held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hawaii Ballroom. Highlighting the night\'s festivities was the presenting of the 2011 Kahiau Awards to honorees Hawai\'i Tourism Authority, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa and Myrna and Eddie Kamae and the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation.

Po\'okela Awards

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> It was a night of drama as Hawai\'i\'s theater community gathered at the Ko\'olau Ballrooms to celebrate their best and brightest at the Hawai\'i State Theatre Council\'s Po\'okela Awards. Diamond Head Theatre walked away with 27 awards, followed by Manoa Valley Theatre with 19 awards and Army Community Theatre with 14. Brad Powell, Artistic Director for The Actors Group (TAG) received the Pierre Brown Award.

Fendi Fatto A Mano For The Future Hawaii

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> Roman craftsmen from Fendi worked with Hawai\'i artists Eli Baxter and Aaron Padilla to create contemporary design pieces that meld each artist\'s signature craft with Fendi\'s Italian sensibilities and materials. To celebrate these pieces, guests gathered at the Ala Moana Center and Royal Hawaiian Center boutiques to view them and mingle with the artists themselves. The Roman craftsmen were also on hand, taking appointments with attendees to customize their own Fendi Selleria handbag. Proceeds benefited the University of Hawai\'i Art Department.

Zoofari

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> Guests were transported to a Brazilian rainforest via samba music and dance at the Zoofari Amazon. The fundraiser for the Honolulu Zoo Society featured gourmet fare from Morimoto Waikiki, Chai\'s Island Bistro, Azure Restaurant, Hank\'s Haute Dogs, 12th Avenue Grill and more. Silent auction items included the opportunity to have a private dinner at the Zoo\'s newly opened elephant habitat.

Tiffany & Co.

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br />Honolulu had the honor of being the first stop for the launching of the Fall-Winter 2011 offerings from Tiffany & Co.\'s Leather Collection. Designers John Truex and Richard Lambertson were on hand to introduce the line. The instantly iconic Tiffany Reversible Tote (TRT) was an evident favorite among guests.

Inspiration VIP Event

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> INspiration furniture owner Thomas Sorensen hosted a party to introduce his VIP clientele to the new Jesse Gallery. The select crowd browsed the European-styled furnishings and custom closet systems from the international furniture manufacturer head- quartered in Francenigo, Venetia, Italy.

HPU President Chatt G. Wright Retires

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> Hawai`i Pacific University supporters and friends attended a gala dinner at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel June 22 to honor retiring HPU President Chatt G. Wright. More than 200 guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and a slideshow. President Wright served nearly 40 years at the helm of Hawai`i\'s largest private university.

Queen Emma Ball

October - November 2011 HILuxury<br /> St. Andrew\'s Priory honored Connie and Russell Lau for their commitment to changing lives through education at the fifth annual Queen Emma Ball, held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa\'s Coral Ballroom. Guests were treated to an elegant evening of dining and entertainment, while they bid on great finds such as a Colorado ski trip, a <I>Hawaii 5-0</I> behind-the-scenes tour, fine wines and more.

The Campaign For Hawai\'i\'s Children

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> Supporters of the Kapi\'olani Health Foundation gathered for an evening of dining and entertainment in honor of the largest capital campaign on behalf of health care for Hawai\'i\'s children. As guests enjoyed a fine dinner, Amy Hanaiali\'i & Kapi\'olani Friends entertained them. Foundation members shared with the audience details about the plans to build a world-class children\'s hospital that offers space for families and training facilities for medical professionals.

Joy Of Food & Wine

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> REHAB Foundation\'s popular Joy of Food & Wine gala was held at Halekulani. The elegant evening featured the best in culinary offerings and select fine wines. All guests were eager to sample the menu created by this year\'s guest chef, Chef/Owner Alan Takasaki of Le Bistro. All proceeds from the event benefit the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, its programs and patients.

After-School All-Stars Dinner Benefit

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> After-School All-Stars Hawaii celebrated their 2nd Annual All-Star Affair event at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Guests were treated to special musical guests Sunway, Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho, as well as a live auction item facilitated by UH Men\'s Basketball Coach Gib Arnold. The highlight of the evening was the chorus, hip-hop, ukulele performances and personal reflections by All-Stars, all which received standing ovations. The benefit supports All-Star programs at seven middle schools on O\'ahu: Dole Middle, Kalakaua Middle, Jarrett Middle, Washington Middle, King Intermediate, Nanakuli Intermediate and Wai\'anae Intermediate Schools.

Hope Lodge Gala

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> Hope Lodge Hawai\'i Capital Campaign co-chair Dr. Lawrence Tseu welcomed donors and supporters to the Hope Lodge Gala at Modern Honolulu. The Hope Lodge provides a home away from home for cancer patients and their families. The planned Hope Lodge-the first in the state-will be 14,800 square feet with 19 guest rooms. Patients will be provided with free transportation to their treatment facility.

Hawai\'i Food & Wine Festival Streets Of Asia: Morimoto And Friends

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> <I>Streets of Asia: Morimoto and Friends</I> kicked off the first-annual Hawai\'i Food & Wine Festival in its sultry seaside setting at The Modern Honolulu. Featured chefs Justin Quek, Guy Rubino, Edward Kwon, Mourad Lahlou, Charles Phan, Hiroshi Fukui, Chai Chaowasaree and Scott Toner joined chef Masaharu Morimoto for an evening filled with exotic flavors of Asia.

Hawai\'i Food & Wine Festival Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Dinner

December - January 2012 HILuxury<br /> Guests were treated to a lavish formal dinner with dishes created by Hubert Keller (Fleur de Lys, San Francsisco), Yoshihiro Murata (Kikunoi, Japan), Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles), Alessandro Stratta (Stratta, Las Vegas), Tetsuya Wakuda (Testuya\'s, Australia) and Hawai\'i-based acclaimed chefs Vikram Garg of Halekulani and Robin Lee of Nobu Waikiki. Proceeds from this elegant affair-like all of the events throughout the Hawai\'i Food & Wine Festival-benefited the Hawai\'i Agricultural Foundation and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Tory Burch Private Event

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> Fans of fashion designer Tory Burch gathered for a special shopping event co-hosted by Linda Ahlers, Elizabeth Grossman, Lynne Johnson, Vi Loo and Cherye Pierce at the fashion house\'s Royal Hawaiian Center boutique. Shoppers were treated to cocktails, hors d\'oeuvres and the chance to chat with Ms. Burch. Proceeds from the sales at the event benefitted the Honolulu Art Museum.

Louis Vuitton

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> Renowned classical crossover pianist and host of NPR\'s From the Top, Christopher O\'Riley, treated Hawai\'i Island arts supporters to a private performance. Cellist, Carter Brey, of the New York Philharmonic, joined him. The private event, hosted by Louis Vuitton at Kings\' Shops, was a fundraiser for Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

DAZZLE

June 2011 - July 2011 HILuxury <br /> Dazzle, a fundraiser for the Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten, is a much buzzed-about event each year. This year, guests gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom to sample Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya\'s exquisite wine pairings for cuisine created by (among others) 12th Avenue Grill, Roy\'s, Le Bistro, Chai\'s Island Bistro and The Beach House at the Moana.

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James Beard Foundation Dinner

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> The Mauna Lani hosted a literal feast for foodies at the second annual Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The twoday event featured culinary creations by celebrated chefs and mixologists Sam Choy, Ming Tsai, Tyler Florence, Manny Hinojosa, Jonathan Waxman and Sandy Tuason. The events showcased the bounty of produce found on Hawai\'i Island in the relaxed oceanfront setting of the resort as well as its famed CanoeHouse restaurant.

Made In America

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> Hot on the heels of its first Made in America event, the Four Seasons Hualalai presented a second installment, featuring some of today\'s top chefs including Nancy Silverton, Matt Molina, Josiah Citrin and Ludo and Krissy Lefebvre. Food author Lucy Lean\'s book, <I>Made in America: Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food</I> was also featured at this foodie getaway.

HATA Foundation\'s Stars Of Hope

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> The HATA Foundation and Legal Aid Society of Hawai\'i honored Elizabeth Paek, Derek Kobayashi and Irene Anzai at the annual Stars of Hope fundraiser. The event honors \"attorneys who have shown a commitment toward the volunteer advocacy of Hawai\'i\'s children and families.\" Guests gathered at the Pacific Club to celebrate the honorees and listen to distinguished speakers Ed Kubo and Keith Kaneshiro.

Consular Corps Ball

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> The Consular Corps of Hawaii held its 59th Inaugural Ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki. Hawai\'i Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald inducted Kusuma Cooray, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka as the 2012 Dean of the Consular Corps. General Gary North, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, and John Henry Felix, Dean Emeritus, were both awarded the Consular Corps of Hawaii\'s Distinguished Service Award.

Alfred Preis Honor Dinner

April - May 2012 HILuxury<br /> The prestigious Alfred Preis Honor 2011 was presented to community leader, arts supporter and philanthropist Jean E. Rolles in a celebration held at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Guests were treated to entertainment provided by Hawaii Opera Theatre and the legendary Nalani Olds, who is also a Punahou schoolmate of Rolles\'. The Alfred Preis Honor is named after the founder of Hawai\'i Arts Alliance and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated in word and action a lifetime commitment to the arts and arts education for the people of Hawai\'i.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Reception

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> There was electricity in the air the evening of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra\'s opening night reception. The crowd of well-wishers gathered at Washington Place, excited to witness the launching of the newly formed orchestra. Guest pianist Lisa Nakamichi and conductor Naoto Otomo were among the musicians on hand to mingle with eager music fans.

Sacs In The City

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> It was the ultimate \"Girls Day\" when the Junior League of Honolulu held its eighth annual Sacs in the City luncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki. Guests were treated to a fashion show featuring Diane von Furstenberg\'s designs and a silent auction themed \"The Experience of Luxury.\"

Assets School Fundraiser

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> Guests took a bite out of the Big Apple at Illumnation, New York New York, the annual gala fundraiser for Assets School. Fabulous entertainment, along with the cuisine of 10 guest chefs, prize drawings and both live as well as silent auctions helped transform the Hawai\'i Convention Center into the city that never sleeps.

Tuxes & Tails 2012, Unleashed!

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> Animal lovers gathered at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel\'s Monarch Room for the annual Tuxes & Tails benefit for the Hawaiian Humane Society. Before dinner, guests enjoyed Tapas Tails & \'Tinis on the Ocean Lawn. The auction featured unique offerings such as a Pineapple Room lunch with UH Football Head Coach Norm Chow, a getaway to Red Mountain Resort & Spa and a photo session for your pets with Santa Paws.

HOOPLA

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> HOOPLA, the annual gala fund-raiser for La Pietra\'s financial aid program, once again delivered an evening of delicious food, wine and entertainment. The event netted more than $250,000, making it a huge success.

Pink Tie Ball

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> The Hawaii Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held its inaugural Pink Tie Ball at the appropriately hued Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The formal event, complete with pink champagne, silent auction and dinner, honored Dr. William S. Loui, chief of oncology at Queen\'s Medical Center.

Executive Vineyards 2012

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> The 2012 Executive Vineyards, a fund-raiser for the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association, was held at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. This wine tasting event featured fine wines from around the world, great food and entertainment by Manoa DNA.

Monsignor Charles Kekumano Benefit Dinner

June - July 2012 HILuxury<br /> The 14th annual Monsignor Charles Kekumano Benefit Dinner honored Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mi Kosasa with the Noblesse Oblige Award for Service. The evening included a silent and live auction featuring trips, jewelry and more. Proceeds from the dinner go to the Kekumano Scholarship Endowment Fund at Maryknoll School.

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