Thursday, April 21, 2011
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 3:12 a.m. HST, Aug 7, 2011
If eating Peeps right out of the box no longer fills your Easter basket, trick it up with crispy rice cereal bars and rolled fruit snacks to make a familiar-looking treat. For sushi rolls, soften the cereal bars in the microwave and flatten them out for rolling with Peeps, jelly beans or other sweet fillings. Peeps is the top-selling nonchocolate candy sold at Easter (and yellow the most popular color). Candymaker Just Born says it produces enough of the sugar-coated marshmallow candies in one year to circle the Earth twice. For recipes, visit www.justborn.com/just-for-fun/recipes
Jeweler Denny Wong will introduce his newest design, Plumeria Flower Beads, at Opal Fields from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Designed to be worn alone or as an addition to an existing bead collection, there is a mix of yellow, white and pink gold pieces.
Opal Fields is on the mall level of Ala Moana Center.
With Easter around the corner, Lush is offering a more practical alternative to calorie-filled chocolate eggs this year. Lush’s Easter-themed bath-and-body products are much kinder to the waistline and the environment.
Some options are a Hippy Chick Bath Bomb ($4.95) in the shape of a chick; a Candy Fluff Egg Bath Bomb ($6.95, pictured at right) with the scent of marshmallows, candy and jelly beans; and a Happy Easter Gift ($24.95) of a hollow bath bomb egg containing a Hippy Chick bath bomb, ready to hatch.
In addition, Lush is aiding in the Japan relief effort by selling limited-edition products, with all proceeds going to Peace Boat, a nonprofit that has been organizing volunteers, transporting aid and providing hot meals to those affected by the disaster.
Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi is in town for Sephora Ala Moana’s “Hello Pretty” event, launching a new line of Hello Kitty-themed cosmetics and accessories.
In an update from information offered last week, the first 125 people who make a $50 Hello Kitty purchase at the store before 5 p.m. today will receive a wristband ensuring a meeting with Yamaguchi. (Interview with the designer on Nadine Kam’s Fashion Tribe blog. ).