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Treetop Fantasies

A fundraiser for the UH Cancer Center features imaginative takes on the Christmas centerpieces

By Stefanie Nakasone

~~<p>From cuddly snowmen and sparkling red-and-white candy canes to outrageous peacock feathers and furry woodland creatures, there's something for every Christmas tree lover at the inaugural &quot;Trees by the Sea,&quot; a benefit for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. And that's exactly how lead designer Ralph Malani wanted it.</p>
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<td><strong> &lsquo;TREES BY THE SEA&rsquo; </strong>&gt;&gt; University of Hawaii Cancer Center&rsquo;s Sullivan Conference Center, 701 Ilalo St.<br />
&gt;&gt; <strong>Cocktail reception: </strong>5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, $250 <br />
&gt;&gt; <strong>Ohana Day:</strong> 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, free (donations welcome) <br />
&gt;&gt; <strong>Info:</strong> 597-1400, <a href="javascript:location.href='mailto:'+String.fromCharCode(105,110,102,111,64,116,114,101,101,115,98,121,116,104,101,115,101,97,46,111,114,103)+'?'">info@treesbythesea.org</a></td>
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<p>&quot;I'm trying to appeal to several different kinds of tastes, give them something they can't do themselves because it's so expensive,&quot; he said.</p>
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From cuddly snowmen and sparkling red-and-white candy canes to outrageous peacock feathers and furry woodland creatures, there's something for every Christmas tree lover at the inaugural "Trees by the Sea," a benefit for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. And that's exactly how lead designer Ralph Malani wanted it. ‘TREES BY THE SEA’ >> University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s Sullivan Conference Center, 701 Ilalo St. >> Cocktail reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, $250 >> Ohana Day: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, free (donations welcome) >> Info: 597-1400, info@treesbythesea.org

"I'm trying to appeal to several different kinds of tastes, give them something they can't do themselves because it's so expensive," he said. Login for more...



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