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Island Hopping and Globe Trotting

For Sunday, November 24, 2013

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Dallas tapped to host Chanel show

DALLAS » Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is bringing his "Metiers d'Art" show to Dallas next month.

The collection showcasing the work of artisans, such as embroiders, will be held Dec. 10 at Fair Park, the city's historic exhibition venue.

Before the show, a film written and directed by Lagerfeld about the couture house's creator, Coco Chanel, will premiere. "The Return" stars Geraldine Chaplin and Rupert Everett. The film also will be shown on Chanel's website when it premieres in Dallas.

Since 2002, Lagerfeld has developed a "Metiers d'Art" collection to show each year in December. The show has previously been held in places such as Tokyo, London, Shanghai and Edinburgh.

Hotels sampling lighted carpets

AMSTERDAM » Ever wish your hotel room could be marked "Do Not Disturb" in glowing lights, to drive the message home? That option is on its way.

Two European companies have developed a system in which colored LEDs are combined with specialized carpets to make tailored hotel signs that appear underfoot instead of on walls.

Obvious uses include having glowing red arrows direct guests to the nearest escape or exit in case of emergency. Or displaying guests' names outside their doors.

Ed Huibers, sales director at Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, says hotel tests are underway.

Europe's biggest carpet maker, Desso, said Monday a broader market rollout will begin next year, with airports also potential customers.

Zoo will glow during holidays

ROYAL OAK, Mich. » The Detroit Zoo is planning a light display for the upcoming holiday season.

The zoo in Royal Oak will use 2 million LED lights to illuminate buildings, animal sculptures and trees. Called "Wild Lights," it will be situated along a half-mile trail and feature entertainment and activities for kids of all ages, including a short musical, a musical light show, cookie decorating, storytelling, ice-carving demonstrations and a Lego city and train display.

"Wild Lights" will be held for 24 nights between Saturday and Jan. 5. Admission is $8 per person in advance and $10 at the gate for ages 2 and up. Parking is $5 per car.

Aston hotel touts kamaaina deal

The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is offering special kamaaina rates through Dec. 25. Guests staying two nights or more receive a K-Class Pass, good for 15 percent off best daily rates. Benefits include free parking, free room upgrade and free late checkout. Each guest also will get Aston's Aloha Book, with more than $2,500 in savings on dining, shopping and activities.

Visit www.AstonHotels.com/kamaaina or call 800-321-2558.

Paddleboard on North Shore

Turtle Bay Resort has launched new activities for paddleboarders of all skill levels.

» Stand-Up Paddle yoga: One-hour sessions with a licensed instructor and surf guides; 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $40 per person includes equipment rental and transportation to and from Turtle Bay's Hans Hedemann Surf Center. Contact Nalu Kinetic Spa at 447-6868 or nalu@turtlebayresort.com.

» Sea It to Believe It: A 15-minute session includes a 5-minute introduction on the beach followed by a 10-minute lesson in calm waters. Suited for beginners. Board rental available.

» Private instruction: Hans Hedemann Surf Center guides offer stand-up paddle lessons one-on-one, for couples and groups.

To reserve a lesson or rental at the Hans Hedemann Surf Center, call 447-6755. Visit turtlebaysurf.com.

Hawaii Prince has Thanksgiving eats

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is offering Thanksgiving brunch and dinner buffets on Thursday at its three restaurants:

» The Bird of Paradise at Hawaii Prince Golf Club, buffet-style brunch from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Cost is $43 for adults, $21.50 for children (6-10), excluding tax and gratuity. Call 952-4784 or visit Hawaii­PrinceHotel.com/events.

» Prince Court brunch, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner buffets, 5-9 p.m.

Cost for both brunch and dinner is $59 for adults; $29.50 for children (6-10), excluding tax and gratuity. Call 944-4494 or visit Hawaii­PrinceHotel.com/events.

» Japanese-style buffet at Hakone, 5-9 p.m. Traditional Thanksgiving fare, plus sashimi, tempura and sushi dishes. Cost is $59 for adults; $29.50 for children (6-10), excluding tax and gratuity. Due to its popularity, the Hakone buffet will be offered at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikikiʻs Mauna Kea Ballroom. Call 944-4494 or visit Hawaii­PrinceHotel.com/events.






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