JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM A HAWAIIAN LEGACY: Honolulu jeweler Philip Rickard, third from left, welcomed Eleanor Kawananakoa, left, Watters O. Martin Jr. and Alexandria Gasper to the cocktail reception introducing his Iolani Palace Monarchy Collection Saturday evening at Philip Rickard Honolulu in Ala Moana Center. A portion of all sales from the collection will help fund preservation programs at Iolani Palace. For more on Rickard's new designs and his book on the history of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry, see blogs.starbulletin.com/fashiontribe.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM TRIO AT THE TOWER: Rhythm Summit—Dean Taba, left, Noel Okimoto and Kenny Endo --- celebrated the release of their self-titled debut album with two sets on June 16 at Gordon Biersch. For a review of the album, see "Island Mele" in today's TGIF section.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "DRAMA" AT HDC:
Jeannette Rhodes, left, and Camela Jaeger beat the crowd in checking out the opening of "Drama"—the newest co-production of Tantriq, Architechs and Vertical Junkies—June 12 at the Honolulu Design Center. Those who made the mistake of arriving "fashionably late" on opening night had to wait to get in. For more, see tgif.staradvertiser.com.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM A "GREEN" RED CHAIR: Curtis Lee, studio proprietor of Design Within Reach Ala Moana, was joined by Mary Steiner, CEO of the Outdoor Circle, at a private preview of the Emeco 111 Navy Chair on June 17 at Ala Moana. Each chair contains 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles and consists of 65 percent recycled materials. For more on the chair, see www.111navychair.com.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 1 FOR THEIR FANS: HAPA—Nathan Aweau, left, and Barry Flanagan—opened the 2010 "Ke Kani o ke Kai" concert series on June 17 at the Waikiki Aquarium. Flanagan closed the first set with Matisyahu's inspirational "One Day." Aweau opened the second set solo with an electric bass number followed by a beautiful falsetto rendition of "Akaka Falls."