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
Opal Fields will display new Denny Wong pieces
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.
Lush’s Easter gifts are a lovely smelling option
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.
Early birds get a meeting with Hello Kitty designer
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. ).