Friday, September 23, 2011

Grandparents' Day at the Children's Discovery Center

    For Grandparents' Day, we were at the Children's Discovery Center again for another great event.  We had met Kyle from C.H.E.F.S. Hawaii at the Yelp even earlier this year and had talked about joining up to do something together in the future.  C.H.E.F.S. is a new non-profit that helps other non-profits with their food needs (like getting lots of people served on a tight budget)  They also have a community outreach component which includes teaching children about healthy foods.  They worked with Liane & Loretta at the Children's Center to create a special event for Grandparents' Day.  They had a cooking demo for about 20 kids who learned how to make a fresh salad using local ingredients including a lilikoi honey dressing.  It was super delicious and VERY photogenic.   Thanks, Kyle & all the C.H.E.F.S. volunteers, you guys did a great job educating Hawaii's grandkids!  Thanks also, to the Fairy Cakes staff & personal trainer, who volunteered their time (and cupcakes) to the event!

Super fresh local fruit.

Kyle, showing a trick to shaking a salad.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kiani's Graduation Party

The trickiest part about scheduling a grad party in Hawaii is finding a date when no one else is having their grad party.  This is why Kiani was having her party now in gorgeous Waimanalo.  Kiani's mom, Luana is a friend of ours and she spent most of the year planning the party, so everything would reflect her daughter's style & personality.  Kiani's two loves are volleyball and hula.  So the event had some really beautiful performances including one with all the aunties & friends.  She has such a fun and beautiful family!  Congratulations, Kiani, on your graduation, and we wish you the best future!  

Friday, September 2, 2011

Park Sang Min & Yurisangja Concert

And now, the main event!  Nancy was asked to emcee at the concert while Sunshine and our assistant Jeffrey photographed.  Mayor Peter Carlisle gave an opening address to the attendees.  The concert was a benefit for the Korean American Women's Club of Hawaii and they packed the Mimiya Theater with Park Sang Min and Yurisangja fans.  The guys even put on Hawaiian shirts and sang Aloha Oe together at the end of the night.