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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 5, 2010

Get crafty for a Valentine's gift from the heart

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Famous Footwear

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Hooded towels, like this one by Dwell Baby, are what’s hot for tots.

Jerry Mayfield

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Teacher and craftswoman Wendy Rosen is holding a craft sale and wearable-art workshops from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at 371 Ilimalia Loop in Kailua.

All ages are invited to join the fun in making their own Valentine's shirts and gift cards. At a peace sponge-printing workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m., each participant will decorate a T-shirt. A Valentine tie-dye class is 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost for either is $17 (includes all materials) or $12 for those who bring their own shirts.

The craft fair includes Valentine-themed jewelry, hand-painted scarves and home- made baked goods.

Information: wrosen@hawaii.rr.com.


Stop! Before heading out the door, make sure you're wearing red. Today marks National Wear Red Day, and we are all encouraged to wear red to remind women that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

Experts say heart disease is largely preventable. By leading a healthy lifestyle, Americans can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent by eating right, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.

Wear red into Macy's today through Sunday and take an extra 20 percent off select sale, regular, and sale and clearance purchases throughout the store.


Here's a chance to see what University of Hawaii-Mänoa fashion students have been up to. Innovators of Fashion, a student fashion club, will present a First Friday fashion show at 7 tonight during the opening of the art show of their teacher Carol D'Angelo and her husband, Dexter Doi, "Nurture Nature." The shows will be held in the lobby gallery at 1132 Bishop St.


Merchandisers have caught on to the fact that Hawaii women love shoes, and not just sandals and rubbah slippahs.

Famous Footwear opens tomorrow in Ward Centre. and the retailer has big-time plans in Honolulu, with 16,000 square feet of retail space and 25,000 pairs of shoes. This store is more than twice the size of an average Famous Footwear store and one of the largest in the 1,100-store chain.

The cherry red and chocolate colored palette of the store interiors was inspired by a customer's comment that shoe shopping is a treat, like a dessert. We have to agree.


Peek-a-boo, Teegan!

Adorable Teegan Luca Boone, daughter of Soozou bag designer Pia Kuhlemann and her husband, Ethan Boone, relishes this Dwell Baby hooded towel ($52) from Hot Mama in Manoa Marketplace.

Dwell does prints in the manner of Marimekko, and we love every one of them, especially the pink polka dots. It may sound pricey, but the quality of fabrics and construction (love the piping) means it will be passed on from baby to baby.