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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 21, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
From the HIP

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Courtesy of Bar 35

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Courtesy of Beatroot Bodega

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Dave Low

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Photos courtesy of Hard Rock

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This brown and beige silk dress is now $50 at The Butik.

Courtesy of The Butik

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POP MUSIC

In the '80s, pop music, hair and electric colors reached new heights. And now that a baby born in 1980 is turning (OMG!) 30 this year, it's time for some reminiscing. We heart the video games, jellies and electro-romantic songs; the era will always remain a part of us.

DJs Nocturna and Modboy are keeping the spirit alive by taking us back to the old school with a monthly tribute '80s Pop Muzik at Bar 35, featuring new wave, synthpop, R&B, big-hair rock and pop. In the glam spirit, The Butik and Kazu Couture will put on a fashion show, with hair and makeup by Pynk and Kissa Salon, and Willow Chang will perform.

This Saturday kicks off the first event; if you like it, hit it again on the last Saturday of each month, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., 21 and older; $5 at Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St., 537-3535. Find out more about the music at www.djnocturna.com.

 L.M.

RECORD SWAP

The swap-meet concept is trendy now, with "switch 'n' bitch" clothing swaps everywhere so the time might be right for a Honolulu record swap. On Saturday, Beatroot Bodega will test out the concept with a record swap in Kaka'ako.

Bring your unwanted vinyl in all genres, whether 45s or 12-inch records, for swap or purchase.

"We hope to bring together Hawai'i's vinyl junkies, collectors and diggers. It's a place to fellowship and listen to new music," says DJ Kavet, event organizer. "We want to support Hawai'i's creative culture; that goes hand and hand with the already unique group of vinyl heads."

DJs spinning vinyl live will include Observ, Oliver Twist and Jahson the 45 Revolver. Free for all ages, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St.; www.lightsleepers.net.

L.M.

BOY MEETS GIRL

Looking for love? We asked From the Hip readers to tell us where they meet singles and bachelor Dave Low checked in. Though he's super busy, as CEO of Hawaii Capital Management and a triathlete who bikes 50 miles and runs five miles most weekends, Low says he makes time to enjoy life and meet single ladies.

"I don't really seek out people to meet, it comes naturally. But if I do meet ladies, it's either at Ala Moana Beach or the mall," he said.

OK, those locations are pretty easy to access.

Some singles said they opt for hitting the bars, or rely on nightlife, but Low says he's more likely to make a date, then go for dinner and drinks. Now you know!

Lacy Matsumoto

HARD ROCK AND THE WHO

Legendary London rockers The Who are having a big month; in addition to performing during halftime at the Super Bowl, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have now added "fashion designer" to their list of credits, launching Hard Rock International's The Who signature series: Edition XXVII T-shirt.

Proceeds from sales of the T-shirt will go to The Who's chosen charity, City of Hope, a biomedical research and treatment facility dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

The shirt, in men's sizes, sells for $26; there's also a limited-edition pin ($12), available at all Hard Rock Cafes and online at www.hardrock.com.

Paula Rath

SALES & BARGAINS

Tropic Rush, a self-serve specialty frozen yogurt cafe, has revamped its recipes and now uses agave nectar as a healthy, environmentally sensitive substitute for corn syrup or sugar. This locally owned yogurt cafe offers 16 flavors and more than 40 toppings, including fresh mango. In celebration of the agave launch, owners Terri Lo and Nik Nikolaidis are offering a "buy one yogurt, get one half off" deal through Feb. 28. Tropic Rush, Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapi'olani Blvd.; 737-8080.

If you're on a mission to find that perfect going-out dress, program your fashion GPS and visit The Butik's sale rack and treasure chest of bargains. Buy one item, get the second item at 50 percent off the already marked-down price. Samplings from steals we saw:

Go green with a teal, satin bustier strapless dress ($34; regular price $48).

Feeling flirty? Try on a brushed floral brown and beige silk dress ($50; regular price $72).

For a serious bargain, check out the blue plaid baby-doll dress, a steal at $15 (regular price $72).

Go long and sexy with a maxi-dress, full of vibrant color for just $36 (regular price $52).

Accentuate your curves with a pink, white and black strapless tulip skirt dress, a hint of the '80s ($48; regular price $68), great with black ankle boots.

Sticking with the hot color trend, rock a turquoise crochet maxi dress, also available in salmon, only $32 (regular price $46). Get a Melie Bianco handbag that complements your look for $49 (regular price $81).

Show off your legs and dance the night away with a white one-shoulder cocktail dress simple, sexy, elegant ($46; regular price $58).

The Butik, 1067 Kapi'olani Blvd.; 593-4484, www.thebutik.com.

Adore, a women's specialty boutique, celebrated its second anniversary with a stylish and sophisticated bang this weekend, and the sale continues. Items include Damiani's, made in Italy, for the shoe-obsessed woman; select styles are generously marked down, to under $50. Add that final accessory to your look with Splashes of Glamour glass-blown earrings by local jewelry designer Brandi Horner; prices start at $29. Adore, Kahala Mall; 737-0608, www.adoreclothing.com.

Amanda Stevens