Trending… Ahead of the Curve

At the start of every year, the top designers in New York reveal the ‘Top Trends’ for the season – from patterns and prints to furnishing and décor pieces. At Current Affairs, we take pride in being at the pinnacle of innovative designs and current trends, as demonstrated by a recent event we started planning for back in September last …

Fairytales Dreams from Above and Beyond – Stars Included

Fairytales do come true, they can happen to you…and one of our favorite things is to make fairytale dreams come true for our Clients. One recent example is a wedding we planned and produced for a Client that incorporated dramatic entrances and reveals, Guest performances, beautiful florals, stunning table settings and a surprise wedding cake reveal. Here is a closer …

Revealing our Secret Garden of Delightful Food and Drink

Can we let you in on one of our darkest “Secrets”? How about “Hidden Treasures”? Both were recent events we produced for Clients with an emphasis on gastronomic food and drinks. Secrets Event Guests were beckoned to a hidden getaway, a private Kahala estate. There, we created a secret garden feel with an exquisite floral arrangement upon entry. Crafted to …

The Big Apple Comes to Honolulu

Did you hear about this chic Soiree in the Big Apple? The Co-Chairs for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children’s first gala fundraiser were very clear about the direction they did not want the event concept to go in.  From venue to design, from format to composition, everything had to be different. We hung on words like playful & …

Taking Flight: Virgin America and Airbnb’s Hawaii Launch Event

Our event planning and production abilities recently took flight with Virgin America’s Hawaii Launch Event, celebrating its inaugural flight from San Francisco to Honolulu. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson was among 130 passengers and celebrities who landed at the Honolulu International Airport on November 2 on a brand new Airbus A320 jet.  In addition to creating a Virgin America …

Weathering the Storm

What happens when events are already planned and Mother Nature decides to put a damper on things? Let’s find out by looking at a few recent events where we literally had to weather the storm to create event success. HURRICANE AVERTED: Believe it or not, this was the second year in a row when a potential hurricane threatened to ruin …

Refreshed Vintage Fundraisers

The saying that everything old eventually becomes new again certainly rings true when it comes to planning and producing vintage-style events. Over the past few years, Current Affairs has worked with a number of non-profit Clients to pay homage to bygone eras yet with a modern twist or two. Here is a closer look: IONA 360 Whoever said vintage had …

Honolulu Garden Club’s Tri-annual Flower and Horticultural Show

Vivid sights and floral smells overwhelmed the Honolulu Museum of Art from May 8-10, 2015, as the Garden Club of Honolulu held its tri-annual flower and horticultural show. As one of only three Garden Club of America major flower shows held across the country this year, this competitive event was much anticipated and a must-see. The architectural arrangements and diversity …

Hawaii Theater’s Annual Gala at Halekulani

Guests’ investigative skills were put to the challenge at the Marquee Mystery Annual Gala event held at the Halekulani, hosted by our friends at Hawaii Theatre. Wealthy Bostonian turned Honolulu socialite and philanthropist, Minerva Winterslip, gathered family and friends of Hawaii Theatre to announce her intentions for a generous gift she would bestow upon the Theatre. However, other Guests had …

Neighbor Island Escapes

Molokini Lookout Strategically placed in the heart of one of Maui’s finest golf courses and overlooking the island of Molokini, the Molokini Lookout is the perfect location for a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and any event, large or small. With its breathtaking views and romantic feel, The Molokini Lookout is one of our very favorite neighbor island escapes and one …

Unique Retreats

Iolani Palace For a truly royal affair, look no further than Iolani Palace, a Hawaiian national treasure and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States. Iolani Palace was the home to King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and Queen Liliuokalani, the final two monarchs of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Once a hub for social and …

Private Estates

Liljestrand The Liljestrand Estate is the idyllic location for a stunning wedding with its incredible panoramic views and romantic appeal. Many couples would love to say their “I Do’s” at this location with Diamond Head positioned picturesque in the background. The historic Liljestrand Estate lies atop Mount Tantalus and, as such, provides a cool breeze for a bride looking to …