Celebrate Mom with a special brunch and Haku lei making this Mother’s Day!

Start the morning off with a refreshing glass (or two!) of her favorite beverage, whether it be a guava mimosa, sparkling rose or a simple glass of champagne. Set the table with colorful and tropical decor and serve up some delicious bite-sized pancakes with DIY paper mache flower accents. Then spend the day making Haku lei together, using local greenery …

Pegasus Takes Flight

Pegasus may be a mythical winged stallion, but every year it comes to life at “Pegasus Night.” This special event for our Client’s Elite Sales Team changes locations each year and was previously held in Athens, the Maldives and Dubai before coming to Hawaii earlier this year. Due to the significance of the evening, our Client asked us to build …

May Day is Lei Day

This year marks the 91st annual celebration of this tradition. However, in Hawaii, lei are used throughout the year for special occasions, such as graduations, weddings and birthdays. Our Team loves to incorporate beautiful lei into our events, as no matter the theme or orientation, lei serve as a symbol of peace and aloha in Hawaii. Whether the lei are …

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Aloha to CEO Mark Dunkerley

John C. Maxwell once said, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” For 15 years, Mark Dunkerley served as Hawaiian Airlines’ guiding light on its journey to become one of the world’s most successful airlines. It was only fitting that his recent retirement party would take place in a hangar complete with …

March Designer Feature:  Naturally Vibrant 

This year we are using natural colorants like Pitaya, Turmeric & Cabbage juice to dye our eggs, as well as to create colorful wall tapestries! Simply dye your eggs and place them on a white cotton linen tablecloth or curtain to dry, where the excess colors will blend and create a piece of art that you can keep forever. After …

LOVE is in the Air

Jet setting from New York to Hawaii, our Client wanted a tropical outdoor wedding that incorporated special family heirlooms into the ceremony and reception. The altar featured a beautiful table that had special meaning to the couple, paired with stunning bronze columns and orchid floral arrangements on either side to create a simple and elegant look. Following the ceremony, the …

Galentine’s Day Brunch

  1. Decorate with burgundy & pastel pink balloons. 2. Brighten up the mood with pink whimsical flowers for the centerpiece. 3. Dress your table with burgundy velvet linens for a soft lush texture. 4. Accent the table with rose gold chargers. 5. Incorporate blush pink linen napkins to each setting. 6. Add some sparkle with a Rosé sequin table …

2018 Trends

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. While this is a key color, we don’t want to limit ourselves. Combining a vibrant hue with a soft pastel will create that important color balance, so you’ll see us mixing delicate, nostalgic pastel hues with rich flamboyant expressive tones, as appropriate, for our Client Events. You can count …

Celebrations of Life

At Current Affairs, we feel very privileged to help our Clients celebrate major milestones and life moments through memorable Events. Recently, this has extended to two Celebrations of Life in remembrance of two community influencers who passed. Celebrations of life can mean many things and be expressed in different ways for different people. As the president & CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society for the past 27 years, Pamela Burns touched the …

Designer Feature: Insight into 2018

Using bold complex color combinations are key to 2018. You will see mixing of delicate, nostalgic pastel hues with rich flamboyant expressive tones. For interiors – mixed materials like natural woods and metals will carry over from 2017 and continue to rule throughout 2018.

Spicing it up with Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

We added a little spice to this year’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, helping design one of the Festival’s signature evening Events. The Event at the Modern Honolulu drew its inspiration from spice markets from around the world. Guests were greeted at the welcome focal wall featuring oversized textured signage flanked by large turquoise urns, modern basket weave vases, bamboo …

Holiday Cheer

1. Create a polished look with mixed metallic ornaments (gold, silver, & brass). 2. Add a bit of flair to your dining experience by using copper plates. 3. ‘Tis the season to dress your table with a white velvet runner. 4. Burn pine tree aromatic candles for an added touch of seasonality. 5. Accent the tabletop with mini snow dusted …