Budding romance

February 2020 – Waikiki is a busy groundswell of pedestrians and traffic as vacationers and locals eat, shop and play. At the gateway to Waikiki rises The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, a glimmering jewel that beckons escape for couples who love to linger, hold hands and steal moments alone. Indeed, this is the place for lovers. It is an exclusive …

Power of ukulele

February 2020 – Fingers were strumming and attendees were humming as the park broke out in song. The sound of music from one of Hawaii’s most beloved instruments was a great way to kick off a new year and a new decade. As an event producer, we love sinking our fingers into festivals that welcome all of Oahu to come …

At the table with CIT magazine

January 2020 –  Recently we were interviewed by Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine to share our views on dining trends for the meetings market.  Click here to read the full story by Sophia Bennett in the January 2020 issue. So what’s trending this 2020 in Hawaii events? In this article, I share that there is a growing desire and curiosity …

All that glitters!

January 2020 – It only happens once a year. It’s one of the most highly anticipated nights for charity in Hawaii. Honolulu Museum of Art’s Kama‘aina Christmas draws socialites and luminaries to support the future of art. For the December 2019 event titled “All that Glitters,” expectations ran high as it does every year on the eve of the gala. …

An evening of eye candy

December 2019 – Champagne bubbles dance in the mouths of Guests as they await the opening of the “Winston Candy” store. This exclusive, invitation-only event held at the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach had Harry Winston’s Hawaii Guests downright giddy in anticipation. They were about to feast their eyes on the Hawaii debut of an exclusive traveling collection. “Winston Candy” is …

We know joy

December 2019 – Clients and friends often ask: ‘What’s the secret to 35 years of success in Hawaii’s event industry?’ They’ll assume that I’ll list a cocktail of ingredients that include décor, staging + lighting, entertainment, food + beverage and impeccable Client service. They are often surprised when I tell them that we understand joy. When my sons were little …

Giving Tuesday to nonprofits

December 3, 2019 – Hot on the heels of Black Friday’s frenzy and Small Business Saturday’s sales, Giving Tuesday takes center stage with grace and serves as a reminder to us all of the important work and needs of our nonprofit community. It’s only fitting that today we honor a growing group of change-makers who we are proud to call …

Giving thanks is the cornerstone of events

November 2019 – This week we welcome to the Thanksgiving table those who are near and dear to our heart. I am reminded of one simple truth — to give thanks. At Current Affairs, all of the events that we produce are born from the spirit of true gratitude. Whether it’s a company that wants to thank its employees or …

A venue that celebrates history

November 11, 2019 – The USS Missouri is a battleship that has played a role in history including the Korean War and the Gulf War. In its retirement, it rests as a memorial and popular visitor attraction. Of all of its roles, its greatest by far is the one that it played in ending World War II. This is what …

Hawaii Business spotlights Tiffany Richardson

The following is an excerpt from Hawaii Business magazine’s feature story on women in family-owned businesses. Mahalo to reporter Beverly Creamer for her in-depth report and images by Tommy Shih. Click here to read the full story in Hawaii Business magazine’s November 2019 issue. ______________ November 2019 – Tiffany Richardson was born the year her parents founded Current Affairs, a …

Crazy rich cocktails for all

October 2019 – So many of our events are private affairs. When we get to indulge in ones that welcome the general public, we love to get a little crazy. Our recent Partnership with the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival called “Crazy Rich Cocktails” was a festive beginning to the season of eat, drink and be merry. Inspired by the …

A new beginning – Hawaii style

October 2019 – In this history of our company, I estimate that we have produced thousands of openings and ground breakings in Hawaii. No event is the same as we approach each with great reverence for the gifts that new spaces and places bring to Hawaii. These are sacred and historical moments in the life of our communities. For our …