A home for all your events

March 2020 – This month, I’m in the mood to linger at home. Feeling a bit exhausted having just unpacked my last box as our family has moved to a new apartment in 2020. Home is where the heart is. That’s why I believe that so many Clients who are couples or families seek out estates for their special occasions.  …

A night in the garden

March 2020 – For many, it’s hard to keep up with all of the luxury towers rising in Honolulu. Yet Victoria Place will stand tall at 400 feet and take her rightful place as the belle of the ball. It was time to introduce plans for this development in a way that would spur 500 real estate brokers to evangelism. …

Magic of time

March 2020 – It is only March but 2020 feels like it’s speeding by. I look at the clock and am always surprised as to how time flies. Watching my sons get excited about spring break in a few weeks reminds me that time is not only fleeting, it is precious.   Almost like clockwork every three years, our Client Ben …

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 …