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 …

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 …

Christina Morisato is our new Events Manager

September 2019-An air of calm came with Christina Morisato on the day that she first breezed into our office. She exudes an energy that feels like a reassuring hand that rests firmly on your shoulder. Current Affairs is a busy agency to say the least. There’s a certain wind-swept chaos and frenetic energy that come with birthing 300+ events each …

Celebrating 15 years with Junior Gardner

August 2019–Celebrating our 35th anniversary has me feeling a bit nostalgic and deeply grateful. A few Associates have been a part of our company’s journey for a very long time. One in particular has been a warrior of our work—Junior Gardner. This month he celebrates his 15th anniversary with us. An event planner remains in one post for about two …

Raising the glass for Hawaii’s luxury retailers

August 2019 – It’s Obon week, which is one of Japan’s major holidays when thousands head to Hawaii to vacation in a shopper’s paradise. During a stroll through bustling Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, I see a tall and striking young man winks at pedestrians with his piercing blue eyes. Adorned in a black hat with a red band, he’s …

Curating the spaces of our lives

July 2019 –This year Current Affairs celebrates its 35th anniversary. What an honor it is to lead and be a part of this great company that has touched and impacted so many. Having grown up in Britain, I worked my way across the world from England to France to Canada. I became enchanted with Hawaii, where I met and married …

Now boarding! A winged welcome for Wing Spirit

July 2019 – Aviation has always held a special place in our imaginations and Wing Spirit’s arrival had us soaring. As the company prepares for its service in Hawaii that includes air ambulance and private charter services, our goal was to create an exuberant brand experience – a cocktail reception that expressed the airline’s enthusiasm as part of our island …

An evening under the rainbow

June 2019 –When a global nutrition leader gathered its community at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the company sought out the producers at Current Affairs. The desire was to create a high energy Hawaii experience. With thousands coming from North America and Latin America, Current Affairs embraced the challenge and created an island paradise beneath the rainbow. Producing a party for …

June begins the season of “I Do”

June 2019 – One of my best friends from childhood ties the knot this month and as I get ready for my role as the maid of honor, it reminds me that June begins the season of “I do.” In fact, Hawaii is host to more than 20,000 weddings every year. While every marriage is unique, there is one thing …

Traditions in Events

Traditions are passed down from generation to generation – symbolic of history, culture and family ritual. They are shared between communities and teach us stories that still hold meaning today. In our line of work, we have the unique opportunity to share our local culture and traditions  with Guests and Clients from around the world by incorporating them into an …

Color + Contrast

Year-on-year we see a shift in color trends – from Pantone’s color of the year, popular event themes with strong color elements, to cutting-edge lighting technology. We love to play with color as it is an important tool used to set the tone and mood of any space and event.  One thing that never changes is the fact that a …

Flower Power

There is no denying it… when you enter a space filled with flowers, your mood changes. Flowers grow, they are nourished by the rain and bloom with the sun. They are touched by many hands and many hearts before we get to enjoy them… and that’s what makes them so special. Flowers are a natural element we design with that …