Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You to all Veterans

Happy Veteran's Day to Everyone on this historic date of:


Please take a moment today honor all those living and those who have given their lives for our country.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anné Pliska - New Packaging

There is NEW packaging for Anné Pliska EDP Spray! You have to admit this new packaging is vibrant, upbeat and très chic, très hip, très sexy!

According to Anné Pliska, "Our new modern bottle contains our original Anné Pliska fragrance. The new design is a vivacious pink, with a lustrous silky interior. Effortless and convenient, easy to pack up and go anywhere.

The fragrance is the same luscious formula we have always used. We are confident you will enjoy it as much as we do."

I am anxiously awaiting my bottle!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day - May 30th
Today our country pauses to honor the men and women who have died in military service to our country. Laying down their lives for our freedom.

Hawaiians call this Puwaina, the Hill of Sacrifice, more commonly known as the Punchbowl. This is the National Cemetery of the Pacific, is the final resting place for veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War.

Thanks to all who are currently serving and to those who have served! Our hearts remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. And to their families left behind, we will never forget.
Photo: Bill Dasher

Watch the Memorial Day Lantern Floating Tribute from Oahu online. Get details and full article by Hawai'i by clicking on the picture below:

Photo: David Hume Kennerly

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saying Goodbye - Elizabeth Taylor

Indeed it is a sad day for me. How odd to think that someone I never met could feel like family, and the loss there of to feel so deep. I always fancied running in to her some day in LA, not sure when or where I thought this was going to happen. Yet I vividly created the scene in my mind. I would say, "Oh Liz I am such a big fan and have been though the years. We share the same birthday, you know. And wherever someone wishes me happy birthday, I always say ... and Liz Taylor too". And she would smile and say, "Well aren't you sweet" and give me a hug and say, "Happy birthday to you too".

Aside from our birthday, I always felt a deep connection to her, again I can't say why. Maybe it was just a deep admiration. Yes I am a fan, but I haven't seen all her movies, nor do I know all her husbands, but I do know her. I know her passion, I know her humor, I know her love of animals and I know her compassion towards people. I deeply admire that she stood up to Hollywood, spoke out on issues that were close to her heart.

I will truly miss her, and will remember her always.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Jennifer Aniston - Signature Scent

Well I'm not a fan of "celebrity" scents, but now and again a few do get it right. Jennifer Aniston's signature scent is one I can live with, perhaps even love. Strangely enough, debuting first at Harrods in London, now through late March exclusive to Sephora.

I'm not particularly a "fan" of Jennifer's and her semi-nude sliding cover pic went quickly to the trash bin. Sorry. But the rest of the packaging is elegant. The box is a thick ivory cardboard presentation type case that opens along a wavy line to reveal the falcon. With its thick top resembling crystal it does look nice with the pale yellow juice and gold accents. Branding is only on the neck collar so the look is clean and minimalistic.

Now to the scent - I love violet scents. Make it a powdery violet, throw in some amber and musk and I'm in love. The addition of sandalwood keeps it soft. The jasmine is prominent on the drydown with the lily making a bit sweeter. Not detecting rose water nor am I sure where the citrus grove accord is. I don't detect citrus or fruit here, which is a good thing. It does have a beachy feel, but there's no coconut-suntan-lotion thing either, it's just clean and soapy.

As I said it's rare for me to endorse a celebrity scent, so if you love powdery, soapy and violets give this a whiff. If the top notes don't get you, the jasmine, amber, musk, sandalwood base just might.

Citrus Grove Accord, Rose Water, Jasmine, Violet, Amazon Lily, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood.

Available for now at: SEPHORA