Aloha everyone!  It’s Thursday and it’s still raining in Manoa … and imagine my surprise when I saw us on the front page of this morning’s Star-Advertiser!  Nadine Kam, the newpaper’s fashion writer, wrote a great article on our IOLANI story.  A huge MAHALO! to Nadine and the Star-Advertiser, and to my buddy Susan Sunderland, for being so supportive of us!!

Won’t be playing golf today because we have to prepare for a private reception at our new IOLANI store.  It’s probably a good thing, though, since my wrist is still very sore.  And although the store won’t be open for another week, we’ve already had visitors dropping by to take a peek.  We were supposed to open on July 1st,  but we ran into some last-minute construction delays that pushed our opening back a couple of weeks – sorry!                                                                                                                         

My sister and I went to GS Karaoke in Waikiki last night for a farewell party for our dear friend, Misako, who is moving back to Japan this month.:-((  We really had a nice time and want to thank Mina, Miwa, and Misa for providing such great food and entertainment!  You guys gotta here these girls sing … they’re GOOD!

Aloha, “D”

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