Aloha United Way's VIP Tocqueville Society and Alexander & Baldwin Inc., presented "A Toast to Tocqueville" at the Waialae Country Club on Sept. 25, 2013. The event included an auction of items from Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto's collection and a serving of fine wine from Central Pacific Bank CEO John Dean's personal collection.
DFS Galleria is now T Galleria by DFS. The luxury travel retailer unveiled the new name for its stores with a gala in Waikiki including a block party, hula and striking dance performers and a surprise concert by United Kingdom artist Estelle. The name T Galleria pays homage to the retailer's dedication to serving travelers. Waikiki's location is the first boutique to receive the new name. All existing DFS Galleria stores across the world will receive the same new name and elevated design over the next 18 months.
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival's signature event Taste Our Love for the Land showcased dishes using local ingredients and "farm to table" cooking practices. The event featured 20 celebrity chefs, three master sommeliers, 12 winemakers and five mixologists.
The Third Annual Food & Wine Festival's signature event, Under the Modern Moon: Morimoto & Friends was hosted on Sept. 5, 2013 at The Modern Honolulu. The event featured dishes prepared by 15 national and international chefs from the Pacific and Asia, along with five mixologists, 10 wineries and winemakers offering pairings.