Author: Photos: Ross D. Hamamura

Walk in the Country 8.17.13

The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii hosted its annual fundraising event, Walk in the Country at the Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina Resort.

Joy of Sake 8.16.13

The Joy of Sake featured a public tasting of 384 junmai, ginjo and daiginjo sakes from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal. Sixteen Hawaii restaurants served appetizers to accompany the sakes.

Whiskey & Whisky 7.15.13

The private, invitation-only event Whiskey & Whisky featured Young's Market Company of Hawaii's elite whiskey portfolio. Guests sampled Irish, Kentucky, Canadian and Scotch whiskeys at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki.

Korean Festival 7.12.13

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce's Korean Festival featured Korean culture through food and entertainment. Korean singer Kim Tae Woo made an appearance at the festival.

Pacific Links Golf 7.11.13

Pacific Links Hawaii kicked off its Pacific Links Hawaii Championship launch party at the Kapolei Golf Club on July 11, 2013.

Hospice Hawaii Hot Pursuit

Teams competed in Hospice Hawaii’s fundraiser by completing challenging and unusual tasks in a race to cross the finish line.

Star Chefs at Halekulani 12.4.12

On December 4, Star Chefs hosted its first ever Rising Stars Revue in the Islands. The tasting gala honored 16 respected chefs in Hawaii. Our food editor, Martha Cheng, emceed the Halekulani event.

An Evening of HI Fashion 11.17.12

On November 17, Bishop Museum hosted "An Evening of HI Fashion" fashion show fundraiser. Guests enjoyed musical entertainment, a silent auction, food tastings and cocktails inspired by the 1950s and 60s.

Opera Ball at Sheraton Ballroom 11.10.12

The Hawaii Opera Theatre hosted their annual fundraiser, Opera Ball 2012, at the Sheraton Ballroom on November 10. The black tie affair had great food, wine, entertainment and a silent auction.

Modern Masters at Luxury Row 11.1.12

On November 1, Waikiki business owners and Cedar Street Galleries celebrated Hawaii's Modern Masters which combines the fashion and arts of Luxury Row on Kalakaua Avenue.

Wahine Forum at HHV 10.26.12

On October 26, Hawaii Business hosted its annual Wahine Forum at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The event, meant to support women in business, featured workshops and a keynote address with leaders in Hawaii business.

Lei Chic Pop-Up Boutique 10.26.12

On October 26, the second annual Lei Chic Mercedes-Benz Pop-Up Boutique transformed the Mercedes-Benz showroom into a place to buy local fashion, jewelry, swimwear and more. The event featured local designers, exclusive pieces and special discounts.

Hui Makaala Fashion Show 10.21.12

On October 21, the Hui Makaala Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show took place at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The event included fashions from Monstuki, Amos Kotomori and a clothing collection debut by Kumu Hula Sonny Ching.

Crazy, Sexy, Ghoul at Aloha Tower 10.19.12

On October 19, The Slopes of Diamondhead HUI presented their wild annual fundraiser Crazy, Sexy, Ghoul at Aloha Tower. Thousands of people showed up in costume and proceeds went directly to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Lei Chic Beauty Boutique 9.27.12

Lei Chic hosted its first ever Beauty Boutique at DFS Galleria Waikiki on September 27. The event, with tax free shopping,had special bonuses for Lei Chic reads, pau hana pupu and drinks and more.

Great Gatsby at the Trump Tower 9.21.12

On September 21, Lux at the Trump hosted The Great Gatsby party at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki. The event featured a fashion runway show and high quality spirits.

Black Tie Blue Jeans 9.15.12

On September 15, the American Heart Association of Hawaii hosted its annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans fundraiser at Waialae Country Club. The proceeds go to the organization's research, education, health advocacy and community service programs.

2nd Annual USGBC Green Gala 8.25.12

On August 25, the U.S. Green Building Council, Hawaii Chapter, hosted their 2nd annual Green Gala at Warehouse MR1.1 in Kakaako. This fundraiser celebrated the efforts of local designers, builders and community leaders as they work towards a greener future.

Ski Resorts at Mercedes Benz Honolulu 8.23.12

Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu hosted an event for Big White and Silver Star, Canada's favorite family ski resorts. The social event gave away a number of door prizes, including a trip for two to the ski resorts.

Ai on Japan Fundraiser 8.18.12

On August 18, Acura of Honolulu hosted its 2nd annual "Ai on Japan" Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Ko Olina Golf Club. After the golfing, the event featured an awards banquet, silent auction and benefit concert at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

The Joy of Sake 7.20.12

The Joy of Sake, the largest sake tasting event outside of Japan, featured more than 360 sakes in peak condition.

Korean Festival at Kapiolani Park 7.14.12

On July 14, the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce held the annual Korean Festival at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. The event presents authentic Korean culture through food, dance, art, music and entertainment.

Marie-Chantal Boutique's First Anniversary 7.12.12

On July 12, the Marie-Chantal boutique celebrated its first anniversary at DFS Galleria Waikiki with mini cupcakes, face painting, balloons, music and bib embroidery. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece personally attended the event to cut the birthday cake.

Kumu Kahua Theatre KalaBash 7.7.12

On July 7, the Kumu Kahua Theatre hosted their annual Kala-Bash Fundraiser and silent auction at their location on 46 Merchant Street.

Dine Around at Royal Hawaiian Center 6.13.12

On June 13, the Shidler Alumni Association hosted its fourth annual Dine Around event at the Royal Hawaiian Center. It featured samplings of signature dishes with beer/wine pairings at the 5-0 Bar.

Nextworking Professional Mixer 6.7.12

On June 7, hundreds of local business professionals gathered at Pearl Ultralounge at Ala Moana Center for the quarterly Nextworking Professionals Mixer.

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 5.25.12

On May 25, the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts held its 35th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Professional Services Social at Vice Nightclub 5.24.12

On May 24, the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association, Manoa Campus, and the Young Lawyers Divison of the Hawaii State Bar Association hosted a networking mixer for professionals at Vice Nightclub.

Foodland's Shop for Higher Education Awards 5.12.12

At this year's Shop for Higher Education Awards, Foodland granted nearly 100 Hawaii high school seniors college scholarships. Since the program began in 2006, more than 600 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound seniors, totaling more than $1.2 million.

Loveizm Fashion Show at Fishcake 5.9.12

On May 9, Lovelessizm and Lava Roses designer Richie Miao debuted Loveizm, a high-end apparel line with urban, edgy designs for men and women. Models showed off zipper-embellished jackets, ruched dresses, and shirts with asymmetrical hems in soft, silk–cotton blends and modals. The event was also a viewing party for Melissa Rivera-Torres, a local designer who recently competed in HGTV's "The White Room Challenge."

UH Revolution Fashion Show 4.29.12

Graduating seniors and the upcoming junior class from the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Apparel Product and Merchandise program presented their final projects at the Revolution fashion show.

Kulia I Ka Nuu Awards Banquet 4.13.12

The Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation held its 21st annual Kulia I Ka Nuu Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on April 13, 2012.

Hawaii Woodshow Opening Reception 3.31.12

Hawaii's Woodshow, the annual woodworking exhibition, held its opening reception at the Honolulu Museum of Art on March 31st. The gallery will be open through April 15, 2012.