Claire Tokunaga
Claire Tokunaga

Name? Claire Tokunaga

Age? 24

Where do you live? Originally from Hawaii, now living in Paris

What do you do? Architect

What are you wearing? Graphic print tee, striped pants from Dubai, vintage pearls from grandma’s closet

Describe your style? Eclectic

Favorite places to shop? In Japan

Favorite jeans? Paige boot-cut, stonewashed

Beauty product you can’t live without? Mascara, Chapstick, sunscreen

Music style? Anything by Zero 7

Karaoke/driving song? Oldies

Dream vacation? Begawan Giri in Bali

Guilty pleasure? Reading US Weekly

Location of this photo? thirtyninehotel (NewJass Quartet Tuesdays)

Esther Kim
Esther Kim

Name? Esther Kim

Age? 22

Where do you live? Honolulu

What do you do? Just got back from traveling the world. Now, it’s time for a job search!

What are you wearing? Mini dress from Seoul, Korea, purse from Tokyo, Japan, shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue, necklace a gift from mom

Last movie you saw? The Namesake

Describe your style? Want to have fun!

Favorite places to shop? Korea

Favorite jeans? Rock & Republic

What’s always in your purse? Cell phone, iPod, digital camera

Favorite nightclub? Next Door

Dream vacation? Italy

Favorite beach? Kailua

Guilty pleasure? Ice cream

Location of this photo? thirtyninehotel (NewJass Quartet Tuesdays)


Pua Jewelry Summer Show Local jewelry designer Lauren Hewett Caldiero (Pua Jewelry) will be having a Summer Show and Sale on Sunday, June 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Town in Kaimuki. The best thing about Pua Jewelry, besides the fact that every piece is beautiful, is that Lauren only uses 14K gold and silver. This stuff is the real deal, baby! SMART loves Pua’s jewelry - necklaces, earrings, bangles and rings—inspired by the sea, sand and sky of Hawaii. Think seabirds, puka shells and starfish, all delicately fashioned in gold and silver. The Pua Jewelry Summer Show and Sale will also feature gorgeous and functional handbags from Meleana, all made with vintage Hawaiian fabrics. Accessories, check. Pua Jewelry Summer Show

Sunday, June 3 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Town, 3435 Waialae Ave., 735-5900,


Fashionista’s Market

Thank goodness for stylish sisters Alyssa Fung and Emi Hart, who created Fashionista’s Market, Hawaii’s only designer sample sale. The sale features designer denim and clothing at up to 80 percent off retail prices! For the upcoming June 2 and 3 sale, these stylish sisters are bringing us the best deals on Betsey Johnson, Voom, Isabella Fiore, Frankie B., Ed Hardy and more. Betsey Johnson dresses start at $99, and there will be 200 new pairs of Frankie B. denim. (At past sample sales, SMART has left with bags full of DKNY, Diesel, BCBG MaxAzria, Yanuk jeans, and Milly, too!) There are tons of great finds at Fashionista’s Market; be ready to shop. Alyssa and Emi handpick every piece - basically, you’ll want everything. And, you might be able to afford everything at these prices. Get your sample sale on this weekend.

Fashionista’s Market Designer Sample Sale Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St. (across from Star Market Moiliili)


The Deli at Umeke Market (Molly)

I am completely addicted to the Deli at Umeke Market. I’m there at least once a week, which is a lot considering it isn’t even in my neighborhood. It’s just so darn good, I can’t stay away. I alternate between the turkey burger, the organic tofu stir-fry, the tofu poke, the chicken salad with almonds sandwich, and any of its amazing soups. My favorites are the Detox Cleanse Soup (good for your liver!), the Thai Coconut Chicken, and the broccoli with walnuts.

And I always, always get a side order of its great organic kale salad. It’s lemony and garlic-y and completely raw, which makes it not only delicious but super good for you. I’m hooked.

Umeke Market, 4400 Kalanianaole Highway, 739-2990,


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