RESORTS is coordinating a Chinese New Year celebration
that will take place on Feb. 4 at the Outrigger Waikiki on the
Beach. Ten thousand firecrackers and dancing lions will be part of
the cultural celebration, as well as traditional Chinese cuisine
offerings and calligraphy demonstrations. Rates during the
festivities begin at $219 per night. To book, call (800) 442-7304.
RANCHS HISTORIC HOMES in Waimea will feature Oriental art
through February in recognition of the Annual Cherry Blossom
Heritage Festival, which takes place on Feb. 4. Artists, craft
vendors and musicians will showcase their art at the Ranch, and 40
cherry trees (donated by Japan) will be planted on the property.
Admission is free on Feb. 4; regular price is $8.50 for adults for
tours of the homes and $6.50 for entrance to the visitor center and
museum. Visit www.parkerranch.com or call (808) 885-5433 for more
SPA AT HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE in Waikiki is spotlighting
its Exploration in Chocolate couples massage throughout the month
of February. Those who opt for the three-hour, $450 treatment, it
includes a lesson in applying an edible, chocolate body scrub after
side-by-side massages as well as a complimentary Elemis Sensory
Heaven bath oil kit. For rooms at the same time, the resort offers
a Romance package with nightly rates starting around $279 per room,
according to rates found on its Web site [www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com]. Call (808) 945-7721
for spa reservations and (800) HILTONS or (808) 949-4321 for more information
on rates in February.
FERRAGAMO opened the doors at its new flagship store in
the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in the heart of Waikiki. The
store not only sells handbags, shoes, ties and leather goods made
by the Italian fashion company, but features a gallery space that
will showcase archival shoes and photos of celebrities wearing
Ferragamo products. Additional flagship stores exist in Florence,
Italy; New York; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo.