Thursday, May 26, 2011

I ♥ ART THURSDAY - Art for the soles

High heels + Kobi Levi = Art for the soles

Oh how we just love dancing around in
shimmery, lacy, funky, pretty, & sexy high heels!
Here are a few fun artsy heels from
artist Kobi Levi's 2011 collection.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Morning After: Locally Grown

I’ve been leisurely reading this book called “Lunch in Paris” by Elizabeth Bard. In between the pages of vivid descriptions of Parisian markets and the love story are dining experiences and French recipes with cooking techniques that would put my cooking to shame.

It’s not the best book to read while healing from my wisdom teeth as I’m still suffering through a practically all-liquid diet with the occasional treat of mushy foods like mac and cheese or mashed potatoes.

But this book got me thinking about Honolulu’s culinary community. With a big push for “farm to the table” dining, and emphasis on local foods — what is now a growing fad has always been in most of the world. We as Americans have become so accustomed to having choices, convenience, and luxury in our dining experiences when most dinners are made from whatever is available. I’ve realized that I don’t appreciate this commodity nearly as much as I should and in this coming week I’d like to challenge myself to only purchase locally produced food at the market and at any restaurants.

If you would like to join me in this challenge, or have any suggestions on local restaurants that feature locally grown dishes please email me at

To read more on The Honolulu Pulse, click here.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ooh-lala it's Friday - May 20, 2011

Oh how we just love FRIDAYS!
Here's a few events we are excited about.
We hope you have a fabulous & fancy weekend.

Start off your evening on the North Shore
with model & jewelry designer Noelani Love.

Noelani Love will be celebrating
her Noelani Designs jewelry studio grand opening.

Friday, May 20, 2011

6:00pm - 9:00pm

at the
North Shore Wellness Retreat at Sunset Beach
59-142 Kamehameha Highway

Here are a few of our favorite pieces from her
2011 Spring Collection.

Chelsey $76

Laneika $60

Click here to shop online for Noelani Designs.

Then on Saturday, May 20, 2011

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus (Kona Field)
come check out hot surfers & fabulous shopping deals
on surf apparel at Kamehameha School's
End of the Year Surf Sample Sale.

This is a fundraiser for the Kamehameha Surf Team
to travel to the NSSA National at Dana Point, CA in June.
Come & support our local community.

And for an evening affair,
come get fancy at Paradise Cove!

Hawai‘i Wine & Food is hosting a classy
Beachside Barbeque & Fashion Show
Saturday, May 21, 2011
6:00 PM

click here for to purchase tickets.

Shimmer & McNeil Wilson publicist Aimee Vogelgesang
will be coordinating a fashion show for
Kula Barbieto, designer of Pa‘akai.

After a fancy night out of snazzy drinks, delectable food,
and fashion, end your night with us on the dance floor
at 39 Hotel's Saturday night's

Get pumped up & ready to shake it on the dance floor
on the 45 minute drive back into
town by listening to DJ Delve's
Warm Up Mix!
click here to download

We hope that you enjoy this weekend!
And we hope to see you out...
getting FANCY!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Morning After: Guest Starring Tiare Thomas

"I had so much planned for this weekend — from watching half-naked men play with fire to a delectable birthday dinner — but all plans went out the window when I started getting a severe migraine Wednesday night. It turned out that putting off having my wisdom teeth taken out all those years had finally caught up with me. I ended up spending the weekend reading books, sipping soup and being comforted by friends and family. So instead of boring you with my mundane weekend, I put my best friend on assignment. After saying “hot boys and fire,” it wasn’t difficult to convince her to cover a few events for me in between her hectic schedule as a stylist. I mean, what are best friends for?"

To read more of The Morning After: Guest Starring Tiare Thomas, click here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Angela Maki Vernon's 1st book!

Exciting news!!!
Our girl Angela "Maki" Vernon
just came out with her first book,
"Love Hawai‘i."
Books are sold in Japan,
but coming to Hawai‘i soon.

We will keep you posted.


S&L Get artsy with Art After Dark

ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Academy of Arts' monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts.

This month's all-star team of co-chairs are Natalie Aczon, Lacy Matsumoto, and Darlene Reynon.

Journey to the Maghreb on the Marrakech Express.


DJ Nocturna sets a Middle Eastern tone. Central Courtyard, 6-9pm.

DJ Lacy from the Hot Mufins plays deep house in the Luce Pavilion, 6-9pm.

Phoenix Dance Project belly dancers will perform in Central, Kinau, and Banyan Courtyards, 7-9pm.

The Souk in Banyan Courtyard features Chai Studio, India Market, Whole Foods Kahala, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.


Come participate in Orvis artist-in-residence James Jack's installation by sculpting a cone that will become part of the site-determined work "Miniature Landscape for O'ahu" in Kinau Courtyard, 6-9pm.

New York-based artist Darren Waterston gives a gallery talk for his new exhibitionForest Eater. Meet in front of Gallery 29 (upstairs by Luce Pavilion) at 6:45pm to start the tour.

Take a special tour of the Arts of the Islamic World Gallery (26) with an Academy docent. Meet inside the gallery by the Banyan Courtyard entrance. 7pm & 7:30pm.


Participate in our ?art gallery hunt to win a private tour of Shangri La for you and 3 friends! Get your forms in Central Courtyard, fill out the gallery questions, and submit your answers.

Still not a member? Well here's something to sweeten the pot—sign up for a new membership in front of the Academy that night and you'll be entered to win another private tour of Shangri La for four people. As a new member, you'll be able to pass the long lines and get your special wristband for the members-only bar in Mediterranean Courtyard.

Just a reminder—ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:

1) FREE: The Pro Park Parking Lot behind the Art Center at Linekona, entrances on Beretania and Young streets

2) FREE: Street parking on Beretania and Kinau Street from 6 p.m.

3) FREE: Academy Staff Parking Lot at 1035 Kinau St., diamondhead of Victoria Street

4) $5 at the First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10 p.m.

5) $5 at Kim Chee III Parking Lot on Young Street

for information, click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Morning After

"I don’t know whether it was the weather, the mango pollen (which I’m allergic to), or just something my body decided was long overdue, but I slept a lot this weekend. Going to bed on a First Friday at 8 p.m. is unheard of in “Lacyworld.” But that’s exactly what I did last Friday.

My greatest accomplishment over the weekend was finishing two books: “Three Cups of Tea” and “Like Water for Chocolate.” Both had an overarching “love” element..."

To read more of The Morning After featured on, click here.



Shimmer's Tuesday Styling Tips ~ FEATHERS

You've seen them everywhere by now...
Bright, bold, & neutral colored feathers!
On earrings, in hair, on clothes, etc.
Everyone has been sporting feathers.
From the Phoenix in Kanye West's Runaway video...

to Steven Tyler's hair in American Idol...

Feathers have been the new craze for 2011.
I personally love the free spirit feel of feathers.
They make a perfect touch to any Bohemian chic look.
And feathers will be sure to make
a statement at any fancy event.
Here are a few pieces that caught my eye.

Pink feather clutch by

Emma Roberts in a blue feathered dress
Spring 2011 Chanel

Lambskin feather platforms by

Marabou feather & silk gown by
Oscar De La Renta

Floor length feather gown by
Alexander McQueen


Monday, May 9, 2011

Music Monday

Our girl Taryn Manning has released her latest hit...


and check out our home video we shot with the girls in Hawaii during our closet swap!!

We ♥ You Taryn!!


Hawaii 5-O

Are you a Hawaii Five-O fan?
Join the Honolulu Pulse at the Season Finale Viewing Party

MONDAY May 16th from 7 p.m. -11 p.m.

with a special DJ set by yours truly... LACY from The Hot Muffins.

"Like" Honolulu Pulse on Facebook and hit attend to the Facebook invite and
be automatically entered to win this autographed script
(*provided by Erika Kauffman PR and the cast)

Disclaimer: Must be present at the Season Finale Viewing Party to win.

Good LUCK!!!



Friday, May 6, 2011

Ooh-lala it's Friday - May 6, 2011

It's First Friday!!!
We have the perfect events
for you to start off your weekend!

at the Honolulu Academy of Arts'
6:00pm - 9:00pm

and then head on over to

Re-Launch Event
hosted at Aloha Tower Waterfront

Friday, May 6, 2011
Event starts at 7:00 PM

Come out to support the official re-launch party
for Hawai‘i's premier fashion, lifestyle,
& woman's issues magazine.
It's a free event for 21 and over.

This will be a night for lovely cocktails,
a silent auction, video montage, photo ops, &
and a full 30 look fashion show by

click here to purchase VIP tickets.

Hope to see you out tonight!