Studio Bijoux Hawaii’s team of jewelsmiths, helmed by passionate gem forger KiHwa Kwon Gosline, shepherds aspiring welders through jewelry classes that impart an intimacy with the tools and techniques required to craft retina-regaling body adornments. During an introductory ring-making course, students will learn how to calculate the amount of material needed to craft a ring and how to properly tame trade instruments, such as jeweler's saws, fingertip magnifying glasses, and undomesticated tungsten polishers. Sterling silver acts as the canvas for burgeoning ring artisans, providing an ideal surface for flaunting elaborate and intricate designs, as well as withstanding inaccurate saw slices and Father Time’s smudgy handprints. Studio Bijoux Hawaii safety-minded staff drapes their pupils in fire-resistant work aprons and bans open-toed shoes, guarding against potential injuries and mischievous antics from jealous phalanges during finger-crowning ceremonies.
Jane Kim spent hundreds of dollars on products that promised to erase wrinkles and smooth skin, but none of them worked. She finally noticed a positive change in her skin when she began using all-natural, paraben-free products. At Simply Flawless by J, she shares her knowledge of these products during makeup lessons and applications for everyday wear or special occasions and mixes up custom liquid or mineral powder foundation to match each client's skin tone.
Party Pizzazz pumps balloons full of helium and gatherings full of fun with an extensive assortment of decorations and party supplies. Event planners can conceal ceilings with radiant 11-inch latex balloons in shades ranging from sapphire blue to pink ($19.95/dozen), or pick up paper plates ($3.89+/24-pack) for serving up picnic fare or crafting makeshift pirate hats in a pinch. An array of 18-inch mylar balloons bear a plethora of birthday wishes from popular characters such as Dora the Explorer and Curious George ($3.95 each), and other designs celebrate occasions ranging from anniversaries to baby showers. Land-bound inflatables eagerly await the arrival of a 14-cubic-foot helium tank, which contains enough squeal-inducing vapor to fill 25 11-inch or 50 9-inch balloons, or raise one speaking voice roughly 29 octaves ($35 for a one-day rental).
The optometrists at Blink work to keep eyesight sharp with thorough exams and corrective lenses. Dr. Khan Lau and his staff treat patients of all ages, entire families, and detectives who?ve become too reliant on their magnifying glasses in a friendly office setting equipped with the industry?s latest technology. Dr. Lau has also volunteered to help people learn to see in countries like Albania and Laos.
Magnolia owner Maggie Parks combines her love of olive oils with an eye for vintage and antique furniture, bringing the two together alongside a slew of hand-picked, artisanal goods. Extra-virgin olive oils (starting at $19) and balsamic and fruit-pulp vinegars invite eaters to dress their lettuce in style (starting at $15). Lavender- or orange-blossom-flavored Puremiel Spanish honeys make sweet meal mates ($14), and hand-packed, 100% natural Matiz Gallego sardines soaked in olive oil provide a briny accompaniment to sodium-seeking salads ($4). Mustards, jellies, and chocolates imported from France also line the shelves alongside Spanish pestos and Peruvian spices, forging a shopping experience resembling a culinary UN conference.