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Lemongrass Cafe’s Holiday House

Lemongrass Cafe’s Holiday House

The Pacific Gateway Center’s Holiday House, stocked with arts and crafts from Asia and the Pacific, is open for the Christmas season through Jan. 4. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located at the Lemongrass Cafe at 83 N. King St. in Chinatown, the Holiday House carries items produced locally, including handmade jewelry, pottery, ribbon/yarn leis, fabric purses, bookmarks, flower magnets, arts and crafts, and stationary products featuring the artwork of local artisans. Customers also will find fresh produce from Pacific Gateway Center’s Kunia farms, as well as cookies, salad dressings, beef jerky and Pacific Gateway Center’s own brand of Waialua coffee.

The Holiday House is part of Pacific Gateway Center’s retail incubator program designed to assist small entrepreneurs and start-up

Shoes That Fit For Keiki In Need

Nordstrom, New Balance and Shoes That Fit have come together to bring more than 8,100 children in communities around the U.S. a special holiday gift again this year – new shoes.

The annual Nordstrom Holiday Giving Tree program runs through Dec. 24 and offers customers an easy yet meaningful way to give deserving kids in their communities a pair of new shoes. As in years past, all Nordstrom stores have on display a holiday tree with tags that represent deserving local children identified by national nonprofit organization Shoes That Fit.

Shoes That Fit works with more than 200 schools nationwide to determine those children who are most in need of new shoes and then measures the children’s feet so their shoes will fit comfortably. When customers purchase the tag for $20, the child will then receive New Balance athletic shoes.

With this year’s planned donation of more than 8,100 pairs of shoes, the Nordstrom Holiday Giving Tree will have provided more than 31,100 pairs of shoes to children since the program began in 2010. Those shoes, along with Nordstrom cash contributions to Shoes That Fit over the past three years, total more than $1.6 million given to children through the organization.

Pineapples Boutique Opens At Ko Olina

Pineapples Boutique celebrates the opening of its second location, at Ko Olina Station Shopping Center (across from Disney Aulani Resort) with a grand opening and holiday party Dec. 8 from noon to 8 p.m.

There will be door prizes, trunk shows, special promotions, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Pineapples Boutique’s featured local artists and designers. Champagne and light refreshments also will be served. The new store carries a variety of resort clothing for all ages, unique jewelry and accessories, gifts, fun souvenirs, and beach and sun products. Pineapples Boutique also is located in Haleiwa on the North Shore. For more information, call 744-0386

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