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Some Like It Haute

| August 28, 2014 | Parties

The Party
Top movers and shakers in Honolulu’s realty scene converged upon the Ward Village Information Center and Sales Gallery at the historic IBM Building, to celebrate one of the toniest developments in what’s quickly becoming one of Honolulu’s most coveted neighborhoods.

The Scene
A bevy of greeters in sleek black dresses welcomed well-heeled guests at the entrance, setting a chic tone for the festivities to come. A flurry of socializing soon took place in the mod courtyard, which struck the perfect balance between tropical warmth and urban style. Here, top influencers were spotted, including Nick Vanderboom, David Striph, Andy Ardila and Carrie Gorospe.

The Highlights
To set the mood for the warm summer evening, DJ Betty got the beat going. The music was the perfect accompaniment for the sophisticated seasonal cocktails created by Chandra Lam Lucariello, one of the islands’ leading mixologists, along with delectable bites by chef Elmer Guzman. But those delights weren’t the only things that caught people’s eye. Models showed off prizes galore from the evening’s raffle, from a sporty stand-up paddleboard to a state-of-the-art Tesla—proving electricity really was in the air. –Photos by Tracy Chan



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