O.M.G. I can hardly believe it. After months of incredibly hard work by countless people, the Cathy's Marketplace showroom is open for business! We're all so sleep-deprived that it almost seems like a dream ... except that last Thursday night, our showroom in the Varsity Building on University Avenue came alive with a traditional blessing, gourmet dishes, live entertainment by Tahiti Rey and aerial silk dancers, donations pouring in for the American Cancer Society, and 400 invited guests to help us kick off with a bang!
I want to thank all of you who have been waiting these last few months, and those who have given us your support in so many ways. I hope to see you at our showroom at 1110 University Ave. (across from Puck's Alley and Bubbie's Homemade Ice Cream). Our phone number is 738-8488 and our hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here are some snaps from our grand opening gala. See you soon!
Our friend Sam, left, with CM's Lissa and Chelsey.
And more eye candy! We've filled the space with lots of different decorating styles.
Grey Goose provided a cocktail and martini bar right inside the showroom.
CM's Caty with a friend from Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate.
The showroom even has a wine bar, selling lots of wine accessories (but no wine!).
Time to mingle! Me with guests.
Samadhi sent its aerial burlesque acrobats, who were amazing on the trapeze.
Sansei's famous crab truffle ramen. Look at those truffle bits!
These gals loved Town restaurant's fresh pulled mozzarella.
Our friend Maile from her namesake restaurant, with a perfect pad Thai and Penang curry.
JJ's Bistro's delicious desserts.
RSVPstyle/CM writer and editor Mari Taketa
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