Haute Author

  • NAME Blaine Ashley
  • BIO Blaine Ashley is an Oahu based celebrity wardrobe stylist, fashionable event planner, and fashion and lifestyle editor. She loves being based in Hawaii since she spends a hefty amount of time jetting to fashion weeks for editorial work, market weeks for her online store ShopBlaineAshley.com, and to major cities for event attending, reporting. or planning. While not working the social circuit at home she spends her free time soaking up the sun and surf. Her latest passion is SUP'ing (stand up paddle boarding). Aside from fashion, travel, all things Hawaii, and ‘eventing’, Blaine enjoys reading, writing, and good music. She’s thrilled to introduce readers to the hip-ness Hawaii has to offer. Connect with Blaine on Twitter @BlaineAshley.

Articles By Blaine Ashley

Haute Hotel NYE Happenings

Time to nail down those New Years plans. 2011 is just around the corner and there are a ton of haute New Year happenings on deck. How’s the party femme or gent to choose? Well, this round-up specifically pays homage to the haute hotels and their respective New Year’s eve fetes. Stay tuned for more NYE scoop mid-week. Happy Countdown Hawaii! Read More

Haute Weekend Happenings

This weekend it’s all about multi-faceted festive events in Hawaii. Jet (or ferry from Maui) to Lanai for an art filled, fundraising five-day affair. Hit the chic, boutique Waikiki Parc Hotel for the fourth annual 12-days of Christmas events. Over at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, enjoy it all from spectacular holiday décor to live entertainment to decadent food and drink. And, hop between all of the best bars and clubs in Chinatown for the 12 bars of Christmas Saturday night. It’s a HAUTE weekend Hawaii! Read More

Seriously Awesome Skin

It’s the quick fix that all the celebs use in prep for red carpet catwalks. The bt-Cocktail Lift is a three-part skin energy system resulting in an immediate, firmer, and youthful appearance. It incorporates the use of the bt-Micro, an ultrasonic skin peeling treatment and micro current device to exfoliate and provide maximum product penetration. In layman terms, it awakens your cells, minimizes pores and reduces appearance of fine lines with out the surgical lift. Read More

Surf Bikini Bootcamp

The always on the cusp of cool, Waikiki Edition Hotel introduces an adventurous way to get fit and explore the island of Oahu with its new Surf Bikini Boot Camp. Customized by a team of pro-surfers, naturalists, yogis and personal trainers, the first four-day camp launches Jan. 13-16. Read More

Java Jolt: The Top 5 Coffee Shops in Honolulu

I’ve actually considered writing a book called “The People I've Met in Cafes." There’s something about coffee shops that bring people together be it professionally or personally. I’ve come across several mentors, business colleagues, life-long friends and even met my college sweetheart at a Starbucks. Café culture certainly isn’t just about feeding a caffeine fix. To me, the ultimate coffee spot is inviting and warm with a cozy ambiance, soothing tunes, some wall-art, and great coffee. For the best brew around town check out Java Jolt: The Top 5 Coffee Shops in Honolulu: Read More

A Holiday Fete for Professionals

Professionals unite! The Aloha Chapter of Meeting Professionals International will host a holiday soiree and fundraiser this Thursday evening, December 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waikiki Edition Hotel. The event will feature elaborate design, delectable cuisine by chef Kaleo Adams and complimenting cocktails by local master mixologist, Christian Self. Read More

Secrets of the Packing Queen

For the professional jetsetter, serial vacationer or determined business traveler mastering the art of packing light becomes mandatory over time. Being based in Hawaii while working for left and right coast companies has certainly caused me to do my fair share of traveling. And although, I get better at packing with each trip through check-in and TSA, I’m still certainly no expert and only dream of the day when I too can become a true packing queen. Read More

Relax: The Top 5 Spas in Hawaii

There’s nothing I love more than getting my spa on. The heavenly R&R always helps to calm my senses, soothe my nerves and balance my chi. Lucky for me (and my chi), Hawaii is home to some of the worlds best spas with lavish grounds and luxe amenities. Destination spas, resort spas, mini spas – I’m all yours. If you, like me, can’t get enough of the scrub, rub and wax check out Relax: The Top 5 Spas in Hawaii. Read More