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Kai Andersen | Photo: Courtesy of Outsider Pictures | April 25, 2013
If you can’t make it to Cannes this month, France can still come to you. Catch the latest in Gallic cinema this month at Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. And while you’re at it, make time to indulge in some of the best French food and fashion that Hawai‘i has to offer.
Third Annual Cinémathèque Française Film Festival
WHAT Get ready to feast on celluloid delights at the third edition of this Honolulu-based French film festival. While choices abound, we suggest you get your tickets for the opening night festivities, which includes the island premiere of the biopic Renoir. WHEN May 4-17 WHERE Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 901 Kīna‘u St., Makiki/Ward, 532.8768, honolulumuseum.org
WHAT James-Beard-Award-winning George Mavrothalassitis offers a seasonal prix-fixe menu of nouvelle cuisine at his namesake eatery. Be sure to try the new spring menu, starring wagyu beef and Keāhole lobster with lemongrass. WHERE 1969 S. King St., McCully/Mō‘ili‘ili, 944.4714, chefmavro.com
WHAT What better wardrobe choice could there be than an outfit from this quintessential French house? Dress the role of an up-to-date starlet with pieces from the spring 2013 collection, which features silhouettes in an A-line or a bolero. WHERE Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, 942.5555; Luxury Row, 2116 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 923.0255, chanel.com
WHAT French expats sing the praises of the classic fare from this relaxed bistro tucked away in Niu Valley that offers beef tartare, Muscovy duck breast and country beef stew. WHERE 5730 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, Niu Valley, 373.7990
WHAT Of course, everyone knows about the famous bags from this revered luxury brand. But those-in-the know also head here for Hermès’ luxe, yet simple, apparel, which exudes chic, modern elegance. WHERE Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, 947.3789; Royal Hawaiian Center, 1450 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 922.5780, hermes.com