Thursday, August 25, 2011

Weekend Picks - August 25, 2011

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Hey Soul Sisters (and Brothers)
Pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse in her true style: late nights, drinks, and gritty, compelling music. Seven local musicians, including Kasi from Kings of Spade, Kitty Chow of Soul Revival Sound System, Taimane Gardner will hit the stage with a full live band in the musician's honor.
When: Tomorrow, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
Details: Cover is $10 for the 21 and over show. Call 808.753.0466 or e-mail for more information.

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Circle Island Tote
There's no roundabout way to say it, Muumuu Heaven's new puka bag just came out this week and is already rolling off the shelves. The vintage material bag is even hand made even better with a spot for your cell phone and a zipper pocket stashed inside.
Where: Muumuu Heaven, 767 Kailua Rd.
Details: The puka bag is $65. Call 808.263.3366 for more information.

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On the Money
You're an artist who is anything but all business when it comes to actually selling your chic handiwork. Fashion expert and designer Theo Garcia will give you the five steps needed to turn your hobby into a moneymaker with the Launch Your Line Bootcamp workshop, including an action-packed session on effective branding by David Tyreman who showed companies such as Polo and Nike a thing or two about visual merchandising.
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Venue, 1146 Bethel St.
Details: Tickets are $149 click here to reserve your spot. Call 808.593.8485 or e-mail for more information.

Not Just for Members Only

What: Your parents wouldn't let you break curfew last time they stopped in Hawaii, but now you won't have to Run Too Far Away to catch a double billing of Flock of Seagulls and When in Rome UK in concert. And since you can't Fight This Feeling Anymore, REO Speedwagon ticket sales just opened.
When and Where: Flock of Seagulls and When in Rome UK perform Sept. 9, 8 p.m. at the Hawaii Theatre. Tickets start at $29 at the box office or online.
REO Speedwagon is Nov. 25, 8 p.m. at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and Nov. 27 in Maui's Castle Theater. Tickets start at $55 online.

Valley Wiles
Prep for your acid wash trip by brushing up on your Valley Girl speak. Start at Valley, type in another website's URL to check it out for the "gag me with a spoon" translation.
Details: Like, click here to totally, like, check it out. Or read the real description of a Val Girl in Time Magazine's 1982 article"How Toe-tally Max is Their Valley".

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Mix It Up
Your refrigerator is like your wardrobe - full of stuff you bought but nothing to eat. Sample, the new search engine that pulls favorite recipes from bloggers with proven good taste. Search for a specific dish or just type in ingredients you have and ingredients you hate and let Gojee fork over the perfect result.
Details: Warning: Even the pictures are enticing so don't click here if you're hungry.

Triple Treat
What and When:
Spend some time with the latest looks from a trio of Hawaii designers.

Lei ChicBliss Lau is making headlines with the unveiling of her Fall line of leather and chain body jewelry at the big MAGIC tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Take a look at the striking photo gallery then head over to I Am shop on Kapiolani Blvd. for some of her past season's pieces.

Lei ChicKi-ele is holding its first ever trunk show at Nordstrom with a designer meet-and-greet, sunrise shell silver and gold necklaces, unique pieces, and your chance to make custom orders.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Nordstrom's Fashion Jewelry section on the second floor, Ala Moana Center

Lei Chic Ecolicious silk scarf dresses and recycled fabric totes, Bad Fish Booty jewelry, and Salty Girl's hats and shirts will all be featured in one trunk show in Kaimuki.

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Coffee Talk, 3601 Waialae Ave.

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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