Saturday, August 4, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 4, 2012

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Love Letters
Wear your heart on your sleeve, or wrist or neck, with found*ling jewelry's first-ever Hawaii trunk show. North Carolina-based designer Betsy Carr is bringing in a slew of new designs that showcase vintage books and maps, and now postcards and prints. You can also custom order your very own piece. The best part - the entire collecton is 15 percent off.
When: Today through next Saturday.
Where: Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse.
Details: For more information, call (808) 591-9811.

Lei Chic Go Postal
Love taking photos of your food? Enter HONOLULU Magazine's Instagram giveaway. Take a photo of a dish that's under $15, then Instagram it with the hashtag #HNCheapEats - don't forget to include a description, price and restaurant. Each week, one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants, as chosen by Biting Commentary editor Martha Cheng.
When: Instagrams will be accepted through August 31.
Details: Post as many photos as you want! Plus, track all #HNCheapEats entries on this interactive map. For staff favorites, check out this month's HONOLULU Magazine on newstands now.

Reach for the Sky
Pieces from Fighting Eel's new line, Ava Sky, have been rolling out for the past few months, but today, the brand celebrates the official launch of its first full collection; breezy resort-style tunics and dresses in rayon or silk that are easily hand-washed. Click through our Facebook gallery for a preview.
When and Where: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St., and 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130.
Details: Both locations will also be hosting trunk shows today - Sonya Monique jewelry in Downtown and Elije Jewelry in Kailua. Score 10 percent off all trunk show purchases.

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Swap Meet
If you haven't bought a ticket to Fashionista's Market's 6th Annual Closet Swap (a Best of HONOLULU event for 2012), you'd better hurry! At last check, less than 30 tickets remained for a day filled with shopping, designer seminars and a fashion show.
When: Sunday, October 21, 9 a.m-1 p.m.
Where: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St.
Details: $30, champagne breakfast included. For tickets, call (808) 537-1115.

- Early 2013 - As if you need another reason to make the pilgrimage, H&M's home decor line is heading to the U.S.. Expect three trend-driven collections each season with new accessories and furnishings every two weeks.
- Spring 2013 - Diane von Furstenberg is teaming up with Roxy on a 35-piece swimwear capsule collection called DVF Loves Roxy, which will include bikinis, rash guards and cover-ups.


Who: Angels by the Sea, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Deal: Buy one regular-priced clothing item, get the second free to celebrate the store's two-year anniversary.
When: Through August 31.

Who: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St.
Deal: 10 percent off the entire store and free guava mimosas.
When: Today only.

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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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