Thursday, December 10, 2009

Weekend Picks - December 10, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Golden Girl
What: A trunk show of new designs from Punahou grad Misa Hamamoto's Misa Jewelry collection. Meet the designer and get 10 percent off all purchases.
When: Saturday, 11 to 2 p.m.
Where: Riches, Kahala Mall
Details: For more info, call 808.737.3303 or click here to view the entire collection.


Christmas Shopping at Therapy

What: Head to Therapy Boutique at Kahala Mall to scoop up gift cards for all the girls on your list. For every $100 in gift cards you buy, you'll get a bonus $20 card to use for yourself after January 1. Need some instant gratification? Lei Chic readers get an extra 10 percent off on all merchandise purchases. Just say LEI CHIC at checkout.

When: Happening now!
Where: Therapy Boutique, Kahala Mall
Details: Call the store at 808.732.7222 or click here to check out some of the shop's cute looks.

Season's Eatings
What: Hank's Haute Dogs debuts its latest seasonal treat straight from Anchorage, Alaska—the Reindeer Dog, a carabou and beef hot dog dressed up in holiday-hued toppings, including ketchup, green relish, golden mustard, and snowy-white onions.
When: Now until supplies last
Where: 324 Coral Street, Kaka'ako
Details: For more info, call 808.532.4265 or click here.

Treasure Hunt
What: In celebration of its 136th anniversary, Hildgund Jewelry is giving away nearly $50,000 in merchandise in 136 wrapped gift boxes, each valued from $100 to $8,000, hidden throughout O'ahu, Maui and the Big Island. Four boxes are hidden daily and 12 will be hidden on Christmas day. Check for daily location hints on Hildgund Jewelry's Twitter and Facebook pages.
When: Now through December 31
Where: O'ahu, Maui and the Big Island
Details: For more info, call 808.523.1123 or click here.

Just Your Type
What: Local arts curator, Interisland Terminal, presents its newest project—Moving Histories: Type in Motion, an online Flash animation exhibit depicting pivotal moments in world history through text, courtesy of up-and-coming student designers from UH Manoa's Department of Art and Art History.

When: Opens today and runs through March 2010.
Where: View the exhibit online, here.

Details: For more info, email

Tea Time
What: Stop by The Pacific Place Tea Garden's Green Tea Class and learn about the qualities, varieties, health benefits and brewing methods of Chinese and Japanese green teas, and enjoy free tasting and recipes.

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Seating is limited, so get there early to secure a spot.
Where: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ala Moana Center, Level 3.
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.385.0268 or click here.

Pretty, Please
What: Sit down for a complimentary makeup application, then do a little holiday shopping at Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy. Local vendors will be offering jewelry, clothing, candles and more, plus, you’ll score discounts on Hina makeup and June Jacobs spa products.
When: Tonight, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy, 1168 Waimanu St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu
Details: For more info, call 808.591.6090 or click here

Got Olive Your Shopping Done?
What: Scoop up shopping deals at Olive Boutique and Flower Child’s Holiday Bazaar. There will be 11 tents brimming with clothes, jewelry, art, photography and more from local artists and designers. Also groove to live music and enjoy food from Lucy’s Grill & Bar.
When: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St., Kailua
Details: For more info, call 808.263.0288 or click here.

Sake It To Me
What: Come sample more than 14 different sakes at HASR Wine Co.’s Annual Holiday Sake & Sushi Tasting. Nosh on sushi from Yatai Sushi, paired with sake from Cherry Co., American Wines and Chambers & Chambers.
When: Tonight, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: HASR Wine Co., 31 N. Pauahi St, Suite 1B
Details: $30. Limited space available. Call 808.535.9463 for reservations or click here for more info.


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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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