Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - December 5, 2013
Birthday to Night
What: Stop by Aloha Aina Boutique's 3rd anniversary party at Royal Hawaiian Center. Take in a fashion show at the Royal Grove featuring the latest by Indah (left), Gillia, Tiare Hawaii, Noelani Designs, Maui Mari Ocean Jewelry and Amy Grace Jewelry. Then head up to the shop for a trunk show, designer meet-and-greets and 10 percent off everything in store, plus live entertainment, cocktails, pupu and giveaways.
When: Tomorrow, fashion show at 5 p.m., store celebration from 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center
Details: More on Aloha Aina Boutique's Facebook page.
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Friends with Benefits
What: Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but you can still score amazing deals thank to this weekend's Friends & Family Event at Ala Moana Center. Simply download a pass and flash it at more than 50 retailers on Sunday to take advantage of, say, 15 percent off at Bath & Body Works and San Lorenzo, $10 off purchases of $50 or more at Teavana, and free (yes, you read that right!) mini-facials and hand massages from L'Occitane.
When: Sunday, 9:30 a.m-10 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Center
Details: Click here to download a Friends & Family savings pass and see the full list of deals.
Next of Skin
What: Perfect your complexion at W Salon and Spa's Winter Glow event with SkinCeuticals. Get a free skin analysis, take home luxe skincare samples based on the results and score 15 percent off all SkinCeuticals products.
When: Today through 3 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Center
Details: Walk-ins are welcome. Call (808) 943-2700 for more information.
What: Discover easy, green ways to add festive cheer thanks to Geobunga's Home for the Holidays workshop. Learn how to create stunning garden-grown focal pieces, choose plants and flowers that compliment your existing decor and find unique alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree.
When: Saturday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: GeoUrban, 604 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: Free admission, reserve a seat here.
Eat and Run
What: Even if you aren't running in Sunday's Honolulu Marathon, you can still take advantage of Mariposa's scrumptious Pasta Weekend specials, like chicken a la vodka, spaghetti with steamed clams and Madagascar shrimp, and grilled King salmon bucatini with chanterelle mushrooms and champagne cream.
When: Today-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch), 5-9 p.m. (dinner)
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call (808) 951-3420 for reservations.
Out for Good
What: Enjoy a night of fashion and music while raising money for women and children in need at The Modern Dames Society's Gals for Good event. Local fashion designer Misha Pyle presents Mishap's fall/winter collection and Honolulu band Page performs live.
When: Saturday at 9 p.m. Fashion show at 10 p.m., live performance at 11 p.m.
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall
Details: Donations will be collected at the door for Grace After Fire and UNICEF for Typhoon Haiyan victims.
Tasi and Turn
What: It's been a while, but Tasi Boutique is finally celebrating its grand opening this Saturday in Waialua. Enjoy live music, pupu by Waialua Sweet and Savory, 15 percent off nearly the entire store and a free gift with purchases over $250. Bring a friend to score a free Tasi Boutique tote.
When: Saturday at 4 p.m.
Where: 67-292 Goodale Ave. Suite 105
Details: RSVP by phone to (808) 637-0066 or email email@example.com.
Holiday Sales and Pop-Ups
What: Don't miss this North Shore holiday trunk show featuring Acacia Swimwear (right), Samudra, Gypsy, Kimi & Li and Pepper & Penny.
When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Oakley House, 59-497 Kenui Rd.
Details: Cash only, all sales final.
What: Cottage by the Sea holds its Friends and Family holiday sale with 10 percent off the entire store, 25 percent off all Tidepool Love items, free jewelry giveaways and pupu.
When: Tomorrow, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Ward Warehouse
What: Kealopiko hosts a Makahiki Market with fellow local vendors Kaulana Mahina, Kalei Nuuhiwa, Hilo la A aa, Moon Phase Project, [Ep-ik] Styles and Zorbella Plant Designs.
When: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Town, 3435 Waialae Ave.
Details: More information on Facebook.
What: Carol D'Angelo and Dexter Doi of Ecolicious host 10 local vendors in their Haiku Valley art studio including Nilma Hunter, Moon Spell Hawaii, Dragon Ridge Farms, Ai Designs, Twisted Cuts, Fan Shui, Kimberly Chai, Serena Chai, and Love and Monsters.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 46-070 Makena Pl.
Details: Call (808) 225-2045 for more.
First Friday happenings
Who: Barrio Vintage, 1160 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Art opening featuring Arizona-based artist Adam Rodriquez (left)
When: 6:30-10 p.m.
Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Beach Wahine holiday trunk show featuring Indah, Tiare Hawaii, Khush, Lovebird, Cameron Hawaii and more, 20 percent off Florencia Arias' fall line and all jewelry, free drinks
When: 5-9 p.m.
Who: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Jewelry by Justine trunk show
When: 6-9 p.m.