Thursday, February 28, 2008

Weekend Picks - February 28, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Wine on a Beer Budget
Pau hana doesn’t have to be so pricey. Thursday evenings Amuse Wine Bar at the  Honolulu Design Center offers half price wine cards up to $50 (so pay $25 and get a $50 value). Use the card at the self-serve wine dispensers to buy sample pours of more than 80 wines from around the world, including vintage and rare wines that retail for more than $200 a bottle. Thursday from 5-7 p.m., Amuse Wine Bar,  Honolulu Design Center ,  1250 Kapiolani Blvd., 808.630.9184

Affair of the Art
www.leichic.comThis month’s Art After Dark party is a chance to check out the new exhibit featuring works by Bhutanese monks, The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan . You can taste a little of Bhutan too with specialty green tea cocktail concoctions and a traditional Bhutanese chile dish of sweet and spicy chiles simmered in a variety of curries. Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Honolulu Academy of Art, 808.532.8734,, $10 for non-members, free for members.

 Along for the Bride
Take a peak at the newest collections of stationery and wedding dresses and gowns from designers like Kristie Kelly, Nicole Miller and Jules Bly at the grand opening of the Modern Pacific www.leichic.comWeddings showroom in Kaimuki this Saturday. Besides bridalwear, the newly-relocated boutique has all kinds of accessories and gifts to appeal to mothers-in-law, aunties, or just girlfriends. Saturday from 3-5 p.m., Modern Pacific Weddings,  3620 Waialae Avenue , 808.737.0638,

Closet Queen
Nothing like seriously discounted clothes, free beauty treatments and drinks and pupus to get you moving on a Sunday morning. The Women’s Closet will host a fashion show of looks from12 local boutiques and designers, including Roberta Oaks and Hula-la, and all of them will offer discounts of up to 75 percent on apparel, www.leichic.comaccessories, and jewelry.  Between bagging bargains, you can enjoy a complimentary beauty treatment, try a makeover from Clinique, and sip or nibble on the cocktails and food. Sunday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., The O Lounge, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. , 808.944.THEO,, admission $8.

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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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