Thursday, February 23, 2012

Weekend Picks - February 23, 2012

Lei Chic Eat
Sugar Highs
What:
We told you Kathy Masunaga's concoctions were blissful, now armed with a new name and almost fully operational truck her new business, Sweet Revenge, is making its debut at Eat the Streets with her flaky pies, decadent Bliss butters, and the s'mores with homemade chocolate marshmallows that we're still craving.
When: Tomorrow, 4 - 9 p.m.
Where: 805 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: The theme this month is chocolate. On our scary-but-intriguing list are Chicago Eatz chocolate italian beef, Hawaii's Fried Musubi's chocolate-covered fried spam, and Local STOP's red velvet malasada cheesecake.


Lei Chic Buy
On a Wing and a Flare
What:
The Queen of Belgium thought they were so beautiful she covered an entire palace ceiling with them. Now, local jewelry line Salty Girl has turned to the same unlikely materials to create a new, striking necklace and bracelet. The iridescent blue-green, feather-like pieces of Amber Chesboro's latest design are beetle wings that would normally be thrown out in countries such as Thailand.
Details: $115 for the necklace and $125 for the bracelet on Salty Girl's online shop.

Shop
Fleas and Thank You
What:
Art & Flea is going to the cats this month with a tuna eating contest and a dollar discount if you dress like a feline friend. Check out shops and designers such as Mod Vintage, MiShMaSh, and Panacea Designs. Then watch the debut of Art & Flea's live art by MiLk and Phatees.
When: Tonight, 5 - 10 p.m.
Where: Fresh Cafe x Loft in Space, 831 Queen St.
Details: $3 admission. See Art & Flea's website for the full details including a list of this month's vendors.

Lei Chic
Click
Lights, Camera, Fashion
What:
Sharpen your sartorial comments ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards with the best and worst Oscar gowns of all time. In addition to Bjork's infamous swan song, take a gander at Barbra Streisand's see-through number, Helena Bonham Carter's bad prom dress, and a sweet story involving Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy.
Details: See all 26 looks on Time Magazine.





Watch
Pimping Along
What:
The Doris Duke Theatre is sticking it to the man with a showing of seventies blockbuster Super Fly. Meaning for just one day, you can finally see Ron O'Neal on the big screen in his full quilted coat/fedora-adorned goodness.
When: Sunday. Showings are at 1, 4, and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, 900 Beretania St.
Details: Tickets are $10. Also on the schedule for the Honolulu African-American Film Festival are the black surfing subculture documentary White Wash on Sunday, Brooklyn Boheme on Saturday, and Shaft on Tuesday.

Dress
Belle of the Ball
What:
The Bella Project is waving its fairy godmother wand again and granting another prom dress giveaway. From a new (and virtually new) collection of formal dresses and accessories, high school beauties can find “the one” they’ve been dreaming of, free of charge and with the assistance of a personal shopper.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Honolulu Design Center, Cupola Theater.
Details: To participate, send an email to thebellaprojecthawaii@gmail.com, include your name and three different time options (slots available every 15 minutes). Bring a valid high school ID card. Go to The Bella Project's website for more information.

Reserve
Hop Scotch
What:
Deep, smooth and rich is exactly what you’ve been looking for, and now you can have your pick from a selection of 30, scotches that is. The Hawaiian Scottish Association and Fujioka Wine Time presents The Grand Scotch Tour 2012. Sip and sample the best scotches from renowned distilleries around the world, and indulge with complementing cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Miles Miyamoto of The Willows Restaurant.
When: Tickets are on sale now for the event March 23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Willows Restaurant,
Details: Tickets are $70 pre-sale, $80 at the door. Call 808.952.9200 for reservations.

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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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