6 Stylish Things to Put On Your Weekend Agenda
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
What: Anyone else been feeling mysterious withdrawals lately? Like you’re missing something but you can’t put your finger on just what that is? Oh, that’s right: Honolulu Night Market took a hiatus in January so we didn’t get our fix of the shop-eat-shop-eat cycle that normally gets us through the month. Thank goodness for February. The event is back in style , welcoming local crafters, including jewelers Misha Lam, Anne Grace Jewelry and Flotsam and Co., alongside food booths by Bao Boys, Hawaiian Twisted Tater and Aloha Pops. There will even be 13 totally new retail faces for you to check out. We can already feel ourselves becoming whole again.
When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 6–11 p.m.
Where: 449 Cooke St.
Details: Visit honolulunightmarket.com for more information about the festivities, including the Pow! Wow! kick-off party that will be taking place at the event.
A Mardi Gras Crawl (Sponsored)
How do you do the Mardi Gras Crawl? Downtown/Chinatown transforms into a runway of indulgent treats this coming Fat Tuesday, 2/9, starting at 6 p.m.Tailor your march to your tastes! Chinatown's 16th annual Mardi Gras features seven venues forming the core of the crawl, with nine additional restaurants offering discounts to festival goers. From Square Barrels to Manifest and many stops in between, your choice of everything from sazeracs to caipirinhas to hurricanes, shrimp po'boys to jambalaya to king cakes, a funky brass band to Brazilian samba to zydeco and more. Plan your night now! Find details HERE.
What: Ready to freshen up your beauty routine for a gorgeous, new 2016 you? Head down to the Neiman Marcus beauty preview event. It’s the precursor to the store’s mark-your-calendar-big beauty event, which is happening Feb. 13 through 28, and will give you a chance to get a sneak peek at what to expect. Be among the first to see the exclusive gifts (and we all love swag, right?) from Neiman Marcus and participating vendors, plus, enjoy refreshments, including an ice cream sandwich bar and activities throughout the beauty floor. The first 300 customers to reserve their purchase of $350 or more in cosmetics or fragrances will receive a small, personalized gift, so get your beautiful booty in gear and make your reservation.
When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, Cosmetics, Level One
Details: Call 95-8887 for more information.
What: Your bikini drawer is a disaster. I mean, my God—everything in here is at least a month old. Emergency suit shopping sesh, stat. All jokes aside, we’re always on the lookout for sweet deals on new bikinis, so word of the San Lorenzo end- of- season sale this week was definitely welcome. It’s happening online and in store so you seriously have no excuses to not taking your swimwear game to the next level. Score up to 50 percent off 2014 and 2015 designer pieces, up to 50 percent off clothing, up to 40 percent off San Lorenzo bikinis and up to 20 percent off accessories. Plus, a treasure trove of $35 sale finds are ripe for the taking. We’d say this suits us pretty well.
When: Through Monday, Feb. 8.
Where: sanlorenzobikinis.com and all five O‘ahu store locations.
Details: Brb, planning our to-buy list with some inspo from last October’s Lei Chic on the latest San Lorenzo lines.
What: You’ve got a seriously first- world problem: You’re getting sick of your own cooking. There are only so many quiches, pastas and chicken P armesans you can eat, after all, and your budget makes eating out every night not an option. We have a suggestion: Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes is a cookbook that will jazz up your dinner routine. First of all, it’s got a sassy voice and gorgeous design to pull you in, plus recipes that are just the mix of delish, slightly different and pretty doable that will keep your kitchen inspiration flowing. Personally, we can’t wait to try these breakfasts and start churning out dumplings.
What: They say you never stop learning. We think that’s half true. When it comes to something we hate, like taxes, we’v e never even started. (Note to self: F igure out how taxes work.) When it comes to something we love, like makeup, we’re the most eager students you’ll ever find. That’s why this weekend’s makeup workshop from The Clique by KZ has got us putting our studious thinking caps on with gusto. The workshop is aimed at the everyday woman (hey, that’s us!), so you’ll be able to learn tip s and tricks that will give your day-to-day look a boost. In other words: exactly what this looker is looking for.
When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Where: 99-1132 Iwa‘ena St., second floor, ʻAiea
Details: $200. $100 to reserve your spot. Limited to 12 spaces. Contact 213-1054 for more information.
Who: Society Bikini Hawai‘i
Deal: 20 percent off entire site with code HAWAII20
Who: Banana Republic, Kahala Mall
Deal: Up to 30 percent off select styles
Who: Pixie Market
Deal: Up to 70 percent off select items
Who: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Up to 40 percent off select styles
When: Through Feb. 21
Who: Nasty Gal
Deal: Up to 50 percent off select styles