Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - January 30, 2014
What: Home decor junkies, act fast to take advantage of Quince's moving sale. For the next two days, the entire shop will be 15-20 percent off to clear out merchandise before it moves to a new location at 687 Auahi St. You'll have one more chance to shop the clearance sale during Honolulu Night Market on February 15, then stay tuned for re-opening details mid-March.
When: Through 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Where: 683 Auahi St.
Details: Call 808-371-4413 for more.
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What: Kick off your weekend and Chinese New Year with a celebration at Royal Hawaiian Center. The lineup includes firecrackers to ward off evil spirits, a traditional lion dance for good fortune, a plate balancing act and a special appearance by Miss Chinatown Hawaii and her court. As a nod to the Chinese tradition of lisee, or red money envelopes, you can also redeem $250 in same-day store and restaurant receipts for a free limited-edition red-and-white tote while supplies last.
When: Friday starting at 5 p.m.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center
Details: Totes can be picked up at Helumoa Hale and Guest Services with a limit of one bag per person per day. Parking is free for the first hour with $10 validation, then $1 per hour for the next three hours. More details here.
What a Teas
What: Talk about a great idea — Let Them Eat Cupcakes just added a loose leaf tea bar. Now, you can pair your cupcakes with flavorful teas like toasted caramel rooibos, spiced pomegranate pear, chocolate chai and ginger citron mint green tea, all strained and served in a French press with milk, honey or a squeeze of lemon.
Where: 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: $3.25 for 20 ounces with refills. Click here for a full menu.
Plant One On
What: Want a Valentine's Day gift with staying power? Register now for Paiko's Valentine's woodland terrarium workshop, where you'll make your own terrarium out of an eight-inch lidded jar, moss, ferns and special Valentine's Day decorations.
When: Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: 675 Auahi St.
Details: $55 jar provided, $45 if you bring your own container, register here.
What: Help clean the streets of Chinatown this weekend as part of an initiative between Hawaii Pacific University and local business owners. All supplies and equipment will be provided and volunteers get a free swag bag for participating.
When: Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at the playground on Beretania and Smith sts.
Details: Closed-toe shoes required, more details here.
Luxe be a Lady
What: Carolina Herrera's first Hawaii boutique is now open in Ala Moana Center. The stunning CH Carolina Herrara store is fully stocked with the iconic designer's latest luxury apparel and accessories for women, men and children.
Where: Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing
Details: Call 808-947-1768 for more information.
Bash from the Past
What: Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the USS Missouri with an entire day of festivities, including military vehicles, memorabilia and weaponry displays, live bands, oral history presentations and characters dressed in World War II attire.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial
Details: Free admission for Hawaii residents, military and memorial members. Full details here.
- Before Peter Pilotto hits Target, get your hands on another exciting collaboration: Erin Fetherston for JewelMint. Come Monday, the site will offer cat ear headbands, rhinestone arrow rings, bowtie cuffs and other ultra-feminine pieces for $29.99. Preview the collection here and shop it here.
- Speaking of collaborations, Zooey Deschanel designed 16 (not surprisingly) '60s-inspired dresses for Tommy Hilfiger. The capsule collection will be priced from $98-$199 when it launches in Macy's on April 14. More here.
What: Indulge in a day of high fashion at the Women's Leadership Summit's fashion show luncheon featuring stunning couture gowns by Tokyo designer Keiji Tagawa, jewelry by local designer Kensei Takeda, outfits from Eden in Love and a luxury pop-up boutique. Plus, enter to win giveaways from Paul Brown, Mariposa, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and more.
When: Saturday, February 15, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., fashion show at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Sheraton Waikiki
Details: $100 general seating, register here by Tuesday.
Who: Muumuu Heaven, 767 Kailua Rd.
Deal: 25 percent off all Muumuu Heaven-branded merchandise.