Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Picks - June 12, 2012

Lei Chic Taste
Bitters Sweet Symphony
What:
Helping a local business get off the ground has never been tastier, thanks to Bitter, Sweet and Savory, a special tasting at Prima. Enjoy seven hand-crafted bitters-driven mini cocktails by Hawaii Bitters Company co-founders and bartenders, Kyle Reutner and Mike Prasad, paired with seven flavors of Manoa Chocolate and five small plates by Prima.
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Prima, 108 Hekili St., Suite 107.
Details: $15 for Greenhouse, Yelp and MXLGY members, $20 general. Click here to purchase tickets online.

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Lei Chic Shop
Sale Away
What:
Score seriously stylish savings during Koi Boutique's spring/summer clearance sale, including 20 percent off Chan Luu apparel and select Siwy denim (like the floral shorts, seen right) and 30 percent off bags by UGG, Thursday Friday and MK Totem.
When: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily through the end of the month.
Where: Koi Boutique, Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Enjoy one hour of free parking with validation, then $1 per hour for up to three hours.


Reserve
Sugar, Ice and Everything Nice
What:
If you've ever wanted to learn how to make your own ice cream (how does fresh strawberry and lilikoi ice cream, lemon sorbet and rich chocolate gelato sound?), now's your chance. But you have to act fast; at last check, only one spot remained for Saturday's "You Scream for Ice Cream" class at Kapiolani Community College, and three spots for next week's class.
When: This Saturday or next Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Community College, Ohelo 203.
Details: $70. Click here to download a registration form or call (808) 734-9211.

Lei Chic Shop
The Insider
What:
Technically, Nordstrom's huge anniversary sale doesn't start until next Friday. But a Fashion Rewards credit or debit account grants you access to discounted fall merchandise right now. Browse the lookbook now and, if you see anything you like, sign up to start shopping online or enter special sale sections, already curtained off in every department in-store, including men's, children's and beauty.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, or online.


Drink
Perk Up
What:
Recharge your afternoon with a free Tall Starbucks Refreshers. The coffee chain's new line of drinks features green coffee extract and fruit juices, shaken with real fruit, in Cool Lime with mint and cucumber and Very Berry Hibiscus.
When: Tomorrow, noon-3 p.m.
Where: All Starbucks locations.
Details: Limit 1 per person while supplies last.

Lei Chic Read
Buy the Book
What:
If you're looking for a fun summer read, pick up The Next Best Thing by New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner. The novel follows a young woman navigating the twists and turns of Hollywood to create a TV sitcom inspired by her relationship with her grandmother. We suspect the story itself, as told by the writer who penned In Her Shoes and the short-lived ABC Family series State of Georgia, is also somewhat autobiographical.
Details: $16.19 on Amazon, $12.99 on Kindle.

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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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