Thursday, March 22, 2012

Weekend Picks - March 22, 2012

Lei Chic Tour
The Whole Picture
What:
Here’s a little tidbit for you – sign up fast to get a sneak peek inside Whole Foods Market’s new Kailua store. The first 400 to answer will be taken on a guided tour (don't miss the in-store wine and beer bar), then treated to a taste, literally, of some of the organic, locally-made and unique items soon to be sold on the Windward side.
When: RSVPs will be accepted tomorrow at 8 a.m. for the tour and block party on April 15.
Where: Whole Foods Market, 629 Kailua Rd.
Details: Doors open to the public April 18. Click here tomorrow morning to reserve your space and read more about the new store on Whole Foods' website.

Shop
Coming Up Short
What:
Stop hemming and haw-ing. Allison Izu has made it into Nordstrom and is celebrating with a trunk show. Any purchase, including Oprah’s pick the Chinatown trouser, comes with a free tee and you can enter for a free pair and shirt.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana, 3rd floor.
Details: Take a look at Izu’s collection right now on her website.

Lei Chic Buy
Prints Charming
What:
Your goal of Adlerizing your entire life is one step closer to reality with the launch of Jonathan Adler’s new handbag line. It only comes in four styles from tote to pouch, but the punch of chic colorful patterns and patent leather will still tempt you to buy one of each. Tired of rummaging for your phone or keys? Adler's interior pockets are labeled with adorable old-school drawings, so you you'll never misplace them.
Details: Prices range from $38 for jute pouches to $130 to $250 for totes on Adler’s website.

Eat (Later)
Arabian Bites
What:
You always thought no meal is complete without a belly dancer, so you'll want to get in on Streetgrindz' first pop-up restaurant featuring food truck chefs. Xtreme Tacos Youseff Dakroub gets back to his Lebanese roots with a five-course Middle Eastern meal featuring fresh hummus, falafels, moussaka, date-filled pastries ma'amoul and much more along with classic Arabian music, a hookah lounge, and a few mover and shakers.
When: Buy your tickets now for the event, April 5 - 7.
Where: Auahi Business Center, 683 Auahi St.
Details: Tickets are $60 online with a portion of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Watch
White Out
What:
Dress up in your not-so-blinding best and get ready for dancing of both the amateur-running-man and professional variety at Tau Dance Theater's White Knight fundraiser. Watch for live music, Tau performances, a silent auction, and prizes for the best white fashion of the night.
When: Tonight, 6 - 11:30 p.m.
Where: The Venue, 1142 Bethel St.
Details: Suggested donations of $10 will be collected at the door. Find more on the event on Tau Dance Theater's website.

Lei Chic Buy
In the Noe
What:
Save 20 percent off of all of Noelani Designs' pieces on her web shop. We have a pendant for the new "Donna" necklace featuring a large pineapple quartz paired with mother of pearl and turquoise.
Details: The offer is good through Saturday with code Sweetspring.

Watch
Fresh Off the Farm
What:
Enjoy dinner and a movie with "Ku: Stand and Be Transformed," a three-night film series presented by farm interns and Waianae High School students. Watch the first film, a surfing documentary called "Come Hell or High Water," and enjoy a meal made with produce grown right on site. Proceeds help the students fund an upcoming trip to New Zealand.
When: Saturday, 5 - 8 p.m. (movie starts at 7 p.m.)
Where: MAO Organic Farms in Waianae
Details: Tickets cost $20 per film or $50 for the entire series and are tax-deductible. Call (808) 696-5569 or e-mail info@maoorganicfarms.org.

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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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