Six reasons to do something this weekend
Weekend Picks - March 21, 2013
What: Leloa Baby Collections & Keiki Boutique closes its Ward Centre shop for good this Wednesday, but until then, the entire store will be up to 50 percent off, including custom-built fixtures, shelves and tables. Leloa fans can rest easy; owner Lynette Yi says she won't be gone for long. The Hawaii Kai mom plans to launch an ecommerce site in April stocked with store favorites for infants and toddlers while she searches for a new location, and look for her at the New Baby Expo in May.
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Ward Centre fronting Auahi St.
Details: Loyalty cards will be honored at $1 off per stamped square. Store credit and gift cards cannot be redeemed after closing. Check Leloa's Facebook page for updates.
What: Padovani's Chocolates is hopping with Easter spirit. Impress a loved one with an adorable chocolate bunny, chick, or egg, cleverly stuffed with almonds, raisins, or jellybeans. Need more brownie points? Pick up a chocolate-filled Easter basket with a jar of luscious caramel sauce (a.k.a. liquid gold), then treat yourself to a praline-filled gold leaf chocolate bar for a job well done.
When: Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 280.
Details: Chocolate animals start at $8, baskets start at $49. For more information, call (808) 536 4567 or click here.
What: Bamboo Sky is slashing everything up to 50 percent off for its first massive sale of the year, which includes new arrivals by MINKPINK, Reverse and more. Can't get to the shop? You can still take 20 percent off everything online with the code JUICY.
When: In-store sale tomorrow through Monday, online sale now through Wednesday.
Where: 401 Kamakee St.
What: HONOLULU Magazine is at Tokyo Fashion Week! Fashion editors Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann are on a whirlwind trip, attending shows by some of Japan's top designers. Check out the snapshots below, including a runway look from Matohu, and be on the lookout for a full recap (with lots of inside scoop, of course!) right here on Lei Chic.
Brie on Matohu: "This show offered a romantic take on fall with minimal silhouettes and heavier textured fabrics. The ambiance reflected a quiet elegance enhanced by a fog-like mist that enveloped the entire length of the runway."
What: If you caught Monday's episode of Hawaii Five-0, you saw Catherine Rollins go undercover at a local roller derby. Now, watch those same girls live and in person (actual skaters and staff appeared in the episode) when the Leahi Diamond Dolls face off against the South Shore Sirens for Pacific Roller Derby's second home game of the season.
When: Tomorrow. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., game starts at 8 p.m.
Where: Palama Settlement Gymnasium, 810 N. Vineyard Dr.
Details: $5 advance tickets here, $7 at the door, keiki 12 and under free.
What: Calling all local designers! Project Runway is currently accepting applications for Season 12, where contestants once again vie for the chance to showcase their designs during New York Fashion Week and potentially win $100,000 (just tell Heidi and Tim we say hello).
When: The deadline for applications to be received is April 8, but producers say the earlier, the better.
Details: Applicants must be 21 or older and not have had gross sales of more than $500,000/year as a fashion designer. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org then download an application here.