6 Reasons This Weekend Will Be All Shop, Shop and More Shop
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
808 State of Mind
What: Stylish surfer, local celeb and beach babe Malia Jones has seaside style down to a ‘t’. While we may never be able to snare her perfect skin (how does she do it?), we can get a sample of her flawless taste in fashion at the spring launch party and trunk show of her swimwear and kaftan line, Malia Jones Swim. A DJ and bubbly will set the mood, but the pieces will really hold your attention. Described as being “resort wear for a fashion crowd,” expect them to have an understated lines that scream luxe, with clean, fresh colors, unexpected details and prints, and minimal, statement cuts that will make you look ultra classy without even trying.
When: Saturday, April 11, 3–6 p.m.
Where: No.808 boutique, 66-615 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Call 312-1579 for more information.
What: Nothing says “this weekend is going to be awesome” like a good Sunday brunch. Get in line for the Ward Village premiere of its monthly brunch event, with a “Celebrating Women in Food” theme. A top-caliber lineup of Honolulu food-scene bigwigs will be present, including Michelle Karr-Ueoka from MW Restaurant and Pastry Chef Jayme Vaniew from Morimoto Waikīkī. The Pig and the Lady, Holoholo General Store and Naked Cow Dairy will also be represented. Plus, there will be a DJ and pop-up farmers market by Whole Foods Market, and all ticket proceeds go to benefit local nonprofits via the Ward Village Foundation. Oh, and there will be breakfast cocktails. Sealed the deal, right?
When: Sunday, April 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. (former IBM Building)
Details: $20. Reserve tickets here. Free parking available at Auahi Street Shops (home to Pier 1 Imports, Nordstrom Rack and T.J. Maxx).
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Up, Up and Away
What: Ready to style it up? You don’t have to ask us twice. Head over to the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Style It Up event this Saturday, which will take place at the uber-fashionable Mikinola boutique in Koko Marina Shopping Center. A must-stop shop for everything pretty, modern and hip, the store will offer 30 percent off accessories and will feature clothing pop-up shops for local brands Florencia Arias and Vermilli Hawai‘i. On the bauble side, Blue Bird Jewelry and Pure Joy Hawai‘i will have fresh batches of beauties to make your next ensemble sing. And, to keep your strength up during this shop-a-thon, Pinwheel Hawai‘i will serve its gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
When: Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Mikinola, Koko Marina Shopping Center
Details: Visit the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Instagram for instructions on how to enter to win a luxe swag bag, filled with discounts and goodies.
Get Your Film
What: Don’t get us wrong, we love blockbusters. (For example, we follow the Fast and the Furious franchise religiously.) But when the Hawai‘i International Film Festival rolls around and offers us an intellectual, visually-stimulating, alternative mix of films that are so different from the works we normally get to see—let’s just say, you can always count us in. For this year’s Spring Showcase, which starts today and goes through next week Sunday, the festival will be showing films from locales such as New Zealand, France and South Korea, with big stars such as Cliff Curtis and Michael Fassbender, as well as a few documentaries that are sure to be memorable.
When: Click here for showtimes.
Where: Regal Cinemas Dole Cannery 18, 735 Iwilei Road
Details: Here’s a list of picks you won’t want to miss if you’re having trouble narrowing down the films.
What: Walking on the wild side doesn’t have to be scary, for all you goodie-two-shoes out there. This weekend, the Chinatown and Downtown neighborhoods are holding a Take A Walk on the Wild Side event, during which merchants, artists, shops, galleries and restaurants will hold special events and activities. Check out live music stages, an art sale at The Arts at Marks Garage, live drawing demonstrations at The Manifest and a holistic heath fair at Louis Pohl Gallery. The top event on our to-do list? Hitting up the Cut Collective trunk show at Ginger13, featuring pieces from some of our favorite brands: Cut gals Allison Izu, Ten Tomorrow and Love & Aloha.
When: Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Walk starts at Fort Street Mall. Cut Collective trunk show is at 22 S. Pauahi St.
Details: Try out the free Wild Side Mystery Walk Challenge, which begins at Fort Street Mall.
Hippy Hip Hooray
What: We totally fell for the creative genius of Hippy Chic’s Dale Coarsey two years ago. She’s still going strong with her stylish streak, and continues to craft belts, keychains and other accessories from materials such as jacquard ribbons and recycled fire hoses. If you’re dying to check out her pieces for yourself, or if you need a cool, unconventional gift for an upcoming Mother’s Day present (just saying), head down to Magnolia in Kāhala Mall for the Hippy Chic trunk show. Treats and refreshments will be served.
When: Saturday, April 11, noon–4 p.m.
Where: Magnolia, Kāhala Mall
Details: Call 734-2200 for more information.
Who: Lil Coconut Hawai‘i
Deal: 30 percent off all clutch designs
When: Through Sunday
Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
Deal: 30 percent off all Gigi New York items
Who: Saks Off Fifth
Deal: Up to 70 percent off select designs
Who: Calypso St. Barth, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 25 percent off your entire purchase
When: Through Monday, April 13
Deal: 50 percent off select items