Thursday, May 13, 2010

Weekend Picks - May 13, 2010

Lei Chic Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Next Top Model
What: The Hula-la! swim line's search for its next Hula Girl swimsuit model. The winner scores a shopping spree and will star in Hula-la's annual lookbook. Camera shy? Take advantage of their pre-summer promotion and get 20 percent off a single swimsuit, or buy one and get one half off with a local state ID.
When: Now through June 8
Where: 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
Details: To enter, mail a pic and description of yourself to the Hula-la boutique or via email to For more info, call 808.256.4605 or click here.

Foodie Frenzy
Sharpen up your wine-tasting palate with tips from master sommeliers, and enjoy some of the freshest gourmet farm-to-fork menus from celebrated chefs at the 29th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. Head to Maui for the four-day event and enjoy a packed schedule of wine tastings, seminars with tips on identifying wines and pairing them with food, cooking demonstrations, gourmet dinners, and the chance to sample some of the world’s rarest wines at the Grand Tasting.
Thursday through Sunday, June 24-27
Kapalua Resort, Maui
Book a two-day or four-day package with accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua at or by calling 1.888.665.9160.

Sale Into Summer
Need an excuse for a girlfriend getaway? Join Fashionista’s Market as they set up shop on Maui. Sift through your favorite designer brand names then hit the beach for a little fun in the sun, all in the name of fashion.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Lahaina.
For more info, visit

Read All About It
Grab a new summer read at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival. Bring your unwanted books and swap, or shop for discounted new and used books from Barnes & Noble, Native Books, and Revolution Books. Then kick back on the lawn and enjoy live Hawaiian music by Sean No’eau, Mailani, and Moanalua.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Honolulu Hale, 650 S. King St., Honolulu
For more info, visit

Hot Diggety Dogs
Got a talented pooch? Bring them down to the Pet Spot's 3rd Anniversary Party where $10,000 in merchandise giveaways will be up for grabs. Enter the Silly Pet Tricks contest, the Is Your Dog a Pig? dog food eating contest, and the Pet Look Alike costume contest. Enjoy 20 percent off select store merchandise and a Puppy Giveaway drawing.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Pet Spot, Ward Warehouse, Honolulu
For more info, call 808.591.1990

Earth, Wind, and Fire
What: The Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with Akasha, a night of dance performances, visual artistry, and unique costumes themed around the Sanskrit word describing the four elements of earth, air, water and fire.
When: Friday, 8p.m.
Where: Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Chinatown
Details: Tickets are $25, $35, and $45. Students, seniors, and military receive a $5 discount. For more info, visit


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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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