Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Weekend Picks - May 6, 2010

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

Foodies and Goodies
What: Gourmet food will feel good to your tummy and your heart at the Leeward Culinary Arts Gala’s fundraiser. Serving up dishes from chefs at Alan Wong’s, Roy’s Restaurant and Dean Okimoto from Nalo Farms, the proceeds benefit the college’s Culinary Arts Program.
When: Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Leeward Community College, 96 Ala Ike St., Pearl City.
Details: Tickets are $125. For more info on featured cuisine, click here.

A Mother's Touch
Make mom feel like a million bucks, without spending nearly so much, with a Spa Package Special from Ho‘onani Salon & Day Spa. Choose two of the following spa services for the "Create Your Own": 60-minute massage, 60-minute relaxation facial, 90-minute mani/pedi, island body scrub or 45-minute deep-conditioning hair treatment. "World's Best Mom" is the deluxe and includes a spa manicure, spa pedicure, 90-minute Ultimate Pampering Facial, 90-minute massage, plus hair cut and style. For expectant moms, there's the "To Be" Beautiful with a 60-minute Hapai massage and exfoliating mani/pedi.
Good while supplies last.
Ho'onani Salon & Day Spa, 909 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu.
Create Your Own, $99. World's Best Mom, $299. "To Be" Beautiful, $125. To book or order a gift certificate, visit the website or call 808.737.1013

Don't Forget!

What: Mother’s Day on Sunday and have nada for mama? Swing by Whole Foods and see demos of local swag from Pacific Tea Place, Ola Tropical Organics, Hawaiian Bath & Body, Light of the Moon, Bee Loved Candles and more. Plus catch Waialua Coffee Estate’s coffee roasting workshop and enter for a shot at a private tour and tasting for four.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Kahala.
Details: For more details visit the Whole Foods calendar.

Lions and Tigers Oh, My!
What: Check out the debut of the first design by new label Lions n Tigers (by Annè Au and Micah Iaukea) and shop clothing and accessories by B-Ware, Dork Sunglasses, and redesigned vintage by the Cloth label.
Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.
CLOTH, Coral Loft, 1033 Smith Street, Chinatown.
For more info, visit Rock Shop’s Facebook page or the CLOTH website.

Art Imitates Life
What: Admit it, you're curious about Feng Shui. Learn all about the Feng Shui " art of living" at a free workshop led by interior design consultant Elizabeth Makarra.
When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Trends, Ward Center, Honolulu.
Details: RSVP to

Junk in the Trunk
What: Stylist Blaine Ashley teams up with local designer Cindy King of Acid Dolls at the Spring Connection trunk show. Sip on Blanc de Blanc Sophia champagne and indulge in sweets by Otto Cakes.
When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Parc Hotel, Connect Lounge, 2233 Helumoa Rd., Waikiki.
Details: For more info, visit, or RSVP to

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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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