Thursday, May 26, 2011

Weekend Picks - May 26, 2011

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If You Could Walk With the Animals
Feel like a 3rd grader again with the Living Art Marine Center's reef walk. It's the last after dark tide pool excursion of the season, giving you a glimpse at the night life of sea urchins, starfish, fish, and possibly even an eel or octopus. The Center's naturalists will provide the nets and the knowledge.
When: Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Details: The fee is $10 for adults, $6 for children. Reservations are required by 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.  Call 808.841.8080.  Bring sturdy, closed toe shoes or you can rent reef walkers and a flashlight for $5.

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Bubbles and Baubles
The country comes to townies with the North Shore's Guava Shop and Noelani Designs pop-up store. Guava's supplying the champagne (even on your lunch hour, we won't tell) along with tasty pieces from Indah, Gypsy 05, Sunahara, Posh Pua bikinis and more. Finish your look with Noelani's eye-catching, nature-inspired gemstone jewelry.
When: Today, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Pacific Home, 420 Ward Ave.
Details: Call 808.596.9338 for more information.

Try On
The Skinny on Jeans
Shake the blues with half-off all denim at Therapy Boutique. Rock & Republic, Rich and Skinny, Blank, and more are all on sale, along with 100 Gaya items such as tunics, cargo pants, dresses going for $25.
When: Tomorrow through Monday. Saturday, Therapy rolls out complimentary champagne, pupus, and music at a meet-and-greet with the designer of Angry Ladybug handbags and accessories from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Therapy Boutique, Kahala Mall.
Details: On your way out, grab more deals with 20-percent off of one item at 33 of the mall's vendors (including dry cleaning!). Click here for your savings pass.

Rock and Rollers
The Mischevils are looking for redemption and they want you in the front row. The free Pacific Roller Derby rematch of the season opener promises to be a good old-fashioned, fast-flying grudge fest.
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
Where: Kamiloiki Park at the corner of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road.
Details: Bring something to sit on. This event is alcohol free, but that is definitely not the case with the after party at The Mercury Bar.

Brush Up Your Skills
Get the lowdown on the new must-haves for your make up kit at Nordstrom's Cosmetic Trend Show. Beauty insiders such as celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, Oprah's make up artist Ross Burton, and artists from Chanel and Lancome will share their secrets.
When: Saturday, 8 - 10 a.m.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana
Details: Tickets are $15 at Nordstrom's cosmetic counters. You can redeem them for $15 credit toward any beauty purchase of $15 or more in store that day.

Bling It On
We love samples. Two local jewelry designers are offering their test pieces at discount prices. First up, playful hammered metal and delicate wirework by Wishing Bridge. Then the karmic-ally correct and gorgeous gems of Modern Philosophy. When: 2-5 p.m. Wishing Bridge's sale is tomorrow, Modern Philosophy's is Saturday.
Where: The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: All swimsuits and accessories at The Butik are also 15 percent off.

Treats and Cup-keikis
Grab dinner on the go, family style. Eat the Streets features a kid zone with bouncy castles, face painting, balloon artists, and kid-friendly bentos for $5 or less. While your little one is distracted, you can scarf down a pink peppercorn and sea salt chocolate bar from newcomer Madre Chocolates, desserts from Fairycakes, or treats from more than 30 other mobile eateries.
When: Tomorrow, 4-9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St.
Details: Click here for a full list of vendors and their menus.

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Real Low-Boutins
Forget saving for your own Christian Louboutins. A 16-year-old girl in Ireland sells her own line of colorful shoe adhesives that give you a similar signature red sole sans the sticker shock. Your feet may be the only ones who know the difference.
Details: Take a look at the Rosso Solini line (with free shipping to the U.S.) on its website.

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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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