Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Weekend Picks - November 26, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events (one day early for the long weekend).

Hot Shopping
If you’re heading out into the shopping wilds on Friday, a few extras to take:

• A coupon for free valet parking at Ala Moana Center. Click and print here.
• Save 60 percent off everything until 10 a.m., 50 percent until 11 a.m. at The Place at Ward Warehouse. Click and print here.

• Say “Lei Chic” at checkout when you’re shopping at Red Pineapple at Ward Center and get an extra 10 percent off.

Tripping Out
What: Bid on travel and spa packages, with prices starting at $80 a night, at Starwood hotels around the state in the first Big Give Hawai‘i online auction. Twenty percent of the final bid price of each package goes to the Hawai‘i Food Bank.

When: Bid through Sunday, travel is for December 8 - January 31, 2009.
Log on to browse and bid at

North Shore Trunk Shows
What: Check out the new BubuLulu Malibu bikini line, and new items from Spicy Organic Clothing at back-to-back trunk shows on the North Shore.
When: Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Saturday’s show is at Turtle Bay Resort, Sunday’s is at Guava Shop, Hale‘iwa Town Center, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy, 808.637.9670.
Details: Click here for more info or call 310.924.1288.

Know Your Limit
What: An easy way to keep your cocktail consumption in check during the holiday party season. The Last Call iPhone application lets you enter your height, weight and what you are drinking to estimate, in real time, how tipsy you really are (and whether it’s safe for you to drive).
Where: Check it out and download it here

Fowl Play
What: Keep all the leftovers after tomorrow’s big meal, and be sure to check out Friday’s Lei Chic. Formaggio Kailua chef Jesse Cruz developed two recipes to use up your leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes – just for Lei Chic readers.
When: Friday, in your Lei Chic email.
Details: We show you how to make both Friday morning on KGMB 9 Sunrise. Watch at 6:40 a.m.

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in Permalink

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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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