Thursday, November 6, 2008

Weekend Picks November 6, 2008

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

Royal Deals
The Royal Vintage boutique is now open every weekend for the holidays. Score some party attire for you and some posh gifts for others at this private store full of gently used luxury and designer items once worn by the Alliata sisters. The Italian princesses, who live part-time in Honolulu, are clearing out their closets, and their friends' too, and selling off the goods.
When: Every Sunday, this weekend through the end of the year, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2615 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu.
Details: Read more here, or call 808.282.8703.

No Junk In This Trunk
Three trunk shows offer local jewelry and fashions.

Soleil boutique shows off new collections in store from local designers Urgentina bikinis, Wings Hawai‘i and Cassandra Rull. Enjoy free cocktails and 15 percent off anything you buy during the event.

When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Soleil boutique, 909 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu.
Details: Call 808.735.5360 for more info.

What: Holiday show of Pua Jewelry, including shell rings, gold and silver bangles and pieces with puka shells and beach glass. Bring your own shells, pearls and glass for custom orders.
When: Sunday, 5 p.m.
Town Restaurant, 3435 Waialae Avenue, Kaimuki.
Details: Read more about Pua Jewelry here. Call 808.383.3050 for more info.

What: Orange County jewelry designer Mimi Kim brings her delicate silver and gemstone pieces to Honolulu, and introduces a new line of jewels made from reclaimed silver.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Cottage By The Sea, Ward Warehouse
Details: View the whole collection at Call 808.591.9811 for more info.

The Bite Stuff
Good food, good drinks and good prices on these at-the-bar specials:

Wine-down Weekdays at Morton's means $5 glasses of house cabernet and chardonnay from 5 to 6:30 Monday-Wednesday. At Morton's, Ala Moana Center.

Vino's antipasti menu offers marinated artichokes, herb-roasted mushrooms, calamari, and marinated mini mozzarella balls. Choose one for $3 or three for $7. At Vino, Restaurant Row.

Brasserie Du Vin takes half off its most popular menu items, and offers $4 cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m. Happy hour has an encore from 10 p.m. to closing with the same specials, plus half off glasses of wine from open bottles. DuVin, 1115 Bethel Street, Chinatown.

Get Shorty
What: Check out the long-awaited Allison Izu line of jeans and skirts made just for women 5-foot-4 and under. Try on and buy one of the first pairs.
When: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center
Details: Read more about Allison Izu here, and visit for more info.

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 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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