Thursday, October 4, 2012

Weekend Picks - October 4, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Thread Your Wings
What:
Maui-based Wings Hawaii is flying to Oahu for two pop-up sales. First up, shop a fall clearance sale featuring 50 percent off clothing and jewelry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Then, take a drive up to the North Shore to snag bikinis, as well as clothing and jewelry, all at 50 percent off.
When and Where: Tomorrow, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at UH-Manoa's Campus Center across from Jamba Juice; Sunday, noon-3 p.m. at 59-553 Ke Iki Rd. Signs will be posted in the surrounding area.
Details: Check Wings Hawaii's Facebook page for the latest updates.

Reserve
One-Stop Pop
What:
Save the date! Lei Chic Mercedes-Benz Pop-Up Boutique is back. Once again, we're transforming Mercedes-Benz's showroom into a whirlwind of local fashion, jewelry, swimwear and more. You'll be able to meet and shop local designers that are either just emerging or very limited (none sell their products in more than four boutiques on Oahu), plus take advantage of special discounts and exclusive pieces. The big difference from last year: our boutique will be open for one night only, so clear your calendar and get ready to shop. This is one pop-up you won't want to miss!
When: Friday, October 26, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu, 818 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: We'll be rolling out more information in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Shop
Village People
Lei Chic What:
Eden in Love is back after a successful trip to Sri Lanka to provide a struggling village with clean, running water. To raise money for its continued adoption, the boutique is holding a fundraiser-slash-sale this weekend with racks of brand new merchandise, a jewelry bazaar and silent auction (that includes gift certificates to RumFire, Willows Restaurant and various local boutiques). Plus, donate $30 to Eden in Love's Adopt a Village project and score 30 percent off merchandise from Eden in Love and Basique Threads.
When: Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Click here to view Eden in Love's amazing footage from Sri Lanka.

Taste
Buyer's Market
What:
Sample and shop local delicacies and drinks at Williams-Sonoma's in-store artisan's market, featuring Aikane Plantation Coffee Co., All Hawaiian Honey, Hawaiian Happy Cake, Hawaiian Nougat, Kahuku Farms and Waikiki Mint Limeade.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center.
Details: Click here for descriptions of each vendor.

Lei ChicShop
Lust Cause
What:
Start your weekend early by indulging in a little Downtown Decadence, an annual benefit for YWCA of Oahu. Score designer gowns, including Tadashi, Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller, for as little as $20, shop local designers like Sky Dreams and Midori Jewelry, and nibble on mouth-watering pupu by Chef Lance Kosaka (don't miss the soy-and-miso braised pork belly).
When: Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards St.
Details: $60 YWCA members, $65 non-members, $75 door. Click here to buy tickets online.

Night on the Town
Lei Chic's Guide to First Friday

Who:
Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: 1st anniversary party and sale - 10-30 percent off the entire store, $10 off your purchase of Florencia Arias clothing, free gift with purchase while supplies last, giveaways, drinks and treats.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Blank Canvas, 1145 Bethel St.
What: Plain & Simple art show opening by Ryan Chun and Laurens Miller.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: MiSh MaSh, 1164 Smith St.
What: Vegas theme, 50 percent off select items, $10 rack and cocktails.
When: 2-10 p.m.

Who: Soho Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St.
What: Photo gallery by Joe Marquez and three fashion runway shows.
When: Shows take place at 8 and 9 p.m.
Also: Donate $10 to Cameras for Keiki and walk the runway in your favorite outfit or have your photo taken by Marquez.

Who: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.
What: The Base Project trunk show featuring beautifully hand-carved PVC cuffs made by the Himba tribe in Namibia, Africa.
When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Community, 22 S. Pauahi St.
What: Khush trunk show and end-of-summer sale with savings of up to 35 percent.
When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Milk & Honey, 1128 Smith St.
What: Trunk shows with Fluro Swimwear, B.E.A.D.S. HI and Tasia Fabulous.
When: 6-10 p.m.

Who: Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St.
What: Trunk shows with Gillia and Padma & Pickles.
When: 12-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Also: Get 10 percent off a purchase from one designer and 20 percent off purchases from both designers.

Who: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
What: Act fast to score First Friday's flavors - pumpkin spice latte, caramel apple and chocolate-dipped haupia.
When: Starting at noon.
Details: $3.25 each, call (808) 531-CAKE to place an order.

Who: ARTmusicBEER, Chinatown Courtyard and Artist Lofts, 1126 Smith St.
What: View work by local artists, shop vendors like FreeArtMovement and Catwings Couture, and enjoy a secret beer garden and music by DJ Mr. Nick.
When: 5-10 p.m.
Also: Purchase a beverage at the Chinatown Courtyard Bar and enter to win a Hallowbaloo prize pack. Click here for details.

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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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