Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekend Picks - September 29, 2011

Lei Chic Strut
Foot Traffic
What:
You wear a size six or seven but you want your shoes to always look like a 10, on a budget of course. Try on Nordstrom Rack's sample sale featuring foot favorites such as Diane Von Furstenberg for under $100, Stuart Weitzman for $119.90 and all pairs of Cole Haan going for under $80.
When: Tuesday, The Rack opens early for the event at 9 a.m.
Where: Nordstrom Rack, Ward Center
Details: All Bruno Magli, Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, and Donald J. Pliner shoes are in size six only. DVF styles will only be in size seven.

Sip
Cup to No Good
What:
Celebrate Japan's Sake Day with free samples and swag from breweries overseas at the Sake Shop. Then pop over to Waikiki to be filmed as part of a nationwide toast before jumping, with both feet, into a sake and shochu soaked pool party.
When and Where: Saturday. The Sake Shop is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at 1461 S. King St.
The Pool Party is noon - 6 p.m. at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave. The coordinated toast is at 2 p.m.
Details: RSVP to get into the pool party for free. Get more information from the party's Facebook page.

Lei Chic Like
Can I Buy 1,000 of You a Drink?
What:
Apartment3 is making you an offer; if you and 440 of your friends (or strangers, they don't care) push the number of the night spot's Facebook fans to 1,000 you'll all receive a cocktail on the house. A few fans will even score tickets to next month's eat-and-drink Munch dinner.
Details: Get all the details on Apartment3's Facebook page.


Lei Chic Click
The Plus-Have List
What:
Amazon's discount site My Habit has gotten REAL with sections of designer items for the full-figured fashionista - we spotted stylish separates from Z by Zenobia and cocktail dresses from Taylor Dress in sizes 14 plus for less than half price.
Details: Log on with your Amazon.com account to My Habit.com and look for the REAL logo.

Eat
Farm to Rooftop
What:
Snack on Big Wave Tomatoes’ grilled pesto pizza, Pacifikool's fresh ginger ale, and Malie's North Shore-grown chocolate while watching the sunset over Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Center's first ever Farmers Market.
When: Tuesday, 4 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rooftop of the Royal Hawaiian Center, 4th level
Details: The first hour of parking is free with validation. Then it is a dollar an hour for the next three hours.

Cook
Unmeatable Recipes
What:
Seitan Bourguignon, creamy polenta, oven-roasted vegetables. Going vegan doesn’t mean going tasteless when you’re learning and snacking on flavorful recipes from macrobiotic Chef Leslie Ashburn.
When: Sunday, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Baby Awearness, Manoa Marketplace
Details: $45. RSVP to 808.398.2695. Bring your own utensils for tasting to save on plastic utensils.

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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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