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Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Weekend Picks - September 5, 2013


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Shops Till You Drop
Pick up the fall issue of HONOLULU Shops, our free quarterly shopping magazine, for the season's hottest new products, profiles and style guides. Learn how to style bra tops and layer jewelry, chat with designer Bliss Lau, peruse delicious, locally made soaps, and flip through a stunning spread of high-shine, high-fashion looks.
Details: Free at magazine stands throughout Oahu.

In the Whole
Whole Foods Market Honolulu celebrates its 5th anniversary with five amazing days of sales. Stop in to score 25 percent off all locally made beer (tomorrow), honey (Saturday), select tropical fruits (Sunday), packaged local coffee (Monday) and bulk soaps (Tuesday). Also on Tuesday, the store will be hosting birthday giveaways every hour with live music and balloon animals from 3-5 p.m. and free birthday cake served at 3 and 4 p.m. while supplies last.
Where: Whole Foods Market, Kahala Mall

Block and Roll
DFS celebrates its world-wide rebranding this weekend with a Waikiki block party featuring a red carpet down Royal Hawaiian Ave., hula dancers and drummers, performances by Taimane, Starr Kalahiki and British indie rock band Noisettes, and food booths by Azure, Beachhouse at the Moana, Cakeworks, Chef Chai, Rum Fire and Taormina.
When: Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Kalakaua Ave. fronting DFS Galleria Waikiki
Details: Free admission.

Leigh Eyes On
Meet Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Devon Leigh at her first Neiman Marcus Honolulu appearance and shop her latest pieces, a mix of natural and semi-precious stones with rich, detailed metals (Courteney Cox, Kirsten Dunst and Alicia Keys are fans).
When: Today through 5 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call (808) 948-7352 for more information.

Royal Treat
There are still a handful of seats left to see The Brothers Cazimero pay tribute to Queen Liliuokalani with a night of song, dance and oli. Robert Cazimero's Halau Na Kamalei O Lililehua, the Ladies of the Royal Dance Company and other special guests also perform.
When: Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.
Details: $32 admission, discounts available. Call (808) 528-0506 or click here for details.

Wardrobe and Other Updates

Lei Chic
  • Tiffany & Co.'s American Glamour traveling collection arrives in Waikiki today with brilliant statement pieces, like a hinged bangle with black lacquer, platinum and diamonds, designed to capture the opulence of the 1920s Jazz Age. 2100 Kalakaua Ave.
  • Jimmy Choo re-opens at Ala Moana Center with a 1940s-inspired boutique - think tufted seats, mirrored tables and crystal-drop chandeliers - stocked with new autumn/winter and Choo 24:7 collections, and a new men's line. Ewa wing across from Hermes.
  • Vote for Kahala FRESH, a locally grown and made snack line, to win an American Made award from Martha Stewart. Click here for more.

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

Who: La Muse, 1156 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Honolulu artist Judd Boloker showcases his latest work, Maunakea Street Refrigerator, a series of digital prints that depict a wide range of lei sourced from Chinatown shops.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
What: Trunk shows with Kira Hawaii, Chief, Perini Swimwear and Issa de' mar. Get 10 percent off your Issa de' mar bikini purchase when you buy a cover-up, 20 percent off when you buy two.
When: Noon-9 p.m. Designers will be present from 5 p.m.
Also: Score 25 percent off swimwear at all Fighting Eel stores tomorrow through Sunday.

Who: FM Boutique, 1185 Bethel St.
What: Fall premiere with new merchandise, food, cocktails, special discounts and surprises.
When: 5-9:30 p.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Trunk shows with Pure Joy Adornments and Gaya plus free drinks while you shop.
When: 4:30-9:30 p.m.

Who: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
What: First Friday flavors - Chocolate Eclair, Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake and Nutter Butter.
When: Available at noon. Call (808) 531-2253 to place an order.

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