6 Must-Do’s This Weekend

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



That’s the Ticket

What: We know you love fashion. We know you love shopping. We know you love supporting local. And, man, have we got the event for you. The second annual installment of our huge, fashion-tastic HONOLULU Fashion Week is a mere two weeks away, and the excitement level at HONOLULU HQ is at 11, especially since tickets just went on sale this week. They’re already going fast, so reserve your seat now to one of our shows, which will feature the hottest, edgiest new looks and designs from some of the most beloved and talented designers in Hawai‘i. See you at the runway!
Where: Visit eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.
Details: Visit honolulufashionweek.com for event information, team members and schedules. 



Wine About It

What: Pinkies up, ladies. Every month, The Kāhala Hotel & Resort takes a vino journey around the world to discover a fine selection of three wines from a particular region or country. This November, it’s venturing to every lady’s dream destination: France. Explore the beautiful central valley of Loire in a seriously delicious way, a palate‐provoking wine experience featuring three wine flights paired with epicurean delights. Bon appétit!
When: Friday, Nov. 6, 6–9 p.m.
Where: What restaurant? The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Ave.
Details: $60 (plus tax and gratuity).




Catch This

What: Thar she blows! We’ve spotted a whale of a sale happening this weekend, so start sailing up to Hale‘iwa now. San Lorenzo’s Blowout Sale is the biggest of the season, with giveaways, swag and markdowns that will make your head swim. The first 10 shoppers on both Saturday and Sunday will receive a free swimwear goody bag, and everyone will receive a free gift with purchases of more than $150. Shoppers can save up to 80 percent off storewide, while bikini tops and bottoms will be starting as low as $20 each. In fact, everything in the store will be discounted to some degree, including other designer swim and clothing brands such as Tiare Hawai‘i, Indah, One Teaspoon, Issa de’ Mar, Mikoh Frankies Bikinis and L Space. Also featured is the recently launched San Lorenzo Ilha de Coco collection, which isn't available in every store.
When: Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Where: 66-057 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa
Details: Call 637-3200 for more information.



Give a Little

What: Giving for a good cause is a reward in itself—especially when, in the process, you get deals and discounts! When you give back, you get a lot at Windward Mall’s 11th Annual Festival of Giving. A $10 donation to your favorite local nonprofit earns you a Festival of Giving passport, which will open up a world of deals, discounts and offers from participating restaurants and stores in the mall. There will also be live music and hula performances to enjoy in between shopping.
When: Through Sunday, Nov. 8
Where: 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kane‘ohe
Details: Visit windwardmall.com for more information on the mall.




Shaken, Not Stirred

What: We’ve all grown up watching James Bond. It was the quintessential dad franchise—until Daniel Craig’s rebooted version showed up with the sexy AF Casino Royale and then the even sexier Skyfall. Craig’s dark and brooding James is all “debonair, don’t care” 24/7, these plots have got us on the edge of our seats, and the leading lady lineup has been on point (Eva, we love you!). If the trailer is any indication, Spectre, which came out yesterday,is on the same track with the dashing, moody James and sizzling lady—played by Lea Seydoux from Blue Is the Warmest Color. Let’s cross our fingers that the plots are just as sexy.
When: Check out movie times for tonight here.
Details: Visit the official James Bond website here.



Margaret Cho

What: Get ready to laugh your skirts off. Margaret Cho, the funny lady herself, is on the Island to tickle your funny bones at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. You’ve probably had more than a few times when you laughed at her stand-up routines, guffawed at her jokes and chuckled at her comedic characters, but we have a favorite Cho moment, ourselves: her colorful version of our very own HONOLULU Fashion Week producer, Lynne Hanzawa O’Neill on Sex and the City. Tickets to Cho’s Hawai‘i show are going fast, so snatch them up now.
When: Friday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall
Details: Purchase tickets here.



Who: Red Pineapple, Ward Village Shops
Deal: 10 percent off the entire store
When: Through Sunday

Who: Rifle Paper Co.
Deal: 15 percent off Garance Dore items
When: Through Monday

Who: Clarks, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 20 percent off your purchase
When: Through Nov. 11

Who: Bec & Bridge
Deal: 20 percent off select items

Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
Deal: 30 percent off select new markdowns