6 Ways To Make This Weekend Rock

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



In Good Taste

What: Now that the plastic-bag ban is in place, you’ve got a million reusable grocery totes. Good. You’ll need them for toting around goodies at the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Food and Products show, where you’ll get your fix of fashion, food and accessories from local design veterans, including Florencia Arias (who will be showcasing her brand new summer line), Jana Lam, a.wattz jewelry and Pure Joy Hawai‘i. There will also be a coffee bar by Kope Coffee and macarons by The Sugar Hut.
When: Sunday, July 12, 11 a.m.­–3 p.m.
Where: Hawai‘i Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St.
Details: Before the event, enter to win a reusable tote filled with goodies and discounts. To enter, go to the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Instagram, share one of this Sunday’s event photos and tag three friends in the comments.



Model Behavior

What: Think you got what it takes to strut your stuff as a model? You’ll definitely want to head to The Summer Goddess 2015 Model Search this weekend, presented by Wilhemina Models. Wilhemina is joining up with European Wax Center for an open casting call in order to find the island’s best new talent and confident, beautiful ladies (we’re talking inside and out). A professional photographer will be on hand to shoot each entrant, and participants will score a complimentary brow wax.
When: Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: 45-1123 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe
Details: All contestants must be 18 to 30 years old and at least 5 feet 8 inches tall.




Right and Early

What: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, aka the biggest Nordstrom sale of the year, doesn’t officially start until July 17. But because we don’t mess around, we’re getting in on the action a week early, with the Anniversary Sale Early Access, and you should too. The secret? Sign up for a Nordstrom Rewards card, which scores you an in starting right now. We’re already going through the catalog trying to decide which hot fall boot, sleek Vince heel, too-cool Rag & Bone jeans and sexy intimates we’re going to be adding to our wardrobe.
When: Early access through July 16. Sale goes through August 3.
Where: nordstrom.com
Details: Also, you earn double points on your card through July 16. Shop to it!



Fry Not?

What: We say “boo” to Mondays. But thanks to our favorite joint for franks, Hank’s Haute Dogs, we have a little something to look forward to this coming Monday. So much so that we’re counting it as part of the weekend. In honor of National Fry Day (what glorious humans thought of giving fries a national day we don’t know, but we love them), Hank’s is giving out an order of its oh-so-‘onolicious fries with a dog for a mere dollar. Monday is starting to look pretty good, isn’t it? 
When: Monday, July 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 324 Coral St.
Details: Call 532-4265 for more information.




Art Star

What: Heather Brown, everyone’s favorite local surf artist, is at it again with a brand new “Sunrise Waterfall” piece that has all the good vibes we love about her work. The new masterpiece will be exclusively launched at her art show this Friday, where you’ll also be able to check out more of her fun-loving paintings, meet the lady behind the creations and score a personally signed Heather Brown artwork for your collection.
When: Friday, July 10, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Wyland Gallery Waikīkī Beach Walk, 270 Lewers St.
Details: Call 924-1322 for more information.



Where the Style-Walk Ends

What: The sales never end! Kāhala Mall is getting in on the saving fun with the Summer Seasonal Sidewalk Sale. More than 30 merchants will be turning their shops inside out and showcasing some of their hottest trends for fall and some of the year’s best sale promotions. Look for gifts, fashion and delish food, plus entertainment from local artists, including musician Mike Izon, throughout the three-day event.
When: July 10–12
Where: Kāhala Mall
Details: Visit kahalamallcenter.com for more information.




Who: Tory Burch, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 30 percent off sale items


Who: Porsche Design, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Up to 50 percent off select items
When: Through Aug. 1


Who: River Island
Deal: Up to 50 percent off select items


Who: J.Crew, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Up to 75 percent off
When: Through July 13


Who: Rebecca Minkoff
Deal: Up to 50 percent off select items