6 Ways to Shop Yourself Silly This Weekend

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



Hocus Potion

What: You’ve heard of food trucks—but beauty trucks? We must be dreaming. She’s not on wheels, but Indigo Elixirs’ Deanna Rose does pack her potions for traveling sales (lucky us). This weekend, find her at Fresh Café Downtown for First Friday, where you can pick up all-natural, small-batch, handmade, soothing salves, beautifying balms and sultry lip stains. Talk about a totally zen gift—for a friend or just for yourself.
When: Friday, Dec. 5, 5–9 p.m.
Where: 1111 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Details: Check out some of her new gift sets: The Daydreamer Set includes deep Mocha Rose lip and cheek stain, psychedelic Lucid Dream Balm and moisturizing Chocolate Balm.



Let’s Be Real

What: Come for the candied bacon—stay for the holiday cheer. This weekend at REAL A Gastropub’s Reinbeer bash, ring in the season at an outdoor holiday event complete with delicious food, a craft beer and cocktail bar with Christmas-inspired drinks and music by local musicians Streetlight Cadence and Mike Izon. Making this night even merrier is a whole crew of sights to see, including a fashion booth (stop by for styling tips) from Eden in Love and chalk art by Erin Miller.
When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 7–11 p.m.
Where: 1020 Auahi St. Building 1  
Details: Free admission.




Fight For It

What: Baubles and bangles and beautiful gems: These are a few of our favorite things. Get your accessory game going at Fighting Eel Kailua this weekend for the Katrina Cordova Designs trunk show. You’ll find pieces from the brand’s current collection, along with new, holiday-inspired druzy necklaces.
When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 629 Kailua Road., #130.  
Details: Even better than jewelry? Custom jewelry. Take advantage of the Katrina Cordova Designs custom I.D.-charm-stamping bar. 



Get Salty

What: Salt and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll be singing this season after the Pinch of Salt event on Sunday, a preview of SALT, Honolulu’s urban island marketplace slated to open fall 2015. A shopaholic’s dream, you’ll find retailers including Sig Zane, Happy Town Hawai‘i, Andy South and Kira Hawai‘i. Plus, Onda Pasta, Beyond Burgers and Pinwheel Hawai‘i will be keeping your bellies full during the Christmas shopping extravaganza that’s bound to happen. Don’t miss the gift wrapping station, Christmas caroling and an interactive Santa’s Workshop display.
When: Sunday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 445 Cooke St.  
Details: You’ll be able to snag a limited-edition Our Kaka‘ako tote bag to commemorate the event.




Purty Little Secret

What: Because we all know you follow at least one Victoria’s Secret Angel on Instagram, you’re probably already getting excited about The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We know you can’t wait too see your fave model (Team Lily!) strut their gorgeous stuff down the runway while layered down in gems and lace, but, in the meantime, get your fill of behind-the-scenes content online. We’re talking videos of pre-show workouts (Train Like An Angel), the show casting call and more. Heavenly, right?
When: Show airs on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. on CBS
Where: Victoriassecret.com
Details: By the way, the themes this year are Gilded Angels, Exotic Traveler, Dream Girl, Fairy Tale, Angel Ball and University of Pink.



High (Style) Tea

What: Nothing makes you feel classier than treating yourself to tea—unless you add a fashion show by one of Hawai‘i’s finest designers into the mix. This Saturday, Stage Restaurant and Tea at 1024 combine forces for Holiday Fayre, where guests will enjoy low tea service—complete with teeny sandwiches and pastries—as well as watch an Ari South fashion show. After, get in some shopping at the Cupola, where there will be local artisans and designers showcasing their wares.
When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
Details: $38.95 per person. Reservations are required. Call 237-5429 for more information.



Who: Nina Kuna Designs
Deal: 15 percent off with code HOLIDAY2014
When: Through Dec. 31

Who: sutralifestyles-shop.com
Deal: $25 off every $100 spent with code CYBER25

Who: Tourneau, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 10 percent off all certified pre-owned watches

Who: Owen
Deal: 30 percent off select items.
When: Through Dec. 15

Who: Juliet and Company
Deal: 25 percent off with code CYBER25
When: Through Dec. 5

Who: Uniqlo
Deal: $25 off orders of $200 or more with code CYBER25
When: Through Dec. 12


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