8 Ways to Shop and Play This Weekend
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
What: Moving day normally sucks, which is why we feel for the Tiare Hawai‘i team, who will be moving warehouses. It’s good news for you, though, because they’ll be having a huge sample sale to help clear out their merchandise for the big move. We’re talking signature Tiare flowy maxis and flirty sundresses in popping colors, all for a steal: Clearance items are as low as $15 and all other items are under $45. Man, moving day should happen more often.
Where: 59-284 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa
When: Friday, Nov. 21, noon–4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Details: Check the Tiare Hawai‘i Instagram for updates.
What: It’s been two weeks since HONOLULU Fashion Week and we are already getting fashion withdrawals. Luckily, we can get our fix at the Waikīkī Roots & Royal Style: A Local Celebration fashion show, with looks by Royal Hawaiian Center designers and stylists from brands such as Ava Sky, Fighting Eel and Indah. You’ll love how all these chic ensembles come from locally owned stores. Feeling inspired to shop? Score a free commemorative Hawai‘i Fashion Month tee when you spend $250 or more at the Center.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center Royal Grove
When: Friday, Nov. 21, 4–8 p.m.
Details: Psst: Show up early, because there may be a surprise to kick off the event—but you didn’t hear it from us!
What: You live in Hawai‘i, so learning to surf happened before you learned to drive. OK, that may not be true, but even if you missed that wave, you can still appreciate the sport. After all, everyone will find something to love at The Surf Art and the Surfer Art Festival at the hip Surfer’s Coffee Bar, where artists such as Mark Brown and photographers such as Peter Sterling will showcase their surf-inspired work. There will also be vendors, food trucks and musicians—so totally worth the drive up to Wahiawā. Cowabunga!
Where: 64 Ohai St., Apt 22, Wahiawā
When: Friday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 p.m.
Details: Call 622-6234 for more information.
What: Looking for a way to get in someone’s good graces this weekend? Bring them to Eat the Street: Baconfest. Who doesn’t love this delish meat candy? There will be Best Bacon Costume and Best Bacon Poem contests and live music. Of course, a slew of food trucks will be there to satisfy your pork cravings, including Kohnotori, Kau Kau Grill, Sweet Revenge and Wow Wow Waffles. Take a break from being a piggy and participate as a judge in the Best Bacon Dish contest.
Where: 555 South St.
When: Friday, Nov. 21, 4–9 p.m.
Details: Visit eatthestreethawaii.com for more information.
What: We know how much you hate Comic Sans. Don’t worry, the new MODIFIED exhibit is as far from that as you can get. The exhibit features unique alphabets created by designs students and is inspired by everything from astronomical phenomena and Japanese woodblock prints to Maori patterns and origami folds. The alphabets are laser cut into acrylics and wood, printed onto fabric, folded into paper or woven in thread, making it a typographic experience that will change the way you view your ABCs.
Where: Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
When: Nov. 16–26, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday, noon–4 p.m.
What: Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i presents Fashion Friday at Sunset at The Butik, where you’ll be able to shop for bling from Pure Joy Hawai‘i, accessories from Sealove Boutique and clothing from Florencia Arias while munching on gourmet desserts from Pinwheel Hawai‘i. Oh, did we mention everything in The Butik will be 20 percent off? We’re in love.
Where: The Butik
When: Friday, Nov. 21, 4–8 p.m.
Details: Call 593-4484 for more information.
A Crown Affair
What: You may think you’re the queen of the beach, but no one has more of a stake to that claim than Miss Hawai‘i USA 2014 Moani Hara. Along with Miss Hawai‘i Teen USA 2014 Mariah Gosling, she’ll be crowning the Aloha State’s new 2015 queen bees, also called the “ambassadors of beauty and aloha.” And if that’s not enough royalty for you, Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee will be hosting the pageant.
Where: JW Marriott Ihilani Ko ‘Olina Resort and Spa
When: Sunday, Nov. 23, noon.
Details: For tickets or contestant information go to misshawaiipageant.com, or watch the pageant on KHON on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. or on The CW on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.
What: Yoga tends to bend you out of shape. Getting your body into those configurations? Let's just say it's going to be a stretch. You need some musical motivation to get you in the mood. Attend Power Yoga Hawai'i's Poses emPOWER, an all-day festival featuring yoga classes set to live music by artists such as DJ Neil Armstrong and Taimane Gardner. Talk about zen. As a bonus, there will be outrigger and stand-up paddle board classes as well. Get ready to limber up!
Where: The Modern Honolulu Hotel, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.
When: Sunday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Details: Go to poweryogahawaii.com to register.
Who: Owlette Hawai‘i
Deal: 40 percent off clutches and 20 percent off pearl bangles
When: Through Saturday
Deal: 20 percent off entire site with code KIELE20
When: Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23
Who: Rebecca Minkoff
Deal: 70 percent off select styles
When: Through Friday
Who: Club Monaco
Deal: 30–50 percent off select styles
When: Through Sunday
Who: American Eagle Outfitters
Deal: 25 percent off clearance items
Deal: 25 percent off sale items with code MORESALE14