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

Weekend Picks - November 14, 2013

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One Rack Mind
Nordstom Rack's new store in Ward Village Shops officially opened its doors this morning. We spotted the same discounted name brand offerings as the old location, a larger men's selection downstairs and great beauty gift sets for holiday, though, sadly, not much in home goods. The 45,000-square-foot space also has fewer cash registers, opting for more merchandise and green-shirted employees to conduct mobile checkouts throughout the store (though you need to find one carrying the proper device). Other bonuses include on-site alterations and an iPhone app that notifies you when new styles arrive.
Where: 1170 Auahi St.

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Wishful Thinking
Unique holiday gifts abound in Nordstrom's newest pop-up installation, 4U: Brite Lites_Gift City, from stocking stuffers to designer exclusives including Kidrobot toys (left), Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 cameras, Louis Ghost Chairs by Kartell and actual Fiats. The shop itself is decked in metal shelving, chain-link fences, colored fluorescent lights and acrylic mirrors. According to designer Rafael de Cárdenas, "This is what I'd like Santa's workshop to look like."
When: Tomorrow through January 3 with an opening party on Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, 2nd Floor
Also: Don't forget to register for Nordstrom's Beauty Trend Show to get fall and holiday tips from top experts at NARS, Smashbox, Chantecaille, SK-II and more this Saturday (full details here). Your $20 ticket is redeemable toward any cosmetics purchase of $20 or more on the day of the event. Plus, sign up for a free one-on-one consultation, grab an exclusive tote bag loaded with beauty samples, and take home a gorgeous black tray with a fragrance purchase of $125 or more.

Take the Cake
Take a bite out of Let Them Eat Cupcakes' delicious Christmas countdown. Starting today, the bake shop will offer a different holiday-flavored cupcake every day for the next 25 business days. We've already marked our calendars for pumpkin cheesecake (November 26), peppermint mocha (December 12) and sticky toffee pudding (December 17).
When: Today-December 21, starting at 10 a.m.
Where: 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: Full holiday menu here. Cupcakes start at $3.25, available while supplies last. Call (808) 531-2253 to place an order.

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Come to Light
Stop in PAD Saturday night and learn how to make your very own mason jar light. A $25 fee covers all supplies and a light extension.
When: Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
Where: 685 Auahi St. Suite D
Details: Get more information and register online here.

Party Time
Olive and Oliver Men's Shop throw a double birthday bash (Olive turns five, Oliver turns one) tomorrow night with 10 percent off both shops, a De La Mer jewelry trunk show, raffle prizes and food from Camille's on Wheels.
When: Tomorrow, 5-8 p.m., with all-day trunk show
Where: 43 and 49 Kihapai St.

A Store is Born
In4mation opens its new McCully store this Saturday with signature urban streetwear plus a new pop-up shop featuring the hip-hop collective Odd Future. Stop in for a special meet-and-greet with the group and pick up an exclusive collaboration T-shirt.
When: Saturday. Meet-and-greet starts at noon.
Where: 2009 S. King St.
Details: Follow @in4mation_mccully on Instagram for updates.

Wardrobe Updates

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  • Party on Lawn 5, a new pop-up store featuring trendy, affordable women's clothes and accessories, is now open in Royal Hawaiian Center in the former White Tag space.
  • Isabel Marant for H&M is now shoppable online after shutting down H&M's website earlier this morning.
  • Starting Saturday, Kahala Mall will offer $6 valet service outside Macy's Men's store. Valet will be available weekends during mall hours and daily from December 14-24.

Wave Hello
Meet pro surfer Bethany Hamilton and get the chance to pre-order her new signature sandals by footwear company Cobian with braided straps, outsoles featuring Hamilton's photo and inspirational quote, and a flower metal strap pin. Purchases also come with a free DVD of "Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story."
When: Monday, 5-6 p.m.
Where: Island Sole, Ala Moana Center
Details: Proceeds benefit Friends of Bethany, a non-profit that supports shark attack survivors and traumatic amputees.

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Have a Ball
Witness top beach volleyball athletes from the U.S., China and Canada compete at the Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge. Three-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings will be competing with teammates April Ross, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal. Matches are free to watch from the beach, though for a more personal experience, Hilton Hawaiian Village offers a $150 VIP spectator package which includes an athlete meet-and-greet and luau.
When: Opening ceremonies begin Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
Where: Duke Kahanamoku Beach fronting Hilton Hawaiian Village
Details: Full schedule posted here. VIP packages can be purchased at the Luau Ticket Desk in the hotel lobby or by calling (808) 949-4321.

Do North
Road trip to Discover North Shore for a free festival featuring farm-to-table cuisine provided by local farms and chefs, vendor booths and a fashion show. Stay for a concert with Fiji, Nesian N.I.N.E. and Ooklah the Moc, and end with afterparties at Surfer, The Bar and North Shore Kula Grille.
When: Saturday. Festival 3-6 p.m., concert 6:45-9:30 p.m., afterparty 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Turtle Bay Resort
Details: $25 concert, $75 concert and afterparty. More information and tickets here.


Who: Starbucks
Deal: Buy one holiday drink, get one free.
When: 2-5 p.m. daily through Sunday.

Who: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
Deal: 20 percent off all clothing.
When: Through Saturday.

Who: Sunny Hawaii, Gentry Pacific Design Center, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy.
Deal: Annual holiday sample sale with handbags from $5-$25, jewelry, watches and $25 men's designer Aloha shirts.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Who: Tamara Catz, 83 Hana Hwy. in Paia, Maui
Deal: Annual sample sale with merchandise up to 50 percent off, plus pupu, champagne, models and live music.
When: Tomorrow, 4-9 p.m.