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

Weekend Picks - November 21, 2013

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In a Pinch
A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays returns with an entire warehouse full of unique retail offerings, plus food and drink vendors. Pick up great holiday gifts from designers like Tidepool Love, Gillia, a.wattz, Miemiko and Pure Joy Adornments. Or just make them yourself via fun, new DIY workshops like LIMB's stitch-n-print handbags, Bead Gallery's bracelet and necklace kits and Bevy's holiday crafted cocktails.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St.
Details: Free admission, prices vary per workshop, full schedule here. Free parking available in the former Comp USA lot and 555 South St.

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Scents Packing
Good news! You've now got until Monday to enter to win every single new product from Essence of Beauty's luxe bath and body line plus a $25 CVS/pharmacy gift card! Pamper and protect skin with nourishing passion flower seed oil, antioxidant-filled rice bran oil and vitamins C and E in four new master-crafted fragrances (like bright, juicy In the Tropics, shown right) and a moisture-rich shea butter collection.
When: Ends Monday at 5 p.m.
Details: Click here to enter. Essence of Beauty is available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores. For more information, visit essenceofbeauty.com and follow CVS Beauty Club on Facebook and Twitter.

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What a Relief
Two tasty events are raising money for Typhoon Haiyan relief. Up first, dozens of eateries and local businesses team up for Chefs of Hope (the impressive lineup includes Chef Chai, Alan Wong's, d.k Steakhouse, Mariposa, Morimoto, Roy's and Side Street Inn). The following night, Hy's Steak House hosts a three-course dinner with Filipino-inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Erwin Manzano, including adobo bone-in short rib and halo-halo.
When, Where and Details:

  • Chefs of Hope: Monday at 6:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center. Tickets cost $100 for individual grazing, $1,500 reserved seating for 10, available at the Blaisdell Box Office, Chef Chai or by phone at (866) 820-4553. [Flyer]
  • Hy's Steak House: Tuesday, first seating at 5:30 p.m., 2440 Kuhio Ave., $75 per person, tax and tip inclusive. Call (808) 922-5555 for reservations. [Facebook]

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Great Scott
Start picking out your favorites from the upcoming, limited-edition Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection. The lookbook, released this week, is brimming with glamorous, holiday-appropriate essentials: lace sheath dresses, brocade cigarette pants and sequined cardigans.
When: The collection hits stores on December 5.
Details: Preview video and sketches on BananaRepublic.com, lookbook posted on The Cut.

Glass Act
Learn how to make your own glass ornament at Island Glassworks. Each one-hour workshop starts with safety basics and an introduction to furnace work and ends with a unique additon to your holiday tree. Note: The glass gets really hot, so you'll need to wait 24 hours to pick up your creation.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 171-A Hamakua Dr.
Details: $30 per person, call 808-263-4527 or click here for more.

Hot Pop
FM Boutique hosts a Haute Holiday pop-up this weekend featuring Patty's Closet, Stella & Dot, Origami Owl, Couture Cases Hawaii and a Rodan + Fields' facial bar. Enjoy mini massages, giveaways and pupu while you shop (red carpet waffles, anyone?).
When: Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Yogur Story, 815 Keeaumoku St.
Details: Free admission, first 100 guests receive a free swag bag. More information here.


Who: Ki-ele
Deal: 20 percent off everything online with the code KIELE20FBBF, custom orders excluded.
When: Tomorrow only.

Who: Island Heritage, 94-411 Koaki St., Waipahu
Deal: Up to 75 percent off in its annual Holiday Warehouse Sale.
When: Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. [more]