Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - December 12, 2013
In Luu of Gifts
What: Sand People hosts celebrity designer Chan Luu with two special in-store trunk shows just in time for the holidays. Shop Luu's newest designs and score 15 percent off all regular-priced jewelry during the show.
When and Where: Tonight, 5-8 p.m., 600 Kailua Rd., and Saturday, noon-6 p.m., at Ala Moana Center.
Details: Call individual stores, 808-261-8878 (Kailua) and 808-955-8883 (Ala Moana).
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What: Not everyone is a material girl. Give the gift of helping the less fortunate with Nordstrom, New Balance and Shoes That Fit. Pick up a tag for $10 and the money will go toward a pair of New Balance shoes for a local keiki. (No one understands the importance of a nice pair of kicks better than your shoe-crazed friend.)
When: Through Christmas Eve.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, or Nordstrom Rack, Ward Village Shops.
Details: More on Shoes That Fit here.
Slink or Swim
What: San Lorenzo Bikinis' Haleiwa store holds its annual blowout sale this weekend with up to 80 percent off storewide, new arrivals included. Expect up to 60 percent off brands like L*Space, Mikoh, Acacia, Lolli, OndadeMar, Vix and Bettinis, $5-$25 bikini pieces, free gifts with purchases over $100 and special gifts for the first five shoppers.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 66-057 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Follow @sanlorenzo_oahu on Instagram for more.
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Merry and Ice
What: Spend your Sunday enjoying a designer sundae by pastry chef Aker Briceno. Choices include red miso ice cream with cornbread, honey and sour cherry sauce and frozen yogurt with apples and streusel.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or until supplies last.
Where: R/D, 691 Auahi St.
Details: Don't have a meltdown. Reserve a sundae here.
What: Decorate your own mini gingerbread house courtesy of Let Them Eat Cupcakes. You'll get everything you need (moral support included!) in this fun holiday workshop.
When: Sunday, one-hour slots between 1-4 p.m.
Where: 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: $30 per person, call 531-2253 to reserve your spot. Full details here.
What: Tickets to a free screening of the film "Top Star" are long gone, but if you still want to catch the Korean drama following the rise and fall of a talent manager-turned actor, try your luck in the rush line. Tickets that aren't claimed will be released on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the screening.
When: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hawaii Theatre
Details: Watch the trailer here.
Exclusive discount! Get 15 percent off everything at Lily Lotus Boutique through Christmas Eve with the code LEICHIC15, in store and online. 609 Kailua Rd. #102 and LilyLotus.com.
Mingle All The Way Host:
Holiday shop parties and trunk shows around town
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Perks: Local food and retail vendors including Andy South, Hound and Quail, Otaheite Hawaii, Kira Hawaii, Puppy Love Hawaii, Happy Town Hawaii, MB by Matt Bruening and Cassandra Rull, Love and Monsters, Monkeypod Jam and Hiilani A Baby Story. Workshops at Quince, Pad Hawaii, Paiko and Bevy.
Notes: Full event lineup here. Free parking in the former Comp USA parking lot, 555 South St. and on the street.
Host:Pinch of Salt for the Holidays, 683 Auahi St.
Host: Noelani Studios, 66-437 Kamehameha Hwy.
When: Tomorrow, 6-9 p.m.
Perks: 20 percent off all Tiare Hawaii, Gaya and all jewelry, light pupu and refreshments.
Notes: Dressy attire encouraged.
Host: Maya Bella, 111 Hekili St. Suite 111
When: Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Perks: Trunk show with Malama Baby, Anchor My Love, Kane Clothing Co., Florencia Arias and more, cocktails, dessert bar and giveaways. First 25 guests get a Christmas swag bag.
Notes: Donate an unwrapped toy or $20 to Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter and get 50 percent off one regular-priced item. Full details here.
Who: Calypso St. Barth, Royal Hawaiian Center
When: Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Perks: 10 percent off everything (some exclusions apply), cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, hosted by Dr. Nancie Caraway.
Notes: Ten percent of all sales to benefit Project Kealahou. RSVP here.
Host: The Myxx Studios, Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave. #403
When: Tomorrow, 5:30-8 p.m.
Perks: Trunk show featuring Kahulalea, LeaLea Designs, Haunani Creations, Kalapaki Girl Dezigns, Lealea Jewelry, Nature Girl and Hello Makana with salon services by The Myxx Studios and mini massages by Olanialii Massage.
Notes: Park in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Century Center, $5 flat rate after 5 p.m.
- Allison Izu, Collins & 8th, Summer Style, Rumi Murakami and Plan Z have teamed up to form The Cut Collective, a manufacturing and shared workspace for designer entrepreneurs. Stop by their open house this weekend to check out the new digs and shop their goods with special markdowns. Saturday, 10 am.-4 p.m. Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Dr. Suite 192.
- Hippy Chic is going on Kickstarter to expand its Hero belt project in other markets. Stop by the launch party in Kailua to learn more, shop local vendors and enjoy refreshments. Sunday, 7-9 p.m., Black Cat Salon, 25 Maluniu Ave.
Deal: 30 percent off all gift sets, buy two get one free on select cleansing foams, cleansing creams and hand creams.
Who:THEFACESHOP, all locations
Who: Nina Kuna Designs
Deal: 10 percent off everything online with the code HOLIDAY2013.
When: Through Sunday.
Who: Maui Soap Company
Deal: 20 percent off all organic coconut oil soaps online.