Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - February 6, 2014
What a Teas
What: Moana Surfrider executive chef Ryan Loo just revamped The Veranda's entire afternoon tea menu to include unique scrumptious bites like a goat cheese gougere, or savory pastry puff, filled with prosciutto, red onion and arugula, and a chili garlic chicken and pork pate sandwich garnished with slivers of pickled hearts of palm, papaya and radish. For the sweet tooth: start with the buttery crisp macadamia nut nougatine cookie in the new dessert offerings.
When: Daily, noon-3 p.m.
Where: 2365 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Veranda Tea Service $34, Moana Classic Tea Service $40, First Lady Tea Service $48. For reservations, call 808-921-4600.
Slink or Swim
What: Allure Swimwear just added sleek, new pieces from Tori Praver's Resort 2014 swim and apparel collection to its racks – a flirty ruffle Gina bikini set, elegant Ashwood lounge pant and macrame-accented Wavecrest one-piece.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center
Details: $198-$255, call 808-926-1174 for more.
One Fit Wonder
What: If you enjoyed our New Year's resolution fitness tips, take your routine one step further with the first chapter of Get with the Program. Personal trainer and Fitness HI founder Ryan Pang is sharing it exclusively with Lei Chic readers (thanks, Ryan!).
Details: Download the chapter here.
What: One reason to hit Punahou Carnival this weekend: to check out its famous art gallery. Another reason? For the first time ever, the carnival is also bringing back several popular T-shirt designs from years past, touting classic must-haves like haku lei, malasadas and mango chutney (also known as reasons three, four and five).
When: Tomorrow and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Punahou School
Details: Carnival gear will be available at the merchandise tent. Map and more info here.
Look for Marc Jacobs to make major changes to, well, pretty much everything about Marc Jacobs. W Magazine has the details.
Clutch and Go
What: Kahulalea's new 2014 leather collection, which made its debut at Japan Fashion Week last month, is now available in Honolulu – bold, vintage aloha fabric accented with a premium leather bottom and wristlet strap, gold metal tag and pink satin lining.
Where: First Break Waikiki, Sheraton Waikiki, and Waikiki Beach Boy, The Royal Hawaiian
Details: $150 each, click here for more.
Art and Soul
What: Julia Currier returns for another art showing at Barrio Vintage with an opening celebration and meet-and-greet during First Friday. This time, the Kailua artist has adorned the walls with ocean-inspired pieces in bold, saturated hues.
When: Opens tomorrow
Where: 1160 Nuuanu Ave.
Also for First Friday: Don't miss Let Them Eat Cupcakes' new chicken and waffle cupcake on sale at noon tomorrow. 35 S. Beretania St., 808-531-2253.
Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
Deal: 25 percent off all love and heart items, $14.99 Yes Dear T-shirts, $10 mini XO cupcake set, $18 Cake Works macaron pack in-store only
When: Through February 14.
Who: Lily Lotus
Deal: 15 percent off all online orders, sale items included, with the code SALE15 and free shipping on orders over $50
When: Ends 9 a.m. tomorrow
Who: Otaheite Hawaii
Deal: 25 percent off everything online with the code Love14.