Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events
Weekend Picks – March 13, 2014
What: Now that the rain has finally stopped (knock on wood), you're ready to get back to the beach. San Lorenzo Kailua's annual blowout sale is the biggest one the bikini shop has, with everything on sale up to 80 percent off. That includes up to 60 percent off designer bikinis and pieces as low as $10, plus free gifts with purchases over $100.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Where: 130 Kailua Road
Details: Find more information on Facebook.
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Luck of the Stylish
What: While everyone's packing into the Irish bars like sardines, spend your St. Patrick's Day at Royal Hawaiian Center. Watch the parade along Kalakaua Avenue, shop for green goodies at dozens of stores (lest you get pinched), sip drinks on special at Doraku, Five-0 Bar & Lounge, Il Lupino and PF Chang's, and hear Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii in the Royal Grove. You'll be feeling lucky in no time.
When: Monday, March 17. Parade starts at noon, Celtic Pipes and Drums at 5–5:30 p.m.
Where: 2201 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Visit royalhawaiiancenter.com for more.
Save the Date
Heaven & Magic
What: H&M is finally opening in Hawaii with a 31,000-square-foot store in Waikiki. Clear your day now so you can be one of the first 500 shoppers in the door and score a limited-edition tote bag and an Access to Fashion Pass, worth $10–$500.
When: Thursday, March 27, noon
Where: Waikiki Business Plaza, 2270 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Store hours will be 10 a.m.–11 p.m. daily. Call (855) 466-7467.
What: It's UH Manoa's Costume Museum Week, with the highlight happening this Sunday: an exhibition of donated garments with the theme "Grand Affair." Students from the Costume Museum Management class selected one-of-a-kind pieces from the 1940s–1980s, such as this pink 1950s sleveless dress— designed locally by Maria Benson and made of organza with gold embroidery with an acetate lining. The event also features a gift shop with crafts, clothing, fashion books and tote bags for sale.
When: Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Exhibition in Miller Hall, room 101, gift shop in Miller 112 (open through March 19)
Details: Admission is free. Visit UHM Costume Museum on Facebook for more.
Join the Kult
What: Pool party? Check. Fashion show? Check. DJs? Check. Giveaways? Check. Kult Rebellion's launch party, which upgrades the apparel brand from an Etsy shop to its own website, has it all, and then some—stick around for the afterparty at Surfer, The Bar.
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.–1 a.m.
Where: Turtle Bay Resort
Details: Find more information here.
What: While you're at Kahala Mall's Unlock Your Style event, stop by the Style Lounge, where you can shop HONOLULU Magazine fashion stylists Stacey Makiya's and Brie Thalmann's picks for the season. Don't you want to see how stylists dress?
When: Saturday, noon–3 p.m.
Where: Kahala Mall, Center Stage
Details: Learn more about the event here.
Who: Eden in Love
Deal: Buy two accessories, get one free
When: Through Monday
Who: Rebecca Beach
Deal: 30–75 percent off in the Kaimuki studio
When: Today and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
What: The soft opening of FM Boutique's online store means you can snag select merchandise without having to deal with parking downtown. We call that a win.
Details: In honor of the opening, shipping is $4 for all orders.
Design for Design
What: Bernina's Faceplate Face-off pits 10 sewing machine faceplate designs, created by industry experts, against each other in a Facebook battle for two coveted spots on the 2015 Bernina 350 Special Edition sewing machine. Fans can vote for their favorite once daily, and one lucky voter will be randomly selected to win a B 350 SE with the design that garners the most votes.
When: Voting begins Monday, March 17, 5 a.m. HST, and ends April 14, 7:59 p.m.
Details: To vote, you must like Bernina USA on Facebook. Designs were created by Alex Anderson, Heather Bailey, Pat Bravo, Luke Haynes, Amanda Murphy, Tula Pink, Camille Roskelley, Jane Sassaman, Angie Steveson and Ricky Tims.