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

Weekend Picks - March 20, 2014

Home Sweet Home
What: If you've never been to home decor and accessories shop Quince, now is the time—it's stocked with new goodies that owner Marissa Selders picked up in New York, just in time for the store's grand reopening party, along with PAD Hawaii and LIMB.
When: Friday, March 21, 5–8 p.m.
Where: 687 Auahi St.
Details: Free cocktails!

Buy, Buy Love
What: Ala Moana’s seventh annual Shop a Le‘a (which translates roughly to “the joy of shopping”) will feature a slew of fashion shows from big-hitters such as Diane von Furstenberg, bebe and Juicy Couture; special deals and discounts; in-store events; and gifts for shoppers, including an exclusive Shop a Le‘a tote by Kipling, yours with $300 in purchases. Enter for a chance to win a trip to New Zealand, check out the latest spring trends, take advantage of great deals, and just get happy celebrating shopping bliss with this weeklong festival!
When: March 17–23
Where: Ala Moana Center
Details: Find out more info here.

The Retro Show
What: Some of Barrio Vintage's never-before-seen pieces will come to light at the shop's fashion show tomorrow night, including psychedelic prints from the '60s and '70s (everyone's guilty pleasure). A reception with music by DJs Timo and Farley and cocktails kicks off the night, with an afterparty going until 2 a.m.
When: Friday, March 21, reception at 7 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.
Where: Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St.
Details: No cover, 21+ only. Learn more at barriovintage.com.

Enter to Win
VIP Status
What: Lei Chic and H&M are offering one lucky reader the chance to shop in the new Waikiki H&M (Hawaii's first) half an hour before the public opening next Thursday. As if that weren't enough, it comes with a $100 gift card. With H&M's low prices and fashion-forward items, that is a lot of brag-worthy goodies. Five other Lei Chic readers will also receive $100 gift cards, but they'll have to wait in line like everyone else.
When: Enter through Sunday, March 23, store opening on Thursday, March 27.
Where: Waikiki Business Plaza, 2270 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Enter here. H&M will also give out limited-edition totes to the first 500 shoppers on March 27, along with shopping passes worth $10–$500, and have special in-store opening offers.

How Sweet It Is
What: Georgie Pie, a sweet and savory scion of Let Them Eat Cupcakes, debuted a pop-up pie shop last month in FM Boutique's studio. This month, it returns to the cupcake shop with fresh, mouthwatering, homemade pies. Check Facebook for flavors.
When: Today and tomorrow, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: Slices or whole pies available. You can also call 531-2253 to order.

What: In PAD Hawaii's After{Work}Shop, you'll learn how to make a cool pendant light out of plastic spoons, as seen in our real estate makeover story.
When: Wednesday, March 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: 691 Auahi St.
Details: $30 covers supplies and a glass of champagne. Bring your own glue gun. Space is limited, so please register here.

What Goes Around Comes Around
What: Don't know what to do with last season's killer boots, now that the sun is shining and your feet are sweating? Don't let them get all dusty in the back of your closet until they're too gross to wear—they deserve a second chance. Donate them to Fashion Project, which is partnering with Nordstrom to collect new or gently used designer clothing, shoes and accessories. They'll resell the items, with 55 percent of proceeds going to the charity of your choice. If that's not enough of an incentive, you'll also receive a $40 Nordstrom gift card for every five qualifying items you donate.
Details: Check the website for qualifying brands and how to donate.

A Real Gem
What: Gemstones and jewelry from all over the world (seriously—Russia, Sumatra, Afghanistan, Australia, Lithuania, Poland … ) will be on display at the Sedona Crystals and Cupcakes Show and Sale. Certain stones and jewelry will be on sale between 50 and 75 percent off, but even if you can't afford a lavish necklace, you can enjoy homemade cupcakes and refreshments. Plus, there will be power stone readings from Lisa Among, personal essence recommendations from Jayme Jensen of Shanti Kai Hawaiian Essences, crystal pendulum dowsing with Pamela Johnson and crystal wire-wrapping demos.
When: Sunday, March 23, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Sedona store, Ward Centre
Details: Read more about the event online.

Wardrobe Update

Roberta Oaks just got a fresh, new batch of unisex aloha tees, brightly colored shirts with aloha-print pockets. Find them online and in her chinatown store, or email info@robertaoaks.com to request another size.

Save the Date
On the Market
What:The American Marketing Association Hawaii Chapter will recognize the Hawaii Fashion Incubator for Best Marketing of an Event at the Marketer of the Year Awards Luncheon. Hifi will the accept the award for its work on Hawaii Fashion Month in 2013. Congrats!
When: Thursday, April 10, 11:30 a.m–1:30 p.m.
Where: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
Details: RSVP by March 28 at amahawaii.org/moy. Email moy@amahawaii.org for more info.


Who: The Firm: HNL
Deal: 20 percent off online with code "SPRINGBREAK20"
When: Through Sunday

Who: Mila Bikinis
Deal: 20 percent off online with code "SPRING20"