Weekend Picks – August 11, 2011

Lei ChicShop
Setting the Stage
The Design Center becomes a shopping center when favorite boutiques Bamboo Sky, The Butik, Sas N Sol, and House of Aria join forces with Pure Joy's lovely accessories and mens lines Noteworthy and Crooks & Castles. Add on threading by The Waxing Co., beauty bar by Bella Torre Academy, and feather extensions and we bet you'll be feel sassy enough to rock the nearby dance floor until midnight.
When: Tomorrow. 6 – 9 p.m. The after party ends at midnight.
Where: Stage, Honolulu Design Center
Details: Click here for more information on facebook.

Shoot from the Sip
Sample the latest bottles from Napa Valley's Mansfield Wines brought here by Richard and Leslie Mansfield themselves. Among their pours is a new coconut-flavored wine.
When: Tomorrow, 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: HASR Wine Co., 31 N. Pauahi St.
Details: Read more about Mansfield Winery on its website or call HASR for more information, 808.535.9463.

Lei Chic Read
Ready to be Zine
Get out of your Cosmo, inStyle, Vogue cycle with free reads of fresh new zines. D.C.-based The Runcible Spoon peppers its cut-and-paste (really) articles on food with recipes straight from folks like Louis Armstrong's family. Or take a breathing break with Kinfolk, a zine dedicated to downtime complete with gorgeous photography, quotes from Henry David Thoreau and Winnie the Pooh, and sections devoted to celebrating for parties of one, two, and three or more.
Details: Click here to sate your hunger with The Runicible Spoon, or take a time out here with Kinfolk.

Lei Chic Photograph
A Walk You'll Remember
Get a bird's eye view of some of the most beautiful spots on Oahu with the Sierra Club's Photography Hike. The two-mile trek is easy enough for beginners and moves at a snail's pace so you have ample time to capture panoramic views of Kawaninui Marsh and the Koolau vistas.
When: Sunday, 8 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Church of the Crossroads in Moiliili. Then you'll caravan to the trail on the Windward side.
Details: Reservations are required. Call John Shimogawa 808.227.9925, Stan Oka 808.429.9814, or Clyde Kobashigawa 808.262.6092.

Discount Divas
Divalicious marks one year of dressing up Aina Haina with free mini manis, feather extensions, mini massages, and a little present for shoppers – anywhere from 20 to 40 percent off when you check out.
When: Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Divalicious, 850 West Hind Dr. Suite 111
Details: "Like" Divalicious on facebook and if it reaches its goal, score 40 percent off at the celebration.

Off the Web
Getting any work done is a beach when you're websurfing all day long. Keep Me Out lets you set your own limit (let's say checking facebook once every hour) then if you try to click through earlier, you'll be sent instead to a countdown clock and graph displaying the depth of your addiction.
Details: Start keeping everyone (except Lei Chic of course) out here.

Picture This
Sharpen your drawing skills, or don't, at the first Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School session in Honolulu – the theme is TikiTime featuring live models from Cherry Blossom Cabaret. Win prizes for non-high brow categories such as best drawing with a nondominant hand. Art supplies and alcohol are BYO.
When: Sunday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: ARTSmith, 1109 Maunakea St.
Details:$7 if you're just drawing, $10 if you plan to drink.

Seeing Green
Help recreate a Native Hawaiian Dry Forest by clearing invasive brush then planting native Hawaiian trees.
When: Saturday, meet at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Cultural Learning Center at Kaala in Waianae. Click here for directions.
Details: Children under 10 years old will not be allowed. Wear closed-toe shoes, work clothes, and bring a bottle of water. Call 808.696.4954 for more information or click here to learn more about the Kaala Farm.