Weekend Picks – August 7, 2008


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

In Good Taste
Bring your own bottle to Vino’s Beaujolais tasting, and learn how to appreciate this especially food-friendly wine. Your bottle choice has to be minimum $20 and wrapped or bagged so the label is hidden. Reservations are a must.
When: Friday, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Vino, Restaurant Row.
Details: Make reservations at 808.524.8466

Princess Find
What: A rare public sale at the private Royal Vintage boutique – a literal princess’s closet, with secondhand items worn by Italian royalty (and Hawai‘i residents) Azzura and Yanna Alliata.
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A Sample Kinda Life
What: Fashionista’s Market is having another blowout sale this weekend, with reloaded merchandise of summer dresses and designer denim, all at 75 percent off retail.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cupola Theater, second floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
Details: Check out www.fashionistasmarket.com for more info.

What: Betsey Johnson
s eponymous label celebrates 30 years of young, playful fashion. Drop by the two Hawai‘i boutiques to check out the limited edition anniversary pieces and the new Vintage Collection. Plus, enter a raffle for a T-shirt autographed by Betsey herself.
When: Tonight, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Betsey Johnson boutiques, Ala Moana Center and Wailea Shops on Maui
Details: Call the boutiques for more info: Ala Moana, 808.949.3500 or Maui, 808.891.1135.

What: Three chef’s selections and a cocktail for $18 during Nobu’s new pau hana service. Based on the Italian tradition of light appetizers served gratis with pre-dinner drinks, the service, called Aperitivo, is only offered here and at Nobu Milano.
When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays.
Nobu Waikiki, Waikiki Parc Hotel
Details: Call the restaurant at 808. 237.6999

Beyond the Call
What: Need to break a date? Or give your boss a quick update on the meeting you just left – but don’t want to talk? Use the new Slydial service to have your call routed directly to their voicemail. They’ll never even hear it ring.
When: Anytime
Details: Get more info at www.slydial.com

Art from Scratch
What: Check out works by LA photographer Carl Lindstrom and abstract painter Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides and watch both create live art on blank surfboards at Wyland Waikiki’s Art on the Avenue reception. Nibble on pupus from Spada Restaurant and wash it down with something from the wine and martini bar.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Wyalnd Waikiki Hotel, 400 Royal Hawaiian Avenue
Details: $30 per person. Call 808.478.2985 for more info.