Weekend Picks – December 13, 2012

10 reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic
Photo courtesy: Honolulu Night Market

Night and Day
Kakaako will be busy this weekend with two major events, Honolulu Night Market and A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays. Both offer great shopping opportunities in a beautiful, refurbished warehouse with local designers and retailers (Andy South and LMS Boutique are the only vendors appearing at both events). A quick breakdown below:

  • Honolulu Night MarketAndy South, Bamboo Sky, Tiff’s Thrifts, Hound & Quail, LMS Boutique, B.E.A.D.S. HI, HRD LCK and Maiden Hell, OneOne Jewelry, LoveBurd Denim, Mamanu Kids, Petal & Piper, Organik, Loopty Loop by Taty, Perfectly Tarnished, 808 Urban, Kathy’s Bowties, One Shabby Chick. Plus: a fashion show styled by Summer Shiigi.
  • A Pinch of Salt – Andy South, It's Mine Baby, Diva Salon, Mamalani, LMS Boutique, Paiko, Opu Baby, Madre Chocolate, Noho Designs, HEX by Fetu, Imi Jewelry, Tidepool Love, Calvin & Susie, Miemiko Atelier, Community Boutique, Red Fin Bikes by Mark Fragale, Mojo Barbershop, Kahala Fresh, and Sweet Doughs.

When: Honolulu Night Market: Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Fashion show at 8:30 p.m. A Pinch of Salt: Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St., paid parking available at 555 South St.
Details: $5 admission for Honolulu Night Market (University of Hawaii students with valid ID get in free), details here. Free admission to A Pinch of Salt, details here.

Lei Chic O Come Mall Ye Faithful
Good news: you've got just 12 more days until Christmas. Bad news: you've got just 12 more days to finish (or start) your Christmas shopping. Lucky for you, Ala Moana Center will be staying open until 10 p.m. nightly to satisfy all your holiday shopping and dining needs. Plus, buy three Ala Moana Center Gift Cards and receive a little gift of your own – choose from a RuMe Tote, Nail Polish Quartet or Silver Keychain.
When: 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. through December 23.
Where: Ala Moana Center. Visit the Customer Service Center for Gift Cards and gift, across from Centerstage. Click here for details.

North (Shore) Star
Score 25 percent off Noelani Designs' entire collection when you stop by its booth at the Haleiwa Farmer's Market today. Don't miss new designs, keiki bangles, games, discount prizes and live music.
Where: Haleiwa Farmer's Market, Waimea Valley.
When: Today, 3-7 p.m.

Lei Chic
Scenes from last night's Pacifikology launch party.

Pop In and Say Hifi
Stop by Hifi COOP this weekend to peruse Pacifikology, a four-day pop-up featuring designs by Jeffrey Yoshida, watercolors by Paula Rath, fragrances by Kate Growney of Saffron James, a vintage collection from Janu Cassidy and Marla Musick, and more.
When: Today-Saturday, 12-8 p.m., Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Hifi COOP, Ward Warehouse, 2nd Floor.
Details: Click here for more information and a peek inside the shop.

Maya Goodness
Maya Bella Boutique is hosting a holiday jewelry trunk show featuring local lines Urban Sand, Midori Jewelry, Get Salty and Makai Jewelry. The first 25 guests will receive a swag bag with goodies and coupons from neighboring Kailua businesses.
When: Tomorrow, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Maya Bella Boutique, 35 Kainehe St., #105.
Details: Part of the night's proceeds will benefit Angel Tree Foundation. Plus, bring in gently used work attire for Women in Need and score 20 percent off your entire purchase. Details here.

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Dine and Wine
Take a break from shopping to sample the newest additions to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar's menu. The Waikiki eatery is offering up $10 lunch specials with a selection that includes three different paninis with salad, a mini loco moco, a watermelon and Caesar salad. There's also a full-sized loco moco with veal, pork and beef meatball patty, two eggs and mushroom marsala gravy, and white wine and red wine smoothies blended with fresh fruit.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. lunch service.
Where: Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar, Royal Hawaiian Center.
Details: $10 lunch specials, $15 loco moco, $10 wine smoothies (special price through January 15).

A reminder: Don't miss Geremy's Mens Pop-Up Shop at Collins & 8th tomorrow night. Details here.


Who: Lanikai Home+Style, 171-D Hamakua Dr.
Deal: 15 percent off everything in store during its annual Customer Appreciation Open House and Christmas Sale. Pupu and wine will be served.
When: Today, 5-7 p.m.

Who: Lily Lotus
Deal: Buy $100, get $20 off with the code GIFT100, buy $200, get $50 off with the code GIFT200. Offer valid on online purchases only.
When: Through tomorrow.