Weekend Picks – February 2, 2012
Friday Night Highlights
What: Get ready to suddenly come down with a cold or come up with a reason to leave work early. February's First Friday is a big deal with steals, great shopping, a cool way to go corny for Valentine's Day, and of course complimentary drinks in many spots.
Fashionista's Market – starting at 11 a.m. – Grab a sign with messages such as "If I Were a Stalker, You'd be my Prey", pose in front of tacky decorations, and FM will mail your Valentine's Day photo card to your sweetheart. Score 10 percent off with your five dollar funny valentine purchase then browse jewelry for yourself at Bianca Iris' trunk show.
Roberta Oaks – starting at 10 a.m. – Buy one RO women or mens and take 20 percent off the second item.
Fighting Eel – 5 p.m. – See why Yasmin Dar's (yes, from tv) spiral rings (above left) are selling fast at a Yashi jewelry trunk show. To sweeten the deal, Gillia's holiday collection is going for 40 percent off.
Barrio Vintage – 5 p.m. – Dig through the biggest batch of vintage ever at Barrio (just brought in from a mainland trip) including anchor-adorned wedges, structured bags, playful tops, shoulder-dusting tassel earrings, and lots and lots of mens wear.
House of Aria – 5 p.m. – That's right, the favorite spot for fashionistas in Pearl City is having its first First Friday in its soon-to-be new shop on Bethel Street with cute picks and local designers Natto Lee and Noteworthy.
Florencia Arias – 5:30 p.m. – $20 bins full of finds by favorite Miki Nola (including pieces pictured right) and all Florencia clothing will be up to 50 percent off.
What Everyone's Buzzing About
What: Celebrate the first birthday of Beach Bum Cafe in signature style – with a cup of Hawaii-grown, fresh roasted, coffee brewed just for you at half price all day.
When: Friday, Beach Bum Cafe is open 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 1008 Bishop St. near HPU.
Details: Enter to win free Beach Bum t-shirts and bags and don't forget to try the tasty gluten-free whoopee cake and loaves or toothsome cheesecake cupcakes made by local bakers.
In the Pocket
What: Why wear your heart on your sleeve when Noteworthy's cool tees put it front and center. A limited run of the heart-shaped pocket t-shirts (extremely limited in women's sizes) will sell out the day they arrive so get there first.
Details: $40 when they land next Saturday, February 11. The doors open at 11 a.m.
What: Sip your way through some of Spain's finest wines while dining on tasty tidbits by Chef Russel Siu at Fujioka's Wine Time's first event of 2012.
When: RSVP by Monday for the dinner Friday, Feb. 10. 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: 3660 on the Rise, 3660 Waialae Ave.
Details: $65. Call 808.739.9463 or 808.625.8020 for reservations.
Ring in the New Gear
What: Waiting for new spring fashions doesn't have to leave you with the winter blues when you can scoop up Frankie B. jeans, Umee, Lucy Love, Escapada, Melissa shoes, and everything else at therapy. for 40 percent off.
When: Tomorrow through Sunday.
Where: therapy. boutique, Kahala Mall.
Details: Jewelry, and new shipments of Roberta Oaks and Indah are excluded. Visit therapy's Facebook page to start making your wish list or call 808.732.7222 for more information.
Coat of the Town
What: Wipe out the work of taggers and help clean up a Kaneohe park during a community service project that also serves lunch.
When: Saturday, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Kaneohe District Park, 45-660 Keaahala Rd.
Details: Paint, supplies, and a meal are provided. Call 808.235.7747 to sign up or for more information.
A Plan of Fashion
What: There's a creative genius somewhere deep, deep inside you and the HIFI Incubator will bring it out. Right now, the group that's assisted, inspired, and advocated Hawaii's fashion designers is raising money for its first permanent space. The Coop features a workshop, retail store, class space, and room for designer shows and you have just three weeks left to help create the spot for island style.
Details: Go to HIFI's fundraising page here. The Coop is scheduled to open in March (HIFI's already done amazing work inside!) at Ward Warehouse but you can start signing up for the first classes now online.