Weekend Picks – February 5, 2009


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

A Sweetheart Eel
The first look at Fighting Eel’s new spring collection at a one-time trunk show. Check out the Warhol-inspired banana print, plus other pieces from the collection designers Lan Chung and Rona Bennett describe as “Pop Art meets Spring Goddess.” Buy any of the items you like on the spot.
When: Sunday, 3 p.m.
Where: The Butik, 1067 Kapi‘olani Blvd (at Kamake‘e Street)
Details: Free and open to the public.

Pre-Valentine's Day Shop & Sip Party

What: Join Lei Chic and our co-hosts to sip aphrodisiac-inspired wines and nibble on pupus from Formaggio Grill Kailua, and browse the newest spring styles from ShopBlaineAshley.com

When: Tonight, 5 to 9 p.m.
Formaggio Grill Kailua (in the new private event space called The Gallery), 305 Hahani Street
Details: $14 per person for 2 glasses of wine and assorted pupus. RSVP to shop@blaineashley.com. Or just show up and bring your friends!

Royal Deals
What: Clearance time at the Royal Vintage Boutique means you can load up two big baskets full of your finds, and take them all home for $50.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Royal Vintage Boutique, 2615 Tantalus Drive
Details: Call 808.282.8703 for more info.

Smashing Fashion
What: A one-day-only Fashionista's Market sale, with all-new discounted designer tops, dresses and denim, plus a special "salvage" section of gently used designer duds pulled straight from owner Alyssa Fung's closet. (We always knew she kept the good stuff from her buying trips for herself!) Plus sip free Kai Vodka cocktails and check out booths from local designers as well.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Luana Hills Country Club, 770 Auloa Road, Kailua
Details: $3 for members, $7 for non-members. More info or become a member at www.fashionistasmarket.com

Art Me Up
What: Annual clearance sale at the Honolulu Academy of Art. Pieces of art from throughout the museum, as well as stationery, books and jewelry from the gift shop are on sale. All the proceeds directly benefit Academy programs.
When: Saturday through Tuesday
Where: Academy Art Center at Linekona, 1111 Victoria Street (between Beretania and King streets)
Details: Call 808.532.8700 for more info.

Picture This
What: Check out surf photographer Clark Little's images in recycled window pane frames. The images on display are from the February issue of Hana Hou. Plus shopping, free massages, cocktails, and pupus.
When: Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Mu‘umu‘u Heaven, 767 Kailua Road, Kailua
Details: Call 808.263.3366 for more info.

What Girls Like
What: Champagne, chocolate, lingerie, jewelry – who needs romance when you can have them all at Olive Boutique's Girls Night Out event? Plus, take 10 percent off new spring items in the store from Ella Moss, Free People, Kersh and other labels.
When: Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai Street (across from Hardware Hawaii), Kailua
Details: Call 808.263.9919 for more info.