Weekend Picks – June 14, 2012

Lei Chic


Ladies Choice

What: It’s all about girl power at First Lady: The Movement’s 3rd Annual Expo. More than 20 local female designers and vendors, like B. D’Angelo and Cassandra Rull, will showcase their latest fashion, jewelry and accessories for your shopping pleasure. As if you need another reason to leave work early tonight – the first 25 shoppers get a free Brandy Melville bracelet.

When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.

Where: YWCA Oahu’s Laniakea Courtyard, 1040 Richards St.

Details: $3 presale tickets online until 5 p.m., $5 at the door.


Lei Chic


Prize Possession

What: Enter to win a $350 shopping spree with a personal stylist and dinner for two, courtesy of Royal Hawaiian Center’s Summer Style Up Sweepstakes. Simply visit the Center’s Facebook page, click on the Summer Style Up Giveaway tab and fill out an entry form. Just do it quick! They’re already handing out daily prizes that include $25 gift cards and all-day parking passes.

When: Daily giveaways through next Thursday; grand prize giveaway next Friday.

Details: You must be a Hawaii resident with valid ID and at least 21 years old. One entry per person. Click here to enter.


Glass Supper

What: Pick up the phone. Right now. Morning Glass Coffee & Cafe is hosting its first-ever four-course dinner and, as of this morning, only six seats are left. The menu hasn’t even been finalized – owner Eric Rose is waiting to see what local ingredients he can acquire for the night – but expect a meal with Asian influences. Based on our addiction to his swoon-worthy sandwiches, we’re already sold.

When: Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Where: Morning Glass Coffee & Cafe, 2955 E. Manoa Rd.

Details: $35 per person. For reservations, call (808) 673-0065.

Lei Chic


Cinnamon Girl

What: Pieces from Lynn Sakutori‘s petite debut at Nordstrom flew out the door so fast last month, the store started a waiting list. This weekend, the local designer is back with twice as many styles and a new theme called “Cinnamon Story” (more about that here). Go early to meet Lynn and score first dibs on her new collection.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Nordstrom, Petite Focus, 3rd Floor, Ala Moana Center.

Details: For more information, call (808) 953-6100.


Bling It On

What: Gear up for summer with Lily Lotus Boutique’s beach bling blowout. Meet local jewelry designers Maya Papaya and Joelle Perry and score up to 30 percent off their beachy creations. Also, pick up fitted racerback tanks by One Hula Girl for 25 percent off.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Lily Lotus Boutique, 609 Kailua Rd., Suite 102.

Details: Buy an item from any featured designer and get 10 percent off everything else in store.

Lei Chic


Adult Swim

What: Score sultry swimwear by Maui native Tori Praver for up to 60 percent off in Gilt’s online Swim Shop and look haute all summer long. Pieces from the model-designer have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Elle and Vogue and worn by celebrities like Jessica Alba and Megan Fox.

When: Starting Friday at 6 a.m.

Where: Gilt.com

Details: Sign up now for free membership. You’ll get an email and link when the shop goes online. Our advice? Wake up early and start clicking right at 6 a.m. – styles and sizes sell out quickly.