Weekend Picks – March 27, 2008


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

Rise and Stretch
You give: An hour or so when you’d normally be sleeping in.
Where: Lanikai Beach, Mokumanu Street access, Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
You get: A sunrise vinyasa flow yoga session with Leah Distad, owner of Kailua’s Koa Yoga, plus a homemade breakfast – Distad offers coffee, tea and fruit plus something she’s baked herself, such as bagels or zucchini or banana breads, as well as fresh fruit, granola and yogurt.
More info: 808.780.8544 or www.koayoga.com. Class is $15. Bring a mat, beach towel and dress for cool beach conditions.

Give, Then Get
You give: Your old clothes – both yours and your kids’
Where: Ward Center ’s Red Pineapple, right now through April 21
You get: With your donation, receive 10 percent off of anything in the store ­(not a huge discount, we know, but Red Pineapple never has sales).
Why: Kids’ clothes are going to an orphanage in Africa that one of the store’s employees works with; Red Pineapple will sort and distribute the rest to give to local agencies such as PATH, Domestic Violence Action Center , The Red Cross and Dress For Success.
More info: 808.593.2733 or www.redpineapple.net

Get, Then Give
You get: Deals and bargains from a Fashionista’s Market mini-sale, including all the clothes, bags and accessories the Fashionistas have in their inventory.
Where: The Wedding Café at Manoa Marketplace, Sunday from 10 to 2
You give: Fashionista’s Market and the Wedding Café will do the giving for you – 20 percent of all sales (from the FM sale and all food and merchandise at Wedding Café too) will go to the teen program at the Domestic Violence Action Center .
More info: 808.988.1005 or love@theweddingcafe.net

Shop & Spa
You get: All kinds of beauty and shopping steals: clothes and accessories from the roving sample sale Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, makeup lessons and product demos with Jane Iredale cosmetics, brow waxes for $8 and lip waxes for $5, and 20 percent off Yon Ka spa and body products, plus complimentary desserts and refreshments.
Where: Touch Mini Day Spa and Beautigoddess Shop, 619 Kapahulu Ave., suites 207 & 208; Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.
You give: Just a heads up that you’ll be there.
More info: RSVP to Touch Mini Day Spa, 808.732.5456 or touchminidayspa@gmail.com