Weekend Picks – May 10, 2012

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City Sleeker

What: Fall in love with Loveizm, a brand-new high-end line from Lovelessizm and Lava Roses designer Richie Miao. Both men’s and women’s apparel collections feature Miao’s signature urban edge and asymmetrical hems, but with cleaner silhouettes and soft, high-quality silk-cotton blends and modals. Our picks: a motorcycle jacket with draped collar and removable zippered sleeves, and a sleek black shift dress with ruched shoulder detail.

Where: I AM., 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 111.

Details: Prices range from $150 to $500. Click through HONOLULU Magazine’s photo gallery of Loveizm’s debut fashion show.


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What: Impress Mom with a tantalizing meal at Royal Hawaiian Center. She’ll love Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar’s Mother’s Day brunch with macadamia nut-sour cream pancakes, eggs florentine and free 12-ounce jar of Executive Chef Nicola Sayada’s famous pomodoro sauce. Or treat her to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener’s petit filet mignon dinner with melt-in-your-mouth Junior’s New York cheesecake and “Chef Wolfgang” teddy bear. And if you want to go all out, Okonomiyaki Chibo offers a five-course Mother’s Day meal of teppanyaki, okonomiyaki or yakisoba.

When: Sunday. Contact individual restaurants for hours.

Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.

Details: Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar, $23, (808) 922-3400; Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, $49.95, (808) 922-3600; Okonomiyaki Chibo, $70 for two, (808) 922-9722. Free one-hour parking available with validation, then $1 per hour for the next 3 hours.

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Fit to Thrill

What: You love Calvin Klein’s classic minimalism, just not the designer price tag. Lucky for you, Macy’s is releasing Francisco Costa for Calvin Kein, an exclusive capsule collection of sleeveless wraps, colorblocked sheaths and belted maxis, strikingly similar to Costa’s runway line, for less than $200. While it’s not supposed to hit stores until May 15, we’ve already spotted some pieces online that you can snag for 10 percent off with the code MOM.

When: Select items available now. Full collection arrives Tuesday.

Where: Macy’s stores and online. Click here to shop now.

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Cast Away

What: Finally! A model casting call that doesn’t require you to be 15 and stick skinny. The Wilhelmina 30+ Model Search encourages women 30 and over in all shapes and sizes to apply. Prizes include a Wilhelmina contract, a fashion feature spread in O, The Oprah Magazine, a $1,000 Macy’s gift card, and a three-day all expenses paid trip to New York City.

When: Saturday, 3-7 p.m.

Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., Meeting Rooms #5 and 6, 2nd Floor.

Details: Click here for more details or to enter online.


Top Scotch

What: Explore the distinct flavors of high-end single malt scotches, like 15-year-old Dalwhinnie and 12-year-old Cragganmore, from Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii paired with an exclusive five-course menu of seared scallops, cacao-dusted lamb chops and malasada bread pudding.

When: Tonight, 6 p.m.

Where: Beachhouse at the Moana, The Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Ave.

Details: $85 per person, complimentary parking. E-mail John Hoffman for reservations.

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Raise the Bar

What: Turns out you really can learn everything online – in this case, how to be a great bartender – thanks to the newly-released digital edition of The Cocktail Handbook: Cool Drinks from Hawaii’s Hottest Bartenders. You’ll get six embedded how-to videos and a dozen new exclusive recipes in addition to the print edition’s 80-plus drink recipes from more than 20 local bartenders.

Details: $12.99. Click here to download on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Look for a release on the Barnes & Noble NOOK reader later this year.


To the Maxx, Take 2

What: T.J.Maxx’s second Hawaii store is now open at Pearl City Gateway. This location doesn’t have a Runway department, but designer labels will still be available throughout the store.

Where: T.J.Maxx, Pearl City Gateway, 1120 Kuala St.