Weekend Picks – November 03, 2011

Lei ChicSee
Picture This
Find an oasis off of busy Bishop Square with the opening of the Andrew Rose Gallery. The former Honolulu Magazine art writer, teacher, and artist's space is inviting, quiet, and the ideal frame for vibrant paintings by Noreen Naughton. You don't have to wait for tomorrow's grand opening. Stroll down Bishop street and Naughton's joyous work practically pops through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows.
When: Andrew Rose Gallery opens tomorrow, 6 – 9 p.m. Regular hours will be Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 1003 Bishop St. #120 just across from Hawaii Pacific University.
Details: Parking is available in the garage, the entrance is left off of Alakea Street just before Hotel Street. Call 599.4400 or e-mail mail@andrewrosegallery.com for more information.

Savings Grace
A $10 donation to local non-profit groups comes with a big bonus for you – savings at more than 100 stores and restaurants through Ward Centers through the weekend. Start out your Festival of Giving shopping spree with complimentary refreshments and mini massages, enter to win one of five $100 gift certificates to places like Nordstrom Rack and Ross Dress for Less, spin the Pepsi Prize Wheel for other prizes, then wrap it all up with free gift wrapping on site.
When: Tomorrow through Sunday.
Where: Ward Centers
Details: Find the full list of participating merchants and more information on the Festival of Giving on Ward Centers' website.


Ciao Again
While you're in the giving mood visit the new Dolce boutique which quietly opened its doors this week with new owners and a space double its original size packed with chic new lines, sleek jewelry, and playful accessories.
When: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.. Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Ward Centers, across from Red Pineapple.
Details: Receive 15 percent off everything in store with your Festival of Giving pass. Call 808.596.9436 for more information.

Rant and Crave
No need to get salty about your dessert options with Sweet Temptations new Late Night Snack flavor: vanilla bean cake with a caramel buttercream and sprinkled with chocolate-covered potato chip bits.
When: Available tomorrow.
Details: Prices are $28 for a dozen which will come with a surprise treat and $15 for half a dozen.E-mail your order to sweet.temptingtreats@gmail.com or text 1.808.228.6402.

Lei Chic Read
A Royal Bind
Pick up new local books for 20 percent off, meet the authors, then take opportunity of a rare chance to tour Queen Emma's Palace for free at the 6th Annual Book Day.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Queen Emma Summer Palace
Details: Free palace tours are 2 – 4 p.m. Call 808.595.6291 or e-mail info@daughtersofhawaii.org for information.

Tree and Clear
Celebrate Arbor Day and green up your garden with a free gardenia, hibiscus, ti leaf, or more than 20 other trees and shrubs being given away.
When: Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. until supplies last.
Where: Hawaiian Electric is giving away plants at six locations on Oahu. You can also get native Hawaiian plants in Ewa Beach, or mountain apple trees and pakalana at Leeward Community College.
Details: Get all the information on these locations and across the state on Arbor Day Hawaii's website.

Lei Chic Walk
TGIFF (Thank Goodness it's First Friday)
Stop by some of Lei Chic's favorite places for special shows and sales:
-At Fashionista's Market the newly in-store Wanko Wanko scarves and Drift clutches will be featured in a trunk show.
-Swing by Fighting Eel for new designs by Sonya Monique and A. Wattz jewelry.
-Super Citizen is hosting Organik's trunk show offering 20 percent off all items.
-MiSh MaSh Shop's vintage clearance sale means everything you can fit in a bag from selected bins will cost just $20 plus 20 percent off select other items.
When: Wanko Wanko and Drift's trunk show with complimentary wine is 4-8 p.m.
Sonya Monique and A. Wattz trunk show is 4 – 9:30 p.m.
The Organik trunk show with organic Deschutes beer is 5 – 10 p.m.
MiSh MaSh's sale with spiked lemonade with a donation is 5 – 9 p.m.
Where & Details: Find more information on each Facebook page.
Fashionista's Market – 1185 Bethel St.
Fighting Eel – 1135 Bethel St.
Super Citizen – 22 S. Pauahi St.
MiSh MaSh – 1164 Smith St.

Happy Anniversary to Three
Celebrations and shopping specials mark milestones for three local shops. RSVP now for men's store Noteworthy's bash at the Venue or Magnolia's party with sweets and wine, both are Friday night. Then Saturday, stop in at therapy boutique for a showcase of local designers, complimentary nibbles, and a special buy $100 in gift certificates and receive a $20 gift certificate free.
When, Where and Details: Get more information and RSVP on each store's Facebook page.
Noteworthy's first anniversary is Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the Venue, 1144 Bethel St.
Magnolia's first anniversary is Friday, 5 – 8 p.m. at Kahala Mall.
therapy boutique's second anniversary is this and next Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m. at Kahala Mall.