Weekend Picks – November 17, 2011

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Out With the Gold, In With the Blues
Gift yourself with two special one-day only holiday shows by two local designers. Tonight denim dynamo Allison Izu unveils her first collection in two years (which you got a preview of at our pop-up boutique in September) with eats and drinks at the new Rakuen Lounge. True to form, the petites designer is cutting down her prices 30 percent for the event.
Then this weekend, take a shine to beach-beautiful Pua Hawaii jewelry, hand-dyed pareus, hair ties, and more by Lauren Hewett Caldiero while munching on treats from Town.
When & Where: Allison Izu – Tonight, 5 – 8 p.m., Rakuen Lounge, 1135 Bethel St.
Pua Hawaii – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Town, 3435 Waialae Ave.
Details: E-mail info@allisonizu.com for more information on tonight's event or go to her website for more information.
Go to Pua Hawaii's Facebook page or the newly redesigned website for a preview of Sunday's pieces.

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Delight Up Your Life
Line up for a buffet without all those pesky main dishes featuring homemade truffles, goat cheese cheesecake, chocolate pyramids and more by Pastry Chef Aaron Nakamatsu, formerly of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
When: Tomorrow, 6;30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Coffee Talk, 3601 Waialae Ave.
Details: Tickets are $25 in advance at Coffee Talk or $30 at the door. Call 808.737.7444.

Shower Power
Things are looking up overnight- way up as this is the best night to catch a glimpse of the Leonid Meteor Shower. At the peak early Friday morning you may glimpse up to 20 per hour.
Details: Get far away from city lights and let your eyes adjust to the dark for about 15 minutes. Find more viewing tips from National Geographic.

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Clothes Call
MikiNola boutique is back with a new selection of flowy tops, back-tastic dresses, Cassandra Rull, as well as jewelry by B. D'Angelo, Nattolee, and Pure Joy Adornments.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Pacific Center (above Shokudo), Suite 1450
Details: Take a look at some of the new arrivals on MikiNola's Facebook page.

All Show, No Zoe
Love him or hate him, Rachel Zoe's former assistant Brad Goreski launches his own show in January. Get a sneak peek of all his bow-tie/cardigan wearing glory in the just-released trailer.
Details: It's a Brad, Brad World debuts January 2 on Bravo.

Snap Happy
Stroll up to some of East Oahu’s most scenic vistas with an easygoing two-mile, photography-friendly hike up the Kamehame Ridge.
When: Sunday, meet at 8 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Church of the Crossroads, 2510 Bingham St.
Details:Requested donations are $5. You will need to sign a waiver and bring some supplies. Get all the information on the Sierra Club’s website then call 808.429.9814 or 808.262.6092 to make your reservations.

Tiny, Happy People
Play Chic-a-Boo with lines such as Ella Moss, Kissy Kissy, Babikini, Bebe Au Lait and more at the new Leloa Baby Boutique.
When: The store opens tomorrow, 5 – 8 p.m. Regular hours will be Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Ward Center near Z Pizza.
Details: Call 808.591.1000 or e-mail info@leloababycollections.com for more information.