Weekend Picks – Saturday, January 07, 2012

Lei ChicWatch
On the Tail
Pack water, sunscreen, binoculars and kick off the most active season for humpback whale watching in the islands. On Maui, the Pacific Whale Foundation launches weekly cruises and volunteers in three locations will help people spot the majestic creatures. On Oahu, check out the seaside locations where the even the experts do their counts or get up close online with an encounter that had workers at Honolulu Harbor buzzing.
When: Peak viewing is January through early April.
Details: Read more about the whales, get tips on seeing them, or learn how to volunteer for the ocean count dates at the end of the month on Hawaii’s Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s website.
Photo: Chad King / Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Lei ChicRead
The Devil Wears Prada – The Blog
A room with a view in Paris, 70 balloons, and a gigantic rip in a Gaultier gown are just three reasons to browse the real-life stories of your dream job – a fashion assistant at a major magazine.
Details: The first Diary of an Anonymous Fashion Assistant just debuted on Fashionista.com – and we want more.

Batteries Park
Gather up your used cell phone, batteries, television sets, magazines, tires, and anything else you rung out with the old year and recycle them at the annual clean-up event in Windward Oahu.
When: Today, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Waimanalo Beach Park
Details: Check Hui Hawaii’s website for the full list of accepted items.

Lei ChicAnticipate
Coming Soon

January 16– Parsons style guru Tim Gunn joins interior designer Ty Pennington, celeb trainer Harley Pasternak, and financial, health, and relationship experts on the new motivational ABC show The Revolution. Debuting at 1 p.m. in Hawaii, the daily program will also showcase a different woman’s weight loss story every week ending with a big reveal on Friday.
February– Rachel Zoe adds two new (and secret) lines to her current clothing, handbags, and shoe collections. Dare we guess eyewear could be on the way?
February 5 – Jason Wu’s collection for Target arrives and judging from the buzz over new sneak peek photos (left) don’t count on the structured, ladylike pieces to stick around.

Drift Boutique, 3434 Waialae Ave. #4
Deal: Wear a Drift t-shirt and receive 30 percent off of any one piece of clothing. Spend $150 and receive a free gift.
When: Today only. Drift is open 1 – 6 p.m.

Who: BCBG Max Azria, Waikele Premium Outlets
Deal: An additional 50 percent off all clothing.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Noelani Designs.com
Deal: An additional 15 percent off all sale items with code DAZZLE.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Forever21, various locations
Deal: Buy one, get one free.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Kahala Mall
Deal: Sidewalk sale deals include spend $25 and receive at $5 gift card at SoHa Living, 50 percent off everything in front of Adore, and 50 percent off many items at therapy.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Ann Taylor, various locations.
Deal: 40 percent off everything in store and online with code NEWYEAR.