Weekend Picks – September 13, 2012

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Sweet Spots

What: Act fast to snag a spot in Madre Chocolate‘s cacao farm and chocolate factory tour this weekend (it normally sells out weeks in advance). You’ll start on the lush fields of Kahuku Farms to see how cacao pods are grown, harvested and fermented. Then, after lunch, meet back at Madre Chocolate’s Kailua shop to roast, crack and winnow the cacao for sumptuous chocolate drinks, bars and dips.

When: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Where: Kahuku Farms, 56-800 Kamehameha Hwy., and Madre Chocolate Shop, 20A Kainehe St.

Details: $40. Transportation and lunch not included. Tickets available online (scroll down to the tour listing).


Cole Mining

What: Stop by Cole Haan for an exclusive in-store fall shopping event. Say you’re there for the VIP event, then nibble on refreshments and sweets while scoring 25 percent off your entire purchase, LunarGrand styles excluded.

When: Tonight, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Cole Haan, Ala Moana Center.

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Working Girl

What: Help bebe celebrate the launch of its career-chic fall collection. Start the party online by watching Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi style six female executives. Then head in store to enjoy music, refreshments and live models while you shop special discounts.

When: Tonight at 6 p.m.

Where: bebe, Ala Moana Center and Royal Hawaiian Center.

Details: $25 off $150 purchases, $50 off $250 purchases, today only. Download a coupon here or shop online with the code STYLED4SUCCESS.


Show Time

What: Be the first to view Noelani Design‘s newest pieces, including adjustable Sunrise necklaces with delicate chalcedony healing stones, and score 10 percent off the entire collection.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130.

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Shell Out

What: Local designer Sonya Monique unveils a brand new collection of jewelry at “The Adaptation of Shells” trunk show. Pen shells, African copper, African brass beads, 14k gold fill and sterling silver create her striking signature look. Shop dainty earrings or elaborate necklaces, then be on the lookout for matching bracelets, coming soon.

When: Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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

Details: $100-$150 earrings, $175-$500 necklaces. Click here for more information.


Don’t be a Teas

What: Sip on a selection of soothing teas while savoring vegan sandwiches, salads and scones made by macrobiotic chef Leslie Ashburn. Bring your favorite tea cup and share your story behind it.

When: Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Where: Baby aWEARness, Manoa Marketplace.

Details: $25. Tickets available online.

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On a Whimsy

What: 19th and Whimsy‘s fall collection is now in stores with new seahorse ombre and mahi prints mixed with metallic sheens and bright knits. You’ll find swingy tops and tanks, a purple maxi with braided hem and gauzy lurex racerback dresses with removable cowl neck scarves.

Where: Basique Threads, Ward Warehouse; LMS Boutique, 2909 Lowrey Ave.; and Pineapple County, 342 Lewers St.

Details: Look for the collection on 19th and Whimsy’s Etsy shop next week.