Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 14, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Bourbon on Beretania
The Honolulu Art Academy is transformed into New Orleans with Cajun food, jazz music and decorative Spanish moss for Showcase 2008, the fundraiser benefitting the Academy's youth education programs. The restaurant lineup includes Buzz's Steakhouse, 12th Avenue Grill, and a rare appearance by Cajun chef Kevin Tate , formerly of Kevin's Two Boots, Heaven on Earth Spa Cafe and now a KCC culinary instructor.
Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Honolulu Art Academy, 900 S. Beretania Street
Just a few tickets are left. Seats are $85 per person and include all food and wine. Call 808.532.6099 or visit

Give Me A Ring

What: Discounts and free shipping on all rings made by local jewelry designer Heather Anne Nelson.
When: Through August
Where: Online only,

On Cloud Wine
What: Five-course dinner with wine pairings by Justin Vineyards. Appetizer, salad, entree, cheese course and dessert all come with a specially chosen, appropriate glass of vino (yes, that means five glasses of wine by the end of the meal).

When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: Morton's Steakhouse, Ala Moana Center
Details: The dinner is $135 all-inclusive, but reservations are a must. Call 808.949.1300.

Act Locally

What: Hundreds of locally-made gourmet food products, jewelry, and decorative arts and crafts are all together in one massive shopping venue at the Made in Hawaii Festival.
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 to 9; Sunday, 10 to 5.
Blaisdell Center
Details: Admission is $3. For more info, visit

Hit the Gas
What: Find out how much your daily driving actually costs you, calculated by local gas prices and the exact route you take. So you finally know if saving 5 cents a gallon at Costco is really worth the drive from across town.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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