Thursday, August 7, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 7, 2008

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

In Good Taste
Bring your own bottle to Vino’s Beaujolais tasting, and learn how to appreciate this especially food-friendly wine. Your bottle choice has to be minimum $20 and wrapped or bagged so the label is hidden. Reservations are a must.
When: Friday, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Vino, Restaurant Row.
Details: Make reservations at 808.524.8466

Princess Find
What: A rare public sale at the private Royal Vintage boutique – a literal princess’s closet, with secondhand items worn by Italian royalty (and Hawai‘i residents) Azzura and Yanna Alliata.
In tomorrow's Lei Chic!

A Sample Kinda Life
What: Fashionista’s Market is having another blowout sale this weekend, with reloaded merchandise of summer dresses and designer denim, all at 75 percent off retail.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cupola Theater, second floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
Details: Check out for more info.

What: Betsey Johnson
s eponymous label celebrates 30 years of young, playful fashion. Drop by the two Hawai‘i boutiques to check out the limited edition anniversary pieces and the new Vintage Collection. Plus, enter a raffle for a T-shirt autographed by Betsey herself.
When: Tonight, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Betsey Johnson boutiques, Ala Moana Center and Wailea Shops on Maui
Details: Call the boutiques for more info: Ala Moana, 808.949.3500 or Maui, 808.891.1135.


What: Three chef’s selections and a cocktail for $18 during Nobu’s new pau hana service. Based on the Italian tradition of light appetizers served gratis with pre-dinner drinks, the service, called Aperitivo, is only offered here and at Nobu Milano.
When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays.
Nobu Waikiki, Waikiki Parc Hotel
Details: Call the restaurant at 808. 237.6999

Beyond the Call
What: Need to break a date? Or give your boss a quick update on the meeting you just left – but don’t want to talk? Use the new Slydial service to have your call routed directly to their voicemail. They’ll never even hear it ring.
When: Anytime
Details: Get more info at

Art from Scratch
What: Check out works by LA photographer Carl Lindstrom and abstract painter Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides and watch both create live art on blank surfboards at Wyland Waikiki’s Art on the Avenue reception. Nibble on pupus from Spada Restaurant and wash it down with something from the wine and martini bar.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Wyalnd Waikiki Hotel, 400 Royal Hawaiian Avenue
Details: $30 per person. Call 808.478.2985 for more info.

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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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