Thursday, December 30, 2010

Weekend Picks - December 30, 2010

Lei Chic January Effect
What: Stretch, climb, run and dance your way to fitness. Lululemon Athletica is ensuring you keep those weight-loss resolutions by pairing up with local trainers and offering a month-long event of free classes, from volcanic rock climbing and extreme bootcamps to yoga and cycling.
When: January 1 to 31
Where: Check listings.
Details: For January's schedule visit

Your Lucky Year

What: Shop Ala Moana Center early on New Year's Day for the Japanese tradition of Fukubukuro, and buy the special "happy grab bag" at participating merchants
the bag is filled with a fun selection of merchandise and priced at half off the retail value of all the contents of the bag. Fukubukuro is said to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year — and with more than 50 stores participating, plus a taiko performance at Centerstage by Kenny Endo, it's a fun way to kick off 2011.
When: January 1, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Stores throughout Ala Moana Center.
Details: Get the full list of stores and more info by clicking here.


Eat Fresh
What: Buy and eat the best local products at 2011’s first Art & Flea x Fresh Market. Everything offered up is locally made including fashions from ORGANIK Clothing, The Starfish Guy & Vamos Threads and Bags by Kim. Indulge in local grindz like gooey, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from the Melt Truck and juicy Maui Cattle Beef burgers while grooving to the music of The Entire Project.
When: Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., Honolulu.
Details: For a listing of all vendors visit

New Vin
What: Brasserie Du Vin has just expanded its lunch menu with a tempting selection of healthy salads and sandwiches, and vegan options. Grab a refreshing crab cake salad with spicy aioli or a panko-crusted fish du jour sandwich, which are both among the new options.
When: Available now
Where: 1115 Bethel St., Honolulu.
Details: Visit to see what’s new on the lunch and dinner menu.

Get Dressed
What: Get 30 percent off all apparel from local stylist and designer Blaine Ashley. Plus, snag deals on her exclusive line of fun party dresses
, perfect for New Year’s Eve party hopping.
When: Now until Jan. 3
Details: Enter HIHOLIDAY at checkout to receive discount.

Ocean View
What: Get on board for a spectacular fireworks view at FireWater’s New Year’s Eve Yacht Party on the 3-level Ali’i Kai catamaran. Enjoy live entertainment from the GRLFRNDS and 82FIFTY, and score vodka and beer drink specials all night long.
When: New Year’s Eve; boarding from 9 p.m.; sailing from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Honolulu Harbor, Pier 5.
Details: 21 and over, pre-sale tickets $45 and $55 at the door. For more info visit

Asian Flare
What: Eat, drink and dance merrily at Morimoto Waikiki’s New Year’s Eve Event at The Waikiki EDITION. Feast on exotic cuisine (including a sushi and raw bar) personally prepared by Chef Morimoto while sipping on exclusive wines and champagnes. A live DJ and fabulous door prizes will add to the night’s festivities.
When: New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu.
Details: Visit or call 808.943.8900 to make a reservation. Entrance fee is $275 and includes tax, gratuity and parking.

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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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