Thursday, June 5, 2008

Weekend Picks - June 5, 2008

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

Newborn Bebe
Bebe opens their new boutique at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and debuts an exclusive line of dresses available only at the Royal Hawaiian location. The store will also carry a special kit of products from local beauty and skin care line Pure Hapa for three days only. Shop this weekend and five percent of all proceeds will benefit the Honolulu chapter of Dress for Success.
When: Friday through Sunday

www.leichic.comWhere: Bebe store, Royal Hawaiian Center
Details: Call the store for more info, 808.926.1144

Teas Me
What: Learn to make the perfect iced tea with insider secrets from Lynette Jee, owner of Pacific Place Tea Café. You’ll leave the hour-long workshop knowing how to save your tea if it turns cloudy and how to quickly cool your tea without diluting it. Class attendees get free recipes and 15 percent off select teas.
When:  Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where:  Pacific Place Tea Garden, upper level of Ala Moana Center
Details: No reservations required, but there is limited seating.  www.leichic.comFor more info, call 808.847.3129

The ‘Bucks Stops Here
What: Starbucks’ new whole bean Kopelani coffee blend just hit stores nationwide. The 10 percent Kona blend also has beans from Latin America and Africa . Hint: the subtle citrus notes in the medium roast beans make this brew taste better iced.
When:  Any lazy Sunday morning
Where: The nearest Starbucks

 Fuel Your (Shopping) Habit
What: Shop Wednesday evenings in June at Windward Mall, and get $10 in free gas if you spend $100. The first 100 shoppers to present their same-day receipts to the information cart at Center Court get an Aloha Petroleum gift certificate.
When: Wednesdays in June, 4 to 9 p.m.
Where: Windward Mall
Details: For more info, visit

Wine and Dine
What: Du Vin’s weekly multi-course wine pairing dinner Raisin D’Etre. The chef and sommelier explain the dishes and their wine choices in a limited seating dinner held in the wine bar’s cask room.
When: Mondays at 6:30, but make reservations now
Where: Du Vin, 1115 Bethel Street , across from Hawaii Theater, Chinatown
Details: Call the restaurant at 808.545.1115

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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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