Thursday, June 12, 2008

Weekend Picks

www.leichic.comLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Father Time
What: You need a gift for Dad, stat – and one that’s better than another aloha shirt or grill tools set. A couple great ideas:
1.  Take him to Gourmet Cooking Hawaii’s Father’s Day Culinary Party with Chef Elmer Guzman, tonight from 6-8. He’ll cook a three-course meal side-by-side with Chef Elmer – the menu includes steamed clams, prime rib and bread pudding for dessert. Call 808.735.7788 for more info or to book a spot.
2.  A nice bottle of scotch from Wine By Numbers. Take Dad to an in-store tasting Friday from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and let him sip Glenmorangie, Macallan, and others, and pick a bottle he likes to take home. Call the store for more info, 808.671.1120 or
When: Before Sunday.

Hot Diggity Dog
What: Free Hot Dog Day at Hot Dog on a Stick. Just show up and get one of their famous corn dogs on a stick. Limit one per person.
When: Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Windward Mall, upper level, next to Fantastic Sams
Details: Call the mall office for more info, 808.235.1143

Cocoa Moco
What: The Masters of Chocolate is a one-day chocolate fantasy, with tastings from specialty chocolate makers in the morning, an afternoon children’s storytelling tea, and a grand chocolate-themed dinner (dark chocolate and sea salt crusted beef strip loin, anyone?).
When: Sunday, tastings begin at 10 a.m., tea at 3 p.m., and the dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Halekulani, Waikiki
Details: Call for more info and reservations, 808.931.5040

Rock Around the Shop
What: Major clearance sale at Rockabella boutique – only one rack is not on sale, everything else is 50 percent off or more. There’s even a whole rack of denim for $50 each (for jeans that are regularly $150-$275).
When: Today through June 24
Where: Rockabella, 510 Pi‘ikoi Street, second floor
Details: Call the store for more info, 808.597.8715 

Bag a Bargain
What: Local label Kealopiko’s summer liquidation sale. Items from the newest line, Ku 2008, will be available, plus all past lines will be sold for up to 40 percent off.
When: Saturday, 10a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: University of Hawai‘i Hawaiian Studies building, room 207, 2645 Dole Street.
Details: Email for more info.

The Body is a Wonderland
What: Bodies the Exhibition opens, featuring real, whole and partial human body specimens that have been preserved and plasticized.
When: Begins Saturday
Where: Ala Moana Center, exhibit space faces Kapi‘olani, next to Nordstrom
Details: Buy tickets online and get more info at

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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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