Thursday, June 25, 2009

Weekend Picks - June 25, 2009

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

Hot Couture
What: A poolside fashion show of summer looks from, sizzling beats by DJ Eskae, and caliente cocktails from Corzo tequila. Plus, nibble on Spanish tapas and get hot-weather beauty tips from Jessica Hoffman.
Tonight, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Avenue.
Details: Free. For more info, click here.

Bag a Bargain
What: Check out Alliway's Gotta Have It Thursday sale and shop with 30 percent off Alliway and Backstreet jewelry plus 20 percent off everything else in the store.
When: Tonight, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Alliway, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Free. For more info call 808.589.1141 or click here.

Follow The Reader
What: Visit Lei Chic at the Honolulu Academy of Art's Art After Dark. The Banyan Courtyard will be transformed into a 1950s-style Waikiki hotel lobby. Lounge with cocktail service from Town restaurant, peruse vintage issues of our sister publication Honolulu Magazine, and browse Lei Chic's online archives.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Art, Beretania Street
Details: Free for museum members, $10 for non-members. Click here for more info.

Pawty Time
Pamper your furry pal this weekend.

What: Check out pet spas, treats from Barkaroo Bakery, customized collars and leashes, and enter to win a one-night's stay at Honolulu's luxury boutique, Hotel Renew for you and your pet at the the Pets @ The Plaza fair hosted by Isle Concierge.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: Free. For more info, click here.

Enter your Fido into a furry fashionistas costume parade, silly pet tricks show and "Is Your Dog a Pig" eating contest at Ward Pet Spot's second anniversary party. Stock up on pet essentials with 20 percent off everything in the store and giveaways all day including a puppy.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Ward Pet Spot, Ward Warehouse and Ward Warehouse amphitheater stage.
Details: For more info, click here or call 808.591.1990.

Heavy Thrifting
What: Cloth Vintage boutique launches its very own line of reconstructed tops and dresses, all one-of-a-kind, at the shop's new monthly Thrift event. Complimentary cocktails and pupus, plus 50 percent off nearly everything in the store.

When: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Cloth Vintage boutique, 909 Kapi'olani Blvd (at Ward Avenue).
Details: Free. Call the store for more info, 808. 597.9006.

Olive To Shop!
What: Check out local threads at the Night of Local Designers in Kailua. Put on by neighboring boutiques Olive and Flower Child, the event will have mini-trunk shows from designers such as Hippie Chic Belts, jo.jah.jae jewelry and Anje Designs beach-inspired jewelry. Wine and pupus will be served, and guests can take 10 percent off any purchases at Olive.
When: Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Olive boutique, 43 Kihapai Street; and Flower Child, 41 Kihapai Street, Kailua
Details: Free. For more info call 888.263.9919 or click here.

Fuel Up
What: Catch the one-time-only Hawaii screening of FUEL, the documentary film that follows filmmaker and biofuel advocate Josh Tickell across the country as he interviews oil company executives and Midwesterners about to buy a Hummer. His in-depth discussion looks at the pros and cons of sustainable biodiesel fuels over more harmful fossil fuels.
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Details: Fee $10. For more info call 800.745.3000 or click here.

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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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