Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Downing the Isles

Lei ChicThere’s a foreign rebellion going on in your house.

Your Volkswagen just went kaputt . Those Korean-made wedges lost their sole. And then there was that night you and your girlfriends spent with one too many bottles of Australian shiraz- Let’s just say you were really down under.

It’s high time you stopped being burned by items from abroad. This Sunday you can go island shopping without getting on a plane at Kahala Mall’s Eat, Play, Shop event.

Lei Chic Things get sizzling when Hoku’s Chef Thomas Ho and Salt Kitchen ’s Chef Kevin Hanney cook up dishes using local ingredients. Sample your way through 18 state-endorsed Seal of Quality (SOQ) island vendors such as Big Island Abalone, Original Chocolate Factory, and Hamakua Mushrooms, then pick up your $25 of your favorites at Whole Foods to score a free, reusable bag.

Fill up your closet with in-store specials of 10 to 70 percent off. You can also browse bold Rix Island Photo Courtesy of Rae Huo
Wear’s aloha shirts, try on delightful semi-precious stone and precious metal jewelry by Pearl City-based Splashes of Glamour at Adore , or go lux with North Shore-based Beachcomber Designs’ new 14K line at Riches and much more.

Collect $75 in receipts before 3 p.m. and you’ll receive a free SOQ succulent plant (meaning you won’t have to water it every day) from 1st Look Exteriors. That’ll come in handy when you win the free two-night staycation at the lush Kahala Hotel and Resort.

Lucky you give Hawaii.

Eat, Play, Shop runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday. You can enter for the Kahala Hotel & Resort staycation right now and check the complete list of events and vendors for the big event on Kahala Mall’s website.

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Permalink

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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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