Saturday, June 25, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lei ChicShop
Mahina Kailua
What:
A slice of Los Angeles slides into Kailua with the opening of Mahina Boutique. Like its other four locations, the shop is stocked full of chic, comfy dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, jewelry and bags that are completely affordable - nothing retails over $55. Our pick is the convertible Dolce dress; four+ cute (we promise) looks for $35.
When: Sun. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 539 Kailua Rd., between Global Village and Starbucks.
Details: Show your kamaaina ID for a 10 percent discount. Call 808.262.2240 for more information.

Reserve
The Pig & Lady
What:
There were six, and then there were just three - three days that are not sold out for the new pop-up restaurant’s three-week run in the Hank’s Haute Dogs space. Former Mavro sous chef Andrew Le serves up kajiki sashimi with Asian pear and banana blossom salad, braised pork belly with poached quail eggs, and three other delish dishes.
When: July 1, 6, and 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hanks Haute Dogs, 324 Coral St.
Details: Seats are $55 and BYOB through The Pig & Lady’s website. If you need more convincing, Honolulu Magazine’s John Heckathorne called the courses everything from “perfectly balanced” to “a marvel.”

Lei Chic Look
Reyn Spooner’s Vintage Collaboration
What:
Mainlanders are getting a little aloha style with Reyn Spooner’s collaboration with shop Opening Ceremony. Vintage prints from the more than 40-year-old business were pulled from the vaults to create a new line of shirts, sundresses, and adorable swingy skirts complete with pockets.
Details: It’s pricey, with a skirt going for $130. But looking is free when you click here.


Lei ChicAnticipate
Coming Soon
What:
Another designer goes discount, Tim Gunn tells a new crop to "make it work," and Banana goes Mad.
July 28 - Project Runway kicks off season nine on Lifetime. Watch for guest appearances throughout the season by Zoe Saldana, Kim Kardashian, and Christina Ricci.
August 11 - Banana Republic is teaming up with tv show Mad Men’s costume designer for a capsule line of 60s chic tailored suits, dresses and even leopard print heels. Check it out here then “Like” BR on facebook to get access to the online pre-sale August 10.
November 17 - Versace hits H&M. Donatella is apparently digging into the iconic design's archives to create the women, men, and home lines. Don't worry about racing to book a trip to the mainland - a pre-spring collection will be available online in January. Click here for a preview of the fall line.


Sales
Who:
SoHa Living, Kahala Mall
Deal: 20 percent off all regular-priced locally-made brands such as Malie, Bubble Shack, and It’s Mine Baby as part of the mall’s Eat, Play, Shop local event.
When: Today, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and tomorrow, 10 am. – 6 p.m.

Who: Pueo Boutique, 75-5695 Alii Dr., Kailua Kona
Deal: 30 percent off all Tiare Hawaii and Gaya. An additional 20 percent off the sales rack.
When: Ends today. Pueo is open until 6 p.m.

Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
Deal: 50 percent off all jeggings, marked down from $42 to $21.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Who: Gilt Groupe.com
Deal: The designer discount website launches its “What to Wear to a Wedding” flash sale with deep cuts on dresses from Dolce & Gabana, Alice + Olivia, BCBGMaxAzria and more.
When: Starts today.
Also: Return to Giltgroupe.com tomorrow for the intricately patterned, semi-precious jewelry by Miguel Ases or the Erin by Erin Fetherson sale starting Monday.

Who: Cathy’s Marketplace’s warehouse, 410 Keawe St. (near powerhouse gym)
Deal: Sale on items stocked in the upscale consignment store’s warehouse.
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Also: Call 808.738.8488 for more information.

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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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