Thursday, June 7, 2012

Weekend Picks - June 7, 2012

Lei Chic Celebrate
Present Day
What:
The Butik is celebrating six years in business with a style-studded birthday bash. Enjoy pupu, cocktails and giveaways out front while you sift through the newest collections from Khush, Gillia, Jana Lam, Modern Philosophy, Stella & Dot and Lolli Swim.
When: Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
Where: The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite A-3.
Details: Take 20 percent off your in-store purchase and enter to win one of six fully-loaded Butik tote bags. Free bags will also be given to the first 50 people through the door.

Puff
Up in Smoke
What:
Our full gift guide rolls out tomorrow, but consider this an early Father's Day present. R. Field Wine Co. is hosting an Ashton Cigars smoker event that includes eight premium cigars, an array of fine wines, spirits and beer, and tasty nibbles from EAT Honolulu.
When: Saturday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Gentry Pacific Design Center, 560 Nimitz Hwy.
Details: $90 per person, all-inclusive. To reserve a seat, send an email, call (808) 596-9463 or go to any R. Field Wine Co. in Foodland Beretania, Kailua or Foodland Farms in Aina Haina.

Lei ChicEat
Lickety-Split
What:
You've probably already heard about the wildly tantalizing flavors that will be offered at this weekend's first-ever Ice Cream Bar&D, like black truffle soft serve with McDonald's french fries. You've probably also heard that seating is limited. Very limited. Here's what you don't know: walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis roughly 45 minutes after each seating, depending on supply.
When: Saturday, two seatings at 2 and 4 p.m.
Where: R&D, 691 Auahi St.
Details: $25. Tickets are selling out fast. Click here to buy now.

Lei ChicShop
Turk-ish Delight
What:
You've drooled over the photos, now shop Banana Republic's exclusive capsule collection by designer Trina Turk. Even better, stop by the launch party at Ala Moana Center and use your Banana Republic, Gap or Old Navy card to get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more and score a limited edition Trina Turk bracelet while supplies last.
When: Today, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Banana Republic at Ala Moana Center only.
Details: Sign up for a card in-store to receive the same discount.

Perform
Make a Scene
What:
Want to test out a new joke? Try your hand at slam poetry? Find out if your singing sounds just as good outside the shower? At ChadLou's new open mic night, you'll get a working microphone and a (relatively) gentle audience in a casual, coffee house setting.
When: Tomorrow, 5-8 p.m.
Where: ChadLou's, 45 Kihapai St.
Details: Stop by ChadLou's or send an email to sign up.

Lei ChicEat
Raw Emotion
What:
It's been five years since acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened the doors to his Hawaii flagship, Nobu Waikiki. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering a special seven-course Kokoro "Heart" omakase, featuring signature favorites like white fish sashimi with ponzu and black cod with miso.
When: Through June 30.
Where: Nobu Waikiki, Waikiki Parc Hotel, 2233 Helumoa Rd.
Details: $65 per person. Make a reservation by phone at (808) 237-6999 or online.

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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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