Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 30, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Maya Bella Boutique
Photo Courtesy: Amanda Cramer Photography.

Move Along
Visit Maya Bella Boutique at its new home on Hekili St. (a few storefronts down from Pualani Kailua and across the street from Foodland) and you'll notice some big changes, literally. The shop is now double the size of its original location with an expanded keiki section featuring Bitty Bambu and Malama Baby, and a new home and body area filled with yummy Bungalow Glow Hawaii organic coconut butter body lotions, soaps, soy candles, even pet shampoo. Bonus: there are now three dressing rooms in the back with one roomy enough to fit mommy and stroller!
Where: 111 Hekili St. #108.

Room for Desert
Savor a Latin spin on local ingredients when Cactus hosts a five-course tasting menu as part of its Farmers' Dinner Series. This time around, owner and executive chef John Memering utilizes fresh fare from Hanohano Heeia to serve up dishes like Samoan crab in a hominy and crab broth spiced with guajillo chiles and spicy grilled octopus with crispy ulu confit. (Read more about the dinner on Biting Commentary.)
When: Thursday, seatings begin at 6 p.m.
Where: Cactus, 767 Kailua Rd.
Details: $65 per person, $95 with wine and cocktail pairings for each course. Reservations required. For more information, call (808) 261-1000 or click here.

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In the Bag
A new collaboration by Olive Boutique, Oliver Men's Shop and global lifestyle brand Apolis just arrived in both Kailua shops. The golden jute Market bag sports the words "KAILUA, HAWAII, USA," and a leather patch stamped with "OLIVE & OLIVER + APOLIS," along with quality finishes, like a waterproof lining, natural vegetable-dyed leather straps and antique nickel rivets.
Where: Olive Boutique and Oliver Men's Shop, 43 and 49 Kihapai St.
Details: $70 each.

Wardrobe Update
The accolades keep coming for Leather Soul. This month, HONOLULU Magazine deemed its downtown Honolulu location Best Hangout for the Downtown Dandy. Next month, the local shoe retailer makes the cut for GQ magazine's top 25 stores worth traveling to. Congratulations!


Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
Deal: $10-$20 bins, 40 percent off rack and 30-50 percent off select accessories.
When: Ends today.

Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
Deal: $15 sidewalk sale.
When: Ends today.

Who: Express, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 40 percent off everything in store and online.
When: Through Monday.

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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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