Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Picks - March 27, 2008

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

Rise and Stretch
You give: An hour or so when you’d normally be sleeping in.
Where: Lanikai Beach, Mokumanu Street access, Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
You get: A sunrise vinyasa flow yoga session with Leah Distad, owner of Kailua’s Koa Yoga, plus a homemade breakfast – Distad offers coffee, tea and fruit plus something she’s baked herself, such as bagels or zucchini or banana breads, as well as fresh fruit, granola and yogurt.
More info: 808.780.8544 or Class is $15. Bring a mat, beach towel and dress for cool beach conditions.

Give, Then Get
You give: Your old clothes – both yours and your kids’
Where: Ward Center ’s Red Pineapple, right now through April 21
You get: With your donation, receive 10 percent off of anything in the store ­(not a huge discount, we know, but Red Pineapple never has sales).
Why: Kids’ clothes are going to an orphanage in Africa that one of the store’s employees works with; Red Pineapple will sort and distribute the rest to give to local agencies such as PATH, Domestic Violence Action Center , The Red Cross and Dress For Success.
More info: 808.593.2733 or

Get, Then Give
You get: Deals and bargains from a Fashionista’s Market mini-sale, including all the clothes, bags and accessories the Fashionistas have in their inventory.
Where: The Wedding Café at Manoa Marketplace, Sunday from 10 to 2
You give: Fashionista’s Market and the Wedding Café will do the giving for you – 20 percent of all sales (from the FM sale and all food and merchandise at Wedding Café too) will go to the teen program at the Domestic Violence Action Center .
More info: 808.988.1005 or

Shop & Spa
You get: All kinds of beauty and shopping steals: clothes and accessories from the roving sample sale Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, makeup lessons and product demos with Jane Iredale cosmetics, brow waxes for $8 and lip waxes for $5, and 20 percent off Yon Ka spa and body products, plus complimentary desserts and refreshments.
Where: Touch Mini Day Spa and Beautigoddess Shop, 619 Kapahulu Ave., suites 207 & 208; Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.
You give: Just a heads up that you’ll be there.
More info: RSVP to Touch Mini Day Spa, 808.732.5456 or

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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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