Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekend Picks - May 17, 2012

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Freshen your wardrobe with summery pieces from Mikinola's traveling boutique. Pick up a delicate, hand-beaded Tiare Hawaii maxi or sexy MinkPink cropped top, then accessorize with jewelry by Pure Joy Adornments, B.D'Angelo, Nattolee and Yashi.
When: Tomorrow, 3-9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Pacific Center, 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1450.
Details: Preview the looks on Mikinola's Facebook page.

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Star Chow-er
Root for a local boy as he competes to be the next "Food Network Star." Waimea native, 23-year-old Phillip "Ippy" Aiona, is already making an impression with his Pacific-Italian cuisine, laid-back humor and loud aloha shirts.
When and Where: Sundays, 6 p.m., Food Network.
Details: Read Aiona's interview with Biting Commentary, then watch the first episode online.

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Love at First Site
Elegant, ocean-inspired resort wear can be yours with the click of a mouse. Malie Style's debut Kai collection is now available online, so you can pick up a stunning blue ombre Waikiki dress without actually driving into Waikiki to get it.
Where: Click here to shop.
Details: Lei Chic featured Malie Style on Hawaii News Now Sunrise this morning. Watch now.

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French Connection
If you're not in an Avenging mood and Battleships just aren't your thing, catch a movie with culture at Doris Duke Theatre's Cinematheque Francaise Film Festival. Opening night includes a pre-screening reception with live music and an elegant French buffet by EAT Honolulu.
When: Saturday through the end of the month.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. Enter from Kinau St.
Details: $45 reception, $15 opening night film, $12 all other films. Click here to see the schedule, watch trailers and buy tickets.

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Private Eye
Score J. Brand's first-ever ready-to-wear collection at 40 to 60 percent off during its (shh!) private sale. Prices aren't exactly cheap, but you can still snag an amazing pair of slim-fitting trousers for $150, a nubby pullover sweater for $110 or a classic blush-colored tee for $75.
When: Through tomorrow.
Details: Click here to shop.

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Show and Swell
Listen to some of Hawaii's top musicians while relaxing on the ocean-front lawn of Waikiki Aquarium. This year's Ke Kani O Ke Kai annual summer concert series includes performances by Jake Shimabukuro, Raiatea Helm, HAPA and Kuana Torres Kahele.
When: Tickets to individual concerts go on sale tomorrow.
Where: Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: $45 adults, $15 children ages 7-12. Click here to see the schedule and buy tickets.

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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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