Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weekend Picks - April 25, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Attend
In the Spa Light
What:
Celebrate SpaHalekulani's 10th anniversary with an open house of guided tours and demos for new and signature spa services - think foot massages, hydrating oxygen facials, hair and makeup. Enjoy champagne and pupu while browsing luxe skin and bath products by Ola Botanicals and Epicuren, plus score free samples and gift certificates while supplies last.
When: Tomorrow, 5-9 p.m. with a historical tour and sunset plant walk departing at 5:15 p.m.
Where: Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Rd.
Details: Free and open to the public with RSVP. Call (808) 931-5322 or email spa.halekulani@halekulani.com. Free valet parking provided.

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Lei Chic Eat
Grand Spam
What:
Head down to the 11th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam to savor the many ways Spam can spice up a dish - like in Hula Grill Waikiki's Spam fried rice loco moco with Spam katsu and shiitake mushroom gravy (a.k.a. The Kanak Attack, right) or Hard Rock Cafe's Spam apple cobbler. Four city blocks will be shut down to accommodate 15 restaurants, two entertainment stages, merchandise tents and craft booths.
When: Saturday, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Kalakaua Ave. fronting Royal Hawaiian Center and Outrigger Waikiki Hotel.
Details: Free admission. Monetary and Spam can donations will be accepted for the Hawaii Foodbank. Click here for more information.


Eat
Stick a Pork in It
What:
Pork enthusiasts are in heaven this weekend with tomorrow night's Eat the Street showcasing all things bacon. We can't wait to try Il Gelato's maple bacon gelato, Aloha Pops' chocolate caramel-dipped bacon fudge pops, Paul's Poppers' bacon mac and cheese poppers, and Baja Style Mexican Food's bacon nachos with beans and fresh salsa (watch the drool).
When: Tomorrow, 4-9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St.
Details: Click for full list of vendors and menu.

Lei Chic Shop
Show Time
What:
Shop ki-ele's spring trunk show at Nordstrom this weekend for hammered necklaces, earrings, bangles and Aloha wire rings in sterling silver and 14K goldfill, plus new summer arrivals - personalized bangles and sea-themed macrame bracelets. You can also order a personalized necklace or bracelet in time for Mother's Day.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, Level 2 in Fashion Jewelry.

Shop
Brides Made
What:
Brides-to-be won't want to miss The Bridal Boutique's three-day trunk show featuring Casablanca Bridal gowns. Buy a dress during the show and get a 10 percent incentive, free shipping and up to two free customizations.
When: Tomorrow-Sunday.
Where: The Bridal Boutique, 627 South St., Suite 101.
Details: Details and photos here. To schedule an appointment, call (808) 597-8893 or email info@bridalboutiquehonolulu.com.
Also: Score 30 percent off all bridesmaid dresses through the end of the month. Part of the sales will be donated to The One Fund.

Lei Chic Shop
Baby Love
What:
DVF and Gap Kids' new Explorers capsule collection went on sale this morning with too-cute-to-handle dresses, separates, swimwear, and onesies in fun, Crayola-colored geometric prints (we just checked - sales associates are putting it on the floor right now). We die for the baby wrap dresses, though bright skinny jeans, sun hats, and backpacks are also aww-inspiring.
Where: Gap stores and online.
Details: Prices top out at $50, available in infant, toddler and girls' sizes.

Anticipate
Dean Come True
What:
First, it was H&M. Now, another store on our retail wishlist is coming to Hawaii. Gourmet grocery chain Dean & DeLuca announced plans to open its first Hawaii store in the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach (details here and in HONOLULU Magazine's real estate blog here). The bad news? It's not scheduled to open until the building's completion, nearly three years from now.

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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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