Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weekend Picks - January 23, 2014

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

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Get into the Valentine's Day spirit at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House Shop. Its first rotating pop-up is now rife with love-ly finds like heart-shaped wind chimes and measuring cups, scented macaron purses, kissing teacups and more.
When: Through February 14
Where: 2411 Makiki Heights Dr.
Details: For more information, call 808-532-8786 or click here.

Lei Chic Enter
Bliss Your Heart
Enter to win a Valentine's Day spa and dinner package that would put Cupid to shame, courtesy of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. One lucky HONOLULU reader will win a soothing 50-minute lomi lomi couples massage at Na Ho‘ola Spa capped off with a romantic four-course dinner for two by Hale Aina-award-winning chef Jon Matsubara.
When: Entries will be accepted through February 5.
Where: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Click here to enter. Dinner for two is valid on Valentine's Day only. Prize cannot be combined or applied to any other offer.

Block Out
Two neighborhoods have major block parties this Saturday. In Waikiki, Kalakaua Ave. will be shut down for the Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party with seven entertainment stages, NFL players, cheerleaders, food and merchandise vendors. Over in Chinatown, you can ring in the Year of the Horse with a bustling Night in Chinatown street festival and parade. Both events are free and open to the public.
When and Where: Saturday. Waikiki - 7-10 p.m., Kalakaua Ave. Chinatown - 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with a parade from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Hotel and Smith sts.

Lei Chic Eat
Say Cheese
Downtown Honolulu has a scrumptious new cheesecake and coffee cafe. Cake Envy's adorable new shop is brimming with light, fluffy gourmet cheesecakes in mouth-watering flavors like maple bacon, green tea, black forest and double chocolate.
Where: 1129 Bethel St.
Details: $6 per slice, $50 whole cake. Click over to Biting Commentary for a full review.

Flea the Scene
Art and Flea relocates to a new 5,500-square-foot warehouse on Cooke St. tonight with even more vendors (60+) touting art, vintage wares, jewelry and fashion, plus live music and special pop-ups from Hifi Coop, Otto Cake and more.
When: Tonight, 5-10 p.m.
Where: 449 Cooke St.
Details: $3 at the door, $2 dressed in 1950s gear, cash only, free for ages 12 and under. More details here.

Shore Thing
If you're heading to the North Shore for some wave-watching this weekend, make sure you also catch Noelani Designs' spring jewelry collection. Each piece is inspired by a goddess from around the world and designed to help its wearer focus throughout the day.
Where: Noelani Studios, 66-437 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: View the collection online here.

Lei Chic Oscar the Pouch
Help Lil Coconut Hawaii get into a star-studded Academy Awards swag gift event this March. Local designer Amanda Dela Cruz is selling six limited-edition "Shoot for the Stars" clutches on her website with all sales to help cover her expenses to Los Angeles.
When: Through February 7
Details: $50 plus free shipping. Click here to shop.

Wardrobe Update
Milliner Eugenia Kim is stepping back into the footwear business this fall with a 15-piece women's shoe collection. Expect burnt ostrich feather adornments, custom rose gold hardware and, of course, a hefty price point ($535-$1,095). Details here.

It Adlers Up
Stop by Olive Boutique and Oliver Men's Shop to snap up new Jonathan Adler arrivals, from adorable elephant salt-and-pepper shakers to whale bookends. Decorative pieces, bowls, bottle stoppers and even candles are also in stock.
Where: 43 and 49 Kihapai St.
Details: $26-$150. Call 808-263-9919 or 808-261-6587 for information.

Potion's Eleven
Celebrate the opening of Eleven44, a new downtown Honolulu lounge and nightclub, with happy hour specials and (free!) house-made tapas like beef skewers, spinach and artichoke dip, lavosh wheels and samosas.
When: Free tapas available 5-7 p.m. through Saturday while supplies last.
Where: 1144 Bethel St.
Details: Click here or call 808-528-1144 for more.

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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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