Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - January 23, 2014
What: 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.
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Bliss Your Heart
What: 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.
What: 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.
What: 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
What: 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.
What: 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.
Oscar the Pouch
What: 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.
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
What: 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.
What: 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.