Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events
Weekend Picks – March 6, 2014
Soak It In
What: Issa de' mar's Spring Summer 2014 collection of swimwear launched this week, and the Lookbook is stunning. Start stocking up on sunblock now—you won't ever want to get out of the sun when you're wearing these sexy suits. View the collection here.
Where: Order online at shop.issademar.com.
Details: Tops and bottoms sold separately, starting at $55.
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Good to Grow
What: Order some of Hawaii's top restaurants' favorite dishes for a cause. In March, look for the Localicious Hawaii logo marking items featuring locally grown or produced ingredients on the menus at more than 65 restaurants. For each Localicious dish ordered, one dollar will be donated to a program that gives Hawaii elementary school students hands-on experience growing and harvesting crops. As a bonus, Localicious Hawaii is treating one Lei Chic reader to dinner at Hoku's at the Kahala. Enter to win by March 17!
When: Localicious Hawaii runs now through March 31.
Where: 65 participating restaurants including all Roy's, Alan Wong's, 3660 on the Rise, HASR Bistro, Japengo, Kakaako Kitchen, Morimoto Waikiki, Mermaid Bar and Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Nobu, Ola, Prima, The Modern Honolulu, Zippy's and more.
Details: Find more info here.
A Few of Your Favorite Things
What: Tickets for Aloha United Way's first-ever Women United fundraising event, Chocolate, Champagne and Couture for a Cause—featuring Crystal Pancipanci—are almost sold out. Prizes and surprises abound.
When: Saturday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St.
Details: RSVP to email@example.com. Call Jamie at 543-2254 for more information.
Tokyo in Love—the newest lingerie collection from Aubade, Paris—is now available exclusively in Honolulu at Princesse Tam-Tam by Allure, located in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Open 10 a.m–10 p.m. daily. 922-3330.
What: First Friday means Roberta Oaks is open late, this month with a Get Salty trunk show. Check out new hats, koozies and decals showing love for the sea, all 15 percent off.
When: Tomorrow, 5–10 p.m.
Where: 19 N. Pauahi St.
Details: See some of Get Salty's products here.
What: The 20th annual Honolulu Festival returns with two days of pop-up shops and crafts in the Hawaii Convention Center, featuring vendors such as ccdoodle, Beach 2 City and engiNERDart.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 1801 Kalakaua Ave., third floor
Details: Free admission. Learn more about the festival at honolulufestival.com.
Sweet and Low
What: Create your own Hanging Gardens of Babylon in this kokedama (string garden) workshop. Just don't hang them too low or you're bound to get a head full of moss in the middle of the night.
When: Wednesday, March 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Paiko, 675 Auahi St.
Details: $55. Register online. Call 988-2165 for more info.