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aloha friday scoop

this week's thrill was the unexpected discovery that trader joe's accepts coupons. somehow this delicious fact eluded me for all these years despite being a tj's fan girl since college. mahalo interweb!

heading to the lei chic pop-up this weekend? a few of our favorite local lovelies shared a shopping preview:

  • peek allison izu's fall 2011 denim collection and save 20% off pre-orders plus an extra 20% off past season looks when you spend over $98
  • snap up guava shop's pretty lauhala leather clutches for 20% off
  • give the wings hawaii 'ohana a big hug (truck x storefront = unhappy day) then meet honi honi & little wings
  • save 20% off all umee loveliness with an even sweeter deal on the prettiest frock

after you hit the kcc farmers market, make your way to the lily lotus warehouse sale to scoop up yoga basics from unprinted styles to showroom samples plus past season jewelry.

  • when: sat, sep 17th - 9a to 2p
  • where: 3160 waialae avenue, kaimuki
  • fyi: cash only & all sales final

then celebrate the fighting eel flagship's first birthday with 15% off your entire purchase plus five lucky fans will win the ultimate goody bag.

p.s. faraway friends can shop online and save 15% with secret code oneyear (all sales final on discounted purchases).

  • when: sat, sep 17th - 10:30a to 6p
  • where: 1133 bethel street, chinatown
  • fyi: the first 50 shoppers will be gifted with a fe tote.

on sunday, family sunday returns to the academy of arts with an afternoon of woven wonders. the air will be filled with the lovely sounds of local music while your entire 'ohana learns the craft of lauhala.

on maui, plan a tuesday visit to ali'i kula lavender and enjoy 50% off guided walking tours during the month of september in honor of agriculture month.

  • when: tues, sep 20th & 27th
  • where: 1100 waipoli road, kula
  • fyi: reservations suggested

and save 20% off beachy beauties from tamara catz during the kama'aina sale. check the sale rack and knock an additional 10% off previous markdowns.

  • when: now to tue, nov 1st
  • where: 83 hana hwy, paia
  • shop hours: sun to thu, 10a to 6p & fri/sat, 10a to 7:30p

on the mainland, the napa valley aloha festival tempts bay area friends to wine country with the promise of island delights including sparkle from paradisus.

  • when: sat, sep 17th - 10a to 6p
  • where: napa valley expo, 575 third street, napa

next week, support kanu hawaii's eat local challenge and savor locavore menu specials from participating island eateries from kaua'i to the big island.

  • when: mon, sep 19th to sun, sep 25th

and, hustle up a pocket protector for this month's art&flea which requests you embrace your inner nerd while shopping indie and vintage goods from arkotec, mish mash, organik & other local makers.

  • when: thu, sep 22nd - 5p to 10p
  • where: fresh café, 831 queen street, kaka'ako
  • tix: $2

happy weekend!

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