April 2011


April 29, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lei ChicBreathe
World Tai Chi Day
What:
The one-legged king pigeon pose you're pulling in yoga isn't doing it for you anymore. Make it a slow park Saturday with a free Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced Chi-Goong) session. Hop in any time and don't worry - you'll be able to keep up.
When: Today, 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Park, near the Diamond Head tennis courts. Also, 7-9 a.m. at the Chinese Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St.... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 29, 2011

The Missed List

Things you keep meaning to get to:
 

Alice+Olivia dress.
The worn down heel tip on your most comfortable Miu Miu slingbacks.
Lei Chic's articles.We know—between those daily office reminders to clean out the refrigerator and the unsolicited jokes from your least-favorite cousin, you just haven't had a chance to read all of your e-mails.

Don't worry, we got the memo. To help you catch up, here is a roundup of our favorite finds for... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 28, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lei ChicBreathe
World Tai Chi Day
What:
The one-legged king pigeon pose you're pulling in yoga isn't doing it for you anymore. Make it a slow park Saturday with a free Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced Chi-Goong) session. Hop in any time and don't worry - you'll be able to keep up.
When: 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Park, right of the Diamond Head Tennis Courts.
Also, 7-9 a.m. at the Chinese Cultural Center, 100 N.... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 27, 2011

Weekend Picks - April 28, 2011

Lei Chic Celebrate
What
: You're ready to call in sick Friday. The diagnosis - exhaustion from your royal wedding fever. Tonight, pack your tiara and your best catty comments (what will Elton John wear to Westminster Abbey?) and head down to Apartment3 to watch William and Kate walk down in style.  Nosh on English-inspired delicacies and cocktails while gazing at the live broadcast of the ceremony. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 27, 2011

Deductive Riesling

Lei Chic The time you left your purse in the cab. The night you may have (but can’t remember) kissed your coworker. An entire V-Lounge pizza consumed alone at 3 a.m.

You wish you could say your biggest zins only happen after three glasses. But the fuzzy logic starts the moment you become completely overwhelmed in the wine aisle. You hit an all-time merlot when bleary eyed, you grabbed a bottle, took it to a party and discovered it was... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 26, 2011

High I-Wheels

Lei Chic It seems every time you get behind the wheel you’re seeing red—the red glow of your gas gauge light.

Prices are so high, the last time you filled up you cried all the way to the tank. Now, you’re living life in the slow lane (so you can cruise downhill with your foot off the gas pedal).

Parking the car for good is not an option. You just need a gas-free way to get around your neighborhood.

Here’s some fuel for thought. Rev up with the new B-Cycle program. Nguyen Le, owner of Momentum MultiSport in Kaimuki,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 25, 2011

A Pour Excuse

Lei ChicYou didn’t wine about it. You kept your frustration bottled up. But now, just hours after your no-alcohol Lent ended, you’re already trying to secretly make the office coffee Irish.

You’re boozing towards a human resources violation.

Suck it up (or actually, don’t) for just a little longer. We researched a week's worth of all-night happy hours, so you can blow it out on a budget.

 

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Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 22, 2011

The Gold and the Beautiful

Lei Chic You and your girlfriends used to party like Lindsay Lohan. These days, your girls’ nights seem to be channeling Martha Stewart (before the jail term).

You’re sipping coffee out of your friend’s hand-glazed, self-fired mug, watching your roommate rifle through the clutch she designed, while your old college friend passes out the uber-cute birthday invitations she sketched.

The last thing you made by hand was a macaroni necklace that even your mother refused to wear. Since then,... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 21, 2011

Weekend Picks - April 21, 2011

Lei Chic View
Sunset Cinema
What:
You won't find them in theatres near you, but you can catch two acclaimed films oceanside at the Ko Olina. Grab the beach mats, lawn chairs, and some space under the stars for the movies presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival. Make Believe follows teenage magicians to a world competition. Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a heart-tugging and... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


April 20, 2011

All Washed Up

Lei ChicThe label said dry clean only, but the latest bill says you were the one taken to the cleaners. So last night you tossed your new silk top in the washer and the result was spot on: a huge water mark right in the center.

You tried dyeing it (you now have a blue top with a darker blue stain), covering it (a large sequined flower in the middle of your stomach, not a good look), and now you’re desperately splashing on more water in an attempt to turn your big blunder into a passable cheetah print.

Stop... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

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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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