April 2012

April 12, 2012

Weekend Picks - April 12, 2012

Lei Chic Watch
Pipe Down
Catch some surf flicks while munching on juicy burgers, french fries and homemade ice cream at Morning Glass Coffee and Cafe. This popular neighborhood eatery is staying open late to project three films on its back wall: Adrift, Single Fin Yellow and Longer - a reflection of owner Eric Rose's love of surfing (thus the name "Morning Glass").
When: Tonight, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Morning Glass Coffee and Cafe, 2955 E. Manoa... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 11, 2012

Girl Power

Lei ChicYou try to be eco-conscious, but lately your attempts to be green have gone a little grey.

You have tons of eco-totes, but they rarely leave the house (your memory seems to be the only thing biodegrading). You would be a fan of pedal power if you didn't run out of gas every time you went bicycling. And when it comes to electricity, your busy schedule keeps you burning the midnight oil.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 10, 2012

Comic Look

Lei Chic Scene: Super Style's haute-quarters, location unknown. Our heroine receives an urgent SOS text from a diva in distress. Trapped in a fashion rut! About to be overwhelmed! Pls hurry!!

Super Style springs into the store, spies her arch nemeses, evil twins Plain and Boring, and pulls out her secret weapon: a JumpFromPaper bag.

POP! It hits them with a burst of color. POW! Its cartoon-like shape stuns them into submission. BAM! The two-dimensional illusion knocks them senseless.

Super Style:... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 9, 2012

Game On

Lei Chic Your best friend is running extremely late for your lunch date (OMG stuck in traffic. B there soon!) and you're scored out of your mind. You've gone through all your Facebook updates (it's Tina's birthday, Brandon had ramen for breakfast) and now you're Twittering for something else to do.

These fun, free apps will help you Temple Run out the clock.

We'll bet the FarmVille on it.

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Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 7, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lei Chic Vote
Rock the Vote
Help Honolulu band Sing the Body reach the finals of Hard Rock's Battle of the Bands and get one step closer to the ultimate prize - a chance to perform at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling music festival in London's Hyde Park alongside Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Paul Simon.
When: Voting begins April 9
Details: Read more »

Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 6, 2012

Town Jewels

Host: Welcome to The Newly-Thread Game! They're cool, cute and ready for you to take them out tonight. So let's meet your jewelry lines!

Lei ChicGirl: My mother always tells me to look for flaws. So Jewelry #1, what is your one weakness?

Jewelry #1: People say I'm wound up pretty tight. Local designer Virginia Paresa spends hours wrapping colored embroidery thread around a corded base. I've also got a tendency to embellish - with bright beads and metal fragments. But I'll bend over backward for... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 5, 2012

Weekend Picks - April 5, 2012

Lei Chic Eat
Pig Out
Pop by the farmers market to sample new dishes from The Pig and the Lady, a pop-up restaurant known for its homey Vietnamese comfort food. Try Suon Heo Nau Dau, a classic Vietnamese/French pork stew cooked in white wine and served with a French baguette.
When: Today, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Kailua Farmers Market, then Saturday, 7-11 a.m. at the Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market.
Where: 609 Kailua Rd. and Kapiolani... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 5, 2012

Tory Burch

ImageFrom gracing the pages of Vogue to turning heads at New York Fashion Week, globe-strutting Tory Burch is landing everywhere, including Hawaii. Here for the opening of her new Royal Hawaiian Center boutique, the posh proponent of prints opens up about her paradisiacal adventures and the Parisian tunic that started it all.

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Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 4, 2012

Change of Art

Lei Chic Donate that bag of clothes you haven't worn in over five years to Goodwill? Check. Clean off the perma-pile of papers that covered your desk and forced you to work on the coffee table? Check. Finally get rid of that ugly clown lamp Aunt Helen gave you as a housewarming gift ("It broke? I'm SO bummed!")? Check.

But now that you've finished your spring cleaning, your place is looking a little bare.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 3, 2012

Treasure Island

Lei ChicYou roamed the open seas for years in search of the elusive land of TOR.

Pockets of treasure indicated you were on the right track - you stumbled upon gold-filled earrings with semi-precious gemstones while exploring Genius Outfitters; then delicate pearl-studded bangles appeared in the urban jungle of Basique Threads. Each unearthed find fueled your quest to find the source of their prized beauty.

Then, nestled in the lush mountains of Kailua, TOR Boutique opened its doors.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About Lei Chic

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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