April 2013

April 19, 2013

Sponsored Edition: The Gift List

A VIP invite to Eden in Love's 3rd birthday sale

Eden in Love's 3rd Birthday Sale

There are birthday parties and then there are birthday parties. Like the ones you watched on MTV brimming with lavish gifts, stunning wardrobe changes and surprise celebrity appearances.

Good news: you just got invited to one. Okay, Eden in Love's 3rd birthday sale won't have any celebrity appearances, but here are three... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 18, 2013

Weekend Picks - April 18, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic**Updated to include new vendor listings**

Green Team
This month, Honolulu Night Market is celebrating Earth Day with a focus on sustainability and healthy living. The night's fashion show, styled by Summer Style Hawaii, features exotic flower and foilage hair designs and stage decor by Paiko and swimwear by San Lorenzo, Kaimana Beachwear, S.tory Standards, and Red Carter.... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 17, 2013

Sponsored Edition: Sexual Chocolate

Erotic sweets by Padovani's Chocolates

Padovani's Chocolates

Quick, take a look around. Are you alone?

Good. Because today's topic might get you written up... as the best bachelorette party thrower EVER. Which will happen as soon as you obtain the finest handcrafted European-style penis chocolates you'll ever put in your mouth (yeah, we went there).

For a perfectly sweet way to really spice up a party, Padovani's Chocolates has come up with sexy edible offerings that taste way... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 17, 2013

Flirty Business

Freshionable's online boutique offers stylish workwear


Your worst nightmare finally came true.

You and two other coworkers pulled a Brenda and Kelly by wearing the same blouse. Sure, you laughed about being "twinsies." Posed for a Facebook photo. Then you spent the rest of the day contemplating an emergency run to the mall.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 16, 2013

Big Bangle Theory

Mix and match with Bangls magnetic bracelets


Hypothesis: When it comes to style, the laws of attraction are simple: color=good, pattern=better, color+pattern=awesome. Therefore, Bangls, a playful mix-and-match collection of magnetic bracelets just into the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, should add major style points to any outfit.... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 15, 2013

Cup to Speed

10 of our favorite neighborhood coffee shops

Latte art at Glazers Coffee
Latte art at Glazers Coffee

This is an intervention. It's time to address your addiction to Starbucks.

You're there morning, noon and night, sending emails, perusing the paper, and drinking. Oh, the drinking. You can't stop ordering your same old, same old venti iced coffee blended soy... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 13, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, April 13, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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To Dye For
Gaya's summer collection is now in stores with saturated, vibrant pieces inspired by dye-based batik. Look for flirty cold shoulder tops, slashed open-back dresses, high-low maxis, and a stylish yet comfy hooded tunic. Lightweight knits in soft aquas and greys also make their debut.
Details: $25-$80, available at Florencia... Read more »

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April 12, 2013

Tee Party

3 ways to style spring's hottest graphic T-shirts

Chesire Cat: My dear, what's troubling you?

Alice: The Mad Hatter's tee party starts in just a few minutes and I can't seem to style this lovely graphic tee. My outfits are getting curiouser and curiouser!

Chesire Cat: Piece of cake. Below, I present three different ways to wear one of spring's hottest trends - any one of them will lead you to a Wonderland of style.

Alice: Oh, thank you! I hear the Queen will be there and if she thinks my heart's not in it, it's off with my threads!

... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 11, 2013

Weekend Picks - April 11, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Taste
Choc Star
Sample 14 different chocolates from Hawaii and around the world at Madre Chocolate's award-winning chocolate tasting, including a brand new batch made entirely from Maui-grown cacao. The bean-to-bar factory worked closely with Hana Gold Farm to produce a mellow, fruity chocolate with butterscotch and caramel finishes. Tonight,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 10, 2013

A Home Run

Colorful home accessories abound in Quince's Kakaako shop


Home is where the heart is. Especially if that home is filled with bright, eye-popping accents that perfectly capture your love of pattern and color.

Sadly, yours is not. At least, not until Saturday, when Quince, a brand new home accessories shop, opens its doors in Kakaako.

Owner Marissa Selders uses her experience in fashion, retail and interior design to fill the space with modern, whimsical pieces designed to transform any room into a stylish... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 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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