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April 4, 2014

Miemiko Atelier opens at Ward Centre

Tomorrow's headline: Dangerously Dwindling Cardstocks of Cute Notes Triggers Panic

Messaging has come to a stop. All lines of communications are stationary. Rumors are, at least one person was forced to break up via a Post-it.

Stop the letterpresses. Word is just in that Miemiko Atelier opened at Ward Centre.

The stationery line that has been dressing up... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 21, 2014

ASAP54 fashion-finding app

His yearbook message promised undying devotion. But your high-school boyfriend's current Facebook page proves one thing (who knew he considered that movie theater concession stand job a career?): It's usually better to shop around.

So you're definitely ready for ASAP54, the for fashion. Upload a photo of a covetable item of clothing or accessory and the app will search its database of stores such as Neiman Marcus and Topshop to find it, or pieces inspired by it, that you can buy right now... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 12, 2014

Honolulu-based designer Mistprint sells cute greeting cards for every occasion

Cute, handmade greeting cards by Mistprint, as seen on Lei Chic, your go-to guide to shopping, fashion, beauty and lifestyle in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 28, 2014

Shopping tips: How to score amazing thrift store finds

Shop any thrift store like a pro with these key shopping tips, as seen on Lei Chic, your go-to guide to shopping, fashion, beauty and lifestyle in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 24, 2013

Rare pre-holiday specials at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

You want to look your holiday best this year because:

a) You're determined to show your ex what he's missing.
b) You need to update your Facebook page/online dating profile/next year's Christmas card photo.
c) People are starting to compare you to your great aunt Helen (and not in a good way).

Whether you checked one, or all, of the above, the fact remains: you need... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 28, 2013

ShopSuey: local shopping app for stores, sales and events


Girl: Doc, I don't feel so hot. My feet feel tingly, my wallet's numb, and everything in my closet just gives me the chills.

Doctor: Hmm. Looks like you've got a severe case of antishopportunitis.

Girl: (gasps) Is it serious?

Doctor: It can be. Fortunately, we caught it in its early stages. What you need is an emergency shot - er, I mean... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 20, 2013

DIY tutorial: How to make your own shadow box

Shadow Box DIY

Precious moments? Your life is full of them. Your brain, on the other hand... not so much. Try as you might, details from, say, your high school graduation or that amazing summer in Italy are fading faster than your overpriced, name-brand yoga pants.

Sure, you've got framed portraits sprinkled here and there, and photos stashed in a drawer. But for something front, center, and even more memorable, we suggest a shadow box. Thanks to Pictures Plus, we learned that... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 6, 2013

How to navigate back-to-school traffic in Honolulu

Honolulu Traffic Tips

6:30 a.m. Hit snooze three times before dragging your butt out of bed.
7:00 a.m. Spill coffee all over your new silk blouse.
7:30 a.m. Realize you left your cell phone on your nightstand.
7:45 a.m. Meet bumper-to-bumper traffic halfway to the office.

Bad mornings can sneak up on you. Don't let traffic, especially back-to-school traffic, do the same. Today, we've compiled a list of... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 5, 2013

Lei Chic's top 10 back-to-school jams

Tasi Boutique

School's back in session and, whether or not you have a wee (or not-so-wee) one in the backseat, you're sharing the road with tens of thousands of backpack-toting, pencil-pushing students.

There's no better reason to get in the school spirit with 10 songs that channel a peppy, back-to-school vibe (not coincidentally, most of these artists are still "school-age" themselves). For extra credit, study our factoids to get the 411 on the cool... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 9, 2013

Holoholo Bicycles offers bike rentals in Chinatown

Holoholo Bicycles

Quick, what has 60 wheels and likes to roam the streets of Honolulu?

If you said a team of rollerblading dogs, well... you'd be wrong (but, kudos for creativity). The real answer: Holoholo Bicycles, a new bike rental shop that officially opened today in Chinatown.

You might remember the space as Lotus Downtown bar on Hotel St. That's gone now. Manifest owner Brandon Reid has taken over, and, with the help of his wife,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()