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April 24, 2014

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


Jenna Sato's 2013 collection, photos by Tommy Shih

Attend
Runway Reverie
What: Get lost in the dreamworld of UH Manoa's Senior Fashion Show. Students have been working all year on their collections, with the big showcase including two unique categories: Reinvented Culture and Rational Science. Work it!
When: Sunday, April 27, silent auction starts at 4:30 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Details: Last we checked, only two... Read more »

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April 22, 2014

Introducing The Hive Co-working Space

The Hive coworking space

The bzzz of a constantly ringing doorbell at home, the sting of noisy espresso machines at coffee shops, droning cubicle life … it’s amazing you get anything done at all in this bumbling mess.

Enter The Hive Hawaii, the new members-only co-working space that husband-and-wife team Kameron and Sloane Ketchum have created. They’ve transformed their Kailua boutique, Maya Bella, into a place where busy bees can bounce ideas off workers from other... Read more »

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April 18, 2014

Honolulu Night Market moves to its new space

Baby lambs. Budding tulips. Spring cleaning (cue ominous music).

Spring is all about new beginnings. But the thought of confronting that mess monster in your closet literally makes you want to crawl under the bed (if it weren't just as jam-packed, that is).

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April 3, 2014

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

Celebrate
Into the Wardrobe
What: Patty's Closet's one-year anniversary is more than just a shopping event. On Friday, Mrs. Hawaii International contestants will strut their stuff in a fashion show; on Saturday, there will be a make-up and beauty-blending bar from Motives Make Up; and on Sunday, the store will host a trunk show with local designers. Throughout the entire weekend, shoppers will also get 20 percent off purchases.
When: Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, 10... Read more »

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March 28, 2014

Eden in Love's Gifts That Give donates to charities

You did it.

Before yesterday, you never knew what it felt like to be a superhero. But now you’re like The Flash plus the Invisible Woman plus Kim Possible.

That’s right: Somehow, you survived the 3,500 other frenzied shoppers who stormed H&M and came out with bags and bags (and bags) of new goodies, all without breaking a... Read more »

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March 27, 2014

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

Attend
Sealove
What: Sustainable Coastlines' second annual fundraiser, I heART the Ocean, features a marine-debris fashion show (think fishing line, plastic) with celeb judges, music from Raw Suga, Jason Laeha and Dread Ashanti, a silent auction and more. VIP tables are available at sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.
When: Friday, March 28, 6–10 p.m.
Where: Waikiki AquariumRead more »

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March 25, 2014

A preview of H&M's new Waikiki store

Google Street view, GPS, Siri. Good for searching for addresses. Bad for shopping. When something as big as H&M opens up, you know it only takes a wrong left turn to lose out on the best buys in your size.

Lei Chic got into Hawaii's first H&M early. Here's our guide to navigating your way through Thursday's grand opening. Sorry, when it comes to dealing with the stampede, you're on your own.

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March 24, 2014

30-minute ideas for these light traffic days

This morning, you saw the light ... at the end of the tunnel. It was full of free-flowing cars. The University of Hawaii's spring break has given you a break from gridlock. Now you have extra time to empty that overflowing email and get ahead on that monthly report. Well, as soon as you finish this round of Candy Crush.

Wait a minute. Why not spend that spare half-hour on an adventure that's outside of your smartphone? 

Knead for Speed - A day at the spa is... Read more »

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March 20, 2014

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

A guide to the weekend's best events, as seen on Lei Chic, your go-to guide to shopping, fashion, beauty and lifestyle in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more »

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March 17, 2014

Ala Moana Center's 7th Annual Shop a Le'a

Thank God for Pharrell, aka the only thing getting us through this gloomy winter (65 degrees??? Kill me). Ever since his “Happy” 24-hour-long music video came out—not to mention that awesome Academy Awards performance—it’s our go-to pick-me-up when we’re feeling... Read more »

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