August 2008


August 20, 2008

Pack To Basics

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On-board budget for your next flight off the island:

Pillow and blanket: $5
Diet Coke: $2 (they’re not free anymore)
Single-shot bottle of rum: $5 (what the hell, you paid for the Coke)
Headphones to watch movie: $5

Charge for checking first bag: zero

Yep, you’ve finally mastered the art of packing light and squeezed a full trip’s wardrobe into your carry-on bag.

www.leichic.comAnd you have Jodi Salmonson, designer of the... Read more »

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August 19, 2008

Spin The Bottle

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Getting your Bitch on was fun (and tasty), but now you’re seeking even more ways to put some sass in your sips.

Like the Bandit wine tetra box – yes, we did say box. This fruity (and cheap) California rebel wine is best in cabernet or merlot, but all boxes hold a third more than ordinary bottles and are made from 70 percent recycled resources – a perfect... Read more »

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August 19, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Just R Style

 You finally beat that case of the Mondays, but you’re already itching for the chance to do some serious Saturday shopping – and it’s only Tuesday.

So head to Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center tomorrow for some mid-week retail therapy at the R Style event. All day Wednesday, Royal Hawaiian’s shops are offering one-day discounts, gifts with purchase, and special in-store events.

Score savings at retailers like Crazy Shirts and Island Soap & Candle Works, among others, with store-wide discounts of 10 percent for the day. At bebe and Juicy Couture, spend $150 or $200... Read more »

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August 18, 2008

Pretty in Pink

www.leichic.comIf you want things done right, sometimes you just have to do them yourself.

That’s why Kelley Lilien designed her first son’s birth announcement (it helped that she had a fresh graphic design degree in hand) instead of farming it out to an impersonal card maker.

And when word spread, a new surprise arrived – a booming custom invitation design business she soon named Pink Dot Press. With her baby in a bassinette at her side, Kelley designed her heart out, not only tackling birth announcements but baby showers, grown-up parties and full wedding portfolios – from Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 15, 2008

Go For The Gold

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New wars with no end in sight and new slogans like Drop Bush, Not Bombs and Go Solar Not Ballistic (just to name two) have some yearning for what now seems like a kinder, happier time. When tie-dye was in, bras were burned, outdoor concerts were free, and love was all around us.

That might be why Golden Child Jewelry, designed by Maui girl Andrea Alfelor, has focused their dreamy fall line on peace signs and love symbols.


Known for bold and funky adornments perfect for the party girl, www.leichic.comRead more »

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August 14, 2008

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If you want things done right, sometimes you just have to do them yourself.

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August 14, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 14, 2008

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

Bourbon on Beretania
What:
The Honolulu Art Academy is transformed into New Orleans with Cajun food, jazz music and decorative Spanish moss for Showcase 2008, the fundraiser benefitting the Academy's youth education programs. The restaurant lineup includes Buzz's Steakhouse, 12th Avenue Grill, and a rare appearance by Cajun chef Kevin Tate , formerly of Kevin's Two Boots, Heaven on Earth Spa Cafe and now a KCC... Read more »

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August 14, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 14, 2008

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

Bourbon on Beretania
What:
The Honolulu Art Academy is transformed into New Orleans with Cajun food, jazz music and decorative Spanish moss for Showcase 2008, the fundraiser benefitting the Academy's youth education programs. The restaurant lineup includes Buzz's Steakhouse, 12th Avenue Grill, and a rare appearance by Cajun chef Kevin Tate , formerly of Kevin's Two Boots, Heaven on Earth Spa Cafe and now... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 13, 2008

The Constant Traveler

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The best thing about traveling to the mainland? (Hint: It’s not smog or weather). It’s the shopping. A six-hour plane ride has never been too far to go for a hot new look, until the economic climate became as cold as a San Francisco summer.

Put away that Need Clothes, Will Travel sign and let wandering fashionista Jessica O’Neill shop for you. Every month she scours the L.A. fashion district for clothes and Manhattan for jewelry and handbags, then brings her goods back to Honolulu for sale.

At Jessica’s Traveling Boutique you can scout new styles by designers like Collective... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 12, 2008

Waste Not, Want Not

www.leichic.comYou never judge books by their covers (well, maybe fashion magazines). And never a person by their shoes (except a man you might date). But one place appearances always matter is gifts, and your well-intentioned, recycled magazine wrapping paper just isn’t cutting it anymore.

So stock up on a suite of Waste Not Paper note cards, wrapping paper and gift bags. Adorned with clean yet vibrant prints and patterns, including letterpress designs, they’re also crafted with the environment in mind, minimizing unnecessary waste and cost. Their printers recycle ink-waste, the paper mills are... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 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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