August 2011

August 31, 2011

Weekend Picks - Sept. 1, 2011

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Sneak Lei Chic
In school it was all about the three Rs. Now you live for the three Ds - discounts, new designers, and free drinks. You'll find them all at the first ever Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop Up Boutique. The LC team has been giddy rifling through snapshots and samples of all the great new clothes, swimsuits, jewelry, and bags that will be going in the two-day event (some have not yet been seen in local stores). Now you can join in the fun with an... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 31, 2011

The Missed List - August

Summer Lovin’, had you a blast. Summer Lovin’, happened so fast.

Sure you met a boy that was crazy for you. But when those summer nights ended you realized while you ran to dances in your saddle shoes, permed your sandy hair, and learned how to smoke '70s style, you missed all the late season scoops from Lei Chic.

Fortunately, we’re hopelessly devoted to you. To prove you’re the one that we want, here are some of our favorites from August.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 30, 2011

Photo Finishes

Lei Chic Police Officer: Ms. Chic, do you know why you are here?

LC: Texting while shopping?

Police Officer: Maam, you are suspected of breaking moving violation 8:30:2011 -... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 29, 2011

Ready to Rare

Unique finds at LMS Boutique

Lei ChicYour cell phone beeps.

Your BFF: What R U wearing to the party 2nite?

You: IDK . BCBG?

Your BFF: 2 common.

You: I have DVF.

Your BFF: Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 27, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

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Flat-Out Delicious
You would never wear something everyone else had, so why would you eat in a restaurant everyone else can try? Get the jump on the next here today, gone tomorrow pop-up restaurant, Plancha.  Chef Robert McGee, known for his tasty dishes at Apartment3 and 12th Avenue Grill, plans  prix fixe menus centered around local ingredients and a 36-inch flat top griddle (known as a plancha). The high heat is perfect for searing and caramelizing items such as the charred baby beets... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 26, 2011

Road Rave

Lei Chic Summer vacation is over – that painful fact became apparent once you got on the road and hit a bumper crop of back-to-school drivers all moving school zone slow.

You tried to cruise control your temper with your favorite radio station but “still slow everywhere” traffic reports kept cutting you off every ten minutes (just like that solo driver who kept going in and out of the car pool lane.)

To help you get your mind off the gridlock , we turned to djKSM for 10 tunes that’ll restore your own... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 25, 2011

Weekend Picks - August 25, 2011

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Hey Soul Sisters (and Brothers)
Pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse in her true style: late nights, drinks, and gritty, compelling music. Seven local musicians, including Kasi from Kings of Spade, Kitty Chow of Soul Revival Sound System, Taimane Gardner will hit the stage with a full live band in the musician's honor.
When: Tomorrow, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
Details: Cover is $10 for... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 24, 2011

A Delicate Power

Lei ChicAppearances can be deceiving. You’re having trouble proving your girly look isn’t the only thing that can pack a punch.

Just because you love multi-layered, flouncy skirts people assume you’ll tier up over the littlest thing. Sure, you adore ribbons. It doesn’t mean you’ll bow to the competition.

But some can’t see past your signature stilletos to the wit that would truly keep them on their toes.

You need to make a strong statement without losing your feminine side. Meet your match with... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 23, 2011

Just Hanging Around

Lei ChicThe “soothing” blue paint that dried to a fluorescent finish left you with a chip on your shoulder.

The $20 “designer” lamp that shorted out the entire living room really fired you up.

But you knew you were in a real jamb when your dream sofa Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 22, 2011

Shirting the Issue

Lei ChicGoing green? You don’t mean to be an eco-maniac about it but so far you are rocking the three “Rs”.

Reduce: You saved paper (money) by waiting for the price on a Luana croc-hobo to drop $20.
Reuse: You bought a new pair of Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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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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