August 2013


August 15, 2013

Weekend Picks - August 15, 2013

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

Lei Chic Eat
Balls Eye
What:
Miso & Ale is going "Balls to the Wall" for Third Fridays Kaimuki with a one-night-only menu that showcases the meatball. Choose from red Thai curry lamb, chicken adobo, beef and Rafute, then select how they'll be served - with salad, a bao bun, or paella. Slow-roasted kabocha coconut soup, soft poached eggs, pickled Hamakua mushrooms, Okinawan kim chee, and sweets will also be available.
When: Tomorrow, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Coffee Talk, 3601 Waialae Ave.
Details: No reservations,... Read more »

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August 14, 2013

Cut above the Rest

Win a VIP invite to W Salon and Spa's expansion grand opening

W Salon and Spa
The new Studio Blowdry Bar and reception area at W Salon and Spa.

Welcome, boys and girls, to Lei Chic Street, where we teach you the ABCs of style. Our letter of the day is W, as in W Salon and Spa, which just expanded from a couture hair salon to a full-service salon and spa. Before we talk about its grand opening tomorrow,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 13, 2013

Night Market: Stage Presents (Sponsored)

Honolulu Night Market hosts 'Summer Stage' in August

Honolulu Night Market
Saturday // 6-11 p.m. // 683 Auahi St.

Your life could totally be a reality TV show... without all the hot guys. Or constant cat fights. Or insect-eating challenges.

On second thought, let's work on the drama.

Enter Honolulu Night Market's August theme: Summer Stage. All night long, the main stage will play host to energy-packed performances by groups from across the island. Check out the full schedule below along with... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 13, 2013

Golden Rull

Lei Chic presents Cassandra Rull at Honolulu Night Market

Cassandra Rull at Honolulu Night Market

There's the Golden Rule, and then there's the Golden Rull.

Shop unto Cassandra Rull's whimsical women's and keiki apparel as you would have them shopped, and shipped, unto you. Translation: get ready for Cassandra Rull, Lei Chic's featured... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 12, 2013

Fashion Plate (Sponsored)

Chef Amber Lin mixes fashion and food at Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Hawaii Food and Wine FestivalBolognese and your white T by Alexander Wang shirtdress. A splash of pinot noir and your suede booties. That to-die-for, but unfortunately unsteady, chocolate ganache cake and your new Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 12, 2013

Graphic Content

Spotted: Lava Roses graphic men's T-shirts at I AM.

Lava Roses T-shirts

Your man's dress has two codes: collared shirts for work and casual tees for... everything else. So far, cracking them has been Mission: Impossible.

Time to unleash your newest weapon: Lava Roses' graphic men's T-shirts, available at I AM. The line's summer styles are key to deciphering what's appropriate... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 9, 2013

Snatch of the Day

Celebrate Shark Week with local jewelry and sales

Shark Week

Shark Week certainly had its share of fin-tastic moments:

Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 8, 2013

Weekend Picks - August 8, 2013

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

Lei Chic Shop
Eel of Fortune
What:
Consider this the sale of the season - Fighting Eel, Ava Sky, and Tiare Hawaii will be holding a massive sample sale in the Pinch of Salt warehouse this weekend. Yes, you'll want to go early (be prepared for a massive line) and yes, you'll want to stuff your purse with cash to cover both your purchase and the $5... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 7, 2013

My Chari Amour

ByChari Jewelry's neon summer collection now online

ByChari Jewelry
ByChari neon shell stretchy bracelets, $22 each, and Bali tassel bangle, $50 each.

Q: What do Christina Aguilera and Waikiki jewelry designer Chari Cuthbert have in common? A: They both know a thing or two about being a Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 6, 2013

Road Scholar

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 ()


 

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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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