December 2008


December 31, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Hawaiian Punch

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published October 7, 2008

Gym (accusingly): What happened? You haven’t been around much. You promised we’d see each other at least three times a week.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 30, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: If It Floats Your Tote

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published July 1, 2008

You’ve felt the guilt pangs before – like when you drop a hondo on a new bag and wonder if maybe there are more worthwhile causes than your arm candy addiction.

The new line of SooZou bags by local designer Pia Kuhlemann will take the wind out of your buyer’s remorse –... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 29, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Lash Out

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published August 1, 2008

You’re batting nearly a thousand in the beauty department lately. Your new brow shaping appointments are a real hit. And the in-home massage you’ve scheduled... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 26, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: It's Reigning Deals

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published August 8, 2008

Your personal fairy tale:  forget the pumpkin – and the ball. You’re on a worldwide shopping spree buying up the latest runway looks from every top designer. And then you do it again every season.

It’s no fairy tale for sisters Azzura and Yana Alliata, Italian princesses who live... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 26, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 23, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Thrill of the Taste

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published April 15, 2008

You’re not the kind to go on about “low tannins” or “earthy nose” when it comes to wine. But you have, once or twice, bought a wine based solely on the Wine Spectator rating.

Next time, choose something you’ve tasted for yourself – and actually... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 22, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Thread Bare

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published June 4, 2008

The scene after your last eyebrow wax appointment: chafed red skin followed by a breakout the next day.

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Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 18, 2008

Weekend Picks - December 18, 2008

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

Bubble Yum
What:
Pick your favorite champagne or sparkling wine for the holidays or to ring in the new year at HASR Wine Co.’s Battle of the Bubblies champagne tasting.
When: Friday, 5 to 7... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 18, 2008

Weekend Picks - December 18, 2008

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

Bubble Yum
What:
Pick your favorite champagne or sparkling wine for the holidays or to ring in the new year at HASR Wine Co.’s Battle of the Bubblies champagne tasting.
When: Friday, 5 to 7... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 17, 2008

Walk This Way

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Your houseguests are crowding all your spare bedrooms, couches and futons, and it’s making you want to avoid home for the holidays.

So send them walking. No, seriously.

Book them off on a walking tour all over downtown Honolulu, and get them out of your hair for a couple hours while they learn Hawaiian history.

Just a month old, Ohana Walking Tours is the brainchild of Casey Hewes, a Lana‘i native who now works as a nurse at Castle Hospital. Inspired by the enthusiasm of his guide on an Onion Walking Tour while on vacation in New York City,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 16, 2008

Site Seeing

Inflatable TV from www.openaircinema.us

You’ve always been faithful to the employee handbook. Pocket post-it notes or spare pens? Never. Take an hour and a half for lunch? Not you. Look at NSFW websites? Well… maybe just a little.

Seems like you’re the only one punching in to the office this week, since you’re hoarding vacation days for the next Vegas getaway. And with only an hour’s worth of busywork to occupy you for five days, browsing on the side never sounded so good.

 

Don’t worry, no one will be around to hear you LOL... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 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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