December 2009


December 31, 2009

Weekend Picks - December 31, 2009

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

Boom Boom Pow
What: Pick your favorite viewing spot in Waikiki, get cozy, pop some bubbly, and watch the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the state. Tune into KCCN FM 100 for the musical simulcast.
When: Tonight. Starts five minutes before midnight.
Where: Waikiki Beach
Details: For more info, call 808.923.1094.

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December 30, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: Heading to Margaritaville

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As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!


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Originally published May 5, 2009 for Cinco de Mayo -- we recommend making another round for New Year's Eve!

Last year, Cinco de Mayo was a huge party, and Seis de Mayo was total hell. It's not just the tequila in margaritas that causes hangovers - the flavored liqueurs and sweet-and-sour mixes have tons of sugar and... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 29, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: Hey Mr DJ

Inflatable TV from www.openaircinema.us
As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!


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Originally published June 1, 2009

The soundtrack to your life is several gigs of random songs from three crates of CDs and two Christmases worth of iTunes gift cards.

Meaning you hear the same old songs when you're working out, driving home from the office, or hosting a soiree chez vous.
... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 28, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: Heavy Petal

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As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published June 26, 2009

You don’t dress to blend in.  When you live in the land of purple orchids and scarlet hibiscus, you can’t be a shrinking violet.

Designer Mariana Echegoien... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 24, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: Land of the Rising Sunglasses

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As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published July 8, 2009

Turning Japanese. Yes, you've been turning Japanese. Don’t think so?

Drove to work in your: Toyota.
Today's lunch: Sushi.
Your cell phone: Sony.
Your cell phone charm: Hello Kitty.
Your weekend plans: Teppanyaki and a little... Read more »

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December 23, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: Runway To Real Way

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As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published September 8, 2009


Heidi: Hello designers. Welcome to the runway! This week’s challenge is all about chic, recession-friendly fashion. You must take a garment from your own closet... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 22, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: There's Something About Dairy

www.leichic.comAs we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!

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Originally published August 26, 2009

You: My fridge is filled with tomatoes, coffee, even chocolate grown here in Hawai‘i. What do I hafta do for milk from a lovely, amazingly talented Kama’aina cow like you?

... Read more »

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December 21, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2009: You've Got Nail

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As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!

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Originally published April 13, 2009

Lots of good things last just a few days. The post-facial glow. The box of Girl Scout cookies. Your paycheck.

And, sadly, your manicure.

But pro surfer Emilia Perry is an expert in making short-lived fun – like riding waves – last longer. She also knows... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 18, 2009

On Our Wish List: Your Opinion

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We know you've got your cards mailed, presents wrapped, and hostess gifts at the ready.

But we have one last-minute gift request.

We want your opinion.

Fill us in by taking our short Lei Chic Reader Survey, and tell us a little about who you are, what you like, what you love, what you’re over, and what you want more of.
 

It’ll be the fastest gift you'll ever give (it takes just a few minutes — we swear!) and you don't have to spend a dime. Just tell us what you think. Your answers will be kept completely... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 17, 2009

Weekend Picks - December 17, 2009

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

Had Us At Hello
What:
Limited edition Hello Kitty Brut Rose sparkling wine and the lightly sweet Demi-Sec Rose wine has arrived on island. But there are only fewer than 150 bottles total, so snap up your gifts and party favors now.
When:
Starting today
Where:
SWAM wine shop, Waimalu Shopping Center
Details:
Call SWAM at... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 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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