December 2009


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... Read more »

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December 16, 2009

We Know What Boys Want

If men are from Mars, and we’re from Venus, that explains why picking out the perfect gift for our sweeties seems like such an astronomical challenge.

For expert advice, we asked some men-around-town to let us in on the most wanted items on their Christmas lists.



Lei ChicWho: Landon Tom, lead... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 15, 2009

Present Company


You love rocking around the tree, but always get stuck on what to bring to the Christmas party hop.

Not to worry. We found a handful of gifts your hostesses are sure to love.

 
Lei ChicPerfect Scents
The elegant Botanicus Fragrance Diffuser comes complete with a chic little 8 oz. glass bottle and 10 reeds, and will last for a minimum of six to nine months. Choose from a variety of lovely home scents, from juicy Guava and Red Fruit to clean, crisp... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 14, 2009

Santa Baby

Whether naughty or nice, the best gifts you’ve ever gotten are your little bundles of joy. And while they’ve surely inherited your savvy sense of style, they still need some help getting things right.

Lucky you live Hawai‘i, because you can outfit your fashion-forward keiki in these adorable, locally-designed duds. 
 

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Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 11, 2009

Hark! The Bargain Angels Sing

...Glory to thrifty shopping!

Your budget, minus gifts for everyone you want to shop for, equals one seriously broke Santa.

The elves in the Lei Chic offices have rounded up a whole list of sweet little locally-made stocking stuffers your friends and family will adore.
The best part? They're all $30 or less!



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December 10, 2009

Weekend Picks - December 10, 2009

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

Golden Girl
What: A trunk show of new designs from Punahou grad Misa Hamamoto's Misa Jewelry collection. Meet the designer and get 10 percent off all purchases.
When: Saturday, 11 to 2 p.m.
Where: Riches, Kahala Mall
Details: For more info, call 808.737.3303 or click here to view... Read more »

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December 9, 2009

Trash to Treasure

What’s the secret to keeping your Christmas tree green?

It’s not having the chemically perfect ratio of sugar to water in the tree stand pan, or copping out and buying a fake one.

To keep your tannenbaum truly evergreen, try decorating it with ornaments made from office and household materials you can easily recycle into cute handmade creations.

The architects at Philip K White & Associates clean their office every December and use what they’d otherwise toss to create fun and crafty ornaments for the office tree. We asked them to give us a quick how-to.

Want to see more detailed directions? Catch Read more »

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December 8, 2009

Retail Therapy (Sponsored Edition)

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Something about Christmas shopping makes you a little sad – as in Seasonal Affective Disorder.

What ails you this time of year? A bad case of the shopping-for-everyone-else blues.

Here’s how to treat yourself: head to Therapy Boutique at Kahala Mall Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 7, 2009

Season's Eatings

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This year you’ve been dreaming of a green Christmas—picking up good-for-the-aina presents, shopping at eco-chic boutiques, and gussying up your gifts in re-useable wrapping.

You’d even love to... Read more »

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December 7, 2009

Season's Eatings

This year you’ve been dreaming of a green Christmas—picking up eco-friendly presents, shopping at eco-chic boutiques, and gussying up all your gifts in re-useable wrapping.

You’d even love to throw an eco-friendly holiday party. But while you’ve given up your wasteful, naughty ways, your cooking skills are still anything but nice.

Keep things merry and right with Hoku Caterers. Newly launched by Chris Beasley, former general manager at Kahala Caterers, and Indigo’s Chef Glenn Chu, the 100... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 7, 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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