December 2011


December 13, 2011

Full Bottle Ahead

Lei ChicClothes shopping? No problem. You can pour over a rack, snag a label, and pair it with the perfect shoes in 30 minutes flat.

But when it’s time to pick up a wine for foodie friends you’re like a deer in red and whites. Pinot what? Cotes du Who? It usually ends with you corking over too much for an impressive-looking foreign label and praying you didn’t make a grigio mistake.

Breathe. We turned to Brasserie du Vin’s beverage manager and newly-certified sommelier Rebecca Fineman for a list of budget and... Read more »

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December 12, 2011

Levi's Commuter Series in Hawaii

ImageSpin Cycle: Levi’s’ cyclist-minded Commuter Series hits Hawaii’s shores.

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December 12, 2011

Breaking the Fold

Lei ChicBell bottom pants. Psychedelic apron tops. Your guy’s wallet shoved in his pants pocket.

Answer: Things that make a person look hippy.

You've been telling him for months that his bulky billfold makes him look pear shaped. But recently, even he’s noticed the suspiciously bi-fold-shaped spot wearing through his favorite jeans.

Buck his bad habit with a change you'll both agree on - a slim new bill holder by Handsome Young Son (HYS).

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December 10, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lei Chic Shop
It's a Mall World
What:
Stop sleeping in or plan to stay up late to take advantage of extended hours which kick in this weekend, along with some big specials at various malls.
Where & When: All dates are effective until December 23
Ala Moana Center - 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, print a pass for deals including 15... Read more »

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December 9, 2011

Winter's of-the-moment Trends, Honolulu

ImageIn the Mix: Dare to double up on winter’s of-the-moment trends. Menswear-inspired pieces pair nicely with bold graphic prints for a look that’s two-cool.

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December 9, 2011

Cut to the Lace

Image You’re late. You’re late not only for a very important date, you were tardy for tea (with a couple of characters who sure were mad), got a late start at that croquet game with a real card, and were delayed for jury duty with a couple of animals.

Ever since some bunny ran off with your pocket watch, you’ve been coming in second everywhere.

But the end is in sight now that you’ve stumbled upon timepieces perfect for trips to wonderhands.

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Posted on Friday, December 9, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 8, 2011

Noteworthy's Pocket Tees

ImageShirting the Issue: Snap up Noteworthy’s strikingly simple pocket tees.

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December 8, 2011

Weekend Picks - December 8, 2011

Image Give
Santa's Cause is Coming to Town

What: If holiday shopping has cut into your beauty sleep, head to the All Decked Out event and present yourself with a mini makeover, brow waxing, or mini massage for $10 each or a full-body spray tan for $20. Donate a new, unwrapped toy and receive a free treatment with your complimetnary mimosas and pupu. Since all proceeds go to the Lokahi Project, you can indulge without feeling guilty.
When: Saturday, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where:... Read more »

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December 8, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Deals on Wheels

Image Dear Santa,

I didn’t shout. I didn’t cry. I didn’t pout. So I was hoping you’d tell me why you didn’t bring me the one thing I wanted last Christmas.

At first, I thought it was because I texted you my wish list. (Who buys stamps anymore?) Next, I figured you took offense to the microwave popcorn and diet soda I left out. (It’s all I had in the kitchen.) Then I realized you just didn’t have the horsepower, I’m sorry, reindeer power to pull your sleigh that night with a Mercedes-Benz... Read more »

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December 7, 2011

Stylish Party Accessories

ImageReady, Fête, Go!: Stylish party accessories for the season of entertaining.

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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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