December 2012


December 28, 2012

(Rewind) Cleaning tips from Simply Organized

Best of Lei Chic 2012: Order Up

Lei Chic As we ring in 2013, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2012. Happy New Year!
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Originally published on May 25, 2012

Uh-oh. Your girlfriends are debating where to hold their Bachelorette marathon viewing party, and they're all looking at you. Quick, which excuse haven't you... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 27, 2012

Five reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - December 27, 2012

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Come to a Clothes
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Talk about saving the best for last. Rebecca Beach is marking the year's end with a poolside trunk show featuring Andy South's new resort line and the soft launch of Meleana apparel (her handbags were a hit at the Lei Chic... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 26, 2012

(Rewind) La Muse boutique opens in Chinatown

Best of Lei Chic 2012: Art and Soul

Lei Chic As we ring in 2013, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2012. Happy New Year!
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Originally published on January 30, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to MoMA, The Museum of Must-Have Apparel. I am your guide, Lei. Let's get Van Goghing.

On the left, note the... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 24, 2012

Holiday packing tips from Tumi

Sponsored Edition: Secrets Santa

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Click the screenshot above to watch the video.

Sure, George Clooney taught us a thing or two, but for holiday packing tips, we turned to the very best.

We're talking about the guy Up in the Air right now, racking up an insane amount of miles delivering gifts around the world.

... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 22, 2012

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Great and Small
What:
If you're still searching for the perfect little girl's gift, here's an adorable idea - pick up a dress, tunic or romper from Tiare Hawaii, Fighting Eel or Ava Sky (shown left, photo courtesy of Fighting Eel). All... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 21, 2012

Holiday shopping solutions at Royal Hawaiian Center

Sponsored Edition: Turn the Yuletide

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Good news: you're alive.

Bad news: you still have to find gifts for everyone on your list.

Forget the Mayans. The Christmas countdown is still ticking and it says you've got just four days left. That means four days to fight for parking, battle the crowds, then rush home and wrap everything.

Kinda feels like the end of the world is still coming, doesn't it?

Not if you do all your Christmas shopping at Royal... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 21, 2012

Delicious (and healthy!) holiday recipes

O Christmas Treats

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Photos by Kale's Natural Foods

You're dangerously close to surrending to the holidays.

After all, you're surrounded by fancy dinners, seasonal drinks and cocktails, late night food court visits between gift shopping, and tantalizing goodies. They don't call it season's eatings for nothing.

Don't raise the... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 20, 2012

Five reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - December 20, 2012

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Watch Your BLΛQ
What:
Be the first to view Matt Bruening's holiday 2013 collection at a special fashion show tomorrow night. BLΛQ (pronounced "black") is a play on the "end of the world" and new beginnings. Expect fewer prints this time around; Bruening utilizes mostly solid colors - black, white and nude with a punch of blush and camo - and keeps the focus on texture, juxtaposing jersey, wovens, silk and chiffon for... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 19, 2012

Find your perfect holiday shoes at ALDO

Sponsored Edition: Sole Mates

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It was love at first sight.

Sure, you tried to play it cool. You walked around for a bit. Mingled. Considered your options. But in the end, you knew it was inevitable.

You found the perfect pair of shoes to work the holiday party circuit.

What? You mean that hasn't happened yet? Well, allow us to introduce you. Thanks to ALDO, we've picked out some amazing shoes to complete your party-perfect look. (This goes for the guys, too.)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 19, 2012

How to throw an eco-friendly holiday party

Season's Greenings

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Photos by Mint Events

Most people dream of a white Christmas. You, however, are leaning more toward green.

Perhaps the thought of killing entire trees is giving you pause. Or the piles of torn wrapping paper come Christmas morning. Either way, you'd like to save the excess for actual partying and not end up with a lot of waste.
... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 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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