December 2013


December 31, 2013

Best of Lei Chic 2013: Beauty School - Flat Out Part 2

(Rewind) How to get gorgeous, beachy curls with a flat iron

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As we ring in 2014, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2013. Happy New Year!

Beauty School: Flat Out Part 2 - March 12, 2013

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December 30, 2013

Best of Lei Chic 2013: A Home Run

(Rewind) Colorful home accessories abound in Quince's Kakaako shop

Quince

As we ring in 2014, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2013. Happy New Year!

A Home Run - April 10, 2013

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December 27, 2013

Best of Lei Chic 2013: Buckle Up

(Rewind) Hippy Chic repurposes fire hoses in new men's belt line

Hippy Chic Hero Belts

As we ring in 2014, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2013. Happy New Year!

Buckle Up - June 4, 2013

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December 26, 2013

Best of Lei Chic 2013: Cup to Speed

(Rewind) 10 of our favorite neighborhood coffee shops

Latte art at Glazers Coffee
Latte art at Glazers Coffee

As we ring in 2014, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2013. Happy New Year!

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Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 23, 2013

Snow of Hands

Simple last-minute holiday manicure ideas from One Stop Nail

Holiday manicures

On one hand, you've managed to check everything off your holiday to-do list. On the other hand, your nails are in desperate need of a Christmas miracle (hey, the tree wasn't the only thing that needed trimming this season).

Polish up with these fun holiday manicure ideas from One Stop Nail and Beauty Salon. Below, owner Derek Lu offers easy nail art tips using tools you probably already have at home. Fingers crossed.
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Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 20, 2013

Switching Gear

Day-to-night holiday styling tips from Salt and Sand

Salt and Sand: Working Girl

Time is, sadly, not on your side during the holidays. You've already logged countless hours in crowded mall parking lots, braved impossibly slow post office lines and sweat out half your body weight whipping up Christmas cookies for the neighbors.

Putting together the picture-perfect holiday outfit? Sooo not happening.

Enter Salt and Sand, an online store and mobile personal shopping service... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 19, 2013

Weekend Picks - December 19, 2013

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

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House Party
What:
House of Aria throws a holiday shopping soiree tomorrow night with a fashion show that includes all the festive trimmings: gemstone hues, glitter, sequins, lace and velvet. RSVP by today to get 20 percent off your entire purchase. The first 25 customers score free gift bags with goodies like Ginger13 earrings, The Firm HNL button pins and Panacea Designs gift certificates.
When: Tomorrow, 7-10:30 p.m. Fashion show at 9 p.m.
Where: Addiction Nightclub,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 18, 2013

On Your Marc (Sponsored)

Marc Jacobs' holiday pop-up at T Galleria Hawaii by DFS

T Galleria Hawaii by DFS

You have your favorite Christmas-time critters. Penguins, the patron saint of wintry wrapping paper. Polar bears, hip ones with soda bottles in hand. A partridge, pear tree included. Rudolph.

But a quizzical zebra, sassy black cat and bewildered bulldog? Not exactly what you had in mind...

Until now. Venture into the Marc by Marc Jacobs Gift Giving Pop Up Shop on the second floor of T Galleria Hawaii by DFS and you'll uncover a seasonal safari of fun, fauna-covered goodies (warning: you may go a little hog wild). Capture an adorable hot... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 18, 2013

Carol of the Belles

Florencia Arias reveals flowy new look for resort collection

Florencia Arias Resort 2014
Photos: Nina McIntosh Photography.

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December 17, 2013

Deck the Howls

Lei Chic Presents Hawaii Doggie Bakery at Honolulu Night Market

Hawaii Doggie Bakery at Honolulu Night Market
Clockwise from left: Chicken-n-poi "gingerbread" men, Hawaii Handmade Gifts reversible holiday bow ties, honey and poi candy canes. Photos: Hawaii Doggie Bakery.

Blame it on our holiday shopping binge or too much spiked spiced cider. Either way, our... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 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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