February 2012

February 17, 2012

Fuelish Games

Lei ChicMorning latte: A free shot of syrup with your frequent user card.
Lunch shopping trip: A facebook flash sale scores you 50 percent off that top you've been obsessing over.
Pau hana: Singing "Happy Birthday" to your bestie earns the table a free pupu with your happy hour-priced li hing margarita.
Gas station stop on the way home: Price-mess.

You usually have no problem taking the deal but lately the rising prices at pump have you gas-ping for air. You need some money-saving tips and not just the ones that are full of hot air. Here's a... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 16, 2012

Weekend Picks - February 16, 2012

Lei Chic Watch
Reel Life Inspiration
Ditch the dudes for the kick off of the always empowering Girl Fest. Amid the live entertainment, insightful talks, roller derby, surf, dance, art, and tennis workshops, make sure to catch the premiere of Desert Flower. The story of Waris Dirie, who fled Somalia and an arranged marriage to work as a servant before becoming a supermodel, activist, and... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 15, 2012

The Lip Crowd

Lei ChicLet's get ready to MUMBLE!

In this corner, weighing in at 115 pounds (at least that’s what she claims on her driver’s license) is LEEEI Chic’s Smile! In the opposite corner, the reigning chapped-ion and TDO (totally dried out) record holder, ARID winter weather!

(bell rings)

Smile comes out swinging but her usual waxy gloss is a miss. Now weather winds up and ... POW! Right in the kisser! Weather gusting out some big moves next - it flakes left, then right. Smile twists and pouts. Oh no! Her... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 14, 2012

Late Bite Affair

A great Valentine’s Day dinner? It’s just not in the cards.

Round one at a favorite romantic café: Your adorable pair was bumped out by a full house.
Round two at a four-star restaurant: A menu priced for royals trumped your budget and sent you straight out the door.
Round three at the newest hot spot: The town’s all in and the packed room is making you feel flushed.

The chips are down and you’re ready to fold, until we pull out a few aces. We turned to HONOLULU Magazine Food Editor Martha Cheng to come up with five places where you can still slide in for dessert for under fifteen dollars.

A few bites should restore your heart in spades, even if it... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 13, 2012

Mix and Singles

Last year, you got two dozen long-stem roses. Before that it was that set of adorable by boe stacking rings, the too-tasty box of Godiva Chocolates, and that amazing pair of Jeffrey Campbells.

This year, it’s still uncertain what you’ll have to buy yourself to get through another solo Valentine’s Day. Skip the sappy love songs, the couple-clogged pau hanas, and keep Heathers shelved for another year. We found a few reasons to grab your girlfriends for a night out tomorrow.

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Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 11, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lei ChicEat
Hogs and Kisses
He's sweet, a little spicy, and just a great big hunk - so grab a slice of EAT Honolulu's chocolate-dipped, sugar-cured bacon now being sold at The Wine Stop. The slightly candied slab is sure to keep anyone from being salty, especially if you pick up a great bottle to go with it.
Where: The Wine Stop, 1809 S. King St.
Details: $2.90 a piece, five percent off a purchase of six or more. Call... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 10, 2012

Ribbons and Beaus

Lei Chic For the One Who Needs Some Serious Oven
Customizable cookie cutters let you print your own sweet somethings or just tell them to bite you in the nicest way possible.
Message in a Cookie kit, $19.95. Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center.
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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 10, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Shop! In the Name of Love

Lei Chic Dear Sweetie,

While I did use the family size pack of M&M’s/basket of random bath items/six-pack of beer you so “thoughtfully” gave me in years past, if you don’t stop shopping for Valentine’s Day at the grocery store, your heart won’t be the only thing broken on the 14th.

Don’t panic. I’ve researched out a way you can pick up my entire wish list in one place.

1 – Drive up to Royal Hawaiian Center and park in one of the... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 9, 2012

Weekend Picks - February 9, 2012

Lei Chic Taste
Healthy Sweeting
Treat yourself without desserting your vow to eat better with samples of low-fat, sugar-free, and gluten-free baked goods from local cookbook A Sweet Dash of Aloha. You'll try chocolate-beet cake, gluten-free banana and mango breads, cookies or tasty fruit bars. Then when your mouth isn't full, ask three of the chefs behind the recipes your questions about healthy baking. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 8, 2012

Tools for the Home Garden

ImageEarly Bloomers: Create your own garden of delights with charming tools and accessories.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 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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