February 2012

February 8, 2012

Art to Heart

Six days left and zero tolerance. Just the idea of spending hours reading every card in that profusely pink aisle has you ready to fold.

To write it off. To get ripped.

Before you run ragged (or tear the poor worker at the card shop a new one) check out a few Valentine's Day cards we're sure you'll heart.

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Be Exclusive
The best things in life are free so add these six adorable prints to that list. Each complimentary card is drawn up a member of AIGA Honolulu, the professional association... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 7, 2012

Tote Couture

Lei ChicTonight on The Hermesing Race: There’s nowhere to hide as the competition goes hell for leather in harsh weather.

Team 1: The All Americans - Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs hit the road first but soon hit a colorblock.

Team 2: The Classics - Coach and Dooney and Burke are solid until the pouring rain proves too much to handle.

Team 3: The Material Girls – Massive mud puddles start unraveling Burberry and Fendi’s pattern of success.

Facing ruin, it looks like most of the... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 7, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Superb Appeal

Lei ChicOpen House this Weekend:
Intimate learning in a 30-plus room oasis on the slopes of Diamond Head. Established in 1964, the elegant campus of La Pietra on the former Dillingham Estate comfortably houses 250 students, grades six to twelve, in a unique girls-only educational experience. These learn-key ready college preparatory classes are a must see!

The spacious buildings boast enough rooms for classes with a ratio of just 10 students to every teacher. The curriculum has been fully upgraded: featuring laptops for every sixth grader, iPads, online... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 6, 2012

Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

ImageHeat Faves: Spark a little Valentine’s affection with fun, hotly hued finds for the ones you love.

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Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 6, 2012

Playing Heart to Get

Lei ChicAt first it was all after hour clubs, late cocktails, and talking until the sun came up. Now a wild night with your steady sweetheart means any you are both still up past 10:30 p.m.

It’s not boredom with each other that’s the problem - the usual dinner/movie/pau hana cycle has you on snooze control.

Take heart - we a few ideas to wake up your romance for Valentine's Day.

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Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 3, 2012

Blues Unraveler

Sung to the tune of John Mayer's "Your Body is a Wonderland"

Lei Chic You’ve got the afternoon.
There’s a room full of blue.
One thing you want to do.
Discover these
Discovering hues

One style you love every inch of
Distressed, bleached and ripped hems
One pair of vintage jeans cut
Colored and frayed

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Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 3, 2012

Sponsored Edition: A Sweetheart Meal

Lei Chic He’s always been there for you: Proclaiming you were hot through a disastrous self-tanner experiment, hunting down B-52s with a slipper, and sitting patiently through 14 clothing changes before every big event.

He doesn’t know you’re hiding a secret – an obsession with a stacked piece of eye candy you met one late night on Kapiolani Boulevard. You vow over and over to break it off, then the sight of his honeyed countenance (not to mention he has a lot of bread) makes you melt.
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Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 3, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Consider Yourself Wu’d
Your Game Plan: Up and out by 7:30 a.m. so you can be the first in the doors to scoop up armfuls of Jason Wu's new line of retro-dorable structured dresses, separates, and bags. If you want to skip the lines and don't mind paying shipping and handling watch for Wu's collection to debut on Target.com late tonight.
When: Tomorrow, stores open at 8 a.m.
Details: Figure out your plan of attack by... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 2, 2012

Weekend Picks - February 2, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Friday Night Highlights
Get ready to suddenly come down with a cold or come up with a reason to leave work early. February's First Friday is a big deal with steals, great shopping, a cool way to go corny for Valentine's Day, and of course complimentary drinks in many spots.
Fashionista's MarketRead more »

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 1, 2012

Rocks Steady

Lei ChicI’m sorry, what was that?

I may be hard of earring but it seems your delicate accessories are a bit quiet. Those barely-there baubles are hardly ringing endorsements of your status as a style setter. And that oh-so-simple neckpiece – well no one can read your choker face.

Pump it up a notch with adornments that speak volumes (without drowning out the rest of your outfit).

Caroline Hay started making jewelry in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. But it was a move to Maui then Oahu that inspired the colorful,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 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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