February 2013

February 28, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - February 28, 2013

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Flicks of the Trade
Catch, not one, but four movies this weekend without ever opening your wallet. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers two screenings of Skyfall tomorrow night along with 25-cent Subway sandwiches, snacks and drinks. At the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu Festival is hosting a film festival showcasing three Japanese-language films: Light Up Nippon, Quartet and Haru's Journey (trailers and synopses Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 27, 2013

My Flair Lady

Ladyslider's surf, travel pop-up shop opens in Waikiki

Ladyslider at specialme
Photos by Tara Michie

It might have been the four-day work week last week. Or maybe you're just lazy. Whatever the reason, this week is totally draaagging.

Time to slide in a little fun at Ladyslider's pop-up shop, opening tonight in Waikiki.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 26, 2013

In the Click of Time

6 easy ways to master online shopping

Lei Chic's online shopping tips

Superman: man of steel until rendered powerless by Kryptonite. Wonder Woman: warrior princess until stripped of her kickass accessories. Green Lantern: ring-wielding, mask-wearing hottie until thwarted by... anything yellow.

Every superhero has their weakness. You, Shop Girl, can spot a steal in nanoseconds, carry five times your weight in samples and speed through a... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 25, 2013

Note To Shabby

Shabby Room's sweet, vintage-inspired accessories

Shabby Room

How awesome were the Oscars last night?

We knew it was going to be good when the sock puppets started drinking. Then Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt glided onstage. And when Jennifer Lawrence Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 23, 2013

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Milk Made
After nearly a month, Milk & Honey is back in business. The Smith St. location is no more; instead, the boutique has taken up residence inside the Blaisdell Hotel on busy Fort Street Mall, opting for better security and proximity to Hawaii Pacific University. After completely missing the... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 22, 2013

Rest in Peace

Peace of Paradise candles double as massage oil

Peace of Paradise
From left: Leilani, Alamea and Rosabela candles by Peace of Paradise.

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(You have 1 new match)

Name: Peace of Paradise
Currently living: Collins & 8th and Etsy
Occupation: Fragrant,... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 21, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - February 21, 2013

The Lylas Meet
Sister Act
Turns out singing runs in Bruno Mars' family - four of his sisters make up the girl group, The Lylas. Meet Jaime, Tahiti, Tiara and Presley tomorrow night as they celebrate the release of their first single and music video, "Come Back." The party is also a send-off; the sisters are moving to Los... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 20, 2013

Fun Leashed

Puppy Love Hawaii's colorful collars and leashes

Puppy Love Hawaii collars
Photos courtesy of Puppy Love Hawaii

From your loving pooch:

I'm not trying to hound you. Really. But when we get all dressed pup, those frilly numbers you squeeze me into are kind of a Fi-don't.

Be a dear and fetch me some Puppy Love Hawaii instead. Owner Tracy Shigemura sews her own... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 19, 2013

Sponsored Edition: We've Got Spirits

Can't-miss events at Hawaii Cocktail Week

Hawaii Cocktail Week

This week should be a write-off.  Between President's Day and the sugar crash induced by 50 percent off Valentine's Day candy binges, the only thing that can get your full attention is your Pandora/Spotify playlist on the office computer.

So let's focus on a crucial deadline you can't afford to miss. Hawaii Cocktail Week is on and you have just five more days to catch the best craft cocktail events... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 19, 2013

Lotus Blossoms

Lily Lotus adds dresses to spring collection

Lily Lotus Twist Dress and Racerback Maxi
Photos: Lily Lotus Inc./Corinne Gold Photography

Truth is, you're a total poser.

Downward-facing dog. Plank position. The warrior.

So it's only natural that you'd want your clothes to be as flexible as you are.

Take a deep breath and focus on... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 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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