February 2013

February 16, 2013

Best Trends Forever

Neiman Marcus highlights spring's hottest trends

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New York City didn't get all the runway shows. Last week, Neiman Marcus hosted one of its own at Ala Moana Center, showcasing its top 10 trends for spring. Each look was styled in house using new arrivals from the store's designer labels - here are some of our favorites. Even if you're on a budget, you can always afford some new inspiration when shopping for spring pieces of your... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 15, 2013

Creative Inking

Art Explorium celebrates grand opening in Kaimuki

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Little known fact: we can predict the future. And in the future, your child is the next Picasso.

Go ahead and laugh. But the last time your little one got hold of the colored markers, it looked like a rainbow exploded in the living room (clearly, he's already leaving his mark).

Help him reach his destiny by way of Art Explorium, an open studio designed to give keiki of all ages the freedom to do pretty much anything and everything when it comes to art.

... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 14, 2013

Sponsored Edition: Love Bites

A sweet deal at the Hawaii Chocolate Festival

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Santa has no idea how good he has it: cookies, milk, cozy clothes and an army to help him get things get done.

You, however, barely survived Valentine's Day; flitting around until your wings are about to fall off, biceps aching from all those arrows, and let's not forget that a loincloth is NOT the warmest choice in the middle of February. Not to mention the last time you asked the gods for your first raise in 1,000 years, they hid... Read more »

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February 14, 2013

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - February 14, 2013

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All Access Glass
Raise your glass to the first-ever Hawaii Cocktail Week; nine tantalizing days of workshops, tasting rooms, parties and dinner pairings featuring some of the best libations you'll ever experience. Be sure to stop by the Hawaii Cocktail Week Bacardi Bar at Honolulu Night Market Saturday night and sip free craft cocktails by top mixologists Joey Gottesman... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 13, 2013

Editors' Picks: Be My Gal-entine

Valentine's Day gift ideas for your besties

Guys may come and go, but BFFs, like diamonds, are forever. So, whether or not you've got a hot date tomorrow, don't forget to share the love with your girlfriends.

Cottage by the Sea dress, DVF iPad case, Fred & Friends Babushka set

[From: Brie]

1// Great for a date night or drinks with the girls, this graphic little frock is surprisingly versatile... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 12, 2013

Beauty School: NYFW Fall '13

Runway hair and makeup looks by Aveda and Estee Lauder

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Photos: Style.com, Aveda and Estée Lauder.

Did you manage to get your hands on the addictively-vibrant Prabal Gurung for Target collection this past weekend? If not, you're not alone. Once the Floral Crush shorts we were coveting sold out in half an hour, we admit, we were in a dark, dark place.

That's how we found ourselves... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 11, 2013

Buys You Love

5 things you'll love this Valentine's Day (and beyond)

Valentine's Day treats from Paiko, Imi Jewelry, Cake Works, SpaHalekulani and Gypsy

So, last night's Grammy Awards. Overall, it was pretty awesome.

Like when Justin Timberlake donned a Suit and Tie for his first live televised performance in five years. Or when... Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 9, 2013

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Take a Pow
Starting tonight, more than 80 artists from around the world and Hawaii will converge for Pow Wow Hawaii 2013, a week devoted to the inspiration and creation of new artwork. View artists' signature pieces and purchase prints and other merchandise at the opening group show and pop-up shop. Then come Monday, watch as they get to work on a mural, studio art and music compositions. Panel discussions, a finale show and after party round out the week.
... Read more »

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February 8, 2013

Sponsored Edition: Love Conquers Haul

Valentine's Day gift ideas from Royal Hawaiian Center

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Forget the saying "All's fair in love and war." When it comes to Valentine's Day, there are some battles you just can't win.

Take that heart-patterned coffee mug you got her last year. Or the "Let's play video games together!" date night you staged the year before that (that's the last time you listen to Esquire).... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 8, 2013

Wine Him Over

Valentine's Day wine recommendations

Valentine's Day Wines
Photo: ThinkStock

Hot date? Check.
Awesome gift? Check.
Romantic dinner? Check.
The perfect bottle of wine to go with it? Uhh...

Face it, your Valentine's Day setup... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 8, 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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