January 2011


Style: If Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade had a love child... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 31, 2011

Choc Star

Lei Chic Candy hearts with corny sayings. Heart shaped lollipops. Pink frosted everything.

Thinking back on the high fructose corn syrup-laced Valentine’s Days of your youth actually makes your teeth hurt.

Thankfully (for you and your dentist) your tastes have matured. You’ve finally swapped boys for men, and you no longer want just any candy on Cupid’s big day. In fact, you’d prefer something organic, and full of antioxidants.

This year, what you’d really like is one of the gourmet bars from new local chocolate company, Madre Chocolate.
The company, which... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 28, 2011

Hopped Up On Candy


 Your “how we met story” stars you, your man and those beers he bought you at the bar.    

By the end of the night you were love drunk, or possibly just drunk, but it’s been pure butterflies and rainbows ever since.  

There’s not a stout in your mind that he’s “the one.” He’s the man you lager for. He fixes all that ales you. In fact, he’s the best thing that has ever happened to you, bar none.  

This Valentine’s Day pay homage to what... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 27, 2011

Weekend Picks - January 27, 2011

Lei Chic Meals on Wheels
What: The food truck craze has officially hit! Tonight, sample the finest Honolulu parking lots have to offer at the first ever Eat the Street Food Truck Rally. Get in on the road rage by feasting on goodies from Gogi Korean Taco Truck, Melt, Soul Patrol and more.
When: Tonight, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 1637 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Details:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 27, 2011

Editors' Picks - January 2012

We kept “accidentally” bumping into them in our favorite boutiques. Yes, we did call repeatedly, out of breath, asking if they were still in stock. And, just that once, we did sit in a parked car across the street from the store just to make sure they were still home.

We admit it. We’re style stalkers.

Here are the items the Lei Chic team has been obsessed with this month.

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January 26, 2011

You've Got Male

You prefer to shop local. You love supporting local designers, and with so many good ones to choose from, you pretty much always look amazing.

Sadly, dressing your man isn’t so simple. Beyond a couple of graphic t-shirt companies, Hawaii is almost devoid of locally produced menswear.

Or was. Three recently launched men’s lines are manning up and entering the fold with fresh takes on traditional aloha shirts, and newer, fashion forward men’s styles.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 25, 2011

Sweet Somethings

The holidays are over. It gets dark before you leave work, and the only thing you have to look forward to is a dumb holiday involving a winged, arrow-wielding baby, and a boyfriend who always seems to forget it.  

You need a treat.  Something to take the dull taste of mid-January out of your mouth.  

Or, if you’re still clinging to those pesky resolutions, use this list to get a jump on the dreaded aforementioned holiday’s shopping list.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 24, 2011

Vin-ity Fare

Lei Chic It’s a workplace jungle out there. And you want to be queen.

You’re the first one in, the last to leave and in your world “midnight oil” isn’t just a band you liked in the ’80s. 

But in this economy, everyone needs an edge to stay off the chopping block. And sometimes a little social style and grace will go a lot further than any top-name reference or MBA to show the boss you’re... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 21, 2011

Vertically Challenged

Lei ChicStairmaster, treadmill, elliptical, repeat.  

Your New Year’s resolution to get fit really isn’t working out. Three weeks in and you’re already bored of anything that involves a rotating belt and you jiggling awkwardly in place.  

You’re looking for a, well, boulder workout option—one that will make you a stone cold fox.    

So head to the recently opened... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 20, 2011

Weekend Picks - January 20, 2011

Lei Chic The Wong Way to Eat Local
What: There's farm-to-table dining, and then there's bringing the farmer to the table too. Reserve a spot now for chef Alan Wong's upcoming Farmer Series Dinner, when he hosts Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 19, 2011

Sew Fabulous

Lei ChicUse it and toss it? Back in the day when you could afford to be wasteful, sure. In 2011, you’re newly resolved to reuse, recycle, and DIY.Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 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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