January 2011


January 18, 2011

A Chuckle Sandwich


Lei ChicThough it wasn’t an out-right resolution, you are kinda, sorta, angling for that promotion this year.  

But you... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 14, 2011

Raising the Bar

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Shaken not stirred. Vodka soda, light on soda, with a lemon and a lime, please. Margarita, on the rocks, extra salt on the rim.

Your last party was spent almost entirely behind your makeshift bar, desperately trying to keep the drinks (and the fun) flowing.

Worst of all, your amateur – and wildly uneven – pouring skills resulted in half the party getting tanked, while the other half were still awkwardly sober.

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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 13, 2011

Weekend Picks - January 13, 2011


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What: Local designer Christy Chung is featuring her new collection of ccdoodle clutches made from colorful, fun vintage fabrics, and she’s giving Lei Chic readers 15 percent off her entire etsy shop, which includes new and sale items.
When: Now to Monday, January 17
Where: Online at www.ccdoodle.etsy.com
Details: For discount, use the coupon code LEICHIC15.

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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 12, 2011

Minor Adjustments

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Those holiday snapshots arrived in the mail, and your friend's toddler is just the cutest little thing. But, okay, maybe “little” is not quite the right word.

Then there’s your niece who gives the word “petite” a whole new meaning. She’s 2 years old, and still sporting 12-month-old clothing.



Kids come in all shapes, but their clothing sizes just go by age. So how... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 11, 2011

A Really Smart Cookie

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It started with a chocolate cookie with candy cane sprinkles.

Then a slice of your friend's “special” cake, a small truffle, and a piece of manju.

Finally you topped it all off with a handful of Chex mix. Well, technically it was two, but since you skipped the peanuts it was really only the equivalent of one. And that last handful you grabbed on the way out of the office? Too small to count.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 10, 2011

Fringe Benefits


Lei Chic Your phone rings. Your dog barks. Sometimes the stoplight changes (although you would never admit that's what happened), and in an instant, there is a black blob on what was once a perfect smoky eye.

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Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 7, 2011

Best of Lei Chic 2010: Get Your Licks

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As we begin to ring in 2011, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2010. Enjoy and see you next week!
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Originally published July 23, 2010

You’ve got a rough formula for diet-blowing that goes something like this: taste must be greater than, or equal to, the amount of time it will take to burn it off (in treadmill minutes, which are longer than actual minutes).

And since you’re a whiz at math, you know that some snacks just don’t add up (we’re... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 6, 2011

Best of Lei Chic 2010: Bury Your Feelings


Lei ChicAs we begin to ring in 2011, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2010. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published November 2, 2010

OMG UR so 2faced!

That’s the Sunday morning, post-party text that wakes you from a mojito-induced slumber.

You rack your brain, trying to remember.

What RU talking... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 6, 2011

Sponsored Edition: You Say Tomato, We Say Delicious


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You’re stuck in a serious dinnertime rut. You go to the same few restaurants, order the same takeout dishes, then come home and crash on the couch to the same TV shows.

You avoid dishwashing chores, but suppertime couldn’t be more of a bore.

Chef Alan Wong has just the recipe for stirring up a mealtime routine that’s come to a simmer. Start with his new cookbook, The Blue Tomato; addfresh local ingredients, just a dash of time and a little bit of love, and mix... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 5, 2011

Sponsored Edition: You Say Tomato, We Say Delicious.


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You’re stuck in a serious dinnertime rut. You go to the same few restaurants, order the same takeout dishes, then come home and crash on the couch to the same TV shows.

You avoid dishwashing chores, but suppertime couldn’t be more of a bore.

Chef Alan Wong has just the recipe for stirring up a mealtime routine that’s come to a simmer. Start with his new cookbook, The Blue Tomato; addfresh local ingredients, just a dash of time and a little bit of love, and mix thoroughly.... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 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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