Friday, January 6, 2012

Best of Lei Chic 2011: Snooze Control

Lei ChicAs we ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!
Originally published August 9, 2011.

On behalf of the Captain and entire crew, welcome aboard Lei Chic Airlines flight 8911, stop-and-go-service to the Land of Nod.

Our flight time will be anywhere between five minutes and six hours depending on your comfort level. For $7, you may rent a scratchy wool blanket and flat, postage stamped-sized pillow non-hermetically sealed in a plastic bag.

But if you direct your attention to the tvs set too high above your head or to our flight attendants, they will demonstrate another option to speed your trip to unconsciousness – the Sky Dreams travel set.

Lei Chic Mililani mom and grandmother Angie Higa sews the cute printed bags that can easily be stored in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. In case of emergency drowsiness, simply unfold the bag into a fleece, flannel-lined, or minky faux fur blanket, slip the matching pillow around your neck and assume the sleeping position.

If you are traveling with a child who requires assistance, secure your comfort first, then pull out the keiki backpack that unfolds into a smaller blanket and pillow with playful prints.

Sky Dreams comes in six different styles and more than 40 different fabrics.Lei Chic In case of a water landing, everything is machine washable. Electronic devices such as your iPod, phone, or even a book and wallet can be stored in the blanket’s pocket.

Now sit back, relax, and feel free to snooze around the cabin.

Sky Dreams range between $34.99 and $79.99 and are available at a Little Bit of Everything, 725 Kapiolani Blvd., and on Sky Dreams online shop.
Higa will debut a backpack for bigger kids and a new luxurious fabric at the Made in Hawaii Festival ,  August 19 – 21.

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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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