July 2009


July 31, 2009

Mix Master

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Your designer anti-aging serum has been erasing years from your face – and zeros from your bank balance. And that top-of-the-line exfoliator? It scrubbed your wallet clean.

Put your paycheck on a beauty retreat with some easy, do-it-yourself treatments, tried and tested by expert esthetician Kapua Inglis, co-founder and Editor in Chief of Spa Hawaii Magazine and the Director of Bella Torre Academy , which trains professional makeup artists. 

Yogurt and Honey Mask... Read more »

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July 30, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 30, 2009

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Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

13 Going on Five
What: Ginger 13 designer Cindy Yokoyama celebrates her jewelry line’s 5th anniversary with a brand new collection featuring chic beaded bracelets, chain and chunky stone necklaces, and beachy hoop shell earrings. Lei Chic readers receive an exclusive 15 percent off online orders.
When: Starting today.
Where: Shop online here.
Details: Enter promo code LeiChic5YEAR at checkout to... Read more »

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July 29, 2009

Dream On

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Your recurring daydream: strolling along the beach, cool breeze wafting through your hair, your favorite super-soft hoodie over your shoulders, sand sifting between your toes.

Aaaahhhh.

Ahem. Hello? Reality here. Your client needs that proposal before lunch.

But once you’re done, pop over to the new beachside boutique Barefoot Dreams at Kaimana Beach. Just opened this summer, the cozy little shop inside the New Otani hotel opens right out to the beach park and feels like the airy, bright little bedroom of your dreams.


The boutique is the first flagship store... Read more »

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July 28, 2009

Cake It Up, Baby!

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Your oven gives you no lovin’.

Your popovers popped, your cookies crumbled, and your soufflés fell souf-flat. It’s enough to make you ready to desert desserts.

Thank goodness for Baby Cakes, the brand new Island bakery that makes kitchen duty a cake walk. They’ll whip up gourmet, made-to-order cupcakes that can be customized with a mix of delicious fillings, frostings and flavors.

The icing on the cake? They're delivered right to your front door.

The tasty concept was cooked up by Honolulu... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 27, 2009

Super Natural

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Bacon cheese fries for lunch again? Your diet’s taken a hard left at Greasy Street lately and is heading straight for the fat lane.

Time to get back on track. Call Leslie Ashburn, a macrobiotic chef who can whip up meals for you at home and teach you how to improve your eating with more healthy, organic cuisine. She’ll help with meal planning, teach you food-based home remedies, and can even apply feng shui to your kitchen by helping you organize and de-clutter.

One taste of her philosophy and you’ll see that macrobiotic cooking isn’t a raw deal. Her colorful, dynamic dishes go far beyond... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 24, 2009

New Kid On the Block

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Coffee shops. Tiny Asian eateries. Beat-up old buildings. 

That may be what most people see when they pass through Kaimuki. But despite its dusty surface, there’s a plethora of cool finds underneath.

Take dpIV for example, local photographer Daniel Pinho’s newly opened boutique.
Tucked away in a quiet little corridor off 12th Avenue, just out of street view, dpIV has all the feel of a secret, hidden treasure trove. 

Filled with the latest fashions from up-and-coming Island designers, its tightly edited array of women’s clothing... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 23, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 23, 2009

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Back Track
What:
Make your pau hana drink even more relaxing with a mini spa treatment at Heaven On Earth, where the special express spa menu is available only from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Choose a half-session massage, mini glow facial, manicure, on- the-go pedicure or a shampoo and style. Every service comes with a complimentary glass of wine too!
When: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.
... Read more »

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July 23, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 23, 2009

www.leichic.comLei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Back Track
What:
Make your pau hana drink even more relaxing with a mini spa treatment at Heaven On Earth, where the special express spa menu is available only from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Choose a half-session massage, mini glow facial, manicure, on- the-go pedicure or a shampoo and style. Every service comes with a complimentary glass of wine too!
When: Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2009

Top Chef

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Welcome to the kitchen, chefs!

For today’s Quickfire Challenge, you’ll need to whip up a delectable, mouthwatering dish themed around Hawaiian Fusion cuisine.

The winning dish must include perfectly balanced portions of aloha, fresh Island seafood and local seasonings.

To help, you’ll have access to the following recipe courtesy of Chef Roy Yamaguchi, James Beard Award recipient and owner of the world-renowned Roy’s restaurants.

For extra pointers, you can also check out Yamaguchi’s appearance on tonight’s... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 21, 2009

Heat Faves

You're looking really slick lately.

No, really, you look so hot.

You're more than just "glowing" and your makeup is almost at meltdown. No sweat. Stay cool, dry and shine-free with these beauty solutions.


Lei ChicDon't Sweat It
Sweatproof your underarms, hands, feet, face, or anywhere else with DermaDoctor Med e Tate antiperspirant wipes. The dampened cloths are said to mimic the effects of Botox shots by chemically blocking sweat glands to keep you completely dry. And there's no white residue on your clothes. At Sephora... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 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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