July 2009


July 20, 2009

Gym-nausium

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The gym’s boring ellipticals, sweaty dumbbells and smelly locker room make you want to run for the hills. But hitting the jogging trails on your own can be a lonely uphill battle.

Don’t get bent out of shape so fast. Introducing Fitcamp, Oahu’s newest outdoor group workout.

Creator and instructor Levon Basso leads the small classes of six to 10 people in parks around O‘ahu, and uses only the challenges of the terrain (think: hills, trees, sand, park benches) and your own body weight to create super-effective exercises—no dumbbells... Read more »

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July 20, 2009

Gym-nausium

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The gym’s boring ellipticals, sweaty dumbbells and smelly locker room make you want to run for the hills. But hitting the jogging trails on your own can be a lonely uphill battle.

Don’t get bent out of shape so fast. Introducing Fitcamp, Oahu’s newest outdoor group workout.

Creator and instructor Levon Basso leads the small classes of six to 10 people in parks around O‘ahu, and uses only the challenges of the terrain (think: hills, trees, sand, park benches) and your own body weight to create super-effective exercises—no dumbbells... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 17, 2009

Sound Advice

www.leichic.comComing to you live from Honolulu, we’ve got a jam packed hour up next.

Tune into this playlist loaded with songs from artists who are bringing their summer concert tours to our island’s shores. An eclectic mix of oldies but goodies and the brand spanking new, it’s sure to get you into the groove.

 

Summertime Sampler:

1. “Kids,” by MGMT
You may have missed last night’s sold-out show, but... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 16, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 16, 2009

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

Now Boarding
What: Bid on rare and collectible vintage surfboards, plus surf art, Hawaiiana, and other surf memorabilia at the once-every-other-year Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction.
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Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 16, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 16, 2009

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

Now Boarding
What: Bid on rare and collectible vintage surfboards, plus surf art, Hawaiiana, and other surf memorabilia at the once-every-other-year Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction.
When: Friday, viewing from noon... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 15, 2009

Office Space

Lately it seems like you’ve not only got a case of the Mondays, but the Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays too.

And it doesn’t help that your cube, with its greige walls and furniture, has all the ambiance of a hospital room.

So put away the TPS reports and make yourself at home by sprucing up the joint a little bit.

Lei ChicChill Out
Sick of having your soda swiped from the break room? Nab yourself a Dream Cheeky Mini Fridge that plugs right into your computer’s USB... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 14, 2009

Fake It Till You Bake It

www.leichic.comHome-cooked meals? Sure, you whip them up all the time. You made Instant Lunch just yesterday and popcorn and mac and cheese over the weekend.

If only there wasn’t all that slicing and dicing involved – you’d love to serve something homemade and healthy if it was as easy as nuking it.

Meet Michi Harris, owner of Cooking Fresh For You. A self-taught chef with a long background cooking for parties and events, Harris now cooks for families every Tuesday and Thursday. Every month she loads a menu of dinner entrees onto her website, and customers log on, choose which ones they want, then... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 13, 2009

Om Girls

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As we begin our sun salutations, let your mind focus only on pure, beautiful thoughts, such as Hawaii’s newest jewelry line, Becky.Brynne.

Now take a deep breath, and imagine perfect harmony: a yoga instructor collaborates with her mother, a jewelry maker, to create the Om Shanti collection, a line of adornments inspired by the poses and philosophies of yoga.


Guide your thoughts to the Dhanurasana earrings, which are inspired by the shape of the bow pose. Notice how the beautifully crafted sterling silver bow balances delicately on the chain, while the colorful gemstone... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 9, 2009

Wine of the Times

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Furloughs. Foreclosures. Layoffs. Damn, you need a drink. 


And your champagne tastes are starting to, um, wine about the beer-budget drinks you’ve been sipping. Time to think outside the El Cheapo gallon-size box when it comes to wallet-friendly wines. 



Mavi Escudero and Susan Rojas, owners of the chic little Hawaii Kai bottle shop D’Vine Fine Wine and Spirits, know just what you need. Here, they share their top 5 great wines for $15 or less.

So you can put a cork in your budget worries.
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 9, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 9, 2009

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

Be Jeweled
What:
Rock Shop presents the premiere of Jewelry Bar, featuring three local jewelry designers: Noelani Designs, Omnia and Becky.Brynne. Sip cocktails, score mini-makeovers and check out a fashion show by the Ground Up models.
When: Tonight, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: Free entry. Call 808.237.5429 for more info.

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Posted on Thursday, July 9, 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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