July 2010


July 22, 2010

A Pretty Pickle


Lei Chic A quick glance at the clock—gah! Your date is due to arrive in mere nanoseconds and you’re hobbling around in two different shoes with only half your hair curled.

Breathe. At least you’ve got your hot new dress on and a cute purse picked out. All that’s left really is…the jewelry? Oh crap, you totally forgot about the jewelry—a... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Wandering Eyes


Lei Chic Pat Benatar said it best: love is a battlefield. And our eyes are our greatest weapons. Just sweep your lashes up and focus those twin guns on the object of your desire. His surrender: imminent.

But lately you’ve been running a little low on ammo—those short, skimpy... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Latitude Adjustment


Lei Chic For a while there you were really starting to question your relationship GPS – finding Mr. Right seemed like an endless series of Mr. Wrong Turns. Like that time you dead-ended with Mr. Serious-Mommy-Issues. Or those (many) times you u-turned back to your ex.

But this time your inner compass finally got it right. You’re on the road to relationship bliss and so happy you could hug the lady in your GPS (Lord knows she needs it -... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Secret Service


The setup: a first date with a self-proclaimed total foodie.

You’re pretty sure you screwed up when you admitted that escargot wasn’t your thing. But you’re not worried, 'cause you’ve got a trick up your sleeve—the following arsenal of secret off-the-menu items from local restaurants, reserved for high rollers, VIP’s and diners-in-the-know.

Just the thing to move you from nice-girl-with-possibility to full-on goddess worship.



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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Weekend Picks - July 22, 2010


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

Flea For All
What: Check out Art & Flea, which promises to be possibly the coolest flea market ever. At this urban-inspired shopping event, you can browse... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Rags to Stitches


Lei Chic You knew things had gone too far when the “don’t” examples in the company-wide “Too-Casual Fridays” memo sounded suspiciously similar to your last three outfits.

Ok, so maybe it was a bit of a stretch to try and pass off your old gym shorts as a nod to Alexander Wang’s new slouchy sweat pants. And it's possible that your co-workers saw through the holes masquerading as "trendy... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 8, 2010

Sip-Wrecked


Lei Chic Your three-hour tour turned into an unfortunate situation involving you, a crew, an island and a serious lack of a functional boat. Your options are:

a) Freak out.
b) Build a hut out of bamboo while freaking out.
c) Make cocktails, relax and watch everyone else freak out.

(Hint, choose C). And mix yourself a tasty summer cocktail with this recipe, courtesy of Kyle Reutner, one of Honolulu’s hippest bartenders and co-owner of Imbibe Hawaii, a new local cocktail consulting and bar catering company. Packed... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 8, 2010

Weekend Picks - July 8, 2010


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

Get Stoked
What: Check out Doris Duke Theatre’s third annual Surf Film Festival, a collection of 10 highly-anticipated premieres, with an opening-night... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 7, 2010

Back To the Future


Lei Chic Scrunchies. Mesh tops. Hammer pants. Some blasts are clearly better left in the past.  

And then there are some that get better the second time around, like the eco-friendly pieces from Forward Thinking Furniture.  

The Honolulu-based company uses building materials recovered from deconstructed Oahu homes and transforms them into beautiful, one-of-a-kind furniture.  

Owner and master craftsman Thorben Wuttke sources the majority of his materials from his former employer,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 6, 2010

Hot Piece of Class


Last summer was, admittedly, a bit of a bust. Your big plans to learn to surf? Wound up as a couch-surfing The Hills marathon. And those French lessons that would have you fluent by September? Well, you did master all the fancy entrée names at Du Vin.  

This time around, make sure you have a little more to show come fall by signing up for one of these cool summer classes.



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Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 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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