July 2011


July 30, 2011

Weekend Picks: Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lei ChicParty
Black Out
What:
It just turned two, but there's nothing terrible about Apartment3's anniversary celebration. Eat the ultimate Mac n' Cheese, sip drink specials and celebrate with performances by Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Kings of Spade's Jesse Savio, Djs Eskae, Anit & Compose. Note: The theme is black-is-back, you will need to be in all black to get in.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: Apartment3, third floor of the... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 29, 2011

The Missed List - July

Your mile – four minutes.
Your breakfast – a perfect three-minute egg.

You move fast. So sometimes 200 words, even in an unbelievably clever and witty article, is just a little too much.

To help you get back up to speed, here is a synopsis of the Lei Chics you may have missed this month – accidentally of course.

Lei ChicFast Foods
Five-step pupu from top chefs

You dress to impress everyday, but the thought of dressing a salad leaves you in panic. Relax.... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 28, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lei ChicParty
Black Out
What:
It just turned two, but there's nothing terrible about Apartment3's old age. Eat the ultimate Mac n' Cheese, sip drink specials and celebrate with performances by Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Kings of Spade's Jesse Savio, Djs Eskae, Anit & Compose. Note: The theme is black-is-back, you will need to be in all black to get in.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: Apartment3, third floor of the Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 28, 2011

Weekend Picks - July 28, 2011

Lei ChicShop
The Expanding Eel
What:
We're sad the TeeTee bar is gone, but it means another big expansion for Fighting Eel. The favorite local boutique celebrates the renovations with drinks, snacks, giveaways, and 10 percent... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 27, 2011

The Whole Package

Lei Chic Your friends think you’re a DIY champ. But the fact is you’re a closet BIYer – a master of Buy It Yourself.

That gourmet dinner – You phoned it in.
Those tasty cocktails – You just hit the pre-mixed bottle.
The decadent dessert - It was a fake and bake.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 26, 2011

Keys of Mind

Lei ChicSafari Leader: Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the urban jungle.

Today we are searching for one of the city’s most common but elusive creatures - The Homeo and Cars Keyus. These metal critters usually travel in packs, often in a ring formation, and are known for their jagged teeth, jangling noise, and their ability to disappear without warning.

Many natives spend hours every day tracking down the cagey Keyus, fishing into seemingly bottomless hobo bags or hunting through the wild clutter of city homes.

The key... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 25, 2011

Stuck on You

Lei ChicDear Teeny Bikini,

You know I never wanted to get tied down. Sure we had great times this summer with playtimes on the sand, lazy lunches and sunset cruises. But lately, I’ve gotten tired of your lines – the white tan lines criss crossing my back and creeping up my neck.

So I think it’s fair to tell you I’m seeing another suit that I’m pretty sure is stuck on me too. The Perfect Tan Bikini just made a splash with its 2012 collection at Mercedes Benz... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 23, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lei ChicSee
Earhart has Landed
What:
Lost aviator Amelia Earhart's time in the islands is captured in a new photo exhibit at the Pacific Aviation Museum. The 40 photographs were taken as publicity stills when she spent a few weeks in the islands in 1934, then touched down for three days in 1937 before disappearing during her round-the-world flight.  Matson had it stashed away until just recently and now you can take a look. 
When: The exhibit opens tomorrow with... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2011

On the Download

Lei ChicDon’t deny it. We saw it. Your windows were rolled up, but we’re pretty you had a little Monica in your life as you rocked out to Mambo Number 5 in your car.

We could be mistaken – it was hard to hear anything through our own dance mix of Party in the USA.

Bad pop music is a great guilty pleasure when you’re alone. But when you party, you need to kick it a little old cool. We asked... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 21, 2011

Weekend Picks - July 21, 2011

Lei Chic Shop
A Piece of Cupcake
What:
The Ward Warehouse location closed, but this weekend Cupcake Boutique sets up shop in Waikiki. While your little one watches a magic show or picks up a balloon animal, you can browse through cute shoes, toys, dresses and order custom-made Mi Cielo onesies for her, then scoop up goodies from Eden in Love, handmade stationary from Miemiko and Shop Toast for yourself. Then toast to family time with a mother and daughter tea.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 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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