July 2013

July 9, 2013

Bike's Place

Holoholo Bicycles offers bike rentals in Chinatown

Holoholo Bicycles

Quick, what has 60 wheels and likes to roam the streets of Honolulu?

If you said a team of rollerblading dogs, well... you'd be wrong (but, kudos for creativity). The real answer: Holoholo Bicycles, a new bike rental shop that officially opened today in Chinatown.

You might remember the space as Lotus Downtown bar on Hotel St. That's gone now. Manifest owner Brandon Reid has taken over, and, with the help of his wife,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 8, 2013

Sweet as Pi

Wishing Bridge designer launches affordable Pi jewelry line

Pi Jewelry

Fashion Math Quiz

Word Problem:

Girl A loves gold jewelry. Unfortunately, Girl A's paycheck (x) does not equal the cost of elegant, goldfill pieces (y). What should Girl A do?

y must equal Pi, as in Pi jewelry, a new line by Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 5, 2013

Weekend Picks - July 5, 2013

A super-sized edition of Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Editor's note: Hope you had a great Fourth! We're taking tomorrow off, so we packed two days' worth of Weekend Picks into one. See you Monday!

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This month, HONOLULU Magazine is teaming up with some of the bars highlighted in our July feature, "Best Bars: The Outdoor Edition," to offer drink and pupu specials throughout the month. Mention HONOLULU Magazine to unlock delicious deals like 20 percent off small plates at Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 4, 2013

It's a Spree Country

Sales to hit this Fourth of July weekend

Fourth of July Sales

Yes, it's Independence Day. Shouldn't you be out barbecuing or something?

Well, it's a good thing you're here, because there are a ton of sales happening throughout the weekend. We rounded up as many as we could below. If you don't start taking advantage of them now, well...

No point in having a day off then, is there?

Local Stores and Websites

Who: Allison... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 3, 2013

Shore to New Heights (Sponsored)

Win Hawaiian South Shore's summer weekend outfit

Hawaiian South Shore

Even when you're in weekend mode, your style should never take the day off. Good thing Hawaiian South Shore offers top-of-the-line bikinis and boardshorts for your beach-bound ventures, plus a full lineup of stylish apparel and accessories to go with them. Pick up a super-soft Mary Ann "designer" emblem T-shirt and bag, and a few Chan-Luu-inspired wrap bracelets, and you've got the perfect off-duty uniform. Start with these key styling tips:

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 3, 2013

Dream Weaver

Cassandra Rull launches limited-edition Dream Beach dresses

Dream Beach by Cassandra Rull

You don't know how it happened, but here you are. Floating from cloud to cloud. Mmm, they taste like cotton candy.

Oh, look. There's Leonardo DiCaprio.

You've got to be dreaming. Especially since you're now gazing upon the most gorgeous dresses ever. Floaty, whisper-weight rayons in stunning tribal, paisley, and ocean prints that flutter oh-so-perfectly in the summer breeze.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 2, 2013

O, Say Can You Save

Save big with Ala Moana Center's 4th of July Savings Pass

4th of July at Ala Moana Center

Baby, you're a firework.

Whether or not you embrace the wise words of a pop star over our founding fathers, Fourth of July is your day. Barbecues, stars-and-stripes bikinis and, of course, all those boom, boom, booms brighter than the moon, moon, moon.

... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 2, 2013

Bold Stamping Ground

Local Living Design Studio's hand-stamped home and bag lines

Local Living Design Studio

Life, like a good rom com, has its ups and downs.

For instance, you might be a gorgeous, popular sorority queen (up) until some jock breaks your heart (down). Turns out he's headed to law school with his new "serious" girlfriend (ugh, double down).

Our advice? Take a page out of Elle Woods' pink scented notebook and change up your surroundings. Okay, a cross-country move might be a... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 1, 2013

Hahn Your Mark

Meredith Hahn's delicate 18k-vermeil jewelry

Meredith Hahn

You probably know the age-old fashion rule: invest in quality, timeless pieces that never go out of style. (Of course you do, silly us.) What about lesser-known fashion rule number two: timeless does not equal boring? Based on all the LBDs and tiny stud earrings in your closet, we're thinking... probably not.

Open your eyes to Meredith Hahn's classic-yet-totally-un-boring gold vermeil jewelry. The Makawao, Maui-based designer sketches and carves her... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About Lei Chic

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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