June 2010


June 29, 2010

Earring Aid


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You: I can’t believe they’re charging that much for those earrings. I could totally make those myself.

Voice of Reason: Tell that to the half-knitted scarf, abandoned needlepoint kit and one-sleeved baby sweater stuffed in that box in the back of your closet.


OK, so maybe you're more of a... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 28, 2010

Freezy Does It


Lei ChicYou love spending time in the kitchen, whipping up homemade desserts to awe and delight your friends. But lately you've been on a little hiatus. Let's face it. It's way too hot to turn on the oven.

To help beat the heat, we asked Josh Lanthier-Welch, co-owner of OnoPops, the Hawai‘i Kai company that’s been rolling out... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 25, 2010

Kiss the Cookbook

www.leichic.comYou try to be more of a locavore, but lately it feels more like a loca-chore than anything else. Despite your best efforts, your organic chard is wilting as fast as your patience to find ways to cook it.



If you're stewing over how to use those three pounds of turnips that came in this week's CSA box, grab a copy of The Hawai'i Farmers Market Cookbook—Vol. 2: The Chef’s Guide To Fresh Island Foods and put those fears of rotting rutabagas on the back burner.



A compilation of 75-plus recipes from 18 of Hawai'i's top celebrity chefs, the cookbook is chock-full of juicy... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 24, 2010

Weekend Picks - June 24, 2010


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

Girly Girls
What: Learn to shake, shimmy and roll at Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s Burly-Q Basics and Pin-Up Queen workshops. Get expert tips on vintage-style hair, makeup and poses–then they’ll transform you into a pin-up queen for your very own professional photo shoot.
When: Sunday; Burly-Q Basics, 10 a.m.; Pin-Up Queen, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 24, 2010

Weekend Picks - June 24, 2010


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

Girly Girls
What: Learn to shake, shimmy and roll at Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s Burly-Q Basics and Pin-Up Queen workshops. Get expert tips on vintage-style hair, makeup and poses–then they’ll transform you into a pin-up queen for your very own professional photo shoot.
When: Sunday; Burly-Q Basics, 10 a.m.; Pin-Up... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 23, 2010

Pump Up The Jams


The first barbecue of the summer is right around the corner. And since your kabobs totally, err, kabombed last time around, you've been put in charge of tunes.

To help you get the party started, we asked some of our favorite local musicians to share their top summer songs. The result? A cool little playlist perfect for days of fun in the sun.


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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 23, 2010

Wham, Jam, Thank You Ma'am


The first barbecue of the summer is right around the corner. And since your kabobs totally, err, kabombed last time around, you've been put in charge of tunes.

To help you get the party started, we asked some of our favorite local musicians to share their top summer songs. The result? A cool little playlist perfect for days of fun in the sun.



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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 22, 2010

Freight Expectations

There they are. After hours of searching online, you finally tracked down the perfect pair of shoes. The ones that go with everything you own. The ones you can’t find anywhere in Hawai‘i. You giddily enter your info, hit apply and—argghhh! That dreaded error message appears –Unfortunately, we cannot ship to Hawai‘i. Makes you want to beat the ship out of your computer.

Instead of going postal, enlist the help of one of these ship-to-Hawai‘i companies, created to help Island residents get around the 48-contiguous states clause and avoid exorbitant fees.




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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 20, 2010

Snap Happy


Sure you’ve heard that the camera adds 10 pounds. But no one said anything about the stumpy legs, double chin and extra arm flab that have popped up in your latest pics.

Ever wonder how fashion models make looking good such a snap? Us too. So we asked some of Hawai‘i’s top models-on-the-rise for a few insider tips on how to perfect your poses, say cheese minus the cottage cheese... Read more »

Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 18, 2010

The Write Bet


Lei Chic "I was, ummm...studying? Yeah, that's it, studying! And then on the way home, this wild raccoon totally ran in front of the car! I know, weird right? I didn't know Hawaii had raccoons either...must've escaped from the zoo or something. "

"Anyway, then the car wouldn't start and my phone died. Which is why I'm just... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 18, 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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