June 2013

June 7, 2013

Father Figures

Lei Chic's 2013 Father's Day gift ideas

Now that National Donut Day is nearly over, it's time to focus: you've got just nine days until Father's Day. Even if you've already planned the dinner, Dad's VIP treatment wouldn't be complete without some serious swag. Here are 11 ways to make him feel like the ultimate Pops... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 6, 2013

Weekend Picks - June 6, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Shop
View from the Pop
Shop handmade and vintage goods at The Co-Op Shop, a pop-up featuring HonHI Hawaii, Mango Luxe, Chief, Mixe Medium, Paper Doll Hawaii, Malama Baby, and more. There will also be a beauty bar, massages, sweets, and a live DJ.
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 5, 2013

Hit Man

Ryan Ota's menswear now at The Human Imagination

Menswear by Ryan Ota
Kaya camouflage shirt, $80, and Woodsmen crop pant in navy, $60.

Ryan Ota. Great guy. Often referred to as the M.C. Hammer of menswear designers.

Kidding. He's not, although both know their way around a great pair... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 4, 2013

Buckle Up

Hippy Chic repurposes fire hoses in new men's belt line

Hippy Chic Hero Belts

Operator: Fashion police. What's your emergency?

Caller: (frantic) My boyfriend's "I-like-em-baggy" pants are perilously close to falling to the ground! I've tried to dump them, but he's clinging on for dear life. I see no chance of letting go. You've gotta help me!

Operator: Whoa, take a deep breath. Now, if he refuses to... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 3, 2013

Kelp Wanted

Salty Girl Jewelry's new Limu collection

Salty Girl Jewelry

Shells are gorgeous, but if you're fishing for a different beachy chic look, reel in Salty Girl Jewelry. Like her signature sea-urchin-inspired pieces, designer Amber Chesebro's new Limu collection is a fresh catch when it comes to ocean-inspired accessories. Here are three reasons why you'll fall for it, hook, line and... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 1, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 1, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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Braise the Bar
Chef Jamal Lahiani marks his return to thirtyninehotel with a new cocktail-inspired bar menu. Our favorites, shown above, include juicy Margarita Mussels marinated in tequila with crispy Portuguese sausage strips, black beans, orange and red pepper (the flavors, like the drink, blend surprisingly well). Also addicting: crispy, salty Triple Cooked Fries served with bacon, truffled cheddar, and green onion-filled sour cream (there's no actual alcohol in this one - the sour cream is served in a crushed beer can... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 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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