March 31, 2009
But when Hawai‘i-based designers show their latest collections – as many of them are doing this week – it’s easy to imagine yourself in their outfits.
Starting tonight, 11 local fashion designers will show their newest collections during the four-night Ready to Wear Fashion Week at... Read more »
March 30, 2009
Out To Lunch
A sure sign of spring: new lunch spots popping up all over the place. Time to try something fresh at one of these three new places.
March 26, 2009
Weekend Picks - March 26, 2009
Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.
Pop Art Party
March 25, 2009
You’ve read too many magazine articles to count about changing up your look without shopping – you know, the ones that tell you “it’s all about accessorizing” or how to create new looks just by “shopping your closet.”
But the truth is, it’s not that easy to get excited about new outfits when they aren’t really new.
So you might be surprised at how much you can do with one of your old T-shirts. In about 30 minutes of simple cutting and stitching, you can... Read more »
March 24, 2009
Deal With It
So, here’s the deal: you’re not really shopping much these days, unless you find a serious bargain.
Find printable coupons for everything from combo meals at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers to auto repair, dry cleaning, and pet grooming at hawaii.suddenvalues.com. Not every offer on the site is a real bargain, so you’ll have to spend a little time... Read more »
March 23, 2009
You’ve tried at-home facials. You spent $90 on beauty counter products and several hours carefully timing the scrub, mask and rinse steps. It saved you money, but cost you results.
To really bring the spa experience home, call Tracy Puliti, an esthetician and former model who makes house calls. She specializes in facials and arrives at your place ready to set up a complete mini-spa. No rearranging meetings, leaving work early or sacrificing precious weekend beach time to squeeze in a facial – she’s available evenings during the week.
Puliti’s menu is a... Read more »
March 20, 2009
Challah Back, Girl
You’ve been brown bagging your lunch to save dough, but your homemade sandwiches aren’t exactly upper crust.
Head to This Is It Bakery and Deli on Cooke Street to try the fresh-baked challah bread (pronounced holla), which is only available on Fridays.
The dense egg bread is rolled... Read more »
March 19, 2009
Weekend Picks - March 19, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
March 18, 2009
You just got the memo. Friday lunch meeting. Conference room. On the agenda: budget forecasts, project updates, and soggy sandwiches from the downstairs deli.
Sounds like an opportunity to exceed the boss’s expectations. Call Isle Concierge and have them deliver a gourmet lunch for your whole group.... Read more »
March 17, 2009
Dressed to Chill
It was love at first sight: cute, easygoing, fun during the day, and dressed up well for nights out too.
Yep, that silk dress was your BFF for a solid few weeks. Until you got hit with the dry cleaning bill.
Introduce yourself to the new spring dresses from Calypso, a line created on the Caribbean island of St. Barts by designer Christiane Celle.
The silk dresses, tops and accessories work perfectly on this island too. They come in vivid colors and have details like pleats and seaming... Read more »