March 2011


March 31, 2011

Weekend Picks - March 31, 2011

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As if you needed a new reason to stay out of the kitchen and hit the shops, now you can do it all to benefit the Japan tsunami victims. Buy a wristband from the Miss Chinatown Hawaii organization and receive 10-20% off or free desserts at Roy's, Neiman Marcus Restaurants, SOHO, Manifest, Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 30, 2011

Sugar Crush

A birthday. A great first date. Fitting back into your skinny jeans. When you take the cake you celebrate with the ultimate gooey brownie.

Another birthday. Being stood up. Getting so stuck in your skinny jeans that you have to call your least-catty friend to cut you free. When life serves you unjust desserts you drown those dark moments in cocoa and oreos.

And recently, it seems, life’s ups and downs have you constantly refilling your secret stash of chocolate. But your usual sweet imported standbys are getting a little stale.

As the only state that grows cacao, Hawaii is turning out local chocolates with unique finishes that could become... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 24, 2011

Satisfying Returns

Lei ChicThe images are stunning; the destruction devastating. And although you’re about 4,000 miles away from the villages still shaken in Northeast Japan, you want to help those wiped out by the March 11 tsunami. Hawaii’s businesses are doing what they can with some special incentives so your cash can be a boost to the local economy and the tens of thousands of families in need overseas.





Eden in Love
Eden in Love will match any donation made in its store, as well as give you a matching discount. A... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 21, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Near Bliss

You found the perfect DVF leather bag and you have the perfect spot for it: buried in the trunk of your car underneath your beach mats and spare slippers.

It’ll probably be a few days until it’s safe to sneak it into your closet and pass it off as “this old thing” next time he asks. Recently he’s been especially good a sniffing out pricey shopping sprees. Your entire life has turned into a game of hide and freak.

What you need is a convincing and thrifty-sounding reason to run back to the mall.

Lucky for you, Ala Moana Center has 150 of them with the 4th Annual Shop a Le'a. The... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 21, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Near Bliss


Lei Chic You found the perfect DVF leather bag and you have the perfect spot for it: buried in the trunk of your car underneath your beach mats and spare slippers.

It’ll probably be a few days until it’s safe to sneak it into your closet and pass it off as “this old thing” next time he asks. Recently... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 18, 2011

Down to Dizziness



Lei Chic A Guinness after work was a great idea. Add three Guinness, two car bombs, unknown shots of Jameson’s, and all you can tell from the new... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 16, 2011

Shop Chef

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Mysteries of the world: Stonehenge, the Easter Island statues.

Finding a good watermelon in the supermarket bin.

You check the color, weigh it, and thump it (mainly because you see others doing it). But really you’re flying rind. Oh, forget it. Chips and salsa are on sale.

It’s time to seek professional help. Kevin Chong, chef de cuisine at Chef Mavro restaurant, has made a career out of selecting the best produce for his five-star dishes. The recent James Beard... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 15, 2011

Down the Style

Lei ChicI was dying for a girls’ night out.

It’s been three years and one little one since my wedded bliss began. And as much as I love my family, I couldn’t wait to trade in my mommy-stained shirt for mojitos and cute guy candy (hey, I’m not dead).

So I wasn’t thrilled when my new ring-sporting girlfriend decided to start with a few wedding errands. I wasn’t exactly kicking and screaming (believe me, I know what that’s like) when she took us to The Wedding Café, but I just... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 15, 2011

Bright Up a Room


Lei ChicGetting a free shot of syrup with your morning latte – Good.

Accidentally giving your girlfriend a dress a size too small – Bad.

Coming up with the perfect quip about your boss’s bad aloha shirt (who knew you could still... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 14, 2011

Glam Rocks

Lei Chic On your iPod you mix it up. You roll with the Rolling Stones, swing with Neil Diamond, and get down to Pearl Jam. But recently the playlist in your jewelry box has gone completely heavy metal.

Restore your pop star status with the New Kids on the Rock - Pueo Jewels.

Created by the same creative team that brought you Midori Jewelry, which has gone gold at Macy's and in boutiques across the nation, Pueo Jewels just made its debut on Etsy. Designer Traci Morinaga spins her expertise into this new line that's sure to top the charts without breaking the bank.... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 14, 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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