March 2012


March 8, 2012

Weekend Picks - March 8, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Final Offers
What:
Two shopping spots in Kahala Mall are about to say aloha for good. therapy.boutique - a favorite spot to shop for local designers such as Laakea, Noelani Designs, and Umee - is closing at the end of March and is offering a 25 percent off coupon good for any regular priced item in store this weekend. Shasa Emporium is marking everything 50 percent off and will close as soon as inventory sells out.
Where: therapy. boutique and Shasa Emporium, Kahala Mall. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 7, 2012

The Viner Things in Life

Lei Chic Your last trip was to Napa was amazing. At least, that’s what you thought from your warm and fuzzy - extremely fuzzy - recollections.

Then a case of crappy wine with a bill for $375 arrives on your doorstep and the memories come pouring back. Security escorting you out of tasting room number six. Sipping chard served out of a “winemaker’s” van off of Highway 29. Competitive champagne shots with a crowd of barely-21 spring breakers over bad drive-through food.

Apparently, you were the toasted of the town.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 6, 2012

Charmed School

Lei Chic Student: Psst! Lei!

Lei: Shhh! You’re gonna get us in trouble.

Student: Where did you get that bracelet? It's off the chain!

Lei: This Wish bracelet? My friend Kennedy made it.

Student: Kennedy Mulleneaux? She’s a junior at Kalani High School, right? Her mom owns that cute store in Kaimuki?

Lei: Sugarcane Shop. When Kennedy's mom, Jill Hatch-Fong, broke her favorite bracelet Kennedy mixed and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 5, 2012

Hide and Peeq

Lei ChicGood morning Ms. Lei.

There is a severe threat to a valuable member of the Financial family - Budget. In the past few weeks, Budget has been seen running around with big name designers, dining in expensive restaurants, and dropping hundreds of dollars in various well-known décor houses. We fear this destructive behavior will mean Budget may be completely depleted in just days.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to protect Budget without blocking buying - this could put her style at risk. To assist you is... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 3, 2012

Weekend Picks: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lei ChicEat
Sweet Reunion
What:
The hiatus is over (thank goodness) and Let Them Eat Cupcakes is open again with longer hours and a new menu of daily flavors which means two things: maple bacon, Bailey's Irish Cream, mochi, caramel machiatto, and salted caramel no longer have to be saved for special occasions and yes, you can have cupcakes for breakfast.
When: LTEC is open today from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (or until everything sells out) and Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 2, 2012

Behind the Scenery

5 Secrets to Shopping in Waikiki

Lei ChicThe last time you were in Waikiki you were wearing a:

a. Prom dress (with a purse and shoes dyed to match, admit it)
b. Bridesmaid dress (that despite the claims, you will never wear again).
a. Drunken smile over Eggs N Things at 2:30 a.m.

It may be a visitors’ paradise but a lot of locals seem to need a written invitation, or a lot of drinks, to get past Ala Moana Boulevard. We’ve recently logged a lot of hours along Kalakaua Avenue for the launch of HONOLULU Shops Waikiki and discovered a few... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 1, 2012

Weekend Picks - March 1, 2012

Lei ChicShop
Fan Fare
What:
Rush that Christmas list early with University of Hawaii fan gear for up to 50 percent off at the pop-up Rainbowtique Outlet store. Find mens, womens, and kids apparel by everyone from Tori Richard to Under Armour or really score at the five-t-shirts-for-ten-dollar rack.
When: The Outlet store opens tomorrow and closes April 1.
Where: Windward Mall, lower level across from Champs Sports.
Details: All sales are final and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Reserve... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 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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