Monday, May 5, 2008

Pulling Weeds

Five events worth waiting for (in no particular order):

-Your first kiss
-Your first real kiss
-Finding a boyfriend without PPS (Peter Pan Syndrome)
-Finding a perfect pair of jeans
-The grand reopening of Seaweed Boutique.

It’s true, Lauren Hewett Caldiero’s handcrafted Pua Jewelry is finally back online today at Seaweed Boutique after a vacation-slash-maternity www.leichic.comleave. And now that her focus is all about baby, she’s thinking scaled down for her business, too—which means her practical, easy day-to-night jewels are even more exclusive than when they were sold at LA’s Fred Segal and Kitson boutiques.

She plans to add new pieces when inspired, but for now you can snatch timeless favorites like hand-forged yellow gold, pink gold and silver bangles dripping with black pearls or cast puka shells, an understated gold cowrie choker, and a gorgeous, overstated one-inch sterling silver puka ring. Or, simply update your Hawaiian bracelet collection with a www.leichic.comnouveau version made of hammered gold bangles hand-stamped with your desired name or letters.

Each made-to-order adornment is personally fashioned in her Kaimuki garage, and even as gold prices soar, Lauren keeps her charms reasonably priced by always selling at wholesale.

See, patience really is golden (and silver, too!).

Available only online at Seaweed Boutique,






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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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