November 2012

December 3, 2012

Girl Meets World

Cassandra Rull launches new keiki line

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There's something totally amazing about seeing your longtime favorite being introduced to the next generation.

No, we're not talking about a show that follows a boy who marries his childhood sweetheart, has a daughter, and may or may not still be in touch with his best friend, good-looking older brother and teacher/professor who happens to live next door.
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Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 1, 2012

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, December 1, 2012

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First Look
Even though it's only been open for two days, 33 Butterflies is already attracting major buzz in Kahala Mall. Its hard to believe the space, which now resembles a Soho-style loft with concrete floors and an exposed brick wall, once housed Kahala Kids. Now, shoppers can find colorful silk dresses, perfectly draped sweaters, embellished tees and city chic jewelry. Stay tuned for Lei Chic's full report on 33... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 30, 2012

Counter Intelligence

Le Metier de Beaute's new peel/mask set

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Sadly, there are things in life that are practically impossible to achieve.

Winning the $550 million Powerball lottery jackpot (although you are contemplating a move to Missouri). Demolishing an entire dessert buffet and not gaining a pound. Getting your complexion to turn as smooth as a baby's bottom without extensive visits to the dermatologist or esthetician.Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 29, 2012

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - November 29, 2012

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Melt-ing Moments
Melt, our favorite neighborhood grilled cheese foodtruck, is back! But you better move fast. The sandwich team is only serving up its gooey delectables (Triple Melt, Pastrami, Harissa and Melt of Shame - how we've missed you) for two days only, out of TASTE's new pop-up venue in Kakaako.
When: Now and tomorrow, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: TASTE, 667 Auahi St.
Details: $7-$12, Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 28, 2012

Love Child

Shop Owens & Co.'s brand-new keiki section

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Toy crazes. You. Never really got along.

1996: Tickle Me Elmo failed to tickle your fancy.
1998: Furby, a wide-eyed owl monstrosity, gave you nightmares fur years.
2009: Tiny squeaking hamster robots? Just bad Zhu Zhu.

This year, you've finally got something to go crazy for. Behold, Owens & Co.'s brand-new... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 27, 2012

Male Order

Andy South debuts men's collared shirts

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There's a distinct difference between what a man wants and what he needs.

Want: A luxury suite at the new Santa Clara Stadium and a private jet to take him there - every home game. Need: A stylish basic that shirts the line between "stodgy businessman" and "mom dressed me this morning."

Actually, let's just get that need taken care of right now. Introducing Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday sales to shop right now

A Click Study

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Clockwise from bottom left: Panacea necklace, Kate Spade,
Wonderland Honolulu dress, Nars Multiple duo, ALDO bootie.

Psst. Wake up. Yeah, we know you just got off a long weekend, but there's no way we're letting you go back to sleep. Not when there are some serious Cyber Monday sales to shop; some of which are incredibly time sensitive (see the first three national listings). So splash some water on your face, get the coffee going and have your credit card handy.... Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 24, 2012

Shop Small Business Saturday at Ward Centers

Sponsored Edition: Pretty Little Buyers

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The past 24 hours have been kind of a blur. You remember: a glorious deep-fried turkey. Your aunt's famous homemade pumpkin crunch. The Patriots spanking the Jets.

Yeah, Thanksgiving was pretty awesome this year - so awesome that the allure of Black Friday doorbusters couldn't wake you from your tryptophan-induced food coma.

Don't despair. You can still score amazing deals tomorrow.

For the first time ever, Ward Centers is... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 23, 2012

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

Weekend Picks - November 23, 2012

After the chaos of Black Friday, we're taking tomorrow off. Have fun shopping this weekend and we'll see you Monday!

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Lottery Tickets
WICKED, one of the most popular musicals on Broadway, made its Honolulu debut at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall last night, which means you now have the chance to score $25 orchestra seats in the... Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 21, 2012

Local sales to shop on Black Friday

On the Black Market

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Photo courtesy: Eden in Love

It started the morning after Halloween. Anticipation began to build. You started to feel giddy. Now, you can hardly contain yourself. Finally, your favorite holiday of the year is about to arrive. Well, first you have to get through Thanksgiving. But after that...

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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 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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