Friday, October 10, 2008

Dine and Trash

www.leichic.comMartha types might bust out the china even for a casual get together, but you’ll entertain anyone with paper plates to avoid washing dishes. You’ve even been known to eat straight from the container – as long as no one’s around to call you tacky or uncivilized.

Find middle ground between elegance and convenience with Bambu’s line of hand-produced, hardwood bamboo dishes.

The line’s been available online for a couple years, but the long-lasting, durable serving trays, salad bowls, cutting boards, and uniquely colored lacquer bowls are now stocked on-island at Whole Foods.

Bambu also makes a chic version of disposable dinnerware, called Veneerware, made from organic, sustainably harvested bamboo (owners Rachel and Jeff live in China and personally oversee production). The plates and serving trays won’t bend or buckle under a full load of curry and rice, and the pupu sporks, forks and knives don’t snap in two.

When everyone is pau eating, forget the cleaning and drying – just toss in the rubbish and keep the party going. And in 4 to 6 months the Veneerware completely biodegrades without a trace.

Convenient and simple.
And not at all trashy.

Bambu is available at Whole Foods in Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, 808.738.0820.

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2008 in Permalink

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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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