October 2008


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... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 9, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 9, 2008

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Out of the Closet
What:
Trade your old clothes for new-to-you items at the island’s biggest closet swap. Take your stuff to Wedding Cafe first, get credits for what you donate, and use those credits to “shop” the closets of hundreds of others.... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 9, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 9, 2008

www.leichic.com

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Out of the Closet
What:
Trade your old clothes for new-to-you items at the island’s biggest closet swap. Take your stuff to Wedding Cafe first, get credits for what you donate, and use those credits to “shop” the closets of hundreds of others. Come early and have brunch first.
Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 7, 2008

Hawaiian Punch

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Gym (accusingly): What happened? You haven’t been around much. You promised we’d see each other at least three times a week.

You: It’s not me, it’s you. My eyes glaze over at the thought of another 20 minutes on one of your hamster wheels or 10 more reps on a sweaty machine. I’m so bored with our... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 7, 2008

Hawaiian Punch

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Gym (accusingly): What happened? You haven’t been around much. You promised we’d see each other at least three times a week.

You: It’s not me, it’s you. My eyes glaze over at the thought of another 20 minutes on one of your hamster wheels or 10 more reps on a sweaty machine. I’m so bored with our routine.

Gym (sulkily): Is there someone else?

... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 6, 2008

The Look For Less

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Last week’s big financial bill might save the economy, but it won’t rescue your fashion budget. So in order to fill up your tank and your closet you’re going to have to look for creative ways to save.

Good thing Buddha Boutique just opened Saturday in the heart of Lihue, where co-owner Chantel Hammond offers a price range for every recession-nista. The shop is stocked with bargains from $14 to $25, as well as name brands and plenty of Hawai‘i designers like Roberta Oaks, Fighting Eel, and Indah. She’s also brought in handmade one-of-a-kind designs like those by Machine... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 3, 2008

Life is Good

www.leichic.comCrowds swarming at the new Whole Foods. Your boyfriend’s dirty clothes piled around your bedroom. A new ding in your new car.

Of all the things you sweat each day, none compare to what happened to Gail Konop Baker right before Valentine’s Day. At age 46 she was living a good life – exercising, eating organic, helping her kids navigate school, managing normal bumps in marriage and friendships – and then at a her annual mammogram she heard something every woman dreads: “I think we should biopsy.”

Her resulting struggle with breast cancer is detailed in her new memoir... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 3, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 3, 2008

Life is Good

www.leichic.comCrowds swarming at the new Whole Foods. Your boyfriend’s dirty clothes piled around your bedroom. A new ding in your new car.

Of all the things you sweat each day, none compare to what happened to Gail Konop Baker right before Valentine’s Day. At age 46 she was living a good life – exercising, eating organic, helping her kids navigate school, managing normal bumps in marriage and friendships – and then at a her annual mammogram she heard something every woman dreads: “I think we should biopsy.”

Her resulting struggle with breast cancer is detailed in her new memoir... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 3, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 2, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 2, 2008

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Amazing Graze
What:
Stroll around to tasting stations from 14 renowned chefs in honor of Roy’s 20th anniversary. Alan Wong will be there, so will Ming Tsai of Food Network fame and Lee Hefter from Spago Beverly Hills.
Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 2, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 2, 2008

www.leichic.com

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Amazing Graze
What:
Stroll around to tasting stations from 14 renowned chefs in honor of Roy’s 20th anniversary. Alan Wong will be there, so will Ming Tsai of Food Network fame and Lee Hefter from Spago Beverly Hills.
Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2008 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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