October 2009


October 30, 2009

Treat Yourself

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You’ve got a fever.

It comes with symptoms like lethargy (no excitement to shop), rising temperature (hello, where are the trade winds?), and the urge to stay in your pajamas all day (you don’t have anything cute to wear anyway).

The only prescription? (Sorry, not more cowbell).

A trip to the new Therapy boutique at Kahala Mall. It opens Monday and promises to be the cure to your wardrobe ailments. Owner Tina Wary has revamped the former Shasa Emporium... Read more »

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October 29, 2009

Weekend Picks - October 29, 2009

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

Monster Bash
What:
Hit up the ARTAfterDARK All Hallows Eve event and check out the special Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji exhibition and a live installation by local artist Joseph Pa’ahana. Enjoy food and drinks courtesy of Town and Downtown, and shake your booty to hip-hop jams from world-renowned DJ Benzi and hometown favorites DJ Eskae and DJ Compose of the Read more »

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October 28, 2009

Gourd to the Last Drop

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The only thing better than pumpkin pie? A spiked version. Now, you can have your pie and drink it, too.

We asked bartender extraordinaire Christian Self from thirtyninehotel to create a pumpkin-inspired cocktail to get in the Halloween spirit. Sip it exclusively at thirtyninehotel this weekend only, or use this recipe to DIY at home. It’s easy as pie.



Pumpkin Patch cocktail


Ingredients:


¾ oz Vanilla Vodka

¾ oz Sailor Jerry spiced rum (or another brand of spiced... Read more »

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October 27, 2009

The Great Pumpkin


You may be too old to trick-or-treat, but you’d still like something good to eat. This Halloween, leave the candy to the kids and indulge in a few of the season’s tastiest pumpkin-flavored desserts and sweets.

Read on for our top picks from this year’s pumpkin batch.

 

Lei Chic Pumpkin Square
The Treat: A scrumptious baked pumpkin cream cheese pastry on... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 26, 2009

Body and Ghouls

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Your list of potential Halloween costumes is looking pretty scary. And not in a good way.

Flesh-eating zombie? Been done to death. Blood-thirsty vampire? Talk about sucky. Wicked witch? Double, double, not worth the trouble. Bed sheet ghost? Boo-ring!

For a spooktacular get-up that’s truly one-of-a-kind, give local girl and professional body painter Erin Paris a call. Better known as Lady Painte, Paris was trained by world-renowned Disney artisans and has even run her own... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 23, 2009

Born to Rum

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Police Officer: Ma’am, you’re under arrest for a DUI.

You: But officer, I’m not even driving – I’m just chillin’ here at home, mixing up some mai tais.

P.O.: Your offense is Drinking Unacceptable Intoxicants. I see you’re choking down the cheapest rum available and some crappy, grocery store mixer.

You: Yeah, but it was, uh, a good rum for my money.

P.O.: But it’s a... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 22, 2009

Weekend Picks - October 22, 2009

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

Swap It Like It's Hot
What: The Fashionista's Market Closet Swap is like shopping for free. Take your old clothes to the Fashionista’s Market boutique, and they’ll give you a ticket marked with... Read more »

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October 22, 2009

Weekend Picks - October 22, 2009

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

Swap It Like It's Hot
What: The Fashionista's Market Closet Swap is like shopping for free. Take your old clothes to the Fashionista’s Market boutique, and they’ll give you a ticket marked with the number of items you drop off. At the swap, you just hunt for new stuff you like, and take... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 21, 2009

Kiss Your Glass Goodbye

You’d love to pair your beach time with your favorite wine. But easily-breakable glass bottles are always a major buzz kill.

Say cheers to the newest wave of wine packaging to hit our Islands’ shores. From re-sealable cardboard boxes to easy-to-chill aluminum bottles, these lightweight, shatterproof containers are sure to put you in the best of spirits.


Lei Chic Think Wines
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 20, 2009

Stem The Tide Of Time

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Your commitment to a keeping your face looking as smooth and plump as a teenager’s is verging on an S and M ritual. You’ve subjected yourself to laser burns and acid peels, and have even considered needle injections and going under the knife.

But beauty doesn’t have to be so tortuous.

Helen Rapoza, owner of Kahala day spa Helen’s Haven, has a new facial that’s just as cutting-edge as those not-quite-plastic-surgery treatments, but not nearly as painful or ridden with side effects.

It’s called the cryo stem cell therapy facial and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 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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