October 2010


October 29, 2010

That's the Spirit


Lei Chic Every year the same sequence of events occurs—the Halloween candy hits the shelves, you rejoice, stock up and promptly overdose.

Problem is, you’re in charge of this year's big Halloween bash. And while you’ve had your fill of candy corn, your friends are fully expecting a sugary coma-inducing spread.


Don’t worry, we’ve got your life saver—a Snickers flavored cocktail sure to pacify your friends’ sweet teeth. Concocted by one of our... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 28, 2010

Weekend Picks - October 28, 2010


Lei Chic Monster Bash
What: Now in its third year, the downtown Halloween block party, Hallowbaloo, is promising to be as epic as ever. With five outdoor stages, fifteen-plus bands performing, food and beverage booths, a mechanical bull and one cover fee for access to eight club, this is a don’t-miss event.  
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Nuuanu... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 27, 2010

Haunt Couture


Halloween is just a few days away and you still don’t have a costume—a grave situation indeed. Paint the town blood-red with one of these fun, last-minute costumes, made with supplies you can easily scare up from around the haunted house.

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Words With Friends
Turn your favorite way to waste time at work into a fabulous costume. Use yellow poster board to make the tiles, type and print out numbers and letters to glue on, and grab a few pals to help you out.... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 25, 2010

Monster Mash-Up



Lei ChicIt's Halloween night and all the cool boys and ghouls showed up for your big monster bash.

Show that you're the ghostest with the mostest and liven things up with this frighteningly fun playlist, loaded with spooktacular songs and monster jamsRead more »

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 25, 2010

All Hallow's Eats

You're waaay too old to be going door-to-door, trying to scare up a few Halloween treats. (Besides, you're not tricking anyone with that bed sheet). But you'd still like something good to eat. Satisfy your sugar cravings with these candy-inspired Halloween sweets.


Lei Chic Corn Star
When a Halloween candy icon meets up with a to-die-for dessert,... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 22, 2010

Grill, Baby, Grill


Lei Chic Another day, another limp salad. Sigh.

Between the same-old lunch spots you seem to be married to and your brown-bagged leftovers, the highlight of your workday just seems to lack the spark it once had.


Started by three local culinary heavy hitters–melterweights Lindsey Ozawa, former Executive Chef of Nobu, Honolulu Weekly Food Editor Martha Cheng, and the V-Lounge’s Alejandro Briceno–Melt is quickly becoming a treatcar of famed desire.

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Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 21, 2010

Weekend Picks - October 21, 2010


Lei Chic Mix Masters
What: Learn how to put a spook-tacular spin on your cocktails at The Pineapple Room’s Cocktail Development 101: The Halloween Edition class. Watch demonstrations by Chef Alan Wong, his Wine Director Mark Shishido, and Southern Wines and Spirits’ Chandra Lam, sample libations, nosh on pupu, and compete in a mixology contest—the winning drink will be featured in The Pineapple Room’s November menu. 
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 20, 2010

Color Me Rad


Lei Chic Tan cardigan. Grey skinnies. Little black dress. Basics is right—your blander-than-white-bread closet is seriously giving you the blues.

It’s time to paint the town in something bold, fun and vibrant.

Freshen your fashion palette with Wings Hawaii’s new vivid fall tunics and dresses. The collection’s juxtaposition of standout colors and prints was inspired by the rich, multi-hued styles that co-designer Samantha Howard observed while on vacation in Malaysia.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 19, 2010

Cat and the Phat


Lei Chic Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed.

And then ... your boss sends out a memo announcing a Halloween spirit contest — ghoulish attire required.

You take paws. There is no way that “bondage-inspired-sex-kitten” should make an appearance. Forget catching a tiger by its toe, the only... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 19, 2010

The Cat and the Phat


Lei Chic Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed.

And then ... your boss sends out a memo announcing a Halloween spirit contest — ghoulish attire required.

You take paws. There is no way that “bondage-inspired-sex-kitten” should make an appearance. Forget catching a tiger by... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 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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