October 2011


October 31, 2011

Quick or Treat

You refused to dust off the french maid uniform or groom your old sex kitten outfit.

Now it's Halloween and you have just hours to come up with a look that gets you into the spirits of things.

We gathered up a bunch of office staples to come up with costumes you can create on your lunch break.

Lei ChicFly Girl

With a name like Angry Birds (and the fact that you are now incognito) you can feel free to ruffle some feathers around the watercooler.

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Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 29, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lei ChicEat
Sweet E-scape
What:
Kick start your Saturday morning with bumped-up breakfast favorites at Sweet E's Cafe in Kilohana Square. The new eatery serves up everything from Cobb Eggs Benedict (with bacon, avocado, spinach, tomato and blue cheese) to tasty sandwiches that are definitely sized to share.
When: Daily, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Kilohana Square, 1016 Kapahulu Ave. #185
Details: Call... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 28, 2011

The Missed List - October

Pssst. Hey. I hate to bother you, but it’s getting a little crowded here in your inbox.

It wouldn’t be so bad except that “your inbox is getting full” warning’s exclamation points are digging into my back and that e-mail from your uncle keeps chortling at its own bad jokes.

It's time to clean house and I'm ready to help with our round up of Lei Chic's favorite items for October.

Lei Chic We’ll Pink to That
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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 27, 2011

Weekend Picks - October 27, 2011

Lei Chic Creep
Unusual Haunts
What:
The newly remodeled Aloha Stadium gets a Halloween makeover by the experts in paranormal activity. The first ever Haunted Stadium features a specially-built maze of 10 rooms filled with surprises cooked up by the the real life Hawaiian Island Ghost Hunters, then shake off the creeps with shave ice, saimin, and other family-friendly treats. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 25, 2011

At Your Tech and Call

Lei Chic We didn’t want to have this conversation. But we heard the buzz from your tech-ers. We found the disappointing SIM card buried in the bottom of your backpack. Then you flipped out when we just tried to make a call and check our e-mail at the same time.

You are not living up to your potential.

For a smartphone you’re just phoning it in. Believe us, this hertz us more than it hertz you, but you are grounded.

That is unless you can get some extra credit with... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 24, 2011

In Great Shapes

Lei Chic1920s trends that should not return:

Over-tweezed eyebrows
Neck-to-ankle swimsuits with stockings and caps
Prohibition

Some styles should come roaring back, like art deco-inspired jewelry by Brandy Pham.

Former evening gown designer and Hawaii resident Pham made her name in East Coast bridal salons with her ultra-romantic ribbon, chain, and pearl pieces. Crushes developed into full-on love affairs with the debut of her new line of geometric necklaces.
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Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 22, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lei Chic Watch
Special Screaming
What:
Order up fritters and try not to knock over your $4 beer special at a horror edition of Downbeat Diner's movie nights. This week, it's Stephen King's Pet Sematary.
When: Monday, 9 p.m.
Where: Downbeat Diner, 42 N. Hotel St.
Details: call 808.533.2328 for more information.



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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 21, 2011

Shave and a Beer Cut

Mojo Barbershop arrives in Chinatown

Mojo Barbershop It happened again.

Your Bradley Cooperesque cutie went in for a trim and came out looking like Uncle Fester.

You’ve been trying to cut him off from that fifteen-dollar-a-cut chain for months. But the moment he hears the words “salon” or “stylist” things get a little hairy.

You need a man-friendly place where he can get a groom with a view without getting all bearded out.

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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 21, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Laps of Luxury

Lei ChicBeat up sneakers or strappy stilettos. Worn down running shorts or sky-high mini skirts. Sweaty ponytails or chic updos.

You’re constantly shifting gears from sporty to stylish and back again (sometimes in 60 seconds flat). Add the fact that your career is on the fast track and that little sedan you inherited from your dad just can’t keep up.

It’s time you revved up your on-the-road look with the new M-Class and C-Class by Mercedes-Benz.

The new models just rolled out in Honolulu this month boasting new... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


October 20, 2011

Weekend Picks - October 20, 2011

Lei Chic Watch
The HIFF List
What:
The awards are out and you have just one more chance to catch the Hawaii International Film Festival's top pick for documentary, Splinters. Ride along on the emotional journey of two New Guinea surfers, confident Angelus and shy Ezekiel, as they try to rip their way into the pros.
When: Splinters shows for the last time tonight, 4 p.m.
Where: Regal Theatres, Dole Cannery A
Details: Tickets are $12 for general... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 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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