October 2012

October 13, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lei Chic Anticipate
One-Stop Pop
Meet the first participant in our Lei Chic Pop-Up Boutique: 19th & Whimsy. If you were impressed with the refined cuts and bold custom prints of designer Lauren Hayashibara's summer and fall/holiday collections, get ready to scoop them up at 20 to 40 percent off. You'll also get exclusive first access to her gray sweater knit racerback maxi and new holiday print, a... Read more »

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October 12, 2012

Love at First Site

Lei Chic Online shopping can be hit or miss.

Hit: A fabulous minidress that made you the standout at your last girls' night out.

Miss: Those sequin gaucho pants you never really took a shine to.

If only there was a way to score more of the former and none of the latter.

Time to hit up Alohilani Boutique, a brand-new online boutique filled with covetable clothes, bikinis and accessories that add up to lovely looks, no matter where you click.

Owner Angela Senizaiz fills her store... Read more »

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October 11, 2012

Weekend Picks - October 11, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Suit Up
Be the first to shop San Lorenzo Brazilian Bikinis' first-ever mother and keiki store in Waikiki. Attend the grand opening celebration to enjoy free refreshments, check out San Lorenzo's complete Keiki 'Kini line for infants through 12-year-olds and score 20 percent off everything in store, including new arrivals from Lolli Swim, Mikoh Swimwear and Kimi & Li.
When: Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Mother & Keiki, Sheraton... Read more »

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October 11, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Bank On It

Lei ChicYou have Alexander Wang taste on a Payless budget.

So when you dream big (that European vacation, those culinary courses, the apartment renovation) you usually have to settle for small (a motel with a street view in Waikiki, watching the Food Network, a cheap throw to cover up your beat up couch).

You could use some cash and an in-depth financial plan that DOESN'T involve borrowing from your parents … again. Here's a deal to consider. Hawaii State Federal Credit Union is celebrating the opening of its... Read more »

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October 10, 2012

Hello Kitty

Salon Chérie's DIY Halloween cat manicure

Lei Chic You've been possessed by the Halloween spirit. Well, at least your home has.

But you know if you don your Halloween costume now, like you totally want to, you're gonna get weird looks at work. (You may be possessed, but you're not crazy.)

Here's a tip: dress up your nails instead, with a holiday-inspired look you can rock all month long. Nail extraordinaire Anri Bui of Salon Chérie shows us just how easy and fun it can be.

Looks like... Read more »

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October 8, 2012

Child's Play

Treehouse store inspires keiki to be creative

Lei Chic

It's hot outside. Like, really hot.

The kind of hot that makes you want to blow off work and hole up in your treehouse. You know, your top secret hideout filled with awesome skateboards, art supplies and air conditioning.

Oh, your treehouse doesn't have all that? Don't worry. We've got the password to one that does.

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October 6, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lei Chic Watch
Free Country
The series premiere of ABC's new show, Nashville, airs this Wednesday on ABC, but it's already available in all its boot-kicking glory online. Whether or not you're a country music fan, we challenge you not to be sucked in by the pilot's sharp storytelling, layered characters and incredibly talented ensemble cast. Its final haunting montage sets up what we predict will be an amazing first season.
Details: You know you want to,... Read more »

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October 5, 2012

Seas the Day

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Under the sea, life is swell.

Your father pretty much rules, and even though your best friend Flounders from time to time, you get along swimmingly.

Then there's your amazing sense of style. Perpetually bouncy hair, a flair for purple and green, and a treasure trove of antique thingamabobs (you've... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 4, 2012

Weekend Picks - October 4, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Thread Your Wings
Maui-based Wings Hawaii is flying to Oahu for two pop-up sales. First up, shop a fall clearance sale featuring 50 percent off clothing and jewelry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Then, take a drive up to the North Shore to snag bikinis, as well as clothing and jewelry, all at 50 percent off.
When and Where: Tomorrow, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at UH-Manoa's Campus Center... Read more »

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October 4, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Meet The New Curl

Lei Chic The last time you got a perm, you walked out looking like a young Shirley Temple.

Who was just in a street brawl with Chaka Khan. And lost.

Your hair has gone into a downward spiral ever since.

Let Ho'ala Salon & Spa's new Digital Perm straighten you out. Because unlike regular perms, Digital Perms use revolutionary technology to create large glamorous curls that leave you looking red carpet ready (and not like someone just wiped the floor with you).

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Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 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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