September 2009


September 30, 2009

Blown Away

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Words you never want used to describe your look:

Thick. Full-bodied. Ample. Bouncy.

Except when it comes to your hair – in which case, the more volume and fluff, the better.

But blow dryers, flat irons and gobs of product – not to mention our Island’s never-ending humidity – have left your locks more flat and fried than fluffy and full of shine.

To learn how to recreate the bouncy yet perfectly smooth ‘do you get at the salon on your own, head to J Salon’s first-ever blow-dry... Read more »

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September 29, 2009

Force of Nature

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The farmers' market is a sure bet for finding fresh, all-natural goods that are locally made, organic, and always in season.

But we’re not just talking fruit and veggies here. At the North Shore Country Market, there’s another fresh find to scoop up – Kara Maresca jewelry.

The North Shore designer sets up shop every Saturday to sell her handcrafted earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Inspired by her gorgeous surroundings, Maresca combines sterling silver with natural elements such as gemstones, pearls, shells and seaglass that... Read more »

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September 25, 2009

Shuga Rush

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You’ve always wanted to be able to recycle your old clothes into new, cool things to wear. But all your attempts seem to end up on the cutting room floor.

Give your scissors a rest and leave the slicing and splicing to a professional. Like local designer Isidra Suga, whose Shugazcutz clothing line is chock full of tees that have been expertly chopped and transformed into sexy little tank and halter styles that drape perfectly along the body. Suga even jazzes up her one-of-a-kind creations... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 24, 2009

Weekend Picks - September 24, 2009

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

Make A Flap, Jack
What: This Saturday is National Pancake Day. Celebrate at MAC 24-7, where you can create your own massive MAC-Daddy pancake with more than 20 topping choices. Also enter the Pancake Challenge – if you tackle a monster stack, you could win a free night at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio.
When: Saturday
Where: MAC 24-7, Hilton Waikiki... Read more »

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September 24, 2009

Weekend Picks - September 24, 2009

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

Make A Flap, Jack
What: This Saturday is National Pancake Day. Celebrate at MAC 24-7, where you can create your own massive MAC-Daddy pancake with more than 20 topping choices. Also enter the Pancake Challenge – if you tackle a monster stack, you could win a free night at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio.
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 23, 2009

Strap Happy

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All those heavy lunches you’ve been eating lately have left you a little, well, heavy. And the extra pounds have you avoiding all bikinis, skinny jeans and full-length mirrors.

Time to put that excess weight you’re carrying around to some good use.

At TRX Bootcamp, O‘ahu’s newest outdoor fitness classes, your own body weight is all you need to get a kick-ass, full-body workout. (In your case, that’s heavy duty.)

Personal trainer Eden Monteilh leads the classes in Kaka‘ako Park, where she supplies the TRX resistance trainer... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 23, 2009

Strap Happy

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All those heavy lunches you’ve been eating lately have left you a little, well, heavy. And the extra pounds have you avoiding all bikinis, skinny jeans and full-length mirrors.

Time to put that excess weight you’re carrying around to some good use.

At TRX Bootcamp, O‘ahu’s newest outdoor fitness classes, your own body weight is all you need to get a kick-ass, full-body workout. (In your case, that’s heavy duty.)

Personal trainer Eden Monteilh leads the classes in Kaka‘ako Park, where she supplies the TRX... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 22, 2009

Chews Wisely

www.leichic.com Nothing passes your lips that isn’t fresh and healthy – you’ve dabbled in macrobiotics, perfected a delicious kale dish, and you (try to) stick to sugar-free desserts.

So when it comes to your canine’s cuisine, why are you feeding him low-grade canned junk that could make him one sick puppy?

Your hound deserves healthy, wholesome ingredients just as much as... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 22, 2009

Chews Wisely

www.leichic.com Nothing passes your lips that isn’t fresh and healthy – you’ve dabbled in macrobiotics, perfected a delicious kale dish, and you (try to) stick to sugar-free desserts.

So when it comes to your canine’s cuisine, why are you feeding him low-grade canned junk that could make him one sick puppy?

Your hound deserves healthy, wholesome ingredients just as... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 21, 2009

Wrap Artist

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You always have been an independent woman.

The dress you’re wearing? You made it.
The five-star meals you like? You cook them.
And the ring you’re rocking? You depend on you for that too.

That is, thanks to the following instructions courtesy of DIY jewelry expert and local designer Lauryn Chun, who showed us how to... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 21, 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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