September 2010

September 30, 2010

Weekend Picks - September 30, 2010

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

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What: It’s Kanu Hawai‘i’s Eat... Read more »

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September 29, 2010

Pretty Pretty, Bang Bang

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First date countown: You’ve shaved, showered and hydrated every inch of your skin. You’ve painted your nails, lightly spritzed yourself with perfume and selected an outfit that straddles the “I’m hot but don’t need to flaunt it” line perfectly.

And now, the clutch moment.

Time to complete your look... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 27, 2010

Stop, Chop and Roll

Lei ChicAn Ironman you are not – until the triathlon consists of shop, lunch, and nap, that is. And sadly, an Iron Chef you most decidedly also are not. Rice and the occasional frozen dinner just about max out your occasional forays into the culinary world.

And while you’re totally ok with your non-iron status, it would be nice if you could make a decent sushi roll at home.

Somewhere in the mayhem of being... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 27, 2010

Show Some Skin

Lei ChicLately, you’ve been totally loving the snakeskin look. You’ve got the cute snakeskin clutch and the sassy snakeskin heels. You were even contemplating a snakeskin dress — until you looked in the mirror and realized it’s not even necessary, your skin’s so parched it’s practically reptilian.

But while you’re in definite need of a little scale smoothing, you’ve been feeling pretty cold-blooded about your hydration options. Between the clinical strength wonder-creams full of... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 24, 2010

Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice

Looking back on summer, you have to admit, it’s just not the same now that you’re an adult.

Those carefree days of kicking it with your friends, replaced by even longer days in the office. Those marathon sunbathing sessions, replaced by fears of makeup meltdowns.

Sigh. At least you still have shave ice.

You dig into your high-fructose-no-way-that-color’s-natural cone seeking sweet nostalgia. But ten minutes and a sugar-induced tummy ache later, you realize that much like summer, shave ice was decidedly more appealing when you were a kid.

For a little sweet relief, please your palate with these new and tasty, grown-up versions of your favorite icy treat.  

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Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2010

Weekend Picks - September 23, 2010

Lei ChicA Little Italy
What: Hit up the Cinema Italiano in Hawai‘i opening night gala for the premiere of Bascilicata Coast to Coast, tasty bubbly and heavy Italian hors d'oeurves. Then swing back over the next few days to check out the rest of the festival's Italian films, which include We Can Do That, The Cezanne Affair, and Terra Madre.
When: Opening night gala, tonight, 5:30 p.m.... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 22, 2010

Defining Lines

Lei ChicAdmit it. Buying from local designers isn’t always a noble act. You weren’t thinking about fueling the state’s economy when you slipped on that last Fighting Eel dress. And it wasn't exactly on your mind when you stocked up on those cute, locally made headbands at Sugarcane.

Sometimes, you just want to wear something beautiful; something that reflects your attitude; something that makes you feel sexy as hell when you put it on and head out on the town. And you don’t want anyone else to be... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 21, 2010

A-Muse Yourself

Lei Chic You’re headed to Kailua for a little sweet escape — brunch at one of your favorite little local eateries. But just as you hit the spot that you had planned to hit your spot, you realize you’ve made a serious epicurean miscalculation.

Standing between you and stacks of fluffy pancakes smothered in sweet, gooey goodness, are five busses worth of tourists shipped in from Waikiki. Translation — an agonizing hour-and-a-half long wait.
Instead of sitting and stewing (and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 20, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Make Honolulu Your PLAYground

Lei ChicWhen it comes to scoring a deal, you don’t play around. You’ve been known to elbow your fellow shoppers at blowout sales, camp overnight for the newest gadgets, and you’re even starting to see symptoms of OCD (Obsessive Coupon-clipping Disorder).

But you’re tired of the games. Getting a deep discount shouldn’t require playing dirty –... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 20, 2010

Traffic Jams

Lei ChicWith school back in session, the crowded roads filled with commuting students have really added to your drive time. Instead of gripping your steering wheel in a fit of road rage, play these driving-themed jams to help you through the gridlock. Save your fist-pumpin’ for the music, and not the lane-weaver who cut you off.

Go ahead, take ‘em for a spin.

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Posted on Monday, September 20, 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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