September 2012

September 7, 2012

Like Watercolor for Chocolate

Lei Chic The last time you created a piece of art worthy of display, you needed your stuffed bun-bun and an afternoon nap.

Now? Well, let's just say your skills haven't progressed much and your parents' refrigerator is long out of commission.

That's unfortunate.

Especially since you've been craving a creative outlet to help you unwind. Good thing we found French Easel of Manoa, an intimate watercolor class, taking reservations now.

Picture your third grade art... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 7, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Spa Trek Episode 2

Lei Chic Smock: Captain, I know we're on a mission, but I just picked up a distress call! A female Ally is trapped in an ongoing battle against a formidable enemy known as "The Bulge." She's requested immediate assistance. Approaching visual range now.

Captain Chic: First Officer Smock, what's your analysis?

Smock: It... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 6, 2012

Weekend Picks - September 6, 2012

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On the Plus Side
Ever since Lynn Sakutori debuted her petite apparel line, Sakutori, at Nordstrom, she's been flooded with requests for larger sizes. This weekend, the local designer delivers with the launch of Sakutori's plus-size line. Some styles, like her keyhole back tunic and tulip hem crop pant, mirror her petite line, while others, like the tuck waist top and slim long pant with wide elastic... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 5, 2012

Pardon My French

Lei Chic The French. Known for accents, art, and a really long cycling race.

Australians. Known for accents, kangaroos, and Crocodile Dundee.

Put them together and you get: a tanned outdoorsman who says "Sacré bleu!" while riding a bicycle with his pet kangaroo...

...or better yet, Toi et Moi, a French-inspired Australian apparel line with sleek, feminine silhouettes, now available exclusively at Basique Threads.
... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 5, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Season of Love

Lei Chic Recently, you've had a revelation. No matter how good something is, there's always a but. For example:

- You love having a paycheck, but that whole "going to work" thing is kind of lame.
- Chocolate is amazing, but you also like fitting in your jeans.
- You'd be lost without your man, but you wish your in-laws could just get lost.

Even Hawaii has a but.

You're lucky you live Hawaii, but without any real... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 4, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Spa Trek Episode 1

Lei Chic Captain Chic: Crew, listen up! We've been tasked to go boldly where no woman has gone before. Our mission: to discover the most revolutionary, non-invasive beauty procedures in Hawaii. First Officer Smock, what can you report?

Smock: I'm setting the coordinates for Honolulu MedSpa, a medical spa known to help its clients look younger and more radiant with exclusive custom treatments. Recent chatter indicates the spa is celebrating its 11th anniversary with a Customer... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 1, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 1, 2012

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Game On
We found the perfect place to watch UH kick off the football season against USC. Pint + Jigger will not only broadcast the game on multiple flatscreen TVs, it's also serving up a special football menu featuring a juicy oatmeal stout burger, applewood-smoked double-cut bacon, $1 beers, Read more »

Posted on Saturday, September 1, 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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