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May 18, 2009

All The Write Moves

Your sister's method of showing appreciation is texting Thank U 4 dinner. It was GR8. Luv U!

Your boyfriend opts for flirty Facebook posts instead of romantic love letters.

And that birthday e-card of the dancing monkey your mom sent was hilarious. But you kinda miss the old fashioned paper card with a $20 bill and a hand-written "I'm proud of you" note.

The point is, paperless thoughts somehow count only half as much.

So give your digitally-addicted friends a hint, and send them a card or invitation from Bradley & Lily... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 15, 2009

Crave Rider 

The south shore is going off this weekend, and there’s gonna be some huge action in town.

The news that’s making waves?

Storto’s, the Hale‘iwa post-surf-session sandwich shop, is opening its second... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 14, 2009

Weekend Picks - May 14, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Burger Kings
Create and name your own special burger at... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 13, 2009

It Suits You

Supermodels. Wince-worthy waxes. And super-skimpy bikinis.

Brazilian trends sure have made swimsuit season more painful.

Which is why neighboring Peru gets the real thanks. That’s where North Shore swimwear designer Diana Delgado hails from, and her new line of bikinis is inspired by her childhood there. 

The collection has a huge range of prints and patterns. Seeking out unique fabrics is Delgado’s specialty – her family runs a fabric store back in South America – and she personally... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 12, 2009

Body and Sola

Your fashionable outfits put on a good front. But what lies beneath is a list of problems.

Your boyshorts always bunch up. Your bikinis are too teeny. And your g-strings get wedged up where no fabric should be.

Enter Sola2 undies, the latest offering from television and film costumer and local designer Marie-Noelle Pouliot's Bali-made clothing line. Pouliot's newest thongs are made of a stretchy, super-soft blend of cotton and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 7, 2009

Weekend Picks - May 7, 2009
Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Home Stretch
What: Local pro surfer Rochelle Ballard releases her yoga DVD, “Surf Into Yoga,” and celebrates at two weekend... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

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About Lei Chic

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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