October 24, 2008
Ever since that botched haircut last year, you’ve been a beauty school dropout. No more cut-rate salon and spa services for you.
Your attendance at the pricey place hasn’t been so good either – your budget can’t take more than $100 for every treatment. But your skin could use a refresher course.
So face facts – maybe you should go back to school. At Makana Esthetics and Wellness Academy, you can book facial and waxing services for about half of what most day spas charge. And the three treatment rooms are so well-appointed with soothing colors,... Read more »
October 23, 2008
Weekend Picks - October 23, 2008
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
October 22, 2008
One Track Wine
You’ve kept it bottled up for too long now: schlepping through giant warehouse aisles of crates trying to decide on a bottle of wine isn’t really any better than the 30-minute drive to a wine shop in town.
No more whining, Hawai‘i Kai. The newly-opened D’Vine Wines at Koko Marina Center is a well-edited bottle boutique stocking wines not found before on the east end of the island.
Many of... Read more »
October 21, 2008
UVA and UVB sun rays. Vodka and Red Bull (more former than latter). The occasional fast-food binge.
These are the kind of toxins you can live with (and often do). Which is all the more reason to make your actual home free of the kinds you shouldn’t tolerate.
Bring on Clean Green Home, a professional Honolulu cleaning service that uses non-toxic, truly all-natural products (think lemon, vinegar, baking soda, essential oils) to sanitize and disinfect your home. Started in July by savvy clean-freak Adam Bazzi, who makes his company’s cleansers, the service also uses a specific... Read more »
October 21, 2008
Sponsored Edition: Lights, Camera, Fashion.
Fashion and the movies have always gone hand in hand. Admit it – you’ve adopted style cues from more than few A-listers. But while both Hollywood and high fashion have made stopovers in the islands, they rarely visit together.
Until now. This Thursday brings a one-night-only showing of the high-energy, high-fashion, high-definition film experience, Macy’s Passport: Fashion Cinema presented by American Express.
The feature-length film is more than a movie, really. It’s a cinematic experience that brings to life the Macy’s... Read more »
October 20, 2008
Let them eat cake?
Fine. You’ll take the pie anyway.
As in, authentic southern-style pies from Shelby Sweets, which just opened last week at Nimitz Center.
Owner Phyllis Moore-Shelby has been doing custom baking for weddings and private clients for years as a side venture while she worked full-time as a flight attendant. But she’s settled down now and finally opened a store, where you can mosey in to taste her deep-dish pies, as well as all kinds of other treats that come out of her oven daily.
Each morning brings four flavors of scones (the lemon-blueberry... Read more »