January 13, 2009
Consign Of The Times
You’ve been shopping the post-holiday sales and clearing room in your closet for all the new booty. So what to do with all those clothes you only wore twice and probably won’t put on again?
Don’t just give it all away. Get cash or trade for some new threads at these consignment boutiques around the island.
Nini’s Boutique Exchange
January 12, 2009
Blast From The Past
Say “vintage shopping” and you get visions of dank, musty old stores full of yesteryear’s castoffs − where finding anything good takes hours of digging.
That couldn’t be farther from the scene at the new Cloth boutique, which just opened Saturday.
Owner Micah Iaukea has done all the heavy sorting already, hunting down classic and funky dresses, tops and housewares to fill the shelves in her sleek charcoal and white space. She knows all the best estate sales, thrift stores and other... Read more »
January 9, 2009
Perfectly thin, cool European style, and a sweet disposition – sounds like one you’d love to hate.
But it’s hard not to fall for the creations at Crepes No Ka Oi, the new creperie and café in Kailua.
Owners Chris and Rosario Tarvyd finally opened the cafe after their crepe stand became a runaway hit at fairs and festivals around the island. The duo, whose first date was... Read more »
January 8, 2009
Weekend Picks - January 8, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
January 7, 2009
Resolved to save money by eating in more often? Or to eat healthy in 2009? Do both with this recipe from Chai Chaowasaree, from his new “Island Bistro Cookbook.”
Lettuce Wraps with Stir-Fried Ground Beef
January 6, 2009
The buzz is building for January 20 - the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya.
But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to the new president.
Kona Joe Coffee on the Big Island created the Barack O Blend with beans grown in Hawai‘i, Sumatra, and Kenya.
It... Read more »