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November 5, 2008

Takes the Cupcake

A lot of things are more fun to eat on a stick.

Hot dogs, ice cream, even deep-fried Twinkies.

So it’s no surprise that cupcake lollipops – a signature item from Cute Cakes Hawai‘i – have been such a decadent hit.

Each mini chocolate cupcake is mounted on a stick and topped with chocolate frosting (either dark or white). They’re adorable and convenient... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 5, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Save Some Green at Mu'uMu'u Heaven

There’s only one thing better than keeping your green in your wallet – and that’s wearing green on your sleeve.

The best way to do both?

Shop at Mu‘uMu‘u Heaven, Hawai‘i’s Greenest Retailer (as named by Hawai‘i Business and Honolulu Magazines).

You already know about their one-of-a-kind dresses, made from recycled mu‘umu‘u and sustainable bamboo jersey fabric. Everyone’s www.leichic.comRead more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 4, 2008

Change of Fortune

You don’t need a fortune teller to know that change is in your future.

That’s an easy call today.

But if you carried one of the cute new fortune cookie coin purses at Queens boutique, it would be true every day.

The super-supple half-moon shaped leather pouches were created when Queens owner Tiffany Tanaka (who also owns We Sell Things For You next door) collaborated with her friend Bliss Lau, the local girl turned New York handbag phenom.

Just big enough to hold a phone, lipstick and a few cards or cash, the zippered coin purses fold into the shape of a fortune cookie.... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 3, 2008

Allison in Denimland

Lots of good things come in tiny packages – like the small-size robin’s egg blue gift box, which is always better than the big one.

And then there’s Honolulu designer Allison Izu Song.

Standing just 5-foot-2, this petite fashion force has created a denim line geared specifically toward women 5-foot-4 and shorter. After pushing past initial manufacturing problems, Song’s long-awaited and newly-tweaked fall line is finally in stores this week.

Five essential styles make up the AllisonIzu line: the kolohe skinny jean, the paniolo basic boot-cut, the luana higher-waisted... Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 3, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 31, 2008

Complete Rubbish

www.leichic.comIt’s a guilty pleasure, reading celebrity tabloids and Cosmo. But once you’re caught up on Brangelina and Britney, and clued in on 100 more ways to please your man, don’t toss the trashy mags in the rubbish.

All your magazines – as well as catalogs, glossy junk mail, old paperback books and phone books – can be recycled, even though the city’s curbside program and elementary school bins don’t take them.

Pack the car and take all that paper to Hagadone Printing on Pu‘uhale Road. Unload it all into the bins in the parking lot, the only place on the island that accepts... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 30, 2008

Weekend Picks October 30, 2008

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

The Halloween Spirit
You've heard all the scary stories about drinking absinthe, which makes it the boo-ze of choice for this weekend. Bartender Joey Gottesman of E&O Trading Co. has mixed up the Gargoyle, a minty/licorice tasting brew with absinthe, sour mix and simple syrup. But sip it slow – absinthe has a high alcohol content, and thanks to the herbal wormwood extract in the liquor, the effect can feel like a... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 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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