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October 16, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Gift Giving and Giving Back

 Holiday shopping? Yup, it’s that time of year. But you’re kind of waiting to see when the good sales start.

Well mark your calendar for the best early holiday sale you’ll see this season, when you can shop for gifts and give back to a great cause: Diva Days, November 1-2.

Here’s how it works: Buy a Diva Days shopping pass at The Wedding Café for only $10. Ticket sales will go to buy Christmas gifts for the children at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Next, take your pass and use it to buy holiday gifts... Read more »

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October 15, 2008

It's Only Natural, Baby

You believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way, right? So get your greatest little loves on an early path to environmental awareness by dressing them in all-new, organic custom clothing made especially for local keiki by online eco store Organic Keiki.

The line’s first collection features soft, stretchy organic denim toddler jeans manufactured here in Honolulu (and designed by Lynn Sakutori of Satori Designs ), which can be worn cuff up or cuff down. To get their message out with style they also created... Read more »

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October 14, 2008

New Choc On The Block

Mouth: I’m really sorry – I couldn’t help it!

Thighs: We know Sweet Paradise Chocolates are to die for, but master chocolatier Melanie Boudar hasn’t been accepting Internet orders. So where’d you get... Read more »

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October 13, 2008

Wearing For Keeps

Today’s uniform: tank top, jean skirt, slippers. And tomorrow’s and the next day’s, too. It’s a convenient everyday outfit, and as long as you don’t see the same person twice, you’re all good.

But you’ll want to wear a piece from Anje Designs’ new fall line every day of the week, not because it’s easy – though her jewels are always classic, simple and wearably trendy – but because you won’t want to part with it.

Constantly evolving, the line incorporates new beads and styles from designer Jessica Crabtree’s and her... Read more »

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October 10, 2008

Dine and Trash

www.leichic.comMartha types might bust out the china even for a casual get together, but you’ll entertain anyone with paper plates to avoid washing dishes. You’ve even been known to eat straight from the container – as long as no one’s around to call you tacky or uncivilized.

Find middle ground between elegance and convenience with Bambu’s line of hand-produced, hardwood bamboo dishes.

The line’s been available online for a couple years, but the long-lasting, durable serving trays, salad bowls, cutting boards, and uniquely colored lacquer bowls are now stocked on-island at Whole Foods.

Bambu... Read more »

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October 9, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 9, 2008

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

Out of the Closet
Trade your old clothes for new-to-you items at the island’s biggest closet swap. Take your stuff to Wedding Cafe first, get credits for what you donate, and use those credits to “shop” the closets of hundreds of others. Come early and have brunch first.
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Posted on Thursday, October 9, 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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