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October 2, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 2, 2008

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

Amazing Graze
What:
Stroll around to tasting stations from 14 renowned chefs in honor of Roy’s 20th anniversary. Alan Wong will be there, so will Ming Tsai of Food Network fame and Lee Hefter from Spago Beverly Hills.
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October 1, 2008

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October 1, 2008

Fright Night

www.leichic.comWhen it comes to scares that only happen every few years, Monday’s economic freefall was pretty chilling.

But you don’t spook easy. If you’re gonna get chicken skin, it’s gonna be from something truly real (with no chance of a bailout).

So this Halloween season, forget so-called haunted houses and the usual obake tours and get a genuine fright at graveyard historian and author Nanette Napoleon’s only nighttime cemetery tour.

Once the sky darkens, Napoleon leads a brave group through the eerie paths of O‘ahu Cemetery, telling true graveyard ghost stories about people... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 30, 2008

Poll Position

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There are lots of lists where Hawai‘i ranks highest: average rent, gas prices, spam consumption per capita. And one important one where we rank lowest: voter turnout.

Want to help move us up? Make sure you’re registered to vote – October 6 is the deadline. Download the form or fill it out online and print, then turn it in... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 29, 2008

Fish Out Of Water

www.leichic.comYou love fish. Opah Chinese style. ‘Ahi black and blue or simply gleaming pink. Fried mahi katsu. Kiawe grilled ulua. But ever since your beloved pet Pinky went belly up in your fish tank, you’ve steered clear of live fins and scales.

 A safer and, dare we say, prettier way to bring real fish back into your home is Loreen Matsushima’s custom gyotaku tiles. An artist raised with fishermen who now works surrounded by sea life as PR and Advertising director for Atlantis Adventures, Matsushima’s observations are absorbed directly into permanent, functional works of art.

First she heads to... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 26, 2008

Bag to Basics

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Everybody’s got a thing. You know, like how your best friend is mad for shoes, even wearing Uggs in the summer. And how your mom covets all jewels – the more bling the better.

But for you, it’s handbags. You’ve got one for every occasion, but what about for everyday?

Maui Monkey Business’ gathering bags are like the go-to T-shirt of your purse collection – perfect for casual times when you want to hit the beach, pick up some groceries or head to yoga. These versatile, hand-cut, hand-dyed, hand-sewn bags come in more than 30 colors and 80 hand-printed designs derived from... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 26, 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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