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August 26, 2008

Who's Watching You?

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You’re late for a very important date (again), all because you haven’t found a timepiece to complement your life (let alone your outfits). Just one day in the life of you might include a morning surf session, rainy mountain hike, dinner date at Town, and then a moonlit night dive.

John Patterson could relate, and in 2005 decided it was time his Kaua‘i lifestyle partnered with a top quality watch that perfectly enhanced Hawai‘i’s extremes.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 25, 2008

Dress Success

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Fall shopping attempt, take 10.

Mainland jeans chain: Turtlenecks, thick-knit sweater sets. Next.
Name brand boutique: Tweed jackets, plaid flannel dresses. Sigh. Pass.
Big time department store: Wool pea coats, knee-high leather boots. Really?

Guess your maxi-dresses will have to carry you through till spring.

Or at least until you get your hands on a dress from the new Satori line, just launched this month by local designer Lynn www.leichic.comRead more »

Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 22, 2008

The Real Thing

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In a world of so-so’s and almost there’s, boyfriends who are only 50-percent committed, jobs with just a 20-percent chance of promotion, and foods that are 98-percent fat-free, it can seem nearly impossible to achieve it all.

Which is what makes the purely natural cosmetic and beauty line 100% Pure so refreshingly genuine.

Each and every product uses no parabens or other toxic preservatives, no synthetic chemicals or sulfates, no alcohol, fragrance, colors, or fillers – just concentrated biodegradable goodness that feels and smells great because everything... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 21, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 21, 2008

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

Brand New Bag
What:
Celebrate the official debut of SooZou handbags made from recycled sails – and get your hands on one of them at the label’s shopping/launch party. They’re fully handmade, one-of-a-kind and aren’t always in full supply.
When:
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Where:
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Details:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 21, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 21, 2008

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

Brand New Bag
What:
Celebrate the official debut of SooZou handbags made from recycled sails – and get your hands on one of them at the label’s shopping/launch party. They’re fully handmade, one-of-a-kind and aren’t always in full supply.
When:
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Where:
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Details:
Free, map and... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 20, 2008

Pack To Basics

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On-board budget for your next flight off the island:

Pillow and blanket: $5
Diet Coke: $2 (they’re not free anymore)
Single-shot bottle of rum: $5 (what the hell, you paid for the Coke)
Headphones to watch movie: $5

Charge for checking first bag: zero

Yep, you’ve finally mastered the art of packing light and squeezed a full trip’s wardrobe into your carry-on bag.

www.leichic.comAnd you have Jodi Salmonson, designer of the... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 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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