May 13, 2008
Frame of Reference
Like the earrings you bought for your first job interview, or the bracelet you splurged on during your last vacation, nearly every piece in your jewelry collection is tagged with a special memory.
The new Gallery jewelry line from Kailua artist Maya von Geldern lets wearers forge a more visible link to those personal moments.
Each necklace, bracelet and earring features a frame-shaped charm showcasing a tiny photo or artistic print. Choose a meaningful image (perhaps a Buddha or an angel?), one that evokes a strong memory (a crashing wave or a flower), or one that’s just plain... Read more »
May 13, 2008
Little by little, your mean case of mainland envy is disappearing (along with excuses to fly to LA and shop). Nordstrom, Design Within Reach, and J. Crew are already open, with True Religion, Target and Victoria’s Secret on the way.
Here’s one more reason to ditch your green-eyed monster – Steve and Barry’s just-opened Waikele location. Long known for casual men’s clothes, today they’re celebrated for... Read more »
May 9, 2008
Something Borrowed, Something New
These days, everything old is becoming fashionably new again (but not the Bedazzler, no matter what anyone says).
Just ask Deb Mascia of Mu‘umu‘u Heaven, who brought tutu’s mu‘umu‘us into the 21st century by sewing them into stylish tops, dresses and skirts. But vintage isn’t just for clothes anymore – Mascia recently launched a home furnishings line in collaboration with surf photographer Clark Little and retailer Pacific Home.
The first piece in the Heavenly Home collection is a reclaimed and refurbished sofa... Read more »
May 8, 2008
Weekend Picks - May 8, 2008
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
Mom’s The Word
May 7, 2008
Put Your Kanu Where Your Mouth Is
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today to witness the signing up of Lei Chic to the Kanu Hawai‘i community.
This ceremony will cement an island-style, online social networking relationship centered on creating a more tolerant and sustainable vision of Hawai‘i, committing to 100 percent doable personal change, and then leading by example.
Lei Chic, will you commit to at least one challenging personal commitment, such as recycling as much as possible, driving at a respectable distance behind the car in front of you, using a reusable mug instead of paper cups and a... Read more »
May 6, 2008
Easy As 1, 2, Lychee
Your name isn’t Mister Sun Cho Lee, but it is May, which means you’re about to get plenty…lychee. When you get plenty lychee, why not give to me?
From May through September (give or take) share the fruits of the season with your friends, and we’re not talking just dropping bags off at the door. Make a batch of these divine lychee martinis—the best we’ve tasted—because now the recipe is yours, (unless you’re under 21—then we no give to you).
The All Lychee Martini
- 1 ½ shots of... Read more »