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June 23, 2008

Know Your Joe

www.leichic.comIf the only thing you know about coffee is you like it, it’s high time you brushed up on your coffee know-how with this little quiz (especially since Hawai‘i is the only commercial coffee producer in the nation).

Then, get in-depth knowledge in the handy new (and first-of-its-kind) local coffee guide. “The Hawai‘i Coffee Book: A Gourmet’s Guide from Kona to Kaua‘i” features island-by-island farm and tour listings, information on roasting, brewing, and coffee culture, tasting tips, Hawaiian coffee recipes, and more.


Calling All... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 20, 2008

Teeny Weeny Green Bikini

 You've been faithfully recycling 1's and 2's (and paper too!), and always have your reusable grocery bags at the ready. It's a rewarding effort, but sometimes you wish being eco-friendly was a little more eco-fabulous.

Now you can reduce (read: skimpy), reuse (read: show off) and be sexy in San Natura Organic's vibrant new collection of Eco-Sexy organic bikinis. Designed by San Lorenzo Kauaʻi owners Megan Spurlock and Jhonatan Figueroa, these all-Brazilian cut swimsuits feature double string or belt style bottoms and tops adorned with wooden beads, all in... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 19, 2008

Weekend Picks - June 19, 2008

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

Jewel Summer

What: Local jewelry designer Katrina Cordova is clearing out all her inventory in a private sale. The discounts can be huge – her $65 single drop necklace is now only $19.75. All items will return to their original price after sale ends.

When: Through July 1.

Details:... Read more »

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June 18, 2008


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June 18, 2008

Sauced Soul

That tired old Tostitos salsa is a sad excuse for spicing up your tacos.

Feasting fiesta-style means adding some authentic Latin love to your plate, like the new mango salsa from Chinatown restaurant Soul de Cuba.

The salsa is the second of Soul de Cuba’s new line of six specialty sauces – first was the restaurant’s herb and garlic flavored Mojo sauce and marinade, which has been available for several months. The new flavors are rolling out one at a time through August, when the full line will be for sale in the restaurant and at select retailers.

On the way are... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 17, 2008

Cake Walk

Time to come clean. Your latest health kick has gotten a bit excessive, and you’ve been forcing your friends and family to eat more tofu and raw foods than anyone should have to consume.

Before anyone revolts, serve up a peace offering of one (or both) of Cake Envy’s brand new cheesecake flavors. The first is a classic s’more cheesecake with graham crackers, chocolate chunks and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 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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