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May 28, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Cook Up A Party

www.leichic.comIt’s an unshakeable party truth: no matter how many tables and chairs you put on the lanai – or even if you put the entire bar out there – everyone always ends up back in the kitchen.

Take the hint. Have your next party in the kitchen.

Call Gourmet Cooking Hawai‘i, and they’ll help you cook up a party with a recipe to impress. Maybe have Chef Mavro over to your house to cook dinner for you and your guests – knowing the master’s secrets is quite a party favor. Or, hold a bigger event at a restaurant or commercial kitchen and choose... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 28, 2008

Mochi in the City

www.leichic.comEvery time Auntie returns from Hilo , you salivate waiting for her Two Ladies Kitchen omiyage – soft, chewy mochi wrapped around a tart strawberry dipped in smoky azuki bean paste. But now that higher inter-island fares have her sticking around O‘ahu, you’ve got the mochi blues.

If only you’d known earlier about Saturday Grandma’s gourmet mochi, made from Alice Yamanishi’s old Hilo recipe with no artificial flavors or colors, and available right here on O‘ahu since 2002. With equally tasty mochi-wrapped strawberries, chi chi dango specialties alternating weekly (this... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 27, 2008

Name Dropping

Remember the necklace Carrie thought she lost when she was in Paris with the Russian? It wasn’t really about jewelry, you know – it was symbolic of her lost identity after moving to France just for him. Once she discovered it hiding in her purse lining, Carrie also found herself again, and Mr. Big too (learn what happened next in the Sex and the City movie premier Friday).

Just like Carrie, now you can keep hold of your true self wherever you go, with a 14k gold-fill or sterling silver wire-wrapped name necklace, hand-crafted to order by Tiffany Young, owner of Bamboo Sky.... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 23, 2008

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May 23, 2008

Beauty and the Beach

www.leichic.comThree-day weekend! Don’t wind up beached without these sand and surf essentials.

Level Head
You can’t padlock your beach tote to keep your keys, cellphone and iPod safe when you’re in the water. But the Podillow beach pillow lets you hide them under the cushion in the hard plastic frame. The donut-shaped pillow also makes it comfortable to snooze face down, or relax  face-up to read while you watch the body boarders. Online at

No Pain in the Neck
Loop your... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 22, 2008

Weekend Picks - May 22, 2008

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


She’s Gotta Have It

What: The first monthly Gotta Have It sale at Alliway in Ward Warehouse, every last Thursday of the month. Free pupus and drinks, plus discounts on just about everything in the store. Get an extra 20 percent off the clearance rack, which is already marked down 40 to 80... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 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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