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May 5, 2008

To A Tea

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We’re wimps when it comes to cold weather. More than a few days of soggy rain, gusty trades and daytime highs below 80, and we’re bundled up in hoodies, wearing socks and trading icy drinks for mugs of hot tea in the afternoon.

Before you hoist another cup of plain old Lipton to your lips, head to Pacific Place Tea Garden at Ala Moana Center .

Owner Lynette Jee has been dealing with tea leaves for decades (she’s developed custom blends for Mariposa and Moana Surfrider, among others), and her café offers some truly unique teas infused with fruits, herbs, flowers and other... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Hot Chocolate

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Most people’s private dream of paradise includes palm trees, a luminous blue sea and pristine beaches. Okay, so we’re already there.

What to do now? Raid the garden and start creating your own Eden.

Master chocolatier Melanie Boudar took her piece of Volcano paradise, plus 28 years experience as a traveling gemologist, and mixed in the finest Venezuelan, Belgian, French and Hawaiian chocolate to invent the divine chocolate jewels she now makes as Sweet Paradise Chocolates.

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May 5, 2008

Good Dog!

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12 noon. Downtown lunch break.
  Your choices:
A) Katsu with Gravy (w/ rice and mac)
B) Teri Beef Moco (w/ rice and mac)
C) Mahi-Chicken Combo (w/ rice and mac)
D) All of the above (w/ rice and mac)
E) None of the above

Circle the last option and try a new spin on local-style lunch at Hank’s Haute Dogs on Coral Street in Kaka‘ako. The gourmet hot dog www.leichic.comcafé is introducing a new Spam dog... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Easy Bake

www.leichic.com Remember just a couple months ago, when you were furiously slice-and-baking your “homemade” cookies to take to the neighbor’s holiday open house? Or those Safeway specials you arranged on a plate and said they were your own?

If you start now, your inner Martha Stewart could be ready to come out for Christmas 2008.

Kapiolani Community College’s continuing education program has a brand new series of Saturday morning baking classes to help you master baking breads; biscuits, scones, and muffins; and yes, cookies. Taught by pastry arts instructor Dan Wetter, a former hotel pastry chef, the... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Belly Up

www.leichic.com You’ve got a thirst for knowledge – liquid knowledge housed in glass. Yummy cocktails, wine, beer, even occasional fruit juice knowledge (as a chaser) is a must, and when it’s free, you’ve really got to know about it. But an open bar in Honolulu? Not even.

Here to prove you wrong (and teach you a thing or two in the process) is the new Honolulu edition of Myopenbar.com, providing a weekly listing of free drink events. Originally created by two Brooklynites, the site has been getting New Yorkers smashed since 2005, but you owe your Honolulu hangover to writer Christa Wittmier, who... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Wine Flight

www.leichic.com Rules? They’re only fun when you break them. Clubs? They’ve got too many rules. You want to do as you please—fly outer island one day, return on a boat the next—and the only thing you’ve joined lately is your friends out for a glass of wine at Formaggio.

The Hawaiian Wine Club just might make you reconsider that position.

Every month they hand select two hard-to-get premium wines from boutique wineries across the globe, award members 100 Hawaiian Airlines miles per... Read more »

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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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