Lei Chic - April 2010

Pop Culture

Going full locavore has its limits. But you’ve pushed them, finding locally made vodka and rum, milk and butter, and even chocolate. But you somehow still miss eating shave ice and its chemically sweetened, fake-fruity flavors. But what kind of…

Sponsored Edition: A Mother's Touch

She flew you from school to soccer practice to dance lessons at lighting speed, saw right through your sassy teenage attitude with her x-ray vision, and leapt to your defense in a single bound. But your supermom's best superpower has…

Weekend Picks - April 29, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Pineapple ExpressWhat: Local clothing mogul Sandra Tierney opens Pineapples boutique, chock full of cute clothes, accessories and shoes, on the North Shore.When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Where: Pineapples, 66-200 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa.Details:…

hiTunes

Honey Baby. Skip. Honey Sweetie. Skip. Honey Darling. Skip. Man, is your playlist in major need of a tune up. But finding cool new local jams to pack it with isn't all that easy in the land of sound-alike Jawaiian…

Rack Your Brain

You’re a sharp gal. You graduated tops in your class, aced the MENSA entrance exam, and are on the CEO track at work. But a coworker’s casual comment about your “ironic” librarian outfit (those saddle shoes were not meant ironically)…

Rags to Riches

How’s this for a modern-day Cinderella story: you dutifully scour your wardrobe and bag up those almost-new items that lost a little of their luster once you brought them home. And here's the storybook ending: You have excellent taste, and…

Shopper's Delight

Your biceps are burning. Your feet are aching. Your hands are cramping up. At the end of a major work out? Nope. Just wrapping up another power shopping session in which you flexed every last fashion muscle trying on outfit…

Sponsored Edition: Buy Now, Play Later

Celebrity couples. Bikini bottoms and tops. Your dream job with a decent paycheck. These days it can be hard to find a perfect match. But great shopping and island music? That’s what you’d call two things operating in perfect concert.…

Weekend Picks - April 22, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.West of EdenWhat: Be there for the launch of the Eden In Love clothing and accessory boutique, which cohabitates with its mother store, the Wedding Café. Get discounts if you wear boutique items…

Spring Greening

Cheesy globe-print tees. Potato sack dresses. Eye-numbing shades of beige, nude, and tan.  Whoever said it’s easy being green, was obviously no fashionista. It's no wonder poor Kermit never wore any pants.     For sustainable fashion with a little,…

Seeing Double

Make mine a double! A phrase that’s usually more double trouble than twice as nice. That is, except when it comes to Double Happiness, the SoCal jewelry line by Stephanie Wells that’s been prettying up many a glittering Hollywood celeb.…

Sponsored Edition: Sacs in the City

Want to score super deals on handbags from Prada, Marc Jacobs and Cole Haan? Of course you do! So buy tickets today for the Junior League of Honolulu’s sixth annual silent auction, “Sacs in the City.” Tickets must be purchased…

Sponsored Edition: Sacs in the City

Want to score super deals on handbags from Prada, Marc Jacobs and Cole Haan? Of course you do! So buy tickets today for the Junior League of Honolulu’s sixth annual silent auction, “Sacs in the City.” Tickets must be purchased…

Freeze Your Mind

You might just fro-up if you have one more mid-afternoon pick-me-up that requires you to weigh before paying (the cup of candy-topped frozen creaminess, that is). How about a dessert that’s decadent without a pile of gummy bears and brownie…

Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve

Every girl should have some great art in her home, but stuffy reproductions are too tired for your taste. Instead, begin your personal collection with these art-inspired tees by local designers. They’ll look just as good on the hanger as…

Weekend Picks - April 15, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Surf Gala-rieWhat: The Green Room, a new urban surf-inspired art gallery, opens in Waikiki. Opening night gala events include free pupus, music by local singer-songwriter David Tamaoka and local indie rock band Linus,…

Weekend Picks - April 15, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events. Surf Gala-rie What: The Green Room, a new urban surf-inspired art gallery, opens in Waikiki. Opening night gala events include free pupus, music by local singer-songwriter David Tamaoka and local indie rock…

Room for Improv

… and I don’t know how the guy ended up in my apartment! You realize this joke is a horrible mistake the second it escapes your lips. Crickets chirp. Your co-workers look away, embarrassed for you and the CEO you…

A Change of Pace

When it comes to the latest shoe styles, you love to be a step ahead. But with the economy in the crapper, you can’t constantly foot the bill for new pairs. To help keep your tootsies on trend, we’ve rounded…

Surf and Turf

Every day you drive your mini compact to work, where your cramped little cubicle is two inches away from the annoying lady who wears too much Red Door. You eat your itty-bitty diet meal for lunch, then head home to…

Tiny Baubles

When it comes to the beach, a little goes a long way. Like the, ahem, "tiny" three foot waves you scoffed at from the shore that felt more like three building stories once you hit the water. And the itsy…

Sponsored Edition: Reward Yourself

It's said that you only get as much as you give. And that's usually true. In life -- and in shopping. But this weekend, that whole equation gets turned upside down. At Ward Centers' Friends+Family+Community ReWARDS Weekend, you only give…

Weekend Picks - April 8, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Emeril Fo’ Real What: Get a live cooking lesson from super Chef Emeril Lagasse or attend one of two dinners he’s hosting at the two-day Kahala Food and Wine Classic. When: E Komo…

Roll Call

Normally, you're a kitten-loving, sweater-knitting sweetheart. But there are some things that bring out your evil twin, Ms. Nastypants. Like that time you had to elbow-check that chick who tried to snake the last pair of Louboutins out from under…