Lei Chic - April 2013

Kauai Feather Creations' colorful accessories

We hate to break it to you, but Coachella's been over for more than a week. So why are you still clicking through photo after stylish photo of Almost Famous celebs sporting maxis, oversized sunnies, sweet flower garlands, and more…

Highlights from UH-Manoa's senior fashion show

Photos by Tommy Shih Explorer's Log: The search for up-and-coming designers has taken a fruitful turn. Our latest expedition - to the front row of University of Hawaii at Manoa's Apparel Product Design & Merchandising Program's senior fashion show -…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Attend In the Spa Light What: Celebrate SpaHalekulani's 10th anniversary with an open house of guided tours and demos for new and signature spa services - think foot massages, hydrating oxygen facials, hair and makeup. Enjoy champagne and pupu while…

Love+Monsters' handmade keiki booties

Your little man has countless needs. The latest: slipping his precious piggly wigglies into some seriously adorable handmade booties. Time to scoot over to Baby Awearness for the debut of Love+Monsters, a line of soft, colorful keiki shoes by Kalihi designer…

Beauty picks from a jet-setting cosmetics CEO

Your overflowing drawers of half-used beauty products are pretty telling. They say your constant search for the holy grails of skincare and makeup has you going cents-less. Spare your wallet, and your sanity, by consulting the professionals for on-the-glow picks.…

A VIP invite to Eden in Love's 3rd birthday sale

There are birthday parties and then there are birthday parties. Like the ones you watched on MTV brimming with lavish gifts, stunning wardrobe changes and surprise celebrity appearances. Good news: you just got invited to one. Okay, Eden in Love's…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

**Updated to include new vendor listings** Attend Green Team What: This month, Honolulu Night Market is celebrating Earth Day with a focus on sustainability and healthy living. The night's fashion show, styled by Summer Style Hawaii, features exotic flower and…

Erotic sweets by Padovani's Chocolates

Quick, take a look around. Are you alone? Good. Because today's topic might get you written up... as the best bachelorette party thrower EVER. Which will happen as soon as you obtain the finest handcrafted European-style penis chocolates you'll ever…

Mix and match with Bangls magnetic bracelets

Hypothesis: When it comes to style, the laws of attraction are simple: color=good, pattern=better, color+pattern=awesome. Therefore, Bangls, a playful mix-and-match collection of magnetic bracelets just into the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, should add major style points to any outfit.…

10 of our favorite neighborhood coffee shops

Latte art at Glazers Coffee This is an intervention. It's time to address your addiction to Starbucks. You're there morning, noon and night, sending emails, perusing the paper, and drinking. Oh, the drinking. You can't stop ordering your same old,…

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Taste Choc Star What: Sample 14 different chocolates from Hawaii and around the world at Madre Chocolate's award-winning chocolate tasting, including a brand new batch made entirely from Maui-grown cacao. The bean-to-bar factory worked closely with Hana Gold Farm to…

New cosmetic technologies to freshen your look

Things you hope will disappear if you just ignore them: Credit card offers. Telemarketers. Those annoying late night chat requests from the old college drinking cohort who found you on Facebook. Your muffin top. Okay, so it turns out that…

TOR designer launches new Citrine Swim line

Searching for the perfect swimsuit makes you feel like Goldilocks rummaging through the closets of three bears. Too small: It's tiny enough to fit a five-year-old. Too big: It's the swimsuit equivalent of "mommy jeans." Just right: You haven't been…