Lei Chic - August 2009

Our Fare City

There’s only so much you can figure out about a restaurant from looking at the menu or their professionally styled food photos. And it’s often not the answer to your real question: Am I going to have a good meal…

Our Fare City

There’s only so much you can figure out about a restaurant from looking at the menu or their professionally styled food photos. And it’s often not the answer to your real question: Am I going to have a good meal…

Something To Talk About

How many times have you had some variation of this conversation: You: Where do you want to go tonight? Your BFs: I don’t know, somewhere it isn’t too loud, the seats are comfy and the crowd is good. And not…

Weekend Picks - August 27, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Fro Yo For FreeWhat: Red Mango's new location at Kahala Mall is handing out free small original flavor yogurts with one topping. When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Red Mango,…

Weekend Picks - August 27, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Fro Yo For Free What: Red Mango's new location at Kahala Mall is handing out free small original flavor yogurts with one topping. When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Red…

There's Something About Dairy

You: My fridge is filled with tomatoes, coffee, even chocolate grown here in Hawai‘i. What do I hafta do for milk from a lovely, amazingly talented Kama’aina cow like you? Naked Cow: Are you buttering me up? You: Of course…

Drunken Kisses

Don't you sometimes wish the Mad Men era of two-martini lunches didn't end long before you were born? In those days, getting liquored at lunch with your best clients was business as usual. 

Now, the only acceptable way to let…

Hang Time

Juggling your demanding job, family and social life can make your days feel like a three-ring circus. And the one ball you can’t seem to keep in the air? Your workout.So move that boring treadmill routine to the sideshow tent…

Hang Time

Juggling your demanding job, family and social life can make your days feel like a three-ring circus. And the one ball you can’t seem to keep in the air? Your workout. So move that boring treadmill routine to the sideshow…

Prints Charming

When you were a kid, you only wore your birthstone ring when tutu came to visit.  The thought of that clunky ID bracelet you got from your junior high boyfriend makes you cringe.  And although you love love love your…

Weekend Picks - August 20, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Sake SituationWhat: Sip 271 different sakes and taste sake-friendly dishes from 14 restaurants at the Joy of Sake, the largest sake-tasting event outside of Japan. When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Where:…

Sponsored Edition: Kitchen Confidential

No matter how many episodes of Rachel Ray and Top Chef you watch, you still can’t get your salmon to sear perfectly, or to get your macadamia nut crust to brown without charring. You need some in-person instruction. Well, here’s…

Bringing Sexy Back

Police Officer: Ma’am, we’re going to have to charge you with obstruction of and failing to yield to dangerous curves. You: But, officer, I’m just trying to play it safe. P.O.: We understand that, ma’am, but we’re taking you into…

Welcome to the Dollhouse

What to Wear Out on Saturday, Take 1: Skinny jeans, basic black pumps, layered tank tops. Nope, so boring. OK, flowy babydoll top. Nah, adds too much volume. Cut! What to Wear Out on Saturday, Take 2: Strapless dress, cute…

Salt To Taste

Your bikini collection has gotten kinda bland. You have a drawer full of faded hibiscus prints and teenage surfwear brands, and it could stand some spicing up. You know, a little extra seasoning. Like maybe a dash of Salt. That…

Save The Ales

Raise a glass to Hawai‘i’s 50th next Friday by ditching the mass-produced longneck for better, brewed-in-Hawai‘i beers. There's no better time to think globally and drink locally. Maui Brewing Company As local as they come, Maui Brewing Company insists on…

Weekend Picks - August 13, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Pure Jean-iusWhat: Locally designed Allison Izu denim, created specifically to fit petite frames (under 5-foot-6), is now avaialble to order online. Get 10 percent off on purchases over $100 — the discount…

Weekend Picks - August 13, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Pure Jean-ius What: Locally designed Allison Izu denim, created specifically to fit petite frames (under 5-foot-6), is now avaialble to order online. Get 10 percent off on purchases over $100 — the…

Sponsored Edition: The Party of the (Half) Century!

The best thing about birthdays? Parties and presents, of course! Ala Moana Center turns 50 tomorrow, and to celebrate they're throwing a two-and-a-half-week party, and giving away presents galore – for you! Mark your calendar now for these don't-miss events,…

Refined Sugar

About five seconds after your 30th birthday candles were snuffed, you decided that things really do get better with age. After all, you’d take Sophia Loren’s sophistication any day over Paris Hilton’s . . . whatever it is. Sugarcane boutique’s…

Happy Flour

Peanut butter and chocolate. Micro-minis and stiletto heels. Brad and Jen (okay, maybe not). Some pairings just work together. Like dessert and drinks. Honolulu’s Chris Yozamp is one step ahead – in-the-know entertainers call her when they want to serve…

Weekend Picks - August 6, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. You Are Where You EatWhat: Try to eat locally for a week – or even just a day. Sign on to Kanu Hawai‘i’s challenge to buy and consume a much locally produced…

Weekend Picks - August 6, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. You Are Where You Eat What: Try to eat locally for a week – or even just a day. Sign on to Kanu Hawai‘i’s challenge to buy and consume a much locally…