Lei Chic - August 2011

Weekend Picks - Sept. 1, 2011

Shop Sneak Lei Chic What: In school it was all about the three Rs. Now you live for the three Ds - discounts, new designers, and free drinks. You'll find them all at the first ever Lei Chic Mercedes Benz…

Sponsored Edition:Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Christmas is great. Halloween is a lot of fun. When it comes to your calendar only seven days really matter. But until your boss or Congress deems Mercedes Benz Fashion Week an official holiday (frankly, they could all use a…

The Missed List - August

Summer Lovin’, had you a blast. Summer Lovin’, happened so fast. Sure you met a boy that was crazy for you. But when those summer nights ended you realized while you ran to dances in your saddle shoes, permed your…

Sponsored Edition: Cup the Ante

Your palate is impeccable and you’re always ready to indulge. You go all gooey over chocolate and caramels, really come out of your shell when someone serves up nuts, while floral and herb notes just leave you feeling rosy. But…

Photo Finishes

Police Officer: Ms. Chic, do you know why you are here? LC: Texting while shopping? Police Officer: Maam, you are suspected of breaking moving violation 8:30:2011 - Leaving pictures and decorative posters in boxes instead of hanging them on your…

Unique finds at LMS Boutique

Your cell phone beeps. Your BFF: What R U wearing to the party 2nite? You: IDK . BCBG? Your BFF: 2 common. You: I have DVF. Your BFF: OMG. M2 ! You: W@ R we going 2 do? Ive no…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

Reserve Flat-Out Delicious What: You would never wear something everyone else had, so why would you eat in a restaurant everyone else can try? Get the jump on the next here today, gone tomorrow pop-up restaurant, Plancha.  Chef Robert McGee,…

Road Rave

Summer vacation is over – that painful fact became apparent once you got on the road and hit a bumper crop of back-to-school drivers all moving school zone slow. You tried to cruise control your temper with your favorite radio…

Weekend Picks - August 25, 2011

Listen Hey Soul Sisters (and Brothers) What: Pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse in her true style: late nights, drinks, and gritty, compelling music. Seven local musicians, including Kasi from Kings of Spade, Kitty Chow of Soul Revival Sound…

A Delicate Power

Appearances can be deceiving. You’re having trouble proving your girly look isn’t the only thing that can pack a punch. Just because you love multi-layered, flouncy skirts people assume you’ll tier up over the littlest thing. Sure, you adore ribbons.…

Just Hanging Around

The “soothing” blue paint that dried to a fluorescent finish left you with a chip on your shoulder. The $20 “designer” lamp that shorted out the entire living room really fired you up. But you knew you were in a…

Shirting the Issue

Going green? You don’t mean to be an eco-maniac about it but so far you are rocking the three “Rs”. Reduce: You saved paper (money) by waiting for the price on a Luana croc-hobo to drop $20. Reuse: You bought…

Sponsored Edition: Saved by the Belle

There are some things you really miss about your school days. Prom – Sure there were unfortunate big hair pictures. But it came with a reason to shop for semi-formals. Lunch – You sat and chatted with friends (albeit over…

Weekend Picks - August 18, 2011

Dance Opening Bites What: Friday gains a new nightspot with the launch of OASIS at THE CLUBHOUSE in the former Hard Rock Cafe on Kapiolani Boulevard. The weekly late-night event boasts seven bars and more than 20 pupu such as…

Buy, Buy Flirty

Jack and Jill wanted some water and ended up with bumps and bruises. Little Miss Muffett wanted a snack but got the scare of her life. You just want some great new pieces for your wardrobe. But without a trip…

Sponsored Edition: Sip-By-Sip Directions

You know the difference between a cabernet and a pinot grigio, how to pop a cork without a corkscrew, and how many glasses are in a bottle (four or one if you’re using big joe). But when it comes to…

Go Figure

You wish you were a brickhouse. Actually, your figure is more like a bouncy castle – featuring little jiggles, bulges, and ripples that are anything but a good time when you’re getting dressed. You need to firm up your foundation.…

Shop Topics

You prepared for war; switching stilletos for boots, toting bottles of water, and packing a fully-loaded wallet. But minutes after facing the more than 400 of them (each craftier than you) you are completely overwhelmed. Instead of charging at full…

Shop Topics

You prepared for war; switching stilletos for boots, toting bottles of water, and packing a fully-loaded wallet. But minutes after facing the more than 400 of them (each craftier than you) you are completely overwhelmed. Instead of charging at full…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gaze August Showers What: A full moon will outshine most of it, but you will still be able to see about 20-30 meteors an hour during the famous Perseid meteor showers. Binoculars are not needed. When: Best viewing will be…

On the Download II

Your big summer bash is just minutes away and you are calm, cool, and collected. Your gourmet five-step pupu are more than all bite. Those dragonfruit and mango cocktails you mixed are sure to give your guests a chill. And…

Weekend Picks - August 11, 2011

Shop Setting the Stage What: The Design Center becomes a shopping center when favorite boutiques Bamboo Sky, The Butik, Sas N Sol, and House of Aria join forces with Pure Joy's lovely accessories and mens lines Noteworthy and Crooks &…

Great Eggspectations

You never put all of yours in one basket, know to avoid the bad ones, and you’re pretty sure the chicken came first. Other than that, the only thing you do with eggs is grab them when you’re scrambling for…

Snooze Control

On behalf of the Captain and entire crew, welcome aboard Lei Chic Airlines flight 8911, stop-and-go-service to the Land of Nod. Our flight time will be anywhere between five minutes and six hours depending on your comfort level. For $7,…