Lei Chic - December 2010

Weekend Picks - December 30, 2010

January Effect What: Stretch, climb, run and dance your way to fitness. Lululemon Athletica is ensuring you keep those weight-loss resolutions by pairing up with local trainers and offering a month-long event of free classes, from volcanic rock climbing and…

Best of Lei Chic 2010: Take Note

As we get set to ring in 2011, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2010. Enjoy and see you next year! ____________ Originally published January…

Best of Lei Chic 2010: Sea & The City

 As we get set to ring in 2011, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2010. Enjoy and see you next year!____________ Originally published January 15,…

Weekend Picks - December 23, 1010

Go Nog Wild What: Quite possibly the best holiday cupcake flavor ever: Hokulani Bake Shop’s Eggnog Bourbon cupcake with Nutmeg Buttercream frosting. Take some to your Christmas Eve party or to the fam’s house on Christmas Day. You’ll be the…

Stock Market

 Jingle bell necklace. Crocheted snowman ornament. Leftover Halloween candy.   Yikes. You waited so long to snag stocking stuffers, that your options are looking more junky than jolly.   Luckily, your Christmas stock just went up. Our handy holiday gift guide is…

Jolly Good Fellas

Last year, Santa granted your wish and gave you the man of your dreams. (That extra tray of cookies totally worked.) And this year? All you want for Christmas is a clue on what to get him. Instead of waiting…

It's a Wrap

364 days a year you love your fashionista friend.  She helps you dress for dates, keeps you from committing major fashion blunders and always knows the coolest, local up-and-coming designers. But on Christmas, well, she’s downright hard to impress. Our…

Sponsored Edition: Office Froli-tics

Showing up in a snakeskin mini. Accidentally hitting on your boss’ husband. Showcasing your Elaine dance. Yikes. The Monday after last year’s company Christmas party was awkward at best.    This year you’re determined to redeem yourself, starting with your…

Sponsored Edition: Happy Spa-lidays

Now that you’ve made your list and checked it twice, it dawns on you: you have a lot of girlfriends who are awfully nice.   If only you had a crew of elves to hustle up some extra-special gifts for…

The Guest List

With all the festive fêtes coming up, it's definitely the host wonderful time of the year. But despite your guest intentions, you still don't know what to bring to all the Christmas party hops. To help you put your guest…

Weekend Picks - December 16, 2010

Gifts for Him What: Be the first to see Roberta Oak Power’s new men’s collection at her Holiday Black Tie Event. Groove to jazz keyboardist Play it Again Stu while sipping on holiday libations. When: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.…

Baby Got Snack

Sodium Nitrate? Potassium Bromate? Acesulfame-K? You’re raising a baby, not a conducting a science experiment. You’d love to decipher every last food label or, better yet, experiment with your own baby food. But let’s be serious, between the endless diaper…

Go Postal

Twas ten nights before Christmas, and all through the house, You were going crazy, online shopping with your mouse. With a long list of gifts for mainland friends, You were ready to click, purchase and send. And then upon checkout…

Sponsored Edition: Tidings of Comfort and Boy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—except, that is, when you’re tearing your hair out trying to figure out what to get for your man. He does the dishes, feeds the dog, rubs your feet and kills centipedes; you’ve…

Wild Card

Surfing Santa card. Shaka Santa card. Hula dancing reindeer card. When did sending a little holiday aloha become so lame? This year, send something you won’t be embarrassed to put your return address on—a stylish, locally made card from Kawaihae…

The Year of Beauty Giveaway

Presented by Lei Chic and Ala Moana Center Enter below to win today’s prize: Friday, December 17 Win big with a year’s worth of beauty from Ho‘ala Salon and Spa. This decadent package includes a hair cut, hair color or highlight,…

Give It Away Now

The Santa Clause: If you don’t get what you want for Christmas, it’s entirely acceptable to go out and buy it for yourself—especially when you wished for makeup and a spa gift certificate, and got underwear and tube socks. The…

Weekend Picks - December 9, 2010

Lei Chic's Giveaway Week! What: Starting next Monday, Lei Chic will be giving away a ton of fabulous prize packages—one a day for the entire week! Prizes will include everything from free mani/pedis for a year to a year's worth…

Sponsored Edition: Present Tense

Mild carpal tunnel from hours of online shopping. Aching feet from marathon sessions at the mall. Countless paper cuts from catalogue overload. So much for comfort and joy. With just a few weeks left until the big exchange, the pressure…

Trump to Conclusions

Last Christmas you threw subtlety to the wind. Forget hinting, you tucked catalogue images of stuff you wanted into your BF’s pockets, briefcase and day planner. You even taped a Tiffany & Co. ad to his six-pack of beer. Sadly,…

Toastee Reception

They’ve got spirits! Yes, they do! They’ve got spirits! How 'bout you? If the holiday madness has taken the pep out of your step, rally a few friends and toast the night away at A Celebration of Sparklers.  Hosted by…

Season's Eatings

Fashionably late? That's your life. We spotted you trying to pass off pajama pants as work wear because you forgot to pick your dry cleaning - a month ago. We noted that five-minute face you created out of makeup samples…

Buy the Book

You like to think you’re pretty book smart. Like captain of the mathletes in high school, book smart. In fact, you were working on your Mensa application when it hit you – the rude awakening that comes from the smell…