Lei Chic - February 2010

Out of Africa

M: Agent 808, it’s time for you to face the music. My sources say you’ve changed your appearance pretty drastically in the last few months. You: It was time to blow the covers and body guards, and show some muscle.…

Out of Africa

M: Agent 808, it’s time for you to face the music. My sources say you’ve changed your appearance pretty drastically in the last few months. You: It was time to blow the covers and body guards, and show some muscle.…

Weekend Picks - February 25, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Gaga for Raw Raw Ra-ah-ahWhat: Learn to cook tasty, healthy meals without actually cooking. Two classes hosted by raw food meal service Licious Dishes will show you how to follow raw food principles…

Blades of Glory

Last night’s awe-inspiring Olympic women’s figure skating performances have got you dreaming of a career as a professional ice princess. Too bad your only experience hitting the ice involves chilled crown shots and a triple toe trip to a sit…

Blades of Glory

Last night’s awe-inspiring Olympic figure skating performances have got you dreaming of a career as a professional ice princess. Too bad your only experience hitting the ice involves chilled Crown shots and a triple toe trip to a sit spin…

Schoolgirl Rush

Your last energy drink just wasn’t Mr. Right. He gave you wings and swept you off your feet. Until you came crashing down a few hours later. The one before that had you jamming from meeting to pau hana session…

Slink or Swim

Would you wear a pair of sweatpants to a job interview? Or an evening gown to a baby luau? Then why are you considering wearing a ratty, threadbare tankini to your weekend beach soiree? It’s obvious you need more suits,…

Malie Organics launches anti-aging collection

If it weren’t for the abundance of aloha shirts, you’d never know you work on a tropical island. All you see from your windowless office is fluorescent light and a sad little potted plant. Which means every weekend you like…

Weekend Picks - February 18, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Brews WorthyWhat: Taste eight brews from the West Coast at the first of Murphy's Bar and Grill's new monthly beer festivals held outdoors along Merchant Street. Sample seven beers for $7, and pick…

Here Kitty, Kitty

Last year certainly felt like the Year of the Tiger — with the cat finally out of the bag about a certain golfer’s tail chasing and cat-and-mouse playing ways. But here in the islands, we know that February 14 marked…

Fat Chance

The real meaning of Fat Tuesday is a blow-out day of indulgence before a 40-day drought of fun. For you, though, it’s been 46 days of (mostly) keeping your new year’s resolutions. And today, for Fat Tuesday, it’s time to…

Beauty School Pop-Up

Hot date checklist: Stylish new threads. Check! Sexy new stilettos. Check! Shiny new nail polish. Check! And boring brown eyeliner and clear lipgloss? Umm, check. You want to look fresh-faced, but you’ve been doing your makeup the same stale old…

Weekend Picks - February 11, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Kiss and Make UpWhat: Get glammed up and gorgeous for that big date with a free makeover courtesy of Maleana Cosmetics when you spend $40 or more.When: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.Where: 3705…

Weekend Picks - February 11, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Kiss and Make Up What: Get glammed up and gorgeous for that big date with a free makeover courtesy of Maleana Cosmetics when you spend $40 or more. When: Sunday, 4 to…

App-solutely Fabulous

You’ve been there before: Feeling that 3 p.m. lull at the office and need a caffeine pick-me-up? Order a frap for that. Getting a chill from the cool evening breeze? Wear a wrap for that. And for staying on top…

Dark Side Of The Spoon

Watching what you eat is no fun. Wouldn’t you rather just enjoy tasty food without worrying what’s in it? Yes? Then you’ll love Formaggio Grill’s new Monday night Dining in the Dark dinner, where you have a meal without ever…

Sponsored Edition: Real Sweetheart Deals

Who says money can’t buy love? They clearly just don’t know where to shop. But you do. That’s why you’ll be spending this weekend at Royal Hawaiian Center. There’s nothing you love more than free parking in Waikiki, and Royal…

My Funny Valentine

Roses are red, violets are blue We've rounded up a handful of fun little Valentine's Day gifts To show your love for the ones you adore Including you Love Is A Battlefield Shoot loving glances at your sweetie over Suck…

Get The Party Arted

 Of course you know First Friday is about art. It’s the one night a month you really paint the town. But if you skip the galleries, you’re missing out on some intoxicating creations (besides those fresh-fruit martinis at thirtyninehotel, which…

Weekend Picks - February 4, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Runway Project What: Want to see Hawaii’s best up-and-coming designers? There might be another Christian Siriano in the bunch at Friday’s fashion show featuring the designs of current UH fashion students. Plus, check…

Pretty at PYNK

It’s as easy as ABC or 1-2-3. You’re one PYT who needs some TLC, but who’s gonna take you there? We know just the spot. Just beat it over to PYNK, the new full-service salon opening Friday in Chinatown. An…

Cheesy Does It

The ultimate comfort food? There’s no denying it’s mac and cheese. When your next Mac Attack hits, think outside the blue box and get the real deal. Here’s the scoop on our favorite local spots to get irresistible cheesy, gooey…

What Goes Around Comes Around

Bin #1: Leisure suit. Scrunchies. Stirrup leggings. Yikes! Bin #2: Mesh crop top. Parachute pants. Gold lamé jumpsuit. Seriously? You’d love to rock a little vintage. But it can be tough to find actual oldies-but-goodies among the blasts better left…