Lei Chic - February 2012

The Missed List - February 2012

Something has disrupted the time-space continuum. An extra day has appeared in your calendar and yet you have absolutely no recollection of the 28 prior. Whether the blackout came from pushing your dad out of the path of a car,…

Sponsored Edition: Dish Granted

Drinks tonight? Great idea. But then the waffling begins. One friend is too chicken to try anything spicy, the other is still shell shocked from that bad night at a dive seafood spot, and by the time they finish arguing…

Accessory to the Sublime

Shopping every day is risky business for your wallet. Take the jewelry aisle where danger lurks from every bangle. Every display has you ringing to your defense and even though you need another pair of earrings like two holes in…

Design Intervention

A brainstorm came over bellinis this weekend - the perfect LBDD (little black dress design). It’s cute as a button and it looks like your entry into the style world is all sewn up except for a few things - …

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 25, 2012

Enter H & Win What: Before you book your plane ticket to snap up Marni's collection for H&M March 8, try your hand at grabbing one of the perfectly printed outfits and wonderfully quirky accessories in two giveaways. Fashionista has…

Craving Grace

You: Forgive me, Lei, for I have sinned. It's been one hour since my last concession and I need help! LC: What ales you? You: I thought giving up my favorite food for Lent would be a piece of cake…

Weekend Picks - February 23, 2012

Eat Sugar Highs What: We told you Kathy Masunaga's concoctions were blissful, now armed with a new name and almost fully operational truck her new business, Sweet Revenge, is making its debut at Eat the Streets with her flaky pies,…

Love Triangles

Gold chain. Silver pendant. Gold chain bracelet. Silver charm bracelet. One look at your accessory tree and it’s clear - It’s time to branch out. Not that you want to go too far out on a limb or root around…

Mix Master

Your style was climbing the charts until everyone started rocking your looks.  It started with new thigh highs that proved your boots were made for mocking. Just days after donning your new KARL fingerless pieces you had to ask several friends…

Sponsored Edition: Lost in the Truffle

Cacaovore [kuh-koh-vohr]Noun: Mammal with an insatiable need for products of the cacao bean. The Cacaovore is most often found in drugstore snack aisles, communal workplace food areas, and on the banks of chocolate fountains around the world. The most common…

Fuelish Games

Morning latte: A free shot of syrup with your frequent user card. Lunch shopping trip: A facebook flash sale scores you 50 percent off that top you've been obsessing over. Pau hana: Singing "Happy Birthday" to your bestie earns the…

Weekend Picks - February 16, 2012

Watch Reel Life Inspiration What: Ditch the dudes for the kick off of the always empowering Girl Fest. Amid the live entertainment, insightful talks, roller derby, surf, dance, art, and tennis workshops, make sure to catch the premiere of Desert Flower. The…

Sponsored Edition: Here Comes the Fried

I hit rock bottom the day they found me aimlessly riding up and down the escalators at Ward Warehouse. It all started the night I ducked into another room to avoid my ex and his “wears a bra as a…

The Lip Crowd

Let's get ready to MUMBLE! In this corner, weighing in at 115 pounds (at least that’s what she claims on her driver’s license) is LEEEI Chic’s Smile! In the opposite corner, the reigning chapped-ion and TDO (totally dried out) record…

Late Bite Affair

A great Valentine’s Day dinner? It’s just not in the cards. Round one at a favorite romantic café: Your adorable pair was bumped out by a full house. Round two at a four-star restaurant: A menu priced for royals trumped…

Mix and Singles

Last year, you got two dozen long-stem roses. Before that it was that set of adorable by boe stacking rings, the too-tasty box of Godiva Chocolates, and that amazing pair of Jeffrey Campbells. This year, it’s still uncertain what you’ll…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 11, 2012

Eat Hogs and Kisses What: He's sweet, a little spicy, and just a great big hunk - so grab a slice of EAT Honolulu's chocolate-dipped, sugar-cured bacon now being sold at The Wine Stop. The slightly candied slab is sure…

Ribbons and Beaus

For the One Who Needs Some Serious Oven Customizable cookie cutters let you print your own sweet somethings or just tell them to bite you in the nicest way possible. Message in a Cookie kit, $19.95. Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center.…

Sponsored Edition: Shop! In the Name of Love

Dear Sweetie, While I did use the family size pack of M&M’s/basket of random bath items/six-pack of beer you so “thoughtfully” gave me in years past, if you don’t stop shopping for Valentine’s Day at the grocery store, your heart…

Weekend Picks - February 9, 2012

Taste Healthy Sweeting What: Treat yourself without desserting your vow to eat better with samples of low-fat, sugar-free, and gluten-free baked goods from local cookbook A Sweet Dash of Aloha. You'll try chocolate-beet cake, gluten-free banana and mango breads, cookies…

Tools for the Home Garden

Early Bloomers: Create your own garden of delights with charming tools and accessories. override_url:http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/February-2012/Tools-for-the-Home-Garden/

Art to Heart

Six days left and zero tolerance. Just the idea of spending hours reading every card in that profusely pink aisle has you ready to fold. To write it off. To get ripped. Before you run ragged (or tear the poor…

Tote Couture

Tonight on The Hermesing Race: There’s nowhere to hide as the competition goes hell for leather in harsh weather. Team 1: The All Americans - Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs hit the road first but soon hit a colorblock. Team…