Lei Chic - January 2009

Weekend Picks - January 29, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Smells Like Green SpiritWhat: Find local products and services that make sustainable eco-conscious living easier at the Green Living Expo.When: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where: Blaisdell…

Weekend Picks - January 29, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Smells Like Green SpiritWhat: Find local products and services that make sustainable eco-conscious living easier at the Green Living Expo.When: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where: Blaisdell…

Amazing Face

Nothing worthwhile comes easy in life. And that includes flawless makeup. But O‘ahu-based Maleana Cosmetics has developed a line of makeup that solves one particular problem: keeping brides’ makeup perfect for an entire day through sweat, humidity, wind and rain,…

Uncommon Scents

A breath of fresh air is not exactly how you’d describe what usually blows over from Kona. But that’s only because you haven’t heard about Hamakua-based Hana Nai‘a Aromatherapy, whose scents are prized for their head and lung-clearing effects on…

Your Main Tweeze

You learned it the hard way: too much (or not enough) plucking and waxing are your arch enemies. But you have an ally in eyebrow guru Rene Rodriguez. He reshapes brows to make subtle – but noticeable – changes that…

Hot Pursuit

You’ve escaped the cubicle – for the afternoon at least. Here’s where to find a wifi spot fast – without all the “hot or not?” debate. Start at www.jiwire.com, where you can call up a list of local wireless signals…

Weekend Picks - January 22, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Good Buy Love What: A day of shopping and seminars from local boutiques and designers, all featured in the new book “The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O‘ahu.” Get a glimpse inside…

Weekend Picks - January 22, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Good Buy Love What: A day of shopping and seminars from local boutiques and designers, all featured in the new book “The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O‘ahu.” Get a glimpse inside…

Beauty and the Budget

Your beauty routine doesn’t have to be all about the Benjamins. Keep up appearances with these budget-friendly beauty services.  In Good Hands Well-maintained fingers and toes go a long way toward keeping your image polished. Keep your digits in check…

Green House Effect

The last few weeks you’ve been focused on getting your body and your budget in shape. But your place could use a bit of a makeover too. Tamara Li, Oahu’s only green home consultant, can get your home on track…

Rock Your World

  Tired of running on a treadmill and feeling like you’re going nowhere? Then maybe it’s time to revamp your fitness workout this new year and actually go somewhere. Like, up. Hawai‘i Rocks Climbing School offers an introduction to climbing…

Rock Your World

  Tired of running on a treadmill and feeling like you’re going nowhere? Then maybe it’s time to revamp your fitness workout this new year and actually go somewhere. Like, up. Hawai‘i Rocks Climbing School offers an introduction to climbing…

Weekend Picks - January 15, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Cookie Season What: Girl Scouts are taking cookie orders – get your Thin Mints and Samoas reserved now. When: Order now, cookies are delivered in March Where: Find a local troop to…

Weekend Picks - January 15, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Cookie Season What: Girl Scouts are taking cookie orders – get your Thin Mints and Samoas reserved now. When: Order now, cookies are delivered in March Where: Find a local troop to…

Sugar Daddy

  You’ve had your cheesecake, and eaten your cupcake too. But lately squeezing into your skinny jeans has you eating humble pie. Here’s a flavor that tastes better: the sugar-free pastries and candies from Sweet Nothings Bakery. The bear claws,…

Consign of the Times

  You’ve been shopping the post-holiday sales and clearing room in your closet for all the new booty. So what to do with all those clothes you only wore twice and probably won’t put on again? Don’t just give it…

Consign Of The Times

  You’ve been shopping the post-holiday sales and clearing room in your closet for all the new booty. So what to do with all those clothes you only wore twice and probably won’t put on again? Don’t just give it…

Blast From The Past

  Say “vintage shopping” and you get visions of dank, musty old stores full of yesteryear’s castoffs − where finding anything good takes hours of digging. That couldn’t be farther from the scene at the new Cloth boutique, which just…

Crepe Expectations

Perfectly thin, cool European style, and a sweet disposition – sounds like one you’d love to hate. But it’s hard not to fall for the creations at Crepes No Ka Oi, the new creperie and café in Kailua. Owners Chris…

Weekend Picks - January 8, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. The King of All Meals What: A menu of Elvis’s favorite foods, accompanied by Elvis tunes and movies, all in honor of what would have been the King’s 74th birthday. Chow down…

Chef Tells

Resolved to save money by eating in more often? Or to eat healthy in 2009? Do both with this recipe from Chai Chaowasaree, from his new “Island Bistro Cookbook.” Lettuce Wraps with Stir-Fried Ground Beef Serves 4 Ingredients: 2  T.…

Brews Worthy

The buzz is building for January 20 - the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya. But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to…

Headline Brews

The buzz is building for January 20 − the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya. But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to…

Headline Brews

The buzz is building for January 20 − the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya. But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to…