Lei Chic - January 2010

Eat This, Not That

Loco moco. Sushi. Teriburger. Repeat.   You may live in a melting pot. But lately, it seems like your plate’s always filled with the same old thing.   Looks like you need a refresher course on the Islands’ amazing array…

Weekend Picks - January 28, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Get LOST What: LOST geeks unite! Watch the Season 6 premiere three days before the rest of the world at a special Sunset on the Beach event. Cast members will attend, so…

Weekend Picks - January 28, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Get LOST What: LOST geeks unite! Watch the Season 6 premiere three days before the rest of the world at a special Sunset on the Beach event. Cast members will attend, so…

Sun Kissed

Ah, true love. There’s nothing quite like that pulse-racing, heart-fluttering excitement of finding your perfect match. Yep, when you finally find that flawlessly-fitting bikini that flaunts your best assets, it’s truly love at first sight. (What else did you think…

We've Got Spirits, Yes We Do

You’re all for Livin’ La Vida Local, especially when it means celebrating with an ice cold local beer or two, shot, or after dinner drink. You can show your local spirit during happy hour (or any hour) too, by ordering…

Home Improvement

Working out at home? Sure, you do it all the time. For aerobics, you make laps to the kitchen for cheese dip, and for strength training, you lift cases of beer into the fridge. Time to shape up, dumbbell. Here’s…

Home Improvement

Working out at home? Sure, you do it all the time. For aerobics, you make laps to the kitchen for cheese dip, and for strength training, you lift cases of beer into the fridge. Time to shape up, dumbbell. Here’s…

Hot Fuzz

Your poof is out of control. That frizzy, curly thicket is in desperate need of a Brazilian. No, we’re not talking about downstairs. Your mane up-top needs a Brazilian Blowout, the newest salon treatment that leaves hair straight, silky, and…

Weekend Picks - January 21, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Such A Doll What: Swing by the Acid Dolls boutique's Grand Opening Party for first dibs on the line's chic clothing and accessories, complimentary pupus from Doraku Sushi, specialty cocktails, and gift…

Weekend Picks - January 21, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Such A Doll What: Swing by the Acid Dolls boutique's Grand Opening Party for first dibs on the line's chic clothing and accessories, complimentary pupus from Doraku Sushi, specialty cocktails, and gift…

Brews Worthy

Your Drinking Buddy: Hey girl, you’re crying into your beer. What’s all the brew-ha-ha about? 
 You: I can't grin and beer it anymore. I’m trying to go green, but I don’t want to give up my beloved brews. I…

Inside Information

411 Operator: Aloha, city and island, please? You: Hi, I’m trying to locate a new designer outlet boutique that just opened in Waikiki. It’s called Outlet 411 by MixMix. Operator: An outlet…in Waikiki? Are you sure you don’t mean Waikele?…

Sea and the City

Start spreading the news. It’s open today. You’ll wanna be a part of it. There’s a new boutique on the Lower East Side – of Oahu, that is. Seastar 8.4.23, opening tonight in Waikiki, is all about bringing the Big…

Weekend Picks - January 14, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Rockin' Runway What: Hit up the Roberta Oaks Resort and Spring fashion show as part of the Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown event. Also, check out the opening reception of Rich Richardson’s art…

Weekend Picks - January 14, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Giddyup What: Hit up the Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown for the opening reception of Richard Richardson’s art exhibition, a Roberta Oaks Resort and Spring fashion show, and the debut of jewelry line…

Weekend Picks - January 14, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Rockin' Runway What: Hit up the Roberta Oaks Resort and Spring fashion show as part of the Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown event. Also, check out the opening reception of Rich Richardson’s art…

Maui Bounty

Kula lavender, deliciously sweet pineapple, beachy-chic Letarte bikinis. Some of your favorite little luxuries come straight from Maui. The Valley Isle’s latest Oahu import? Mahina Boutique, the go-to shop of Maui’s stylish set (with three locations in Paia, Kihei and…

Saving Face

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what tasty pumpkin snacks are made of.  And that’s exactly what goes straight to your cheeks, BOTH sets, upon devouring them. It’s time to face facts. Your favorite fall fruit (if you think…

Sweet Nothings

Crème brulee, sugar cookies and chocolate are the big losers in your resolutionary war of 2010. At least, the edible versions — they’re your arch enemies. 

But you can call a truce with their scent-only cousins, Passion Moon Potions. The…

Basic Instinct

Some cravings you’re better off resisting (triple cheeseburgers, $500 designer shoes). Others (an ice-cold beer after a long day at work, incredibly-soft comfy cotton tees that you’ll wear forever) are SO worth giving into. No one knows this better than…

Weekend Picks - January 7, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Whip It What: Watch as the Pacific Roller Derby Girls battle it out on the track against roller girls from across the globe at Hawai‘i Pacific Roller Derby's 2nd annual SK808 Tournament.When:…

Weekend Picks - January 7, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Whip It What: Watch as the Pacific Roller Derby Girls battle it out on the track against roller girls from across the globe at Hawai‘i Pacific Roller Derby's 2nd annual SK808 Tournament.…

Booty and the Beach

Pop quiz! When it comes to denim, what is your current state of mind? 
 a) California bling—the more Ed Hardy-ish embellishments, the better. 
b) New York bitchy—only skin-tight and black will do. 
 c) Hawai‘i—um, wait a sec. Hawai‘i?…

Take Note

Over the holidays, you raked in the gifts. Some were great (La‘akea Jewelry from your bestie), others, not so much (crocheted cat sweater from Aunt Hilda). But either way, you’ve gotta say thank you like you mean it. This year,…