Lei Chic - January 2013

Weekend Pick - January 31, 2013

(L-R) Mango Luxe at FM Boutique, Beer Cheese cupcake at Let Them Eat Cupcakes, Justin Park at Manifest. Shop Who: FM Boutique, 1185 Bethel St. What: Mango Luxe trunk show with wine, light nibbles and free gift with purchase. When:…

Wings Hawaii's whimsical decal dishware

Artichoke plate, $35. Michelle Obama. Wise, wise woman. Really knows her way around a show-stopping outfit. Also, completely obsessed with plates and what goes on them. Squid and reptile skeletons? Probably not what she had in mind...   Squid dish,…

Lei Chic's Valentine's Day Guy Gift Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you for entering! Whew. Last night's storms were pretty intense. Extreme downpours. Heavy ponding. Horribly flat hair. Good thing you received all those flash flood warnings via television, radio and text message. A girl's…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 26, 2013

Learn Bon Appetit What: Learn how to cook French fare at Brasserie Du Vin's demo and tasting event. Chef Marco Elder will demonstrate a few lunchtime classics: croque monsieur (a.k.a. the ultimate ham and cheese sandwich), ratatouille, and strawberry souffle…

Petal & Piper's new foldover clutches

It's time we had a serious talk - about pipers. If they're wearing bright coats and playing catchy tunes, just back away slowly. If they're covered in super cute fabric and accented with colorful zippers, well then. That's another story…

Weekend Picks - January 24, 2013

Shop Shell Out What: Be the first to view ki-ele's Aloha Hawaii 2013 spring/summer collection at Nordstrom this weekend. Peruse 24k gold- and silver-dipped shell jewelry pieces, shown left, and one-of-a-kind beach-inspired items, all new and exclusive to the store.…

Goodbyn's colorful, customizable lunch sets

Left to right: Snacks, $7.80, Insulated Lunch Bag, $27.80, Bynto, $16.80, Bottle, $6.80, all by Goodbyn. Lunch containers have come a long way since the days of brown paper sacks and plastic baggies. Unfortunately, the Care Bears and Smurfs tins…

Express reflexology sessions at Moana Lani Boutique

You and your feet aren't exactly on speaking terms. You're really more on screaming terms. As in your feet tend to scream at you when squeezed into sky-high, circulation-squeezing stilettos for hours on end. Which, naturally, happens pretty darn often.…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 19, 2013

Eat Pig Out What: The Pig and the Lady takes over Taste's kitchen tonight with Noodle Bar. Offerings include slow-cooked pork belly and rice noodles in a beef and pork broth and a crispy banh mi filled with char siu,…

Estrela Designs lands exclusively at Muumuu Heaven

Ladies, welcome to Styleopolis. The local time is 24:07. Please remain seated until the fashionable belt sign is turned off. As we taxi the runway, turn your attention to Estrela Designs, one of the stunning new jewelry lines available at…

Weekend Picks - January 17, 2013

Shop Oh My Posh What: Sip mimosas while scoring major deals on Posh Pua swimwear at a special trunk show. The entire 2013 collection will be 20 percent off this Saturday, including the popular Lena crochet top in Orchid ($48,…

Decorative bottles from Lanikai Home & Style

Your crazy college days taught you all about the hazards of hitting the bottle. Today, we want to teach you about the benefits. So take out your books and turn to Lanikai Home & Style's latest home accessory: fun painted…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 12, 2013

Eat Crawl Along What: Hit four Honolulu eateries in one night while socializing with fellow foodies during Dishcrawl After Dark. The catch: the restaurants remain a mystery until you step through the door (hint: they'll all be within walking distance).…

Ava Sky's comfy new bikini sets

Bikini sets: Tie Back (left) and Halter (right), $28 each. All star athletes know the importance of a good uniform. Serena Williams and her fashion forward dresses. John Daly and his clash course pants. Ryan Lochte and his... grills. So,…

Weekend Picks - January 10, 2013

Photo by David Croxford. Shop Bye the Seastar What: The bad news - Seastar 8.4.23 closes in five days (owner Nana Fujise says the Waikiki boutique was always meant to be a short-term pop-up experience). The good news - you…

HuMn wallets land in Honolulu

Your 2013 New Year's Resolutions include: #1: Get organized. #2: Tackle your overstuffed behemoth of a wallet/purse. #3: Battle ID theft. Okay, that last one might not actually be on your list, but go with it. Because we found something…

Coconut carvings shine in local jewelry line

Photo courtesy: Jake Johnson Whoa. Last night's season premiere of Downton Abbey was a real doozy. The Grantham family came dangerously close to financial ruin, Cora's mother put the entire house on edge, and (yay!) Mary and Matthew finally made…

Best of Lei Chic 2012: Bands of Brothers

As we ring in 2013, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2012. Happy New Year! ____________________ Originally published on November 16, 2012 The jewelry display…

Best of Lei Chic 2012: Just a New York Minute

As we ring in 2013, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2012. Happy New Year! ____________________ Originally published on September 17, 2012 While we drooled…

Best of Lei Chic 2012: Open Bar

As we ring in 2013, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2012. Happy New Year! ____________ Originally published on June 12, 2012 The last time…