Lei Chic - July 2010

Top of the Shops

You’ve been keeping an eye on the gently worn goodies at the Pzazz consignment shop since the first time you picked up that pair of Manolos for a virtual steal. In fact, browsing the racks for finds has become something…

Weekend Picks - July 29, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Sake It To MeWhat: Get your tickets now for the sure-to-sell-out Joy of Sake event. This year, there will be more than 300 sakes to taste, with plates from some of Honolulu’s best…

Under The Gunn

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Does this outfit work at all? Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. a post break-up retail therapy session) you have to put all shopping on hold for at least a few weeks. So getting dressed…

Tooling Around

You want to be surrounded by beautiful things, but it can be hard to find a balance of form and function in the aisles of your local hardware store. Besides, features like sweat-proof rubber handles don’t really hold sway with…

Sponsored Edition: Jean Therapy

You’ve invented a new dance move. You call it: “getting into your jeans.” It’s a mix of hip wiggling, hopping, groaning and breathing strategically that you’ve been perfecting over the past few months. But you’ve got a sinking feeling that…

This Sud's For You

Your mini-est mini. A few (too many) martinis. A 6 a.m. walk-of-shame. Usually you’re more of a girl-gone-mild than anything else. But even Little Miss Squeaky Clean gets a little down and dirty every now and then. And just because…

Get Your Licks

You’ve got a rough formula for diet-blowing that goes something like this: taste must be greater than, or equal to, the amount of time it will take to burn it off (in treadmill minutes, which are longer than actual minutes).…

Mad Skills

DVR programmed? Check. Couch cushions plumped? Check. Remote handy? Check. Ingredients for vodka gimlets and old fashioneds chilling? Double check. You’re all set for this Sunday’s Mad Men premiere, except for one thing—your outfit is decidedly too modern. What you…

Tot Stuff

You’d much rather show up to a summer party rocking a one-of-a-kind design than donning the same-Old Navy sundress as everyone else. So wouldn’t you want the same for your sweet, stylish mini-me? Gear up your little one with these…

Weekend Pick - July 15, 2010

Summertime—and the shopping is easy! Sale-ing season is in full swing, both online and in stores, so read on for a score of new collections, deep discounts and sweet deals especially for Lei Chic readers. It’s a Sale-ebration What: Swing…

Pretty Fly

Owl 1: Man, my chick is spending every moment of her free time trying to find unique, locally-made stuff online on Etsy. It's turning her into a total night owl. Owl 2: Spending hours internet shopping is for the birds!…

A Pretty Pickle

A quick glance at the clock—gah! Your date is due to arrive in mere nanoseconds and you’re hobbling around in two different shoes with only half your hair curled. Breathe. At least you’ve got your hot new dress on and…

Wandering Eyes

Pat Benatar said it best: love is a battlefield. And our eyes are our greatest weapons. Just sweep your lashes up and focus those twin guns on the object of your desire. His surrender: imminent. But lately you’ve been running…

Latitude Adjustment

For a while there you were really starting to question your relationship GPS – finding Mr. Right seemed like an endless series of Mr. Wrong Turns. Like that time you dead-ended with Mr. Serious-Mommy-Issues. Or those (many) times you u-turned…

Secret Service

The setup: a first date with a self-proclaimed total foodie. You’re pretty sure you screwed up when you admitted that escargot wasn’t your thing. But you’re not worried, 'cause you’ve got a trick up your sleeve—the following arsenal of secret…

Weekend Picks - July 22, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Flea For All What: Check out Art & Flea, which promises to be possibly the coolest flea market ever. At this urban-inspired shopping event, you can browse merch from local designers, artists and…

Rags to Stitches

You knew things had gone too far when the “don’t” examples in the company-wide “Too-Casual Fridays” memo sounded suspiciously similar to your last three outfits. Ok, so maybe it was a bit of a stretch to try and pass off…

Sip-Wrecked

Your three-hour tour turned into an unfortunate situation involving you, a crew, an island and a serious lack of a functional boat. Your options are: a) Freak out. b) Build a hut out of bamboo while freaking out. c) Make…

Weekend Picks - July 8, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Get StokedWhat: Check out Doris Duke Theatre’s third annual Surf Film Festival, a collection of 10 highly-anticipated premieres, with an opening-night screening of Lost Prophets: Search for the Collective. Plus, free beer from…

Back To the Future

Scrunchies. Mesh tops. Hammer pants. Some blasts are clearly better left in the past.   And then there are some that get better the second time around, like the eco-friendly pieces from Forward Thinking Furniture.   The Honolulu-based company uses…

Hot Piece of Class

Last summer was, admittedly, a bit of a bust. Your big plans to learn to surf? Wound up as a couch-surfing The Hills marathon. And those French lessons that would have you fluent by September? Well, you did master all…

Leaving Town

Dear Town, OK, this may be hard for you to hear, but I need some space. Sure, we’ve had some fun times together. And you’ve given me some of my fondest memories—like when I bought my very first Roberta Oaks…

Weekend Picks - July 1, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Such a Doll What: Grab the girls and head to Pearl Ultralounge for Girls' Night Out: All Dolled Up. Enjoy happy hour appetizer and drink specials and free beauty treatments from Desire Salon…