Lei Chic - June 2011

Sponsored Edition: Petal to the Metal

A glance at your watch and - Yikes! You meant to catch a few rays. Instead it appears you caught more than few zzzzs during your ”quick” suntan touch up on the beach. Now you’re racing the clock until your…

Weekend Picks - June 30, 2011

Drink Sipping Pretty What: Just when you thought you hit all the chic happy hour spots in Hawaii, the Kahala Hotel jumps into the mix. This summer you can start your weekends seaside with a Pineapple Basil cocktail in one…

Playing by the Look

55 miles per hour. No returns without receipt. Dry clean only. No kissing on the first date. Credit cards not accepted. No double dipping (at least not when anyone is looking). Your life is full of restrictions. Break free with…

On the Fringe

The cowboy jacket you grabbed for a horseback ride had you blazing in the saddle. The leather pants picked up for an 80s party left you sweating to the oldies. And those rocker shorts you wore to that beach house…

Going Back to Decal-i

You rock at Word, Excel at spreadsheets, and you don’t mean to Powerpoint fingers, but frankly no one in the office can work a presentation like you. You get a real rise out of climbing the corporate ladder. But dealing…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 25, 2011

Shop Mahina Kailua What: A slice of Los Angeles slides into Kailua with the opening of Mahina Boutique. Like its other four locations, the shop is stocked full of chic, comfy dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, jewelry and bags that are…

Single Style

Lei: Hi, my name is Lei – and I’m a serial monotonous. Group: Hi Lei. Lei: I can’t wear my pink shoes without the matching belt. Breaking apart an outfit gives me separation anxiety. But I hit frock bottom when…

Sponsored Edition: Downing the Isles

There’s a foreign rebellion going on in your house. Your Volkswagen just went kaputt . Those Korean-made wedges lost their sole. And then there was that night you and your girlfriends spent with one too many bottles of Australian shiraz-…

Weekend Picks - June 23, 2011

See Runway Hits What: Friday night cocktails and Saturday brunch get an infusion of fab from three local designers. Matt Bruening and Andy South kick it off at Nextdoor with a late night glimpse at their Summer/Fall 2011 collections. Then…

No Prints Charming

Wanted: Hawaii woman desperately seeking her urban edge. Me: Worldly city slicker who’ll trade candlelight dinners and long walks down the beach for a dark nightclub, hip new restaurant, and anything with surprise turns. You: Minimalist, quirky, with just enough…

A Plate Escape

An office happy hour sounded like a good idea until people started dishing out demands. One guy doesn’t do raw fish. Your boss is “gluten free.” And that girl you spotted scarfing down a plate of charcuterie at SALT Kitchen…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 18, 2011

Melt Taste of Aloha What: Uncle Clay's all-natural shave ice is on the house at the House of Pure Aloha's grand opening. Enjoy a lion dance, shave ice eating contest (can you feel the brain freeze?), and sample HOPA's delish strawberry, creamy…

Fruits of Their Labor

The spring drought that left your cash flow at dangerously low levels is over. Forecasters are predicting better days ahead and you’re hoping for a bumper crop of new items in your wardrobe. No more “real” Fendis from that seedy…

Weekend Picks - June 16, 2011

Savor Tasty Licks What: Feast on pipikaula and poke by Yama's Fish Market in front of the flying fingers of ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro. Tonight's the first of five summer concerts at the Waikiki Aquarium. Next up on the outdoor stage are…

The Pop Ten List

The Daily Rind Because salads just don't go well with beer, Pork Grinds Hawaii ($4) gives the guilty pleasure island flavors such as furikake, kim chee, char siu and sinus-clearing lava bbq. Wristful Thinking Keep his tunes in easy reach…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 11, 2011

Volunteer Wade In, Help Out What: Grab the sunblock, get outside and help restore native plants and taro in the Heeia Wetlands. The planting will not only boost agriculture but will stop runoff from pouring in and polluting Kaneohe Bay.…

Weekend Picks - June 9, 2011

Eat Dash to Dine What: You flipped over the slow-cooked flavor of their gourmet Big Island beef burgers. But you'll need to speed up for a shot at EAT Catering & Cafe's intimate dinner. The special five-course EATnPrivate event is…

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

The paycheck is in the mail, but once again you’ve already prespent your earnings. Dinner at Nobus, a new Passchal handbag, and that recent online shopping spree left you in chard times. Now you’re trying to quench your champagne tastes…

Frost Bites

The tradewinds have died down and things are really heating up – your house, your car, and the hair plastered to your sweaty forehead. You’re thirsting for an icy treat. But the only thing less appealing than the pre-packaged, processed…

Slick and Tire-d

The first time you saw the sleek lines, plush interior, and smelled the new leather, you fell in love. Thousands of miles later, your all-time favorite structured purse is looking deflated. You tried to tune it back up with fresh…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 4, 2011

Read Deals on Wheels What: Stock up on your beach reads without burning through your wallet at the Friends of the Library bookmobile sale. Volunteers will roll out more than 2,500 titles covering everything from cookbooks and health to childrens'…

The Gift of Fab

You’re a student of fashion and you’ve been working hard on your unofficial coursework. Logic – This will actually save me money because it’s better to buy one great top than 15 cheap ones that fall apart. Math – If…

Weekend Picks - June 2, 2011

Shop Vintage Viewing What: Treasure hunt through decades of accessories at a special vintage jewelry sale on First Friday. Sort through about 500 pieces picked up from mainland and Hawaii estate sales, including everything from dainty victorian-era pins to funky…