Lei Chic - March 2010

Booster Shots

Public displays of dancing. Beer goggles. Interesting sleeping arrangements with strangers. Good decisions are the first casualty of a night out drinking. But with this crop of new liquors, enriched or otherwise to do your body good, you can at…

Tool Academy

You typically try to steer clear of tools. Not just the clueless and cocky Mr. Awesome types, but actual tools—hammers, wrenches, pliers—too. A screwdriver is a cocktail, right? Not so fast. It may be time to switch gears—there’s jewelry involved.…

Got A Clutch On You

You’ve been a bad, bad girl. Even with a closetful of purses that are supposed to satisfy your every need, you come across a new, handsome handbag and fall in love. And so you buy it without even stopping to…

Cookie Monsieur

“You are so Américain,” your sister said in a fake-French accent, adopted after three months at her company’s Paris office. “I wouldn’t expect you to understand.” You’d been laughing at the pretentious way she was calling Folgers “café au lait.”…

Sponsored Edition: Talk Shop

You get buys with a little help from your friends. With a sophisticated system of impromptu phonecalls, facebook posts and text message blasting, everyone in your crew circulates the best bargains. Here are some specials, perfect for passing along to…

Sponsored Edition: Shop Talk

You get buys with a little help from your friends. With a sophisticated system of impromptu phonecalls, facebook posts and text message blasting, everyone in your crew circulates the best bargains. Here are some specials, perfect for passing along to…

Weekend Picks - March 25, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Vinyl HavenWhat: Love old records? This weekend you can buy ‘em or swap ‘em at the first-ever island record swap. While you’re there, vibe on some local DJ’s spinning. When: Saturday, noon to…

She Got the Beat

Last night a she-jay saved your life -- from the usual smack-that/get-low/drop-it-like-it’s-hot playlist by a dude on the decks. Turns out, chicks who mix is one thing you can love in the club. So we asked three of Honolulu’s top…

Cereal Monogamist

5 a.m.: Wake up. Don workout gear. Sweat. Curse Jillian and her damn abs. 6 a.m.: Shower. Catch yourself falling asleep and regain balance before you slip. 7 a.m.: Coffee time (first good moment of the day). 7:15 a.m.: Choke…

Karma Chameleon

‘Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people. Man, that Cher Horowitz really knew her philanthropy. You on the other hand are totally clueless about how to give back to your community. He-LLO! Looks like you could…

Sponsored Edition: A Buyer's Market

You don’t care if this year’s a bear or bull, the buyer in you gets a shopper’s high from buying low. And at Ala Moana Center's Shop a Le’a event this week, you can spend an entire week blissing out…

Sponsored Edition: A Buyer's Market

You don’t care if this year’s a bear or bull, the buyer in you gets a shopper’s high from buying low. And at Ala Moana Center's Shop a Le’a event this week, you can spend an entire week blissing out…

Ain't What it Used to Be

Remember the good old days? Your arms didn’t resemble batwings, Nice ‘n Easy was not your style, and every time you broke up with a guy you didn’t hear a clock ticking in your head. Cloth owner Micah Iaukea built…

Purse-onal Style (Sponsored)

There are some things in a girl’s life that are just personal. Dress size? Personal. Your real age? Personal. Weight? Absolutely personal. Your personal style? You pride yourself on always being the first to rock the next big trend. Especially…

Weekend Picks - March 18, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Driven To Distraction What: Kick back, old-school at Aloha Stadium’s free drive-in movie night. The family-friendly double feature is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, followed by The Land of the Lost.When:…

Stick Up Artist

Bank Robber: Ok lady, keep quiet now. This is a stick up! Start grabbing money and filling up this here bag!   Teller: [gasp] Why you sticky fingered bandit! I'll do no such thing!   Bank Robber: Look lady, I'm…

Mobile Hotspots

You're starving and you've got 15 minutes between meetings to get lunch and pound it. But the thought of a greasy McMeal makes you want to McHurl. Instead, hit the streets and check out one of Honolulu’s choice lunch wagons…

Purse-onal Style

There are some things in a girl’s life that are just personal. Dress size? Personal. Your real age? Personal. Weight? Absolutely personal. Your personal style? You pride yourself on always being the first to rock the next big trend. Especially…

French Twist

Your last attempt at Parisian style was a bit of a bust. After all, it did follow a bottle of cheap Beaujolais and your 863rd viewing of Funny Face. Let’s just say your béret, horizontal stripe shirt and cropped pant…

Basket Case

Are you okay? You seem quiet. Why are you just staring at me? Did I do something wrong? Nope, you’re just on a date and trying to repress your psycho girl tendencies just… this… once… because it’s off to a…

Weekend Picks - March 11, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Bella of the BallWhat: The best part of prom was picking the dress. Relive the teen rite of passage as a personal shopper to underprivileged girls at the Bella Boutique. Volunteers help set…

Weekend Picks - March 11, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events. Bella of the Ball What: The best part of prom was picking the dress. Relive the teen rite of passage as a personal shopper to underprivileged girls at the Bella Boutique. Volunteers…

Fly Like An Ego

Good Self:  Why does it seem that hubby likes turning on the TV more than turning me on? Bad Self:  I blame it on your Madonna/bore complex. We better do something that catches his undivided attention, quick. Good Self:  …

The Fix Is In

Oscar night has come and gone once more. And with it, your favorite award show pastime — scanning the red carpet for hilarious wardrobe malfunctions (will anyone ever top Tara Reid’s colossal outfit fail?) And yet, this time around there…