Lei Chic - March 2011

Weekend Picks - March 31, 2011

Give Dine and Cash What: As if you needed a new reason to stay out of the kitchen and hit the shops, now you can do it all to benefit the Japan tsunami victims. Buy a wristband from the Miss…

Sugar Crush

A birthday. A great first date. Fitting back into your skinny jeans. When you take the cake you celebrate with the ultimate gooey brownie. Another birthday. Being stood up. Getting so stuck in your skinny jeans that you have to…

Sight-Freeing

You’ve always been a connoisseur of the arts. Okay, maybe recently it’s been more like a connoisseur of A&E. Oo, tonight there’s a new episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter. Sounds like it’s time to refind your love of culture.…

Satisfying Returns

The images are stunning; the destruction devastating. And although you’re about 4,000 miles away from the villages still shaken in Northeast Japan, you want to help those wiped out by the March 11 tsunami. Hawaii’s businesses are doing what they…

Sponsored Edition: Near Bliss

You found the perfect DVF leather bag and you have the perfect spot for it: buried in the trunk of your car underneath your beach mats and spare slippers. It’ll probably be a few days until it’s safe to sneak…

Sponsored Edition: Near Bliss

You found the perfect DVF leather bag and you have the perfect spot for it: buried in the trunk of your car underneath your beach mats and spare slippers. It’ll probably be a few days until it’s safe to sneak…

Down to Dizziness

A Guinness after work was a great idea. Add three Guinness, two car bombs, unknown shots of Jameson’s, and all you can tell from the new t-shirt crumpled on your floor and multiple “Where R U?” text messages from your…

Shop Chef

Mysteries of the world: Stonehenge, the Easter Island statues. Finding a good watermelon in the supermarket bin. You check the color, weigh it, and thump it (mainly because you see others doing it). But really you’re flying rind. Oh, forget…

Down the Style

I was dying for a girls’ night out. It’s been three years and one little one since my wedded bliss began. And as much as I love my family, I couldn’t wait to trade in my mommy-stained shirt for mojitos…

Bright Up a Room

Getting a free shot of syrup with your morning latte – Good. Accidentally giving your girlfriend a dress a size too small – Bad. Coming up with the perfect quip about your boss’s bad aloha shirt (who knew you could…

Glam Rocks

On your iPod you mix it up. You roll with the Rolling Stones, swing with Neil Diamond, and get down to Pearl Jam. But recently the playlist in your jewelry box has gone completely heavy metal. Restore your pop star…

Pushing the Bone-daries

Every once in a while you eat peanut butter out of the jar. You snuck into the front row at the last Usher concert and danced until security chased you out. And once, just once, you discovered the boutique forgot…

Show and Sell

You started your day with some elegant House Crashers and just wrapped up House Hunting your way through Chicago. After an 11-hour HGTV/DIY marathon, a look around your living room shows you're not the only one who's tired. Soon you’re…

Weekend Picks - March 10, 2011

See Art in the Dark What: What comes out in Hawaii when the sun goes down? Local photographer and artist John Hook has been documenting all of it, and it goes on view to the public this weekend at a…

Kara-No-Key

It was an awesome Tuesday night: an hour alone with a new episode of must-Glee TV. And as you're humming Afternoon Delight (as sung by John Stamos and Lea Michelle) around the office, you’re actually waiting for tonight as J-Lo,…

Sponsored Edition: Ooo Ga Ga!

You never knew life would be like this. Your days are filled with squeals and sobs. Then every night, as you lovingly stare at your baby sleeping, you and that proud new dad turn to each other and share one…

On the Market

Workout. Pick up dry cleaning. Wash car. Groceries. Grab drinks with friends. So your "to do" list turned into a "to do later" list. You can get by without most of your errands. But skipping the grocery store means another…

Mixed Messages

Uncork. Pour. Drink. Repeat. Happy hour with your friends has gotten pretty predictable. A bottle, a corkscrew, and frankly a lot of wining. Leave it to two veteran bartenders to shake things up. Amie Fujiwara and Jesse Greenleaf got their…

Spring Flings

The after-Christmas sales buzz is long gone. Your "I won't buy any more clothes I don't need" resolution is wearing thin -- you're jonesing for a shopping spree to refresh your closet and put a spring back into your step,…

Weekend Picks - March 3, 2011

Dine Silver Spoons What:You partied like a rock star, now breakfast like a billionaire at the new Brunch at the Trump. Dig into cereal, fresh fruit and a full range of made-to-order items from omelets and pasta to mimosas and…

Sponsored Edition: Interior Refined

Your old high school BFF's birthday is next week. Your distant cousin's wedding is later this month. And there’s that housewarming party for the co-worker you know well enough to feel obligated to attend, but not well enough to have…

Lean With Envy

You know you should be proud of your bestie for dropping 30 pounds. But really, all you can think about is the fact your clothes-swapping days are over and that suddenly at bars every guy comes to talk to you,…