Lei Chic - May 2010

Beauty School Knock Outs

Shear Fear (Noun): a phobia of your $7 hair school haircut becoming seven weeks of hiding under a hat. Common symptoms include poodle perms, dye-lights, lopsided layers and hearing the word “oops.” When it comes to your hair you’re no…

Design Within Reach

Great hair, cool clothes, killer Pradas—you’ve undoubtedly mastered grown-up style. But your furniture is still suffering from growing pains. A threadbare futon and hand-me-down dining set from your parents? That may have worked back in college, but it’s time to…

Weekend Picks - May 27, 2010

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Heaven Sent What: Mu’umu’u Heaven celebrates Memorial Day weekend with amazing shopping bargains on everything vintage. They’re pulling out hidden pantsuits, dresses, jackets, and other funky retro treasures from the Mu’umu’u Heaven…

Indah Know

Put down the mini M&M’s and back away slowly. Just. Say. No. to the bonbons and brownie bites. Sure they'll give you an instant sugar rush, but they'll also have you rushing to the gym in no time. Instead, indulge…

Puff Love

When you throw a fiesta, you’re Hostess with the Mostess – most kitchen disasters, that is. Burned brownies and a carton of Costco cupcakes? Dessert FAIL. To ensure your next soiree is a cake walk, turn to Sweetie Puffs –…

Model Behavior

You might be a model employee at your desk job. But you're not fit to model anything else with measurements like these:   Bust: ...ing out of all your favorite tops.   Waist: Has ceased to exist. Hips: Need major…

Going Batty

You’ve always longed to give your peepers some pop with a pair of full, lush faux-lashes. But your barely-existant beauty skills always seem to botch the job. Like the time you tried to pump up the volume for a big…

Weekend Picks - May 20, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Burger King What: Burgers On The Edge's second annual Burger Genius contest. Enter to win by creating your own signature burger recipe for one of three categories—beef, turkey, or veggie. Use any of…

Good and Bready

It’s a no-brainer that you’ll find time between answering 100 e-mails and creating three presentations to head over to a Bruno Iezzi’s eatery for lunch. His Mix Café locations on Beretania and Alakea, and his new Bruno’s Forno spot on…

Sponsored Edition: Fine Wining

By day you’re a filing, faxing, multitasking, meeting-planning, client-entertaining mastermind. By night, you’re curled up on the couch eating frozen dinners chased with Pinot Grigio from a box. All while indulging in your habitual Food Network fantasizing about long weekends…

Sponsored Edition: Fine Wining

By day you’re a filing, faxing, multitasking, meeting-planning, client-entertaining mastermind. By night, you’re curled up on the couch eating frozen dinners chased with Pinot Grigio from a box. All while indulging in your habitual Food Network fantasizing about long weekends…

Hit the Spot

You may like it a little to left. Or you may like it a little to the right. Maybe at an angle or even completely turned around.   It’s hard to choose your favorite position. Which is why you’re always…

Here's the Skinny

If your life were a Real Housewives reality show, you know just which friend you'd cast as crazy-eyes Ramona, drama-queen Jill, social-climber Alex, fake-boobs Kelly and just-plain-fake LuAnn. And as for self-promoting skinny girl Bethenny? Well, you hate to typecast,…

Eco Maniac

Traipsing from store to store searching for environmentally friendly clothes and accessories is, ironically, sort of like driving your clunker you didn't cash in. As in, a huge waste of energy. Especially now that there's the new Chinatown boutique Super…

Weekend Picks - May 13, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Next Top ModelWhat: The Hula-la! swim line's search for its next Hula Girl swimsuit model. The winner scores a shopping spree and will star in Hula-la's annual lookbook. Camera shy? Take advantage of…

Love At First Bite

You've been seeing a lot of new types—and enjoying all the lunches and dinners. But juggling so many crushes—well maybe you've bitten off more than you can chew. That hip downtown dish left you full of regret. And then there…

Rock Steady

It’s 7:55 a.m., you just woke up, and you’ve got a conference call at 8. You reach for the closet and quickly realize you forgot to hit the dry cleaners, so a pair of sweatpants and yesterday's rumpled suit is…

Desk Toppers

Annoying co-workers. Shrinking paychecks. A boss that's all up in your business. Lately the daily grind has you tempted to take a power drill to your cubicle. To help get you through, we've rounded up a handful of fantastic work…

Lady and the Stamp

The faded hand stamp from last night is the key to remembering where you were for last call. The stamp-filled pages of your passport tell the tales of your worldly adventures. And the canceled stamp on the Mother's Day card…

Weekend Picks - May 6, 2010

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.Foodies and Goodies What: Gourmet food will feel good to your tummy and your heart at the Leeward Culinary Arts Gala’s fundraiser. Serving up dishes from chefs at Alan Wong’s, Roy’s Restaurant and…

Good Boy

Stop barking up the wrong tree with those lame gift cards and IOUs. This year, surprise your grown-up boy on Boy’s Day with a pick-of-the-litter gift. You know, the kind of stuff that will make him sit up and beg…

Sponsored Edition: Out of Office Experience

Your cubicle? Assigned. Job title? Set in stone. Salary? Non-negotiable. Daily grind got you feeling walled in? You need to get out, before you freak out. So grab your best girlfriend and book the “You Deserve It” all-day pamper package…

Give Peace A Chance

Lately it seems like your lunchtime battle of the bulge has turned into all-out dietary warfare. On one side, the health food brigade—a lean mean feeding machine, armed to the teeth with broccoli spears and wheat grass shots. On the…