Lei Chic - May 2014

New Waikiki boutique To The Sea

Call the Coast Guard! You’re completely shipwrecked on the island of Washed-Out Style. Lately, every time you attempt to put on your beach day “best,” you end up looking like your sense of chic just abandoned ship. Luckily, brand-new boutique…

Om and Home yoga-inspired pillows

Chair pose? Only if it’s parked on the couch. Cobra pose? Maybe slug. Downward Dog? You find it ruff. So you haven’t quite mastered all the yoga stances yet. But even if struggling into Backward-Facing-Upside-Down-Scorpion is anything but zen, at…

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Shop Operation Market Garden What: Local stores and designers will be stationed in Kakaako this weekend for Honolulu Night Market, ready to invade your summer wardrobe with style. If you haven’t yet, check out the new warehouse location, with more…

Molly Payne's Hawaii-based Alola line

They have subways, we have SUP. They have the three-piece suit, we have the two-piece swimsuit. They have the briefcase, we have the beach bag. Doing business can look a little sunnier in Hawaii. Which is why, after a stint…

Custom-made Peace of Paradise swimsuits

Josh Hartnett’s smoldering gaze. David Beckham’s athletic bod. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s amazing lip-sync skills. You know exactly what you need to make the perfect man. Unfortunately, finding someone that’s made for you is taking a lot longer than expected. Lucky for…

Guava Shop opens a fresh month-long pop-up in Kakaako

We love Johnny Appleseed: Everything about planting new trees and spreading fruit is delicious. But with our tropical climate, he’d have to give himself a serious makeover to set down roots: We’re thinking something like—err—Johnny Guavaseed? Maybe he’d better just…

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

View Shoots, Brah What: Yeah, yeah, you’ve seen Hawaii ... but you haven’t seen it like this. The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club is hosting its eighth annual photography exhibit showcasing images like the one above at the Hawaii State…

Mother's Day deals for late shoppers

You have good excuses for not getting that Mother's Day present ahead of time. First you had to smuggle that dog into an orphanage. Then you passed out during that late night movie, got locked in a storage closet, and,…

Win hero-sized prizes from Royal Hawaiian Center

There’s Elektra, Bat Girl and Catwoman—and then there’s mom. She flew you from school to soccer practice to dance lessons at lightning speed, saw right through your sassy teenage attitude with her X-ray vision, and leapt to your defense in…

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon Celebrate Thirsty Thursdays What: Thursday is THE WORST. Think about it—the week is bearable until Wednesday, but at least then, it's Hump Day. Thursday is the last big hurdle before Friday, aka the weekend and your salvation, but,…