Lei Chic - November 2009

Getting To Know You

Dear Reader,   We’ve been spending quite a bit of time together lately. In fact, we see each other practically every day. And while we love our morning coffee breaks, lunch dates and afternoon hangs, we’ve come to realize, that…

Nice Package

You spent all weekend shopping for the perfect holiday gifts, and now it’s time for the really fun part: wrapping. Sigh. What a pain. All those designer papers, ribbons and bows you love can cost as much as the gifts…

Gobble It Up

Too much can often feel like just not enough. You know, those mornings when you stare at your closet full of clothes but have nothing to wear, or weeknights when you scroll through hundreds of TV channels and find nothing…

Weekend Picks - November 25, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. La DOLCE Vita What: Hit up the Morra Designs trunk show at DOLCE boutique and snap up the New York line’s chic silver and gold disc-adorned jewelry pieces at 15 percent off.…

Weekend Picks - November 25, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. La DOLCE Vita What: Hit up the Morra Designs trunk show at DOLCE boutique and snap up the New York line’s chic silver and gold disc-adorned jewelry pieces at 15 percent off.…

Sponsored Edition: Give Thanks, Get Deals!

Thursday you'll be giving thanks. But on Friday, it's time to start gearing up to get some thanks (you know, for all the fabulous holiday gifts you'll be buying for everyone?) And the gettin' is good (really good!) at Ala…

Sponsored Edition: Give Thanks, Get Deals!

Thursday you'll be giving thanks. But on Friday, it's time to start gearing up to get some thanks (you know, for all the fabulous holiday gifts you'll be buying for everyone?) And the gettin' is good (really good!) at Ala…

Sponsored Edition: Give Thanks, Get Deals!

Thursday you'll be giving thanks. But on Friday, it's time to start gearing up to get some thanks (you know, for all the fabulous holiday gifts you'll be buying for everyone?) And the gettin' is good (really good!) at Ala…

So Fresh and So Green

Your trip to the farmers’ market used to be a weekend thing – but now, there’s one on every day of the week. Here, we’ve got the dirt on the latest crop, so you can get fresh on any day…

Slim Pickings

On most Turkey Days, it’s all aboard the gravy train to Calorie Town. But fat chance you ever give up your traditional feast. So this year, just make some smart trimmings instead. A few easy menu tweaks will save you…

Sponsored Edition: Cheap Thrills

You wear ‘em – those itsy bitsy bikinis. And now you can buy ‘em for teeny weeny prices. Just head to the North Shore this weekend for the annual blowout sale at the San Lorenzo swimwear boutique in Hale‘iwa. They’re…

Weekend Picks - November 19, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Goodie New ShoesWhat: Swing by the Valerie Joseph boutique’s Shoe Diva event with Deuces and walk off with designer shoes at 20 percent off. While sole searching, indulge in sweet treats, pink champagne,…

Rock Solid Deals

You’ve outgrown your glam rock groupie days – big hair, fishnets, and heavy eyeliner are all behind you. But even though you’re no longer trying to score backstage passes, you still love getting a few cheap thrills. So head to…

Foodie Call

You love to dine out at all the hottest restaurants. But lately, Chez Vous is the only eatery where you can afford a steady reservation. Lucky for you, yesterday marked the start of the second annual Restaurant Week Hawai'i, when…

One Day Wonders

You’re known for being a quick change artist – you easily freshen up last season’s outfit with new accessories, and you switch up your ‘do with a quick blow-dry trick. But when it comes to your pad, you’re stuck in…

Sugar Lush

Dealer: Psst. Hey you, in the Ferragamo heels. Looking for a sweet fix? You [turning up nose]: Not that someone like you would understand, but I don’t eat sweets. Even at a work party, I only eat the crudité. Dealer:…

Weekend Picks - November 12, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Such A Tease What: Sign up for the Burly-Q Basics workshop taught by members of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret troupe. Along with a little burlesque history, you'll learn a choreographed dance and…

Weekend Picks - November 12, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Such A Tease What: Sign up for the Burly-Q Basics workshop taught by members of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret troupe. Along with a little burlesque history, you'll learn a choreographed dance and…

Small Talk

Big isn’t always better. Not when it comes to jeans or bar tabs, and certainly not when it comes to swimwear. Turns out, an itsy-bitsy boutique is just the place to buy that teeny-weeny bikini. So head over to the…

Super Tuesday

These days, closet swaps are the new shopping sprees. Turning 30 is the new 21. And Tuesday is the new Friday — at least if you’re judging by all the bars and restaurants that have special pricing all night tonight.…

Scents of Security

It’s the season’s hottest accessory – there’s one in every It bag at the office, cocktail party and client dinner. Thanks to H1N1-outbreak fears, clinical-smelling hand sanitizer is at everyone’s fingertips. And, as usual, you want one that’s just a…

Nice Threads

Little Miss Suzy Homemaker and her sewing machine ain't got nothing on you and your hot glue gun.   Or at least that's what you told yourself while attempting to repair your beloved pencil skirt's unraveling hem.  Better to leave…

Weekend Picks - November 5, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Top ChefsWhat: Hit up HONOLULU Magazine’s 26th Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards and nibble tasting plates from Hawai‘i’s top restaurants, including Alan Wong’s, Formaggio Wine Bar and Grill, Roy’s Restaurant, Mariposa, and Hoku’s.…

Weekend Picks - November 5, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Top Chefs What: Hit up HONOLULU Magazine’s 26th Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards and nibble tasting plates from Hawai‘i’s top restaurants, including Alan Wong’s, Formaggio Wine Bar and Grill, Roy’s Restaurant, Mariposa, and…