Lei Chic - November 2011

The Missed List - November

Thanks have been given. You’ve already blacked out that Friday. Now as you haul out the holly the only thing you you're reading during the busy holiday season are the weekly sales ads. Take a moment (and possibly a spirit…

Dreaming of a Write Christmas

Holiday Photo Attempt 1 – You: double chin. Him: blinking. Holiday Photo Attempt 2 – You: blinking. Him: yelling at the football game on tv. Holiday Photo Attempt 3 – Large dog blur running at the camera. Clearly, getting that…

Web of Buys

Black Friday? More like black-and-blue Friday. It started with an elbow to your ribs in the electronics section and ended with a stiletto to your instep (heels should be declared a weapon on sale days) during a battle over the…

Sponsored Edition: Smooth Operator

When the heat is on things tend to get a little hairy. May Pool Party – You had one mojito and a kinky moment with tbe Brazilian hottie next door. July Beach BBQ – A round of margaritas and you…

Decoylab Clocks

You’re late. You’re late not only for a very important date, you were tardy for tea (with a couple of characters who sure were mad), got a late start at that croquet game with a real card, and were delayed…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rock Get the Party Skarted What: Celebrate 15 years of dance-ready ska hits with Go Jimmy Go's anniversary bash with the band (of course) and special guests, Black Square. When: Tonight, 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Where: Anna O'Briens, 2440…

The Holy Sale - Part II

Your entire life is about the hunt for the perfect LBD - Little Black (Friday) Discount. But tracking down the best store sales in that after-Thanksgiving crowd is usually hit-and-wish list. Don't discount yourself out yet. Here is a round…

Blinging Up Baby

She’s all sugar. Her wardrobe, however, could definitely use some spicing up. Those pink gingham crinoline dresses, hot pink fuzzy bear onesies, and overly-ruffled rompers are more mini-Stepford housewife than future glamour girl. She needs some coo-er looks to baby step…

Holiday Cards

Holiday Photo Attempt 1 – You: double chin. Him: blinking. Holiday Photo Attempt 2 – You: blinking. Him: yelling at the football game on tv. Holiday Photo Attempt 3 – Large dog blur running at the camera. Clearly, getting that…

Weekend Picks - November 23, 2011

See Window Stopping What: Take a holiday with a virtual stroll past some of New York’s famed Christmas window displays. First up is Lord and Taylor’s tiny vignettes in front of drawings by local school kids. Details: Watch The Cut…

Sponsored Edition: Match of the Day

You wish he was a fashion “do”. Your guy is usually a “do over” with a long list of unfortunate looks. Outfit 1 - The onesie – A khaki T-shirt and khaki shorts that match goo goo much. Outfit 2…

Sponsored Edition: Presents and Accounted For

Sure, Santa does it. But without the full staff of elves and bearded helpers to assist with that ever-growing gift list, you’re facing a 25 craze of Christmas. Here’s a little comfort and joy – we’ve rounded up some stylish…

Recipe for Distress

It was set to be the perfect holiday party. Now four hours into Thursday morning, you’re the one who feels like a turkey. One still-frozen main dish, two plastered-to-the-counter pie crusts, a batch of boiled-over cranberries, and three “I need…

Sponsored Edition: A Plan of Fashion

Just hours into Black Friday you’re already losing the war. First, you spent an hour patrolling the parking lot for a space. Then you took a wrong turn and had to fight your way out of the toy store mob.…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shop Eeling Them In What: Fighting Eel is the first to strike in the new retail space on Kailua Road. The fashion favorite's new boutique is open today with many of the same chic clothing designers, local jewelry lines, and of…

Basique Threads opens at Ward Warehouse

Commander: Soldier, your style is getting soft. Those cheap stockings had a mile-long run in under 10 minutes. Your trendy push-up tops look sloppy. And your neon prints are so loud, I CAN’T HEAR YOU! You: SIR, YES SIR! Commander:…

Weekend Picks - November 17, 2011

Shop Out With the Gold, In With the Blues What: Gift yourself with two special one-day only holiday shows by two local designers. Tonight denim dynamo Allison Izu unveils her first collection in two years (which you got a preview…

Raw and Order

You fall for it every time. The moment overnight temperatures dip below 70 your cool summer styles get the boot. Now you’re sweatering like crazy, dreaming of a cocktail while you run around town to meet your fired-up boss’s daily…

Open Store Policy

Attention shoppers in my closet. As flattered as I am that all my besties think I'm a girl's best lend, the doors are closing in 30 minutes. Make your selections and head toward check out so I can finally get…

Weekend Picks - Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Celebrate    Eat, Drink, and See Wary    What: It's your last chance to say happy anniversary to     therapy. boutique. Owner Tina Wary is hosting quite a party     complete with pupu from Auntie Pasto's, live music, and     designer trunk shows offering deals such as…

Weekend Picks - November 10, 2011

Party Six Ring Circus What: Bar 35 celebrates its sixth anniversary in big top style with live DJs. And if that doesn't get your freak on catch the special appearances by the bearded lady, rubber band man, and more, catch…