Lei Chic - October 2008

Complete Rubbish

It’s a guilty pleasure, reading celebrity tabloids and Cosmo. But once you’re caught up on Brangelina and Britney, and clued in on 100 more ways to please your man, don’t toss the trashy mags in the rubbish. All your magazines…

Weekend Picks October 30, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.The Halloween SpiritWhat: You've heard all the scary stories about drinking absinthe, which makes it the boo-ze of choice for this weekend. Bartender Joey Gottesman of E&O Trading Co. has mixed up the…

Weekend Picks October 30, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. The Halloween Spirit What: You've heard all the scary stories about drinking absinthe, which makes it the boo-ze of choice for this weekend. Bartender Joey Gottesman of E&O Trading Co. has mixed…

Fashionably Late

You went to see the late movie, or your pau hana drinks went way long, or you stayed late at the office to finish that project. But it’s 11 p.m. and you want to eat – and not at Zippy’s.…

Sponsored Edition: Dress You Up

This Halloween, you’re dressing up all right. But just as a better styled, tailored and accessorized version of yourself. And Club Monaco’s got your costume. This Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., head to the retailer’s Ala Moana Center store…

In The Dog House

Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha, and Carrie have martinis and breakfast sex chats. You’ve got Chinatown lunchtime shopping and pau hana happy hours. So when you’ve got better things to do, doesn’t your pooch deserve to dish with pals, too? Pets in…

Sponsored Edition: Dress You Up

This Halloween, you’re dressing up all right. But just as a better styled, tailored and accessorized version of yourself. And Club Monaco’s got your costume. This Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., head to the retailer’s Ala Moana Center store…

Strange Brew

Fine. So maybe you’re type A. Total perfectionist. Just because everything you do has to be perfect doesn’t mean you’re OCD — it just means everything you do is the best. But you never have to cop to your secret…

Face Value

Ever since that botched haircut last year, you’ve been a beauty school dropout. No more cut-rate salon and spa services for you. Your attendance at the pricey place hasn’t been so good either – your budget can’t take more than…

Weekend Picks - October 23, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Costume DramaWhat: Hawai‘i Fashion Incubator debuts the Art of Fashion showcase, with multimedia artwork inspired by the UH Costume Collection exhibit. Heavy pupus, wine and vodka bar. Proceeds benefit the UH costume collection.…

One Track Wine

You’ve kept it bottled up for too long now: schlepping through giant warehouse aisles of crates trying to decide on a bottle of wine isn’t really any better than the 30-minute drive to a wine shop in town. No more…

Green Sweep

UVA and UVB sun rays. Vodka and Red Bull (more former than latter). The occasional fast-food binge. These are the kind of toxins you can live with (and often do). Which is all the more reason to make your actual…

Sponsored Edition: Lights, Camera, Fashion.

Fashion and the movies have always gone hand in hand. Admit it – you’ve adopted style cues from more than few A-listers. But while both Hollywood and high fashion have made stopovers in the islands, they rarely visit together. Until…

Sponsored Edition: Lights, Camera, Fashion.

Fashion and the movies have always gone hand in hand. Admit it – you’ve adopted style cues from more than few A-listers. But while both Hollywood and high fashion have made stopovers in the islands, they rarely visit together. Until…

Sweetie Pie

Let them eat cake? Fine. You’ll take the pie anyway. As in, authentic southern-style pies from Shelby Sweets, which just opened last week at Nimitz Center. Owner Phyllis Moore-Shelby has been doing custom baking for weddings and private clients for…

Go With The Flow

When you’ve got cash to spare, it’s easy to close your eyes and roll the dice. But these days who wants to leave success to chance? That’s why we enlisted nationally acclaimed feng shui consultant Clear Englebert, author of the…

Sponsored Edition: Gift Giving and Giving Back

Holiday shopping? Yup, it’s that time of year. But you’re kind of waiting to see when the good sales start.Well mark your calendar for the best early holiday sale you’ll see this season, when you can shop for gifts and…

Weekend Picks - October 16, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Sales and the CityBig shopping this weekend all over the island. A few of the sales to check out: What: SideShow, an outdoor sample sale with merch from Roberta Oaks, Ginger 13, and…

Weekend Picks - October 16, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Sales and the City Big shopping this weekend all over the island. A few of the sales to check out: What: SideShow, an outdoor sample sale with merch from Roberta Oaks, Ginger…

Sponsored Edition: Gift Giving and Giving Back

Holiday shopping? Yup, it’s that time of year. But you’re kind of waiting to see when the good sales start.Well mark your calendar for the best early holiday sale you’ll see this season, when you can shop for gifts and…

It's Only Natural, Baby

You believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way, right? So get your greatest little loves on an early path to environmental awareness by dressing them in all-new, organic custom clothing made especially…

New Choc On The Block

Mouth: I’m really sorry – I couldn’t help it! Thighs: We know Sweet Paradise Chocolates are to die for, but master chocolatier Melanie Boudar hasn’t been accepting Internet orders. So where’d you get the chocolate contraband? Mouth: Well … (Bites…

Wearing For Keeps

Today’s uniform: tank top, jean skirt, slippers. And tomorrow’s and the next day’s, too. It’s a convenient everyday outfit, and as long as you don’t see the same person twice, you’re all good. But you’ll want to wear a piece…

Dine and Trash

Martha types might bust out the china even for a casual get together, but you’ll entertain anyone with paper plates to avoid washing dishes. You’ve even been known to eat straight from the container – as long as no one’s…