Lei Chic - October 2009

Treat Yourself

You’ve got a fever. It comes with symptoms like lethargy (no excitement to shop), rising temperature (hello, where are the trade winds?), and the urge to stay in your pajamas all day (you don’t have anything cute to wear anyway).…

Weekend Picks - October 29, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Monster BashWhat: Hit up the ARTAfterDARK All Hallows Eve event and check out the special Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji exhibition and a live installation by local artist Joseph Pa’ahana.…

Gourd to the Last Drop

The only thing better than pumpkin pie? A spiked version. Now, you can have your pie and drink it, too. We asked bartender extraordinaire Christian Self from thirtyninehotel to create a pumpkin-inspired cocktail to get in the Halloween spirit. Sip…

The Great Pumpkin

You may be too old to trick-or-treat, but you’d still like something good to eat. This Halloween, leave the candy to the kids and indulge in a few of the season’s tastiest pumpkin-flavored desserts and sweets. Read on for our…

Body and Ghouls

Your list of potential Halloween costumes is looking pretty scary. And not in a good way. Flesh-eating zombie? Been done to death. Blood-thirsty vampire? Talk about sucky. Wicked witch? Double, double, not worth the trouble. Bed sheet ghost? Boo-ring! For…

Born to Rum

Police Officer: Ma’am, you’re under arrest for a DUI. You: But officer, I’m not even driving – I’m just chillin’ here at home, mixing up some mai tais. P.O.: Your offense is Drinking Unacceptable Intoxicants. I see you’re choking down…

Weekend Picks - October 22, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Swap It Like It's Hot What: The Fashionista's Market Closet Swap is like shopping for free. Take your old clothes to the Fashionista’s Market boutique, and they’ll give you a ticket marked…

Weekend Picks - October 22, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Swap It Like It's Hot What: The Fashionista's Market Closet Swap is like shopping for free. Take your old clothes to the Fashionista’s Market boutique, and they’ll give you a ticket marked…

Kiss Your Glass Goodbye

You’d love to pair your beach time with your favorite wine. But easily-breakable glass bottles are always a major buzz kill. Say cheers to the newest wave of wine packaging to hit our Islands’ shores. From re-sealable cardboard boxes to…

Stem The Tide Of Time

Your commitment to a keeping your face looking as smooth and plump as a teenager’s is verging on an S and M ritual. You’ve subjected yourself to laser burns and acid peels, and have even considered needle injections and going…

Get on Board

In your last surf session, you got caught in the lineup with faulty swimsuit straps. Instead of getting barreled, you only managed to bare-all. You need to figure out how to hang ten without hanging loose. Suit up in Sacred…

HIFF Me With Your Best Shot

Picking a movie to watch on Saturday night is usually an easy choice – chick flick or action pic? Or, which remake of a remake or prequel sequel will be the least sucky? But choosing which film you’ll actually like…

Weekend Picks - October 15, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Strike a Pose What: Stretch out with all-day Namaste at the North Shore Yoga Festival. More than a dozen well-known yogis will hold innovative workshops, including keiki yoga, surfers’ yoga, Thai massage…

Weekend Picks - October 15, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Strike a Pose What: Stretch out with all-day Namaste at the North Shore Yoga Festival. More than a dozen well-known yogis will hold innovative workshops, including keiki yoga, surfers’ yoga, Thai massage…

Shore Things

You may be local, but lately you’ve been dressing like a real Jersey Girl. A stretch jersey girl to be exact. You’re not sure how it happened. But, somewhere along the line, you amassed a wardrobe of thirty variations on…

Circle of Finds

You can still hear your mom saying: “What if all your friends jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?” or “I don't care what ‘everyone’ is doing, you’ll do what I say.” What’s worse is Mom was right.…

Good and Thready

Goldilocks syndrome. You’ve got it. As least when it comes to your eyebrows. You want those arches just right, but it seems like you’re always tweezing or waxing way too much or not nearly enough. Thank goodness the ultra-precise threading…

Home Stretch

You usually love your group workouts at the gym, but sometimes, there’s no place like home. A little breathing room is nice when you feel like stretching solo. Get the best of both worlds with these local yoga and Pilates…

Weekend Picks - October 8, 2009

The only thing worth getting sauced for this weekend? Cold beer and gourmet pizza. And with the best slices in town showing up on bar menus rather than at pizzerias or Italian joints, it’s worth making plans to get a…

Weekend Picks - October 8, 2009

The only thing worth getting sauced for this weekend? Cold beer and gourmet pizza. And with the best slices in town showing up on bar menus rather than at pizzerias or Italian joints, it’s worth making plans to get a…

Like Beef?

Whenever game day rolls around, you and your guy always beef over what to eat. He wants pizza, pretzels and potato chips—a calorie fest sure to sink your low-carb diet. Instead of having a cow, snag a few bags of…

Go Figure

Looking hot in a bikini is simple. Just ask those nice gals from the Sports Illustrated covers. Wait, so you weren’t born with Bar Refaeli’s bust and Marisa Miller’s midsection? Nope, you’ve got your own Swimsuit Issues. But don’t worry…

Taste Test

Choy. Wong. Yamaguchi. You love to wine and dine at the restaurants of Hawaii’s top chefs. But high-profile hot spots mean high-profile prices. And these days your budget’s been feeling more like that of a college kid than a high-earning…

Hot Button Issue

Now that you’ve found a pair of jeans that fit your figure to a T, the belt loops are strictly for decoration only. So what to do now to make your waistband cute as a button? Hawai‘i Kai resident Jacci…