Lei Chic - October 2010

That's the Spirit

Every year the same sequence of events occurs—the Halloween candy hits the shelves, you rejoice, stock up and promptly overdose. Problem is, you’re in charge of this year's big Halloween bash. And while you’ve had your fill of candy corn,…

Weekend Picks - October 28, 2010

Monster Bash What: Now in its third year, the downtown Halloween block party, Hallowbaloo, is promising to be as epic as ever. With five outdoor stages, fifteen-plus bands performing, food and beverage booths, a mechanical bull and one cover fee…

Haunt Couture

Halloween is just a few days away and you still don’t have a costume—a grave situation indeed. Paint the town blood-red with one of these fun, last-minute costumes, made with supplies you can easily scare up from around the haunted…

Monster Mash-Up

It's Halloween night and all the cool boys and ghouls showed up for your big monster bash. Show that you're the ghostest with the mostest and liven things up with this frighteningly fun playlist, loaded with spooktacular songs and monster jams—just…

All Hallow's Eats

You're waaay too old to be going door-to-door, trying to scare up a few Halloween treats. (Besides, you're not tricking anyone with that bed sheet). But you'd still like something good to eat. Satisfy your sugar cravings with these candy-inspired…

Grill, Baby, Grill

Another day, another limp salad. Sigh. Between the same-old lunch spots you seem to be married to and your brown-bagged leftovers, the highlight of your workday just seems to lack the spark it once had. Started by three local culinary…

Weekend Picks - October 21, 2010

Mix Masters What: Learn how to put a spook-tacular spin on your cocktails at The Pineapple Room’s Cocktail Development 101: The Halloween Edition class. Watch demonstrations by Chef Alan Wong, his Wine Director Mark Shishido, and Southern Wines and Spirits’…

Color Me Rad

Tan cardigan. Grey skinnies. Little black dress. Basics is right—your blander-than-white-bread closet is seriously giving you the blues. It’s time to paint the town in something bold, fun and vibrant. Freshen your fashion palette with Wings Hawaii’s new vivid fall…

Cat and the Phat

Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed. And then ... your boss sends out a memo…

The Cat and the Phat

Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed. And then ... your boss sends out a memo…

The Cat And The Phat

Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high patent leather boots and studded wristlets — hello kitty indeed. And then? Your boss sends out a memo…

Baby Got Mac

Your dog mistook your new Kate Spade pumps for a fire hydrant. Your guy informed you that he “needs some space.” And your boss chewed you out for a mistake she made. It’s one of those just-shoot-me days. You need…

The Cat and the Phat

Halloween is right around the corner and you’ve got your “flirty feline” costume at the ready. Fishnet stockings, leopard print leotard, thigh-high patent boots and studded leather wristlets — hello kitty indeed. And then ... your boss sends out a…

Soy Wonder

Agedashi tofu. Ma po tofu. Those flavorless cubes floating in your miso soup. Yawn. Bean there, done that. Bland blobs beware — there's a new soy treat in town and it's a real chip off the old tofu block. Local…

Weekend Picks - October 14, 2010

The Gunn Show What: Calling all Project Runway fans! Tim Gunn, the Chief Creative Officer of Liz Clairborne Inc., will be hosting a fashion show and giving advice on how make fall's trends work in Hawai‘i. Post-show meet the man…

That's the Ticket

Lately, all of your movie choices have turned out to be major box office crashes. You seriously can't sit through another predictable, dialogue-void action pic or cheesy, teen-starlet-filled drama. Sorry, LiLo. Luckily, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow.…

J-Shop

Panda-inspired eye makeup. Gothic Lolita babydoll dresses. Suntans the color of Orange Bang. Some Japanese trends are better off lost in translation. Others, are worth grabbing hold of — like the super kawaii bags from the newly launched Mei Vintage…

Oh Behave

  You love heading downtown for a little tea time with the girls. But you hate catching looks of sympathy over your lack of finger bowl knowledge and incorrect fork usage. And while you pride yourself as a top-of-your-game businesswoman,…

Sponsored Edition: Pearls of Wisdom

Growing up, you could always count on grandma to give you the best advice: a penny saved is a penny earned, or, if life throws you lemons, make lemonade. And you took it to heart, putting up your makeshift Kool-Aid…

A Little Italy

You sit relaxed, outside a quaint little villa with the warm sun on your back, dipping your croissant into a rich cappuccino. You take a moment to indulge in the provincial ambiance around you. Ahh…it’s a picturesque dream. Beep! Beep!…

Weekend Picks - October 7, 2010

House of Style What: Get glamified while you shop at House of Aria’s A Night of Beauty & Fashion event. Receive complimentary hair styling and mini makeovers, and doll up your nails with an affordable manicure courtesy of Jusebox. Then…

Music To Your Ears

It’s the end of the month and you’re running low on wardrobe — and cash. But your upcoming night out with the girls requires something fabulous that will pump up the volume. And while the LBD in the back of…

Swap 'Till You Drop

You’ve always been the social coordinator among your friends. Whenever birthdays, bachelorette parties, or, heck, Friday nights roll around you’re the one planning the fête. So, it was only natural that when your friends wanted to have a clothing swap…

Lines in the Sand

You love nothing more than lingering over a newspaper with a cup of coffee — except, of course, noticing a cute new boutique right next to your favorite caffeine stop. You flip through the pages to find your horoscope: Embrace…