Lei Chic - September 2008

Poll Position

There are lots of lists where Hawai‘i ranks highest: average rent, gas prices, spam consumption per capita. And one important one where we rank lowest: voter turnout. Want to help move us up? Make sure you’re registered to vote –…

Fish Out Of Water

You love fish. Opah Chinese style. ‘Ahi black and blue or simply gleaming pink. Fried mahi katsu. Kiawe grilled ulua. But ever since your beloved pet Pinky went belly up in your fish tank, you’ve steered clear of live fins…

Bag to Basics

Everybody’s got a thing. You know, like how your best friend is mad for shoes, even wearing Uggs in the summer. And how your mom covets all jewels – the more bling the better. But for you, it’s handbags. You’ve…

Weekend Picks - September 25, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Rock Around The ShopWhat: Shop for new duds from a whole lineup of local and national labels such as The Organik, Meesah Jewelry and more – or just clean out your closet and…

Weekend Picks - September 25, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Rock Around The Shop What: Shop for new duds from a whole lineup of local and national labels such as The Organik, Meesah Jewelry and more – or just clean out your…

Put A Cork In It

Your search for the perfect vintage has taken you on a tour of free tastings all over town, to numerically scoring your tastes , and even, yes, to choosing wines based solely on their looks and label. To really find…

Lucky Star

Back in the day looking like your friends was in. Like how you all wore fishhook anklets, you and your BFF had tiny (and illegal) matching tattoos, and even your frenemies sported similar Swatches. These days, though, being matchy-matchy is…

Sponsored Edition: Back in Black (and White)

There’s no gray area when it comes to basic fashion sense. You’re either fiercely fabulous or a walking fashion faux pas.Make sure you land on the right side of the style spectrum this season and stop by Club Monaco’s See…

Sponsored Edition: Back in Black (and White)

There’s no gray area when it comes to basic fashion sense. You’re either fiercely fabulous or a walking fashion faux pas.Make sure you land on the right side of the style spectrum this season and stop by Club Monaco’s See…

A Dog Do Bio Bags

We’re not prudes or anything. We just think that there are still some things better left unsaid. Kept to yourself. Private domain. Mum’s the word. Okay, you get the drift. But that’s also going to make this really difficult. Because…

Heavy Metal

You don’t go out with just any arm candy. You insist on head-turning looks, bold style and an intriguing background. And that’s just for your jewelry. You’ll meet your match in Misa Jewelry, designed by Punahou grad Misa Hamamoto. Her…

Weekend Picks - September 18, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Full CircleWhat: Celebrity jewelry designer Adina Reyter, whose popular oversized circle necklace has been worn by Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria, sends her new collection to Hawai‘i for her first-ever trunk…

Weekend Picks - September 18, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Full Circle What: Celebrity jewelry designer Adina Reyter, whose popular oversized circle necklace has been worn by Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria, sends her new collection to Hawai‘i for her…

Sponsored Edition: Right Up Your Alley

According to the phone-book-sized fashion magazines, it’s the busiest shopping season of the year. But with sweaters and jackets in all the stores, your list of must-buys is pretty short: jewelry and accessories to update your seasonless favorites.So make sure…

Truth Serum

Most men will say they prefer a natural beauty. No silicone, acrylic nails, or fake tans. But even real beauties need extra assistance sometimes. That’s why one local mother with remarkably flawless skin created a luxurious organic skin care collection…

Sponsored Edition: Right Up Your Alley

According to the phone-book-sized fashion magazines, it’s the busiest shopping season of the year. But with sweaters and jackets in all the stores, your list of must-buys is pretty short: jewelry and accessories to update your seasonless favorites.So make sure…

Tie One On

You don’t know anyone who wears silk scarves anymore – well, except that ancient former officemate, who thought she was spicing up her drab old gray and navy pantsuits. While her vintage scarves still live with their original owner, many…

Fit For A Goddess

Sometimes a spectacular meal is the fastest way to a man’s heart, and after moving from New York to the Big Island, Marissa Price and her husband ate many memorable ones before their marriage unraveled. But there was one meal…

Sponsored Edition: Home Shopping Network

Two things that somehow always sap the spirit right out of the holidays for you: the month-long, seven-night-a-week circuit of cocktail parties, and the mall. You could start planning now (yes, a whole three months out!) to avoid both. Just…

Home Eco-nomics

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. We hinted with envirosax, hoped to lubricate things with Green Drinks, get you in the mood with Green is the New Black, and lead by example with our Kanu commitments. Now it’s seriously your…

Weekend Picks - September 11, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.Golden OpportunityWhat: The Gold dinner at E&O Trading Company with gold-themed cocktails (what’s in the Fort Knoxx after all?), hors d’oeuvres and a dinner menu inspired by the precious metal, and entertainment from…

Weekend Picks - September 11, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events. Golden Opportunity What: The Gold dinner at E&O Trading Company with gold-themed cocktails (what’s in the Fort Knoxx after all?), hors d’oeuvres and a dinner menu inspired by the precious metal, and…

Dream Come Shoe

You’ve always had dreams. Not the one where you have cocktails with Christian Bale, but more like the one you shared with all island girls growing up—life in a big city, trotting past sky-rises and artsy neighborhoods, all while wearing…