Lei Chic’s Greatest Hits of August

Here’s a look at a few of our favorite stories from this month, from the Made in Hawaii Festival to Of One Sea boardshorts.

Ocean-inspired clothing from Of One Sea

Of One Sea’s sweet line draws inspiration from nature, with depictions of the ocean gracing totes, towels and tees. This month, owner Maryam Fortuna added cute, retro boardshorts for men and boys to its online store, made with Fortuna’s own sketches. Also new to the lineup are her precious children’s leggings and shorts, with stylized bird, current or wave patterns.

City Adventures in Makiki

Here are five things to do in Makiki when you don’t want to make the schlep out of the city. With the long weekend ahead, it’s the perfect chance to knock a few off your list. Already done ’em? Get lost at Makiki Loop Trail. You’ll walk past a loi, get a pretty good workout from the steep intro hill and see a sweet lookout. Plus, because it’s part of a massive trail system that connects hikes from Manoa to the Pali, there’s literally hours of exploring to be had.

Hawaii-made treasures

This year’s Made in Hawaii Festival was a local fashion lover’s dream come true, with a slew of talented artists offering up their stylish wares for sale. We rounded up some of the new pieces worth checking out, from the seasoned designers and the up-and-coming newbies. A covetable range of new products didn’t make it in, though: Here’s a peek at Roberta Oaks’ graphic totes, new clutch designs from Ecolicious and surfboard necklaces from JenStone Jewelry Hawaii.

Barrio Vintage finds a new home

We were totally stoked to check out Barrio Vintage’s new home, just across from their old digs on Nuuanu Ave. The opening night event was a total blast—it hosted a couple of groovy DJs, yummy crudites and snacks, refreshing libations and great company from the hip, fashionable Chinatown scene. Of course, there was oodles of new jewelry (we couldn’t resist picking up a few pieces!) and clothing from our favorite past decades.