The Missed List – April 2012

April was a rocky month. You spent weeks navigating a sea of work projects. You got caught in the perfect storm when your mom volunteered you to host Easter dinner; four hours and six screaming cousins later, your house was a shipwreck. Then a computer virus cast away your hard drive (and latest edition of Turbo Tax), leaving you and your W-2s high and dry.

Save your sanity with a little retail therapy and a survival kit of this month's essential Lei Chics. You'll be sale-ing away in no time.


Lei Chic
Treasure Island
Find your shopping oasis at TOR Boutique. Owner Caroline Hay stocks her Kailua shop with colorful, fun finds like handmade scarves from Bali, intoxicating Paradise Garden soaps and her own TOR Jewelry. Try on one of her newest discoveries – a shiny gold cuff with slab of cut stone in magenta, navy blue or slate grey.
We've mapped out a few more treasures. Follow us here and here.

Lei Chic Comic Look
Like a mirage, these JumpFromPaper bags will play tricks on your eyes. What looks like a two-dimensional cartoon actually unzips into a functional bag that will get people talking – no dialogue bubbles necessary.
Draw them out here or watch us try them on on Hawaii News Now Sunrise. The Zzzoo Lights we also featured are going fast. Only large bear, hedgehog and snail lamps and one mini fish lamp are left, so if you've been eyeing one, scoop it up quick.
Lei Chic Town Jewels
Send out your S.O.S. (or Stylish Original Statement) with four chic jewelry lines, all available within one block in the heart of Chinatown. Pick up a bold wrap necklace or blue lava earrings from Barrio Vintage, head next door for La Muse's international coin earrings, then cross the street for a fabric and resin necklace at Florencia Arias.
Start walking now.
Lei Chic Lust Resort
You wouldn't be caught dead in a grass skirt and coconuts, so for your island attire, turn to Malie Wear. The brand-new apparel line from Malie Organics features soft, elegant pieces in shades of ocean blue. For maximum mileage, pick up a long skirt that can also be worn as a strapless dress. Now available at Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.
Rescue your look here.