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April 23, 2014

Behind the Shoot

Picks From Our Stylists' Cache

Stylist picks

You’ve read the magazines. You’ve seen the shoots. But what does it look like backstage at a HONOLULU Shops fashion photo shoot?

The answer: There's enough makeup to glamorize a small army, hairspray out the wazoo ... and a whole pile of lust-worthy looks hand-picked by our stylists Brie and Stacey. Curious to get a peek backstage into their trend treasure trove? We snuck into the Shops closet when the stylists weren’t looking and snagged a few of our favorite fashion-forward finds from their last shoot.... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 22, 2014

Abuzz With Ideas

Introducing The Hive Co-working Space

The Hive coworking space

The bzzz of a constantly ringing doorbell at home, the sting of noisy espresso machines at coffee shops, droning cubicle life … it’s amazing you get anything done at all in this bumbling mess.

Enter The Hive Hawaii, the new members-only co-working space that husband-and-wife team Kameron and Sloane Ketchum have created. They’ve transformed their Kailua boutique, Maya Bella, into a place where busy bees can bounce ideas off workers from other... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 21, 2014

Sweet Style 'O Mine

Oliver Men's Shop and De La Mer band together for a music-inspired men’s jewelry line

Mick Jagger.
Lou Reed.
You, after a couple of beers and hogging the karaoke mic.

You don’t need to be a top record seller to be a rock star. All you have to do is smell a little bit like teen spirit (try not washing for a couple days), don’t stop believin’, and maybe pick up one of these “bands” Of The Year and “musical pieces” from the De La... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 18, 2014

Night Kids On The Block

Honolulu Night Market moves to its new space

Baby lambs. Budding tulips. Spring cleaning (cue ominous music).

Spring is all about new beginnings. But the thought of confronting that mess monster in your closet literally makes you want to crawl under the bed (if it weren't just as jam-packed, that is).

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Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 17, 2014

Weekend Picks - April 17, 2014

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Land Meets Sea
Two of our faves, Paiko Hawaii and mobile boutique Salt + Sand, are bud-dying up for a pop-up shopping event. Check out Paiko's newest succulent crop and browse Salt + Sand's new arrivals and 40-percent-off racks.
When: Saturday, April 19, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Paiko Hawaii, 675 Auahi St., 988-2165
Details: Swing by early if you... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 17, 2014

Eggs 'n' Spring

Give yourself an Easter basket worthy of your grown up tastes

Easter basket photo by Toelstede

Easter rocked as a kid: the egg hunts, the frilly dresses and enough of a sugar rush to turn you... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

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About Lei Chic

Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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