April 2010

April 30, 2010

Pop Culture

Lei Chic Going full locavore has its limits. But you’ve pushed them, finding locally made vodka and rum, milk and butter, and even chocolate. But you somehow still miss eating shave ice and its chemically... Read more »

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April 30, 2010

Sponsored Edition: A Mother's Touch

She flew you from school to soccer practice to dance lessons at lighting speed, saw right through your sassy teenage attitude with her x-ray vision, and leapt to your defense in a single bound.

But your supermom's best superpower has always been her healing touch—whether it was a skinned knee, a bad hair day, or a broken heart, a single hug from mom
never failed to cheer you up.

Repay the favor this Mother's Day by treating her to one of these fantastic Spa Package Specials from Ho'onani... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 29, 2010

Weekend Picks - April 29, 2010

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

Pineapple Express
Local clothing mogul Sandra Tierney opens Pineapples boutique, chock full of cute clothes, accessories and shoes, on the North Shore.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pineapples, 66-200 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa.
For more info, visit www.pineapplesboutique.com. See some of... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 28, 2010


Honey Baby. Skip. Honey Sweetie. Skip. Honey Darling. Skip.

Man, is your playlist in major need of a tune up.
But finding cool new local jams to pack it with isn't all that easy in the land of sound-alike Jawaiian bands.

Listen up, cause we've got the inside track on five island acts that are stirring up the melting pot with their electrifying sounds and fresh new tunes.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 27, 2010

Rack Your Brain

Lei Chic You’re a sharp gal. You graduated tops in your class, aced the MENSA entrance exam, and are on the CEO track at work.

But a coworker’s casual comment about your “ironic” librarian outfit (those saddle shoes were not meant ironically) has made you seriously question your style IQ.

Looks... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 26, 2010

Rags to Riches

How’s this for a modern-day Cinderella story: you dutifully scour your wardrobe and bag up those almost-new items that lost a little of their luster once you brought them home.

And here's the storybook ending: You have excellent taste, and the right items can earn you a little cash or store credit at local consignment boutiques— perhaps enough to pay for those glass slippers you’ve been wanting to wear to your next big ball.

Even if you’ve made the rounds before, you’ll definitely want to add these new spots to your itinerary:
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Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 23, 2010

Shopper's Delight

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Your biceps are burning. Your feet are aching. Your hands are cramping up.

At the end of a major work out?

Nope. Just wrapping up another power shopping session in which you flexed every last fashion muscle trying on outfit after outfit, walked 10k worth of mall grounds, all while lugging at least 50 pounds of... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 21, 2010

Weekend Picks - April 22, 2010

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

West of Eden
Be there for the launch of the Eden In Love clothing and accessory boutique, which cohabitates with its mother store, the Wedding Café. Get discounts if you wear boutique items you bought before (10 percent off for one piece, twenty for two and thirty for three), nosh on pupus, and participate in games to win swag.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse, Honolulu.
See event info Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 21, 2010

Spring Greening

Lei ChicCheesy globe-print tees. Potato sack dresses. Eye-numbing shades of beige, nude, and tan. 

Whoever said it’s easy being green, was obviously no fashionista. It's no wonder poor Kermit never wore any pants.  
For sustainable fashion with a little, no a lot more sass, hit up the Big Island's brand new Green With Envi boutique, stocked full of vibrant, unbelievably cute eco-chic clothing and... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 20, 2010

Seeing Double

Lei Chic Lei ChicMake mine a double!

A phrase that’s usually more double trouble than twice as nice.

That is, except when it comes to Double Happiness, the SoCal jewelry line by Stephanie... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 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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