April 2012

April 20, 2012

Snags to Riches

Lei Chic You enjoy the finer things in life. If only you could afford them.

There was that Balenciaga bag you adored (after 45 minutes carrying it around the handbag department, the snooty sales girl made you put it back).

And the guys at Mercedes-Benz are starting to realize no matter how often you come in for a test drive, you're not actually going to buy that $114,000 CL-Class coupe.

You might not live in the lap of luxury. But you can at least sit in it for an hour when you get a waterless manicure at... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 19, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Chalk and Talk

Lei Chic The Internet is good for many things.

Need a cat video? No problem. Want to look through your ex's recently posted wedding photos? Easy. Forgot the difference between effect and affect? Got it.

There are some things, however, that you just can't do online.

Dating (sure, you can start that online, but eventually you have to meet him), bra shopping, and picking your daughter's school, all come to mind.

Support your girls by handpicking their next school at La Pietra Hawaii School for... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 19, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Heaven Spent

Lei ChicWhen you turned 13 you wanted to be 30 but couldn’t Garner any support.

Sixteen candles came and went without the Trans Am or Jake Ryan.

And you had high hopes for the night you turned 21 – until you learned why shots of 151 and nearly two dozen small flames don’t mix (the sparklers were an especially unfortunate mistake).

Lei ChicBirthdays? So far, yours blow.

It seems... Read more »

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April 19, 2012

Weekend Picks - April 19, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Save the Date
Score rare savings at two local boutiques. Tomorrow, Owens & Co. celebrates its first birthday with 20 percent off everything in store, Otto Cake cheesecake and trunk shows by Justine Jones, a.wattz and Gem Parfait. Then hop over to Kailua where Earth Day at Muumuu Heaven means several racks at 20-70 percent off,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 18, 2012

Lust Resort

Malie Organics launches apparel line

Malie resort You love the enchanting effects of Malie Organics.

One whiff of mango nectar body cream and you're whisked to a beach-side lounge chair, sipping a mango mojito and watching the sun set.

A spritz of plumeria and you've got a tall, gorgeous stranger tucking a flower in your hair, ready for a magical night of romance.

There's just one problem. You have nothing to wear.

Until now.Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 16, 2012

Short Changed

Lei Chic Aloha wear is just not your thing.

It's taken years of retail therapy to uncover the roots of your floral phobia. Your third grade yearbook photo. A hot pink monstrosity. A matching fake flower behind teased bangs.

Just say cheesy.

Get into island style with Roberta Oaks' new Aloha shorts. Made from soft, vintage shirts in red, black and blue floral prints, these cuties mark the designer's first foray into shorts.

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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 16, 2012

Word Play

Lei Chic To my darling jewels,

As a woman of many words, I feel like lately, you've been sending all the wrong messages.

Don't get me wrong neon green bangle, you're still an attention-grabber, but you're a little loud for the office. And it's not that I don't love you layered chain necklace, but you're kind of weighing me down.

It's time to begin a new chapter in my collection, and I'm starting with found*ling jewelry.

North Carolina-based designers Betsy and Stephen Carr sift through... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lei Chic Listen
Class Act
Enjoy classic melodies performed by some of the state's brightest young musicians at Hawaii Youth Symphony's afternoon community concert. The advanced orchestra takes the stage with soprano Bai He and trumpet player Stanton Haugen.
When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.
Details: Admission is free, but you must reserve a ticket. Call (808) 941-9706 or stop by the Blaisdell Box... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 13, 2012

A Blend in Need

Lei Chic Life was a breeze until Mr. Right moved in. Then you started to have the stinking suspicion things weren't going to be so rosy.

First he tossed his socks behind the couch. Then he left his dishes in the sink. Now the hamper is overflowing with his dirty laundry, and the bathroom - well, let's just say he's making your life a living smell.

Time to pick up SoHa Living's aloha reed diffusers. Co-owner Brooke Watson started mixing scents to create the perfect baby powder diffuser for her son's room. It got such rave reviews, she kept... Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 12, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Girls of Wisdom

Lei Chic The moment the doctor told you that the baby-shaped blob in the sonogram was a girl, the names of a dozen amazing power-women popped into your mind.

Carefully, you tried each out in sentences your little one would inevitably hear one day:

"And the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is ________."

"I, ________, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States."

Ten amazing years later, you pray for Heaven's namesake... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 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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