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March 14, 2014

Five smoothie ingredients to give you a health boost, plus where to find them

Where to find healthy smoothies, as seen on Lei Chic, your go-to guide to shopping, fashion, beauty and lifestyle in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 5, 2014

Dine, win and give back with Localicious Hawaii

Fergie got it just right in 2006. Well, almost.

1 - According to the Girl Scout rules, the dancers are too old to be brownies.
2 - Oompa loompas are supposed to have golden hair.Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 18, 2014

Review: Where to get Cronut-style pastries in Hawaii

You know you're onto something when a network sitcom dedicates an entire episode to buying and selling your product on the black market.

And no, we're not talking about drugs, although based on the (still!) insanely long lines, one might say Cronuts are definitely addictive and, we can only presume, orgasmically delicious.

Sadly, our deprived taste buds haven't had the good... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 20, 2013

Easy holiday dinner tricks and recipes that really wow

Holiday Dinner Tricks

Your grandma's pumpkin pecan pie is the stuff of legend. But considering how long it'll take you to make it (Nana's a stickler when it comes to homemade crusts), we suggest tucking some quick tricks up your sleeve for the rest of your holiday dinner.

Enter Ryan Loo, Executive Chef at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, and his arsenal of tips and recipes to add a stunning, professional touch to any holiday feast.
... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 18, 2013

Celebrate fall with these seasonal pumpkin drinks

Cafe Central's Pumpkin Spice Latte

Halloween may be a distant memory. Pumpkin, however, is not.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, eateries around town are still paying homage to the old gourd. From milkshakes to beer, we sipped our way through several pumpkin drink specials. Check out our roundup and reviews below, then click over to Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 5, 2013

Insider tips: Hit the 30th Annual Hale Aina Awards in style

Hale Aina Awards

What's better than gaining access to one of the hottest food events of the year? Getting insider tips to really enjoy one of the hottest food events of the year.

For the first: If you haven't already snagged a ticket to HONOLULU Magazine's 30th Annual Hale Aina Awards, do it now. Just 25 of them remain for a... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 4, 2013

6 finds from Red Pineapple's new, larger Ward Centers store

Red Pineapple

Miss Manners' Rule of Etiquette #1: When visiting a friend's new home, one must always bring a housewarming gift.

Miss Manners' Rule of Etiquette #2: When visiting Red Pineapple's new home, one must always leave with a housewarming gift — even if it's for your own home.

Red Pineapple didn't move far from its old location (it's actually right next door) but... Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 30, 2013

Pumpkin cocktail recipes from Salt and 12th Ave Grill

Pumpkin cocktails at Salt Bar & Kitchen

Things are coming together nicely.

Your kick-ass Halloween favors are in a box by the door. Your Duck Dynasty costume is hanging in the closet. And the ingredients for your famous pumpkin cocktails are...

What do you mean you... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 31, 2013

5 fun things to do in Waialua

This week is craaazy. First, you had all that Tropical Storm-turned-Depression Flossie frenzy. Then came The Cure's epic, adrenaline-pumping concert (your mind is still blown). And it's only Wednesday?

Seriously, no one would blame you if you started planning your weekend itinerary now. And since you already gassed up the car pre-storm, why not pack up... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 22, 2013

Lei Chic's top local picks for National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream

Sad news: You only have nine days left to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Chill out, that's still plenty of time for you to sample our top locally made ice cream (and gelato) picks. You might just have to call in a snow day or two.

Il GelatoRead more »

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()