August 20, 2008
Pack To Basics
On-board budget for your next flight off the island:
Pillow and blanket: $5
Charge for checking first bag: zero
Yep, you’ve finally mastered the art of packing light and squeezed a full trip’s wardrobe into your carry-on bag.
And you have Jodi Salmonson, designer of the... Read more »
August 19, 2008
Spin The Bottle
Getting your Bitch on was fun (and tasty), but now you’re seeking even more ways to put some sass in your sips.
Like the Bandit wine tetra box – yes, we did say box. This fruity (and cheap) California rebel wine is best in cabernet or merlot, but all boxes hold a third more than ordinary bottles and are made from 70 percent recycled resources – a perfect... Read more »
August 19, 2008
Sponsored Edition: Just R Style
So head to Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center tomorrow for some mid-week retail therapy at the R Style event. All day Wednesday, Royal Hawaiian’s shops are offering one-day discounts, gifts with purchase, and special in-store events.Score savings at retailers like Crazy Shirts and Island Soap & Candle Works, among others, with store-wide discounts of 10 percent for the day. At bebe and Juicy Couture, spend $150 or $200... Read more »
August 18, 2008
Pretty in Pink
If you want things done right, sometimes you just have to do them yourself.
That’s why Kelley Lilien designed her first son’s birth announcement (it helped that she had a fresh graphic design degree in hand) instead of farming it out to an impersonal card maker.
And when word spread, a new surprise arrived – a booming custom invitation design business she soon named Pink Dot Press. With her baby in a bassinette at her side, Kelley designed her heart out, not only tackling birth announcements but baby showers, grown-up parties and full wedding portfolios – from
August 15, 2008
Go For The Gold
New wars with no end in sight and new slogans like Drop Bush, Not Bombs and Go Solar Not Ballistic (just to name two) have some yearning for what now seems like a kinder, happier time. When tie-dye was in, bras were burned, outdoor concerts were free, and love was all around us.
That might be why Golden Child Jewelry, designed by Maui girl Andrea Alfelor, has focused their dreamy fall line on peace signs and love symbols.
Known for bold and funky adornments perfect for the party girl, Read more »
August 14, 2008
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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