August 2011

August 22, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Saved by the Belle

Lei ChicThere are some things you really miss about your school days.

Prom – Sure there were unfortunate big hair pictures. But it came with a reason to shop for semi-formals.
Lunch – You sat and chatted with friends (albeit over those mysterious chicken patties) instead of eating hunched over your desk.
Christmas Break. Spring Break. Summer Vacation.

You need a break from your all-too grown-up responsibilities. Now... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 18, 2011

Weekend Picks - August 18, 2011

Lei ChicDance
Opening Bites
Friday gains a new nightspot with the launch of OASIS at THE CLUBHOUSE in the former Hard Rock Cafe on Kapiolani Boulevard. The weekly late-night event boasts seven bars and more than 20 pupu such as soft shell crabs and ahi poke tacos going for $4.99 all night long. Don't worry about covering the admission fee - ladies who RSVP get in free.
When: Fridays, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: 1837 Kapiolani Blvd. across from the Convention Center.
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 17, 2011

Buy, Buy Flirty

Lei ChicJack and Jill wanted some water and ended up with bumps and bruises.
Little Miss Muffett wanted a snack but got the scare of her life.

You just want some great new pieces for your wardrobe. But without a trip to town, it may take all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to put your stylish look back together again.

You’re in a pickle (or in a peck of pickled peppers). Pick yourself up with a trip to Pink Piper.

The new boutique opened today in Windward Mall. Owner Marla Mings has been dressing Maui... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 16, 2011

Go Figure

Lei ChicYou wish you were a brickhouse. Actually, your figure is more like a bouncy castle – featuring little jiggles, bulges, and ripples that are anything but a good time when you’re getting dressed.

You need to firm up your foundation. But the last few forays into the lingerie section fell flat (when that bustier smashed down your bustline) and left you out of breath (since the sausage-like slip cut off all circulation).

Fortunately, we found you some strong support. Kiana Anvaripour is the founder of Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 13, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lei ChicGaze
August Showers
A full moon will outshine most of it, but you will still be able to see about 20-30 meteors an hour during the famous Perseid meteor showers. Binoculars are not needed.
When: Best viewing will be after midnight tonight.
Where: Anywhere dark, get away from street and house lights.
Details: Read more about the shows in the night sky this month from Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 12, 2011

On the Download II

Lei ChicYour big summer bash is just minutes away and you are calm, cool, and collected.

Your gourmet five-step pupu are more than all bite. Those dragonfruit and mango cocktails you mixed are sure to give your guests a chill. And you’re looking hot in your new silk dress and Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 11, 2011

Weekend Picks - August 11, 2011

Lei ChicShop
Setting the Stage
The Design Center becomes a shopping center when favorite boutiques Bamboo Sky, The Butik, Sas N Sol, and House of Aria join forces with Pure Joy's lovely accessories and mens lines Noteworthy and Crooks & Castles. Add on threading by The Waxing... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 10, 2011

Great Eggspectations

Lei ChicYou never put all of yours in one basket, know to avoid the bad ones, and you’re pretty sure the chicken came first.

Other than that, the only thing you do with eggs is grab them when you’re scrambling for a snack that you can be over with easy.

Break out of your shell with a new treat that’s all it’s cracked up to be.

The Puffettes Egg Puff truck rolled into Kakaako just a few weeks ago. Kent Lee grew up in Hong Kong helping his mother make the popular Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 9, 2011

Snooze Control

Lei ChicOn behalf of the Captain and entire crew, welcome aboard Lei Chic Airlines flight 8911, stop-and-go-service to the Land of Nod.

Our flight time will be anywhere between five minutes and six hours depending on your comfort level. For $7, you may rent a scratchy wool blanket and flat, postage stamped-sized pillow non-hermetically sealed in a plastic bag.

But if you direct your attention to the tvs set too high above your head or to our flight attendants, they will demonstrate another option to speed your trip to unconsciousness – the Sky... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 8, 2011

Ripe for the Drinking

Lei ChicA few months ago you would have bagged, borrowed, and peeled for a taste of your favorite summer fruits.

But several bouts of mango bread, mango salsa, mango salads, and mango smoothies later, you’re dying to branch out with a new way to use up that bumper crop.

We'll help you shake things up with some tasty cocktail recipes using seasonal fruit stirred up by Hawaii’s top mixologists.

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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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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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