August 2011

August 6, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lei ChicDance
For the Record
Bar35 spices up the usually sleepy Sunday with a reason to put on your dancing shoes, or at least your thick platform ones. It's first late night pop-up party features DJ's spinning vinyl.
When: Tomorrow, things start spinning at 9 p.m.
Where: Bar35, 35 N. Hotel St.
Details: RSVP in advance to to get in for free. Otherwise it is $10 at the door. Call 808.537.3535 for more information.
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Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 5, 2011

Retro Active Effects

Lei ChicGreat vintage looks are timeless. But time is the one thing you just don’t have.

The idea of sorting through stacks of unclean, unfolded, and largely unfashionable clothes leaves you with no Goodwill. You need Salvation or an Army to find those undiscovered gems.

Don’t make a whole mish mosh about it. One shop owner gets your thrift.

Art & Flea co-founder Nicole Franco scoured the nation and the island for the vintage finds she sold at the monthly event. Tonight, she opens... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 4, 2011

Weekend Picks - August 4, 2011

Lei ChicListen
In Passing
Experience history through the stories of those who lived it at Hawaii's oldest public graveyard. In the first ever Oahu Cemetery Pupu Theatre, storytellers in period dress will bring to life the tales of a Kauai woman's deadly fight to avoid going to Kalaupapa, a fireman watching three of his fellow firefighters die in the attack on December 7, 1941, a detective working on the 1928 kidnap-murder case of 10-year-old Gil Jamieson, and even memories from Queen... Read more »

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August 3, 2011

Just for Licks

Lei ChicIn the game of nightlife you are the MVPP – Most Valuable Party Planner.

When it comes to big bashes you always hit a home run. And you pride yourself on always being first on deck with the coolest new trends. But now, so many people have started stealing your ideas that it’s getting more difficult to bring something fresh to the plate.

Stick it to the competition with a new treat that really pops – hand-pulled lollipops by Candy Art Hawaii.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 2, 2011

A Bloom With a View

Lei ChicThe big day is over and it was ALMOST perfect.

Okay, so the flower girl burst into tears and planted herself in the middle of the aisle. A few beers turned your dad’s obnoxious boss into a blooming idiot.

And the real thorn in your side was your husband’s grade school friend’s “little toast” that turned into an R-rated stand-up routine.

Thankfully, you were stunning, your husband was charming, and your flowers were so scent-sational you could barely bring yourself to toss the bouquet, let... Read more »

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August 1, 2011

Prince of Tieds

Lei Chic When you tie one on things tend to get a little trippy.

Exhibit A - $4 Martini pau hana- you fell while wrapping yourself around the cute guy from accounting.
Exhibit B - Shots at the nightclub – you broke a heel getting knotty on the dance floor.
Exhibit C - Mimosas during bikini brunch – you took a tumble trying to catch the attention of a strapping young bartender.

When the drinks start flying, you need a comfortable pair of “go with everything” sandals to make sure your... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 1, 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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