August 2012

August 9, 2012

Weekend Picks - August 9, 2012

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View from the Shop
Basique Threads is blending the best of both worlds at its Ordinary People Art Show. Shop stylish trunk shows by Panacea and Vice Classics while you peruse the latest works by eight local artists, including Kimie Wong and Read more »

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August 8, 2012

Baby Love

Lei Chic We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but, well, here goes...

Your kid isn't living up to his full potential.

Sure, he's just an infant. And yes, his motor skills are already quite impressive. But his cuteness factor? Let's just say it could be much, much higher.

Which means you'll want to bring him to this place...

Introducing AirBuggy, a Japanese boutique stocked with carefully curated and hard-to-find baby products, now open on Waikiki Beach Walk.

Step inside the bright, airy... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 7, 2012

Chains of Cool

Lei Chic Dearly beloved,

We are gathered here today to join jewelry line, Mixe Medium, and urban artist, Remi Mead, in stylish matrimony.

This creative union began when Waipahu designer Ericka Nicole Bueno fell in love with Mead's artwork, her whimsical characters and bright pops of color. So she decided to break from her usual dark, edgy style and reach out to the artist. Behold, a fun, eye-catching collection of chain armor jewelry was born.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 6, 2012

Whim Pickings

19th and Whimsy's sweet, colorful designs

Lei Chic You hate to admit it, but when it comes to style, you've lost your way.

You thought you could navigate summer's hottest trends, but you took a wrong turn at the leopard-print caftans, blew right past the dip-dyed hair and now, you're just circling the same color block.

Sounds like you need directions to 19th and Whimsy.

Consider this local line your guide to all things stylish. Designer Lauren Hayashibara takes classic cuts, like a fitted, short-sleeved mini jersey dress with scoop neckline, and adds modern details,... Read more »

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August 4, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 4, 2012

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Love Letters
Wear your heart on your sleeve, or wrist or neck, with found*ling jewelry's first-ever Hawaii trunk show. North Carolina-based designer Betsy Carr is bringing in a slew of new designs that showcase vintage books and maps, and now postcards and prints. You can also custom order your very own piece. The best part - the entire collecton is 15 percent off.
When:... Read more »

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August 4, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Spa Trek - Hair You Go

Lei Chic Captain Chic: Crew, listen up! We've been tasked to go boldly where no woman has gone before. Our mission: to discover the most revolutionary, non-invasive beauty procedures in Hawaii. First Officer Smock, what can you report?

Smock: I'm setting the coordinates for Honolulu MedSpa, a medical spa known to help its clients look younger and more radiant with exclusive custom treatments. Recent chatter indicates the spa is celebrating its 11th anniversary with a Customer Appreciation... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 3, 2012

Silver Swoon

Beach 2 City's new ocean-inspired jewelry

Beach 2 City Silver. Unlike Viktoria Komova and the rest of the Russian Olympics gymnastics team, we happen to think silver is pretty great. Even better, perhaps, than gold.


Oh, yeah. You'd think so too, if you saw beautiful sterling silver handcrafted artisan jewelry by Beach 2 City (formerly known as B2C).

We've seen... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 3, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 2, 2012

Weekend Picks - August 2, 2012

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Secret Shopper
Two "private" online sales launched this morning. Type in your email address and score up to 75 percent off at Barney's Warehouse Sale, which features $40 Rag & Bone tanks, $70 J Brand skinny jeans and $189 Alexander Wang pumps. Then click over to BCBG Max Azria's Runway Secret Sale, where spring runway looks are now up to 60 percent off, including Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 1, 2012

Brew on This

Lei Chic The drive-thru. In your opinion, one of the world's best inventions.

You tell someone what you want, then sit comfortably while he or she scrambles to fill your request in a matter of minutes. You feel like royalty.

Or, just incredibly lazy. Either way, it's pretty darn awesome. Which means you're going to love this...

Introducing Brew Threw, a drive-thru coffee shop now open in Kailua.

Here's what you do. Drive along Hamakua St. until you hit Bob's Sports Bar and the impossible-to-miss... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 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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