December 2010


December 8, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Present Tense

Mild carpal tunnel from hours of online shopping. Aching feet from marathon sessions at the mall. Countless paper cuts from catalogue overload.

So much for comfort and joy. With just a few weeks left until the big exchange, the pressure to find the perfect presents (and lack thereof) has you hoping for a miracle on Gift Street.

Leave the stress to Santa and snap up some of these fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers from your favorite local businesses.


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Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up the elegant No Ka Oi Pineapple Wrap Box (pictured) from... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 8, 2010

Trump to Conclusions


Lei Chic Last Christmas you threw subtlety to the wind. Forget hinting, you tucked catalogue images of stuff you wanted into your BF’s pockets, briefcase and day planner. You even taped a Tiffany & Co. ad to his six-pack of beer.

Sadly, it wasn’t enough. And you wound up with a zebra-print Snuggie. 

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Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 7, 2010

Toastee Reception


Lei Chic They’ve got spirits! Yes, they do! They’ve got spirits! How 'bout you?

If the holiday... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 6, 2010

Season's Eatings

Fashionably late? That's your life.

We spotted you trying to pass off pajama pants as work wear because you forgot to pick your dry cleaning - a month ago. We noted that five-minute face you created out of makeup samples -you MEANT to refill your compact last week. But we draw the line at that instant saimin in the microwave right now (we know, we know, grocery shopping is still on the to-do list).

Just because you move slow isn’t an excuse to fast during this delicious season.

We asked HONOLULU Magazine Food and Culture Editor Martha Cheng for her picks of holiday eats you’ll want to get now, before they’re gone.

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Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 6, 2010

Buy the Book


Lei ChicYou like to think you’re pretty book smart. Like captain of the mathletes in high school, book smart.

In fact, you were working on your Mensa application when it hit you... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 3, 2010

Do Tell


Lei ChicTall, dark and handsome. Venti triple-shot soy latte, extra hot, no whip, light on the foam. Caesar salad with chicken, extra... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 3, 2010

What a Girl Wants


Lei ChicTall, dark and handsome. Venti triple-shot soy latte, extra hot, no whip, light on the foam. Caesar salad with... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 2, 2010

Weekend Picks - December 2, 2010


Lei Chic The House that Snack Built
What: Put your candy decorating skills to work at the 4th Annual Liliha Gingerbread Festival and Snow Day. Make a snow angel in the pile of real snow they’re having... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010 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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