December 2012

December 7, 2012

Surface to Air Men's exclusive Hawaii debut

Breadth of Fresh Air

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We just got off the phone with Santa and we've got good news to report. Turns out, you made the "nice" list this year. Woo.

So now we can give you your Christmas present: a handsome, well-dressed man.

Well, okay. You need to provide the man. But after that, we can totally take care of the handsome, well-dressed part.

Sneak a peek at Surface to... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 6, 2012

Fun holiday looks from Royal Hawaiian Center

Sponsored Edition: Party Girl

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You love everything about the holidays.

Christmas tree lights. Peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes. Hallmark movie marathons. Ugly sweaters and Santa hats.

Okay, maybe not everything. But you're going to need something festive to wear to all your holiday get-togethers. Preferably something that doesn't make you look like you came from the North Pole.

So we rounded up three party perfect looks, all shoppable at... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 6, 2012

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - December 6, 2012

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Swim Pickings
Save big on Acacia Swimwear during a special North Shore trunk show. Along with $20 bins, the line's 2012 collection will be 60 percent off. Plus, shop Kimi & Li Bikini's $25 bins, $35 one-piece swimsuits, $30 fringe and bandeau pieces, and new jewelry by a.wattz.
When: Sunday, 12-3 p.m.
Where: 59-142 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Cash only. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 5, 2012

The Butterflies Effect

33 Butterflies boutique opens in Kahala Mall

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You'd love to fly to New York and shop in those hip boutiques in Soho. If only you had $1,756 to spend on airfare. And hotel. And you'd probably need to eat something...

Here's a much more affordable option: drive to Kahala Mall and visit 33 Butterflies. This new, locally-owned boutique is inspired by New York's iconic shopping districts and urban street style.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 4, 2012

Lei Chic's 12 Days of Beauty Giveaway

Deck the Hauls

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'Twas the month of Christmas and all through the state,
Shoppers were stirring for finds really great.
Stylish stockings were all hung with care,
In hopes that Lei Chic soon would be here.

Now out on the web, there arose such a clatter,
For 12 Days of Beauty products that truly flatter.
Now Dior! Now M.A.C! Now Kate Somerville and Blinc!
From skincare to polish to lipgloss so pink!
Gather 'round for giveaways galore,
Fragrances, shadows,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 4, 2012

Ala Moana Center's Friends & Family Event

Sponsored Edition: Family Style

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ThanksGetting Day. You picked up a flatscreen at Sears, fought the midnight crowds to score cashmere sweaters from Banana Republic, lingerie from Victoria's Secret, holiday handsoaps from Bath & Body Works, and an espresso machine from Macy's. Then, once 5 a.m. rolled around, you nabbed two pairs of Oakleys and five pairs of ALDO shoes. Give or take.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

But, really, you could do sooo much more.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 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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