December 2013

December 16, 2013

Happy Haulidays 2013: Hot Stuff

Lei Chic's Holiday Gift Guide for Stocking Stuffers

Santa called. He's taking the night off, which means you've got to:

1. Get over your fear of heights.
2. Eat all milk and cookies.
3. Stuff stockings with these great gifts, all of which cost less than $20.

And remember, the red suit is dry clean only.

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Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 12, 2013

Happy Haulidays 2013: Kids 'n Play

Lei Chic's Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and Pets

How on earth did this happen? The newest toy kids are going crazy for is one you probably had when you were young (and abandoned after five minutes).

Don't fall into that trap. We've got some great alternatives that your keiki - or niece or nephew - can get into and stay into. Bonus: They won't land him or her in detention or the hospital.

We also threw in some pet gift picks to help parents of four-legged children.

Just don't confuse the two (we labeled them!).

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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 12, 2013

Weekend Picks - December 12, 2013

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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In Luu of Gifts
Sand People hosts celebrity designer Chan Luu with two special in-store trunk shows just in time for the holidays. Shop Luu's newest designs and score 15 percent off all regular-priced jewelry during the show.
When and Where: Tonight, 5-8 p.m., 600 Kailua Rd., and Saturday, noon-6 p.m., at Ala Moana Center.
Details: Call individual stores, 808-261-8878 (Kailua) and 808-955-8883 (Ala Moana).

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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 11, 2013

Happy Haulidays 2013: Word to the Guys

Lei Chic's Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Don't be fooled: Men go on shopping sprees. As long as they can buy everything in one place.

And preferably in their underwear...

Make that dream come true by piling these great gifts underneath the tree. With new threads, gadgets and accessories, it'll probably be awhile before he steps foot in another store (or a pair of pants).

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Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 11, 2013

Simple Gifts (Sponsored)

Cross Everyone Off Your List with Nordstrom's Holiday Gift Guide

Nordstrom Gift Guide

You've got so many things to do during the holidays.

Deck the halls. Guzzle hot toddies. Binge-watch Hallmark Christmas movies (they're so bad, yet so good). The last thing you have time for is agonizing over gifts for your lovely - but extremely picky - friends and family.

That's where Nordstrom comes in. Like your own magical elf, the retailer's rounded up fantastic finds for every... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 10, 2013

Happy Haulidays 2013: Girls' Scout

Lei Chic's Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Some two-thousand years ago, three kings traversed across field and fountain, moor and mountain bearing gifts for the holidays.

... Yeah, you're not doing that.

Here's what you are doing: clicking through our handy gift guides for ideas that'll make you look just as wise. (Procrastinators rejoice! Some of them are so new, they're not even in stores yet.) Up first, amazing finds for ladies. Don't worry, picks for men, keiki, pets and stocking stuffers are coming soon.

Full disclosure: none of them include frankincense or myrrh.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 9, 2013

Stores to Settle

New stores: Rebecca Beach, Spalding House, Organik x Aloha Sailor pop-up

Rebecca Beach Waikiki
Rebecca Beach Waikiki (Photo: Chrissy Lambert)

The holidays are great, but in your gingerbread-and-eggnog-induced delirium, you missed a few things. Like the fact that three new stores opened in Honolulu in the past two weeks. So stop in for a visit... and feel free to wear out your welcome.

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Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 6, 2013

Call of the Styled

Humanity Calling's hand-knotted stone and crystal necklaces

Humanity Calling

Humanity. It's kind of a big deal. Vital to your well-being and sanity and all. Also, extremely essential to your wardrobe. In fact, it's calling to you right now...

Pay heed to Humanity Calling, a new line of locally made hand-knotted, mala-bead necklaces and bracelets that do double-duty, seamlessly fusing style and elegance with the healing properties of gemstones and crystals. Each one-of-a-kind piece also plays well with others... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 5, 2013

Weekend Picks - December 5, 2013

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Lei Chic Celebrate
Birthday to Night
Stop by Aloha Aina Boutique's 3rd anniversary party at Royal Hawaiian Center. Take in a fashion show at the Royal Grove featuring the latest by Indah (left), Gillia, Tiare Hawaii, Noelani Designs, Maui Mari Ocean Jewelry and Amy Grace Jewelry. Then head up to the shop for a trunk show, designer meet-and-greets and 10 percent off everything in store, plus live entertainment, cocktails, pupu and giveaways.
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Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 5, 2013

Merry and Brighton (Sponsored)

Holiday gift ideas from Brighton: On-trend bags and jewelry


Now that Thanksgiving's over, your tree is getting the ultimate makeover. Lights. Bows. Baubles. Just make sure your arms don't get left out in the cold (hey, your limbs need trimming, too).

Thank Santa for Brighton Collectibles' playful, on-trend accessories. Not only will you find perfect finishing touches for your holiday outfit, but you can also grab special, one-of-a-kind gifts for your girlfriends.

From sculpted,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 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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