February 2010


February 26, 2010

Out of Africa

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M: Agent 808, it’s time for you to face the music. My sources say you’ve changed your appearance pretty drastically in the last few months.

You: It was time to blow the covers and body guards, and show some muscle.

M: And are you accomplishing your mission?

You: The desired outcome is imminent. I’m taking African Drum and Dance classes with the Badenyaa African Diaspora Dance Theatre. They have classes all over the islands and the two-hour sessions are hard-core, but so... Read more »

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February 26, 2010

Out of Africa

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M: Agent 808, it’s time for you to face the music. My sources say you’ve changed your appearance pretty drastically in the last few months.

You: It was time to blow the covers and body guards, and show some muscle.

M: And are you accomplishing your mission?

You: The desired outcome is imminent. I’m taking African Drum and Dance classes with the Badenyaa African Diaspora Dance Theatre. They have classes all over the islands and the two-hour sessions are hard-core, but... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 25, 2010

Weekend Picks - February 25, 2010

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

Gaga for Raw Raw Ra-ah-ah
What: Learn to cook tasty, healthy meals without actually cooking. Two classes hosted by raw food meal service Licious Dishes will show you how to follow raw food principles and make Onion Flat Bread, Basil Tomato Olive Spaghetti with Sundried Tomato Marinara, Zucchini Linguini with Noni Alfredo and Marinated Mushrooms (pictured), and Kafir Papaya Banana Taffy with Raspberry swirls. Plus, take home a box lunch of your... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 24, 2010

Blades of Glory

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Last night’s awe-inspiring Olympic women’s figure skating performances have got you dreaming of a career as a professional ice princess.

Too bad your only experience hitting the ice involves chilled crown shots and a triple toe trip to a sit spin on the ground.
Learn how stick your landings a little more gracefully with a few ice skating lessons courtesy of Ice Palace Hawaii’s WeSkate Program.

Beginners can sign up for the Pre-Alpha class which offer 30 minutes of group instruction on... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 24, 2010

Blades of Glory

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Last night’s awe-inspiring Olympic figure skating performances have got you dreaming of a career as a professional ice princess.

Too bad your only experience hitting the ice involves chilled Crown shots and a triple toe trip to a sit spin on the ground.

Learn how stick your landings a little more gracefully with a few ice skating lessons courtesy of Ice Palace Hawaii’s WeSkate Program.

Beginners can sign up for the Pre-Alpha class which offers 30 minutes of group instruction on the most basic of elements, like skating... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 23, 2010

Schoolgirl Rush

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Your last energy drink just wasn’t Mr. Right. He gave you wings and swept you off your feet. Until you came crashing down a few hours later.

The one before that had you jamming from meeting to pau hana session like a high-octane rock star. But it only lasted one night.

Your ideal drink? One that brings out your best side – that rosy-outlook, feel-like-you-can-run-a-marathon version of yourself that comes after a great first date or a good night’s uninterrupted sleep.

We know one you might want to give a shot.

Kona Red is a new, locally-developed energy... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 22, 2010

Slink or Swim

Would you wear a pair of sweatpants to a job interview? Or an evening gown to a baby luau? Then why are you considering wearing a ratty, threadbare tankini to your weekend beach soiree?

It’s obvious you need more suits, stat. Here are some hot new numbers by local up-and-comers. One of them will suit you (without a tee).


Lei ChicThe Sweet Surf Spot
You want the boys’ respect, but you... Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 19, 2010

Tropical Smoothie

Malie Organics launches anti-aging collection

www.leichic.com If it weren’t for the abundance of aloha shirts, you’d never know you work on a tropical island. All you see from your windowless office is fluorescent light and a sad little potted plant.

Which means every weekend you like to indulge in a little sand, surf and… sun-damage? Even with that SPF 70 you slather on, your face is starting to resemble a gnarly lava field.

Instead of driving you indoors, let Mother Nature bring out the best in your skin. Malie Organics, the Kauai-based line of beatifully-scented soaps and body creams, just introduced a brand-new... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 18, 2010

Weekend Picks - February 18, 2010

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

Brews Worthy
What: Taste eight brews from the West Coast at the first of Murphy's Bar and Grill's new monthly beer festivals held outdoors along Merchant Street. Sample seven beers for $7, and pick from lables like Rogue, Lost Coast, Sierra Nevada, Pyramid and others. Then enjoy a big cold one of whichever brew you like best. Plus, nibble on pupus and listen to the live band. All proceeds benefit the Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 17, 2010

Here Kitty, Kitty


Last year certainly felt like the Year of the Tiger — with the cat finally out of the bag about a certain golfer’s tail chasing and cat-and-mouse playing ways.

But here in the islands, we know that February 14 marked the start of the real Year of the Tiger. And to celebrate, Lei Chic’s rounded up a few fashionable finds in honor of the cool cat, to help you roar into 2010 in style.


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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 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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