February 2010


February 16, 2010

Fat Chance

The real meaning of Fat Tuesday is a blow-out day of indulgence before a 40-day drought of fun.

For you, though, it’s been 46 days of (mostly) keeping your new year’s resolutions. And today, for Fat Tuesday, it’s time to cut loose, blow the diet and…

Well, leave the beads for Bourbon Street. Instead, feast on something seriously decadent. We’ve rounded up a few choices for you here. Diet starts tomorrow!

 


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February 12, 2010

Beauty School Pop-Up

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Hot date checklist:

Stylish new threads. Check!
Sexy new stilettos. Check!
Shiny new nail polish. Check!

And boring brown eyeliner and clear lipgloss? Umm, check.

You want to look fresh-faced, but you’ve been doing your makeup the same stale old way since, like, high school.

So head over to Bella Torre Academy’s brand new Chinatown studio. Recently re-located from its old King Street spot, it’s where makeup artists learn the tricks of the trade, and where you can pop in anytime to have one of the pros... Read more »

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February 11, 2010

Weekend Picks - February 11, 2010

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

Kiss and Make Up
What: Get glammed up and gorgeous for that big date with a free makeover courtesy of Maleana Cosmetics when you spend $40 or more.
When: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: 3705 Waialae Ave., Suite 203, Kaimuki
Details: To make an... Read more »

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February 11, 2010

Weekend Picks - February 11, 2010

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

Kiss and Make Up
What: Get glammed up and gorgeous for that big date with a free makeover courtesy of Maleana Cosmetics when you spend $40 or more.
When: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: 3705 Waialae Ave., Suite 203, Kaimuki
Details: To make an appointment, call 808.737.3663 or email Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 10, 2010

App-solutely Fabulous

You’ve been there before:

Feeling that 3 p.m. lull at the office and need a caffeine pick-me-up?
Order a frap for that.

Getting a chill from the cool evening breeze?
Wear a wrap for that.

And for staying on top of your crazy-busy life, there are tons of cool apps for that. We asked a few of Honolulu’s best multi-taskers to tell us their favorites.


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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 9, 2010

Dark Side Of The Spoon

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Watching what you eat is no fun. Wouldn’t you rather just enjoy tasty food without worrying what’s in it?

Yes?

Then you’ll love Formaggio Grill’s new Monday night Dining in the Dark dinner, where you have a meal without ever seeing what you’re eating. Guests are blindfolded when they arrive, led to the private Gallery Room, and seated for a four-course meal and wine pairing.

The idea is to sample each dish without the benefit of looking at it, so that your other senses tell you what you’re tasting. You’ll smell the aromas of the foods,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 8, 2010

My Funny Valentine

Roses are red, violets are blue
We've rounded up a handful of fun little Valentine's Day gifts
To show your love for the ones you adore
Including you


Lei ChicLove Is A Battlefield
Shoot loving glances at your sweetie over Suck UK's 3 Guns Ceramic Vase. Fully loaded with a half dozen red vinyl roses, it's the perfect centerpiece for a romantic dinner for... Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 4, 2010

Weekend Picks - February 4, 2010

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

Runway Project
What: Want to see Hawaii’s best up-and-coming designers? There might be another Christian Siriano in the bunch at Friday’s fashion show featuring the designs of current UH fashion students. Plus, check out the art show by UH costume collection curator Carol D’Angelo and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
When: Friday. Reception begins at 5 p.m., Fashion show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Lobby gallery at 1132... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 3, 2010

Pretty at PYNK

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It’s as easy as ABC or 1-2-3. You’re one PYT who needs some TLC, but who’s gonna take you there?

We know just the spot. Just beat it over to PYNK, the new full-service salon opening Friday in Chinatown.

An acronym for Pretty Young N Kreative, the salon’s name reflects the range of services they offer beyond basic haircuts. Owners Shelly Obata and Thalita Teixeira will treat customers to cuts and color, but also Japanese straight perms (they’re experts), and... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


February 2, 2010

Cheesy Does It


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The ultimate comfort food? There’s no denying it’s mac and cheese. When your next Mac Attack hits, think outside the blue box and get the real deal. Here’s the scoop on our favorite local spots to get irresistible cheesy, gooey goodness.



MAC 24-7
If we could get away with eating only one mac and cheese 24-7, it would be this one. Their version is elbow macaroni tossed in a béchamel sauce and a blend of white cheddar, American and parmesan. They add in peas for sweetness, then top it off with seasoned breadcrumbs and more parmesan for a delicious crunch.... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 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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