Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Interior Refined

Lei ChicYour old high school BFF's birthday is next week. Your distant cousin's wedding is later this month. And there’s that housewarming party for the co-worker you know well enough to feel obligated to attend, but not well enough to have any idea what to bring.

What you need is a lunch break shopping stop where you can get in and get out in minutes, and have presents that look like you put in hours of thought to show for it.

Now you can turn to Lanikai Home + Style, which makes good taste a family affair. Owner Wayne Parker is an interior designer. His wife Mona spent 15 years doing the same, so it's no surprise the couple has created two inviting rooms of well-edited home items. Browse handprinted linens, cushy bamboo and microfiber towels, sleek votives blown by next-door neighbor Island Glassworks , and even recyclable, shatterproof wine glasses for your next picnic.

And you'll find more than just pieces to make your home fashionable. Mona's background in fashion design is reflected in the store's collection of colorful kimono tops, changeable and stylish sandals and rubber slippers, and whimsical makeup bags sewn with enough pockets for all your glamour gear.

An entire section of bright, inventive kitchen gadgets are selected by Wayne's sister, who runs a cookware shop in Seattle.Even the Parkers’ son Steve designed the store's "It's All About Kailua" t-shirt line, featuring playful sketches of the native birds you can spot inKawainui Marsh just outside. Proceeds from those go toward preserving the natural spot.

Even better, Lanikai Home+Style just started a wedding and gift registry. An easy way to make your grab-and-go gifts a guaranteed hit.

Lanikai Home+Style is open on 171D Hamakua Dr. in Kailua Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here to check out the latest or call 808.261.5681 Mention Lei Chic during your next visit for 10% off your purchase.

Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Permalink

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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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