February 2012

February 29, 2012

The Missed List - February 2012

Something has disrupted the time-space continuum.

An extra day has appeared in your calendar and yet you have absolutely no recollection of the 28 prior. Whether the blackout came from pushing your dad out of the path of a car, a blow to the head at your stepdad’s casino, or at the hands of an evil cowboy, there’s no need to go searching for enough plutonium to get your DeLorean up to 1.21 gigawatts just to read those past Lei Chics you don’t remember.

We have you covered with a round-up of our favorite finds from the past month. So you know what to buy, do, and eat in the future.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 29, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Dish Granted

Lei ChicDrinks tonight? Great idea. But then the waffling begins.

One friend is too chicken to try anything spicy, the other is still shell shocked from that bad night at a dive seafood spot, and by the time they finish arguing with your flaky bestie about desserts Happy Hour is over and you’re are a scone’s throw away from calling it all off.

Raise the steaks with a trip to a spot with specials guaranteed to keep everyone from whining and dining – The Royal Hawaiian Center.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 28, 2012

Accessory to the Sublime

Shopping every day is risky business for your wallet.

Take the jewelry aisle where danger lurks from every bangle. Every display has you ringing to your defense and even though you need another pair of earrings like two holes in your head it’s difficult to escape the right to pair charms.

Don’t put yourself at wrist by shopping blindly. To help you find inspiration the Lei Chic team to dug deep (into our overflowing accessory drawers) for an inside look at our favorite pieces.


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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 27, 2012

Design Intervention

Lei ChicA brainstorm came over bellinis this weekend - the perfect LBDD (little black dress design). It’s cute as a button and it looks like your entry into the style world is all sewn up except for a few things -  You don’t know anything about fabric, patterns, or sewing.

Your dream is unraveling. It will take a solid plan of fashion to get in the stitch of things.

Enter the new Hawaii Fashion Incubator Coop.

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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 25, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lei ChicEnter
H & Win
Before you book your plane ticket to snap up Marni's collection for H&M March 8, try your hand at grabbing one of the perfectly printed outfits and wonderfully quirky accessories in two giveaways. Fashionista has a size six polka dot dress and daisy necklace up for grabs while your most inspirational instagram pic could win you an entire outfit from H&M.
When & Details: Fashionista's giveaway ends Monday. Enter on... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 24, 2012

Craving Grace

You: Forgive me, Lei, for I have sinned. It's been one hour since my last concession and I need help!

LC: What ales you?

You: I thought giving up my favorite food for Lent would be a piece of cake but I'm going doughnuts. Yesterday, there was an office party for the boss's birthday. Tomorrow, it's brunch with the girls. I can't catch a break and I'm really frying!

LC: Today, I bestow upon you the secrets of three wise women who have spent their culinary careers creaming up healthy versions of crave-worthy foods. With these recipes, you'll be one tough cookie.

So you don't have to rest in grease. I guarantee you'll reach salvation.
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 23, 2012

Weekend Picks - February 23, 2012

Lei Chic Eat
Sugar Highs
We told you Kathy Masunaga's concoctions were blissful, now armed with a new name and almost fully operational truck her new business, Sweet Revenge, is making its debut at Eat the Streets with her flaky pies, decadent Bliss butters, and the s'mores with homemade chocolate marshmallows that we're still craving.
When: Tomorrow, 4 - 9 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 22, 2012

Love Triangles

Lei ChicGold chain. Silver pendant. Gold chain bracelet. Silver charm bracelet.

One look at your accessory tree and it’s clear - It’s time to branch out. Not that you want to go too far out on a limb or root around in your savings (after all, money doesn’t grow on trees).

So you’ll jump for a few pieces that go against the grain in the coolest way possible.

Voz Clothing and Art necklaces and bracelets are cut from wood, stained a deep walnut, then painted with not-so-natural hues. Think rectangle... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 21, 2012

Mix Master

Lei Chic Your style was climbing the charts until everyone started rocking your looks. 

It started with new thigh highs that proved your boots were made for mocking. Just days after donning your new KARL fingerless pieces you had to ask several friends to justify their gloves. But when five people showed up in your new schoolgirl skirt it was time... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 18, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lei Chic See
The Pow Wow Factor
Stock up on snacks, slide in your best walking shoes, and trek around town to check out the newest art popping up on walls all over Kakaako for Pow Wow Hawaii. Start at the now seriously cool stretch between Office Max and the Jaguar dealership and when you can finally tear yourself away, wander down Cooke Street for more eye-popping murals by more than 30 artists. Tonight amp up your inspiration at the opening of the Read more »

Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About Lei Chic

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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