January 2010


January 20, 2010

Brews Worthy

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Your Drinking Buddy: Hey girl, you’re crying into your beer. What’s all the brew-ha-ha about? 


You: I can't grin and beer it anymore. I’m trying to go green, but I don’t want to give up my beloved brews. I still want to get my buzz on, but I need a more natural selection. 



DB: I’ve got a cure for what ales you. Kona Brewing Company has just released Oceanic Organic Saison, Hawai‘i’s first certified organic beer. The organic malt, hops, and coriander are made with special farming practices that... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 19, 2010

Inside Information

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411 Operator: Aloha, city and island, please?

You: Hi, I’m trying to locate a new designer outlet boutique that just opened in Waikiki. It’s called Outlet 411 by MixMix.

Operator: An outlet…in Waikiki? Are you sure you don’t mean Waikele?

You: Nope, you heard right. It’s in Waikiki. In fact Outlet 411's owner, Tomoya Tsuruhara, specifically opened in town... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 15, 2010

Sea and the City

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Start spreading the news. It’s open today. You’ll wanna be a part of it.

There’s a new boutique on the Lower East Side – of Oahu, that is. Seastar 8.4.23, opening tonight in Waikiki, is all about bringing the Big Apple to the beach.

After living and working in NYC’s music and fashion scenes, sisters Nana and Yuri Fujisé wanted to bring some of the City’s style back with them to the Islands.

The boutique’s name is beachy (Seastar... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 14, 2010

Weekend Picks - January 14, 2010

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

Rockin' Runway
What: Hit up the Roberta Oaks Resort and Spring fashion show as part of the Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown event. Also, check out the opening reception of Rich Richardson’s art exhibition and the debut of jewelry line JB Friedman Design. Enjoy a live performance by the Girlfriends and jams from ADHDJ while digging into handmade pizzas and the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 14, 2010

Weekend Picks - January 14, 2010

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

Rockin' Runway
What: Hit up the Roberta Oaks Resort and Spring fashion show as part of the Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown event. Also, check out the opening reception of Rich Richardson’s art exhibition and the debut of jewelry line JB Friedman Design. Enjoy a live performance by the Girlfriends and jams from ADHDJ while digging into handmade pizzas and the bar’s extensive beer selection. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 14, 2010

Weekend Picks - January 14, 2010

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

Giddyup
What: Hit up the Cartoon Cowboys Invade Chinatown for the opening reception of Richard Richardson’s art exhibition, a Roberta Oaks Resort and Spring fashion show, and the debut of jewelry line JB Friedman Design. Enjoy a live performance by the Girlfriends and jams from ADHDJ while digging into handmade pizzas and the bar’s extensive... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 13, 2010

Maui Bounty

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Kula lavender, deliciously sweet pineapple, beachy-chic Letarte bikinis. Some of your favorite little luxuries come straight from Maui.

The Valley Isle’s latest Oahu import? Mahina Boutique, the go-to shop of Maui’s stylish set (with three locations in Paia, Kihei and Lahaina) just opened its first Honolulu store in Waikiki.

The new shop has the same laid-back sensibility of... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 12, 2010

Saving Face

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Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what tasty pumpkin snacks are made of. 

And that’s exactly what goes straight to your cheeks, BOTH sets, upon devouring them.

It’s time to face facts. Your favorite fall fruit (if you think it’s a vegetable then you don’t know... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 11, 2010

Sweet Nothings

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Crème brulee, sugar cookies and chocolate are the big losers in your resolutionary war of 2010. At least, the edible versions — they’re your arch enemies.



But you can call a truce with their scent-only cousins, Passion Moon Potions. The calorie-free skin care products, made in scrumptious dessert aromas, will let you indulge without the bulge.

Inspired by her love of baking sweets, Francesca Azar makes the all-natural lip balms, body and face creams, scrubs, butters, and salves from scratch in her Kona home.

She starts with fresh, mostly... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 8, 2010

Basic Instinct

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Some cravings you’re better off resisting (triple cheeseburgers, $500 designer shoes). Others (an ice-cold beer after a long day at work, incredibly-soft comfy cotton tees that you’ll wear forever) are SO worth giving into.

No one knows this better than Papiloa Jourdan, whose own addiction to edgy basics and all things earth-friendly served as the catalyst for Green Fiend Apparel, her newly launched eco-chic streetwear line.

The Maui-based designer started off in... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 8, 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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