January 2012


January 10, 2012

Short and Sweet

Lei ChicYou thought you would never find Mr. Bite.

Not after that brief fling with Chip Ahoy (sweet guy, kind of chunky), a late night cuddled up on the couch with Thin Mints (a little crunchy, kept hanging around girl scouts), and the weekend you almost lost all hope after a disastrous romp at Pepperidge Farm with that rich guy from Milano (too delicate, melted in the sun).

Then finally, you found an eco-conscious, educated newcomer who’s a little rough around the edges, but is definitely delicious - Kulanui’s Okara Shortbread Cookies.

The new snack is the latest creation by University of... Read more »

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January 9, 2012

Decorative Throw Pillows

ImageFair & Square: Sprucing up your nest for 2012 doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

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Posted on Monday, January 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 9, 2012

Print Condition

Lei ChicUp next on Entertaining Tonight:
Hey! Diddle Diddle – Elicit affairs under the moon. We’ve got the scoop on the dish and spoon’s runaway romance.
Party to Disaster! – Revealing mug shots of the Wonderland trio that pulled a tea time attack on a young visitor.

But first – You’ve been served! Hot new housewares are shaking up tables across Hawaii.

Designer Kaypee Soh and the team at Somace have turned their sophisticated prints into dinnerware that will bowl you over. Chic... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 7, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 07, 2012

Lei ChicWatch
On the Tail
What:
Pack water, sunscreen, binoculars and kick off the most active season for humpback whale watching in the islands. On Maui, the Pacific Whale Foundation launches weekly cruises and volunteers in three locations will help people spot the majestic creatures. On Oahu, check out the seaside locations where the... Read more »

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January 6, 2012

Double Take

ImageDouble Take: Dolce reopens with a new owner and fresh new fashions.

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January 6, 2012

Best of Lei Chic 2011: Snooze Control

Lei ChicAs we ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!
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Originally published August 9, 2011.


On behalf of the Captain and entire crew, welcome aboard Lei Chic Airlines flight 8911, stop-and-go-service to the Land of Nod.

Our flight time will be anywhere between five minutes and six hours depending on your comfort level. For $7, you may rent a scratchy wool blanket and flat, postage... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 5, 2012

What's Next

ImageForget the fireworks, the new year is all about new fashions.

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January 5, 2012

Best of Lei Chic 2011:Snooze Control

Lei Chic As we ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!
Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 5, 2012

Weekend Picks - January 05, 2012

Lei Chic Celebrate
Hare Today, Dragon Tomorrow
What:
Chinese New Year comes early in 2012 and so do the celebrations. Say goodbye to the year of the rabbit and start ringing in the dragon at this weekend's two-day festival featuring dancing, singing, Chinese fortune readings, and we bet a fair share of gin doi (crispy, fried hollow doughnuts), gau (mochi-like pudding from Chinese brown sugar), and candied fruits.
When: Tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where:... Read more »

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January 4, 2012

Wrap Star

ImageLegendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg recently stopped in Honolulu for the opening of her first Hawaii boutique.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 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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