January 2014

January 31, 2014

Shore Thing

3rd Ave Shore opens new decal shop in Kailua

3rd Ave Shore

"Congratulations, you've come in third!" is probably not the best thing to hear when you're in, say, Sochi.

But if you're in Kailua, then you're golden, because you've just walked into 3rd Ave Shore's shop, now open on Hamakua Dr.

Owner and designer Sam Hardin started Read more »

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January 30, 2014

Weekend Picks - January 30, 2014

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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Quince Charming
Home decor junkies, act fast to take advantage of Quince's moving sale. For the next two days, the entire shop will be 15-20 percent off to clear out merchandise before it moves to a new location at 687 Auahi St. You'll have one more chance to shop the clearance sale during Honolulu Night Market on February 15, then stay tuned for re-opening details mid-March.
When: Through 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Where: 683 Auahi St.
Details: Call 808-371-4413 for more.

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January 29, 2014

Ad Hawk

11 commercials to watch for during Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl commercials

This weekend, months of anticipation will culminate in four glorious hours of action-packed entertainment. We're talking about the Super Bowl... commercials, that is.

Below, we showcase some of the most talked-about spots, from a kick-ass movie parody to a candy-napping. Start clicking now, then keep your eyes peeled come Sunday.

You can always take bathroom breaks while some dudes throw a pigskin around.

H&M - Covered vs. Uncovered... Read more »

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January 28, 2014

Thrift into High Gear

Shopping tips: How to score amazing thrift store finds

Thrift store shopping tips

We may not have an old ship, drunken drawl or gobs of black eyeliner, but we consider ourselves savvy treasure hunters nonetheless. After all, finding elusive vintage and retro gems in a sea of thrift store castoffs can be just as tricky as a chest of gold coins.

Uncover your own wardrobe booty with our key shopping tips and remember, when it comes to slashed prices, "X" marks the spot.

Check... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 27, 2014

Vermillion Dollar Babe

Vermilli's beachy spring collection to arrive this weekend

Vermilli Anderson dress

There were so many misses at last night's Grammy Awards.

Taylor Swift thinking for a nanosecond that she won Album of the Year (to be fair, both started with the letter "R"). The Grammys Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 24, 2014

Sugars and Spice

Cinnamon Girl's new scented body butters and sugar scrubs

Cinnamon Girl bath and body

No matter how rough 2014 has been so far, just think, you're probably better off than the Biebs.

Especially since you can smooth things over with Cinnamon Girl's new body butters and sugar scrubs. The local brand launched its bath and body line late last year as a response to customer demand, working closely with... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 23, 2014

Weekend Picks - January 23, 2014

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

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Get into the Valentine's Day spirit at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House Shop. Its first rotating pop-up is now rife with love-ly finds like heart-shaped wind chimes and measuring cups, scented macaron purses, kissing teacups and more.
When: Through February 14
Where: 2411 Makiki Heights Dr.
Details: For more information, call 808-532-8786 or Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 22, 2014

A Running Start

Easy ways to make and keep your New Year's fitness resolutions

New Year's fitness tips
Lei Chic's Tip: Use style as a fitness motivator! Cute active wear, like Lily Lotus' new Mermaid Dreams collection, will have you looking forward to workouts.... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 21, 2014

Hair Goes Nothing

New Vectus laser makes permanent hair removal quick and easy

Vectus Laser hair removal

Whatever your New Year's resolutions are (or were, depending on how rough your month's been), they probably didn't include "Stop shaving."

Newsflash, they totally should.

Especially since this year, you've got access to Vectus, a new laser that makes permanent hair removal quicker and waaay less painful that other lasers. Forget the numbing cream. And the ice. And the sensation of being... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 17, 2014

World of Wander

Rove Swimwear launches bohemian chic swim line

Rove Swimwear

Chalk it up to your inner gypsy, but you go through life like you do road trips: sans GPS. Wherever you go, there you are is pretty much your mantra.

Except when it comes to shopping, in which case you've got a track record of knowing exactly what you want and where to get it.

Chart a course for Rove Swimwear, a new, locally designed swim line that's manufactured in Bali and blends high-quality construction and fit with carefree,... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 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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