July 2010


July 30, 2010

Top of the Shops


Lei Chic You’ve been keeping an eye on the gently worn goodies at the Pzazz consignment shop since the first time you picked up that pair of Manolos for a virtual steal.

In fact, browsing the racks for finds has become something of an obsession. After all, nothing quite beats the high of unearthing that practically mint condition Marc Jacobs satchel, BCBG party frock or... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 29, 2010

Weekend Picks - July 29, 2010


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

Sake It To Me
What: Get your tickets now for the sure-to-sell-out Joy of Sake event. This year, there will be more than 300 sakes to taste, with... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 27, 2010

Tooling Around

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You want to be surrounded by beautiful things, but it can be hard to find a balance of form and function in the aisles of your local hardware store.

Besides, features like sweat-proof rubber handles don’t really hold sway with you. And the last time you remodeled your home, you needed a hammer to hang a few new prints in your bedroom, not build an addition off the kitchen.

So leave the boring hardware goods to the utilitarians. SoHa Living, the Kahala boutique that specializes in elegant home accessories, is offering up a brand new line... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 26, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Jean Therapy


Lei ChicYou’ve invented a new dance move. You call it: “getting into your jeans.” It’s a mix of hip wiggling, hopping, groaning and breathing strategically that you’ve been perfecting over the past few months.

But you’ve got a sinking feeling that it’s time to face the fats. You either need new pants or a serious workout intervention.

Luckily, we’ve got just the man for your blob.


Meet Ryan Pang,... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 26, 2010

This Sud's For You


Lei ChicYour mini-est mini. A few (too many) martinis. A 6 a.m. walk-of-shame.

Usually you’re more of a girl-gone-mild than anything else. But even Little Miss Squeaky Clean gets a little down and dirty every now and then.

And just because your inner bad girl spent the night knee deep in dirt, doesn’t mean you can’t come up smelling like roses. Or mint, or lavender, or yummy coffee vanilla for that matter.

Clean up your act with a deliciously scented bar of Filthy Farmgirl Soap. Created by friends Gretchen Wetzel and... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 23, 2010

Get Your Licks

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You’ve got a rough formula for diet-blowing that goes something like this: taste must be greater than, or equal to, the amount of time it will take to burn it off (in treadmill minutes, which are longer than actual minutes).

And since you’re a whiz at math, you know that some snacks just don’t add up (we’re looking at you, convenience store nachos). Well, plug this one into the equation: Tropical Dreams ice cream is now available on Oahu.

Tropical Dreams treats have been around on the Big Island for years, and now, thanks to Melanie Boudar, owner of Sweet Paradise Chocolatier (and our... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 23, 2010

Mad Skills


Lei ChicDVR programmed? Check.
Couch cushions plumped? Check.
Remote handy? Check.
Ingredients for vodka gimlets and old fashioneds chilling? Double check.

You’re all set for this Sunday’s Mad Men premiere, except for one thing—your outfit is decidedly too modern. What you need is the perfect vintage-style apron, like the one Betty Draper rocks throughout the series. Sounds like a job for your inner domestic goddess.

For a few tips, we turned to vintage material maven Micah Iaukea, the gal... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Tot Stuff


You’d much rather show up to a summer party rocking a one-of-a-kind design than donning the same-Old Navy sundress as everyone else. So wouldn’t you want the same for your sweet, stylish mini-me? Gear up your little one with these locally made threads and accessories, and let your baby be a standout in the crib-cruising crowd.


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Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Weekend Pick - July 15, 2010


Lei Chic Summertime—and the shopping is easy! Sale-ing season is in full swing, both online and in stores, so read on for a score of new collections, deep discounts and sweet deals especially for Lei Chic readers.

It’s a Sale-ebration... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2010

Pretty Fly

Lei Chic Owl 1: Man, my chick is spending every moment of her free time trying to find unique, locally-made stuff online on Etsy. It's turning her into a total night owl.

Owl 2: Spending hours internet shopping is for the birds! Especially since Pueo Boutique opened... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 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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