July 2011

July 15, 2011

Fast Foods

Lei Chic Alton Brown promised it was easy.

But three trips to the grocery store (what aisle is the clarified butter in?), five google searches (how do I MAKE clarified butter), and two emergency first aid stops later (grating nutmeg is hazardous work) there’s still no sign of that supposedly-simple appetizer.

Guess you’ll have to hit your go-to... Read more »

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July 14, 2011

Weekend Picks - July 14, 2011

Lei ChicPaddle
Moon River
Explore the North Shore under the full moon with this half-mile river tour. It's not for beginners, but you have a day to brush up on your kayak or stand-up paddling skills before the Friday night event.
When: Tomorrow, 8 - 10 p.m.
Where: Haleiwa
Details: $30 a person if you need to rent a board or kayak. $10 if you bring your own. The fee includes the tour, refreshments, and a glow stick. Reservations are required at 808.637.9887.... Read more »

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July 13, 2011

Answering the Wine-1-1

Lei ChicWhen it comes to life, you’re looking through ros'e-colored glasses.

Thanks to a cabinet full of the chard stuff your glass has been half-full for years. But then a night in with the girls unexpectedly wiped out your whites, ran through your reds, and even left your dessert blends at a new merlot.

Tankfully, you’ve prepared for the emergency with a little brew-it-yourself.

Homebrew in Paradise offers you everything you need to create bottles of everything from Napa Valley merlots to Italian Barolos. With... Read more »

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July 12, 2011


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July 12, 2011


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July 12, 2011


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July 12, 2011

Styled's Play

Lei ChicFamily shopping day means quality time with your favorite style friends.

You: Max Azria, Michael Kors, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Your little one: Dora, Elmo, Princesses Belle, Jasmine, and the whole castle crew.

You just said goodbye to onesies and are bracing yourself for Hello Kitty. And though the cast of characters in her closet is cute, you wish you could give your future fashionista a style boost that won’t turn into a “what was mom thinking” moment in her wedding slideshow.

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July 11, 2011

Celling Points

Lei ChicBlake Lively may be the “it” girl, but you are definitely the I-T girl.

You’re so plugged in that you have every gadget before the real buzz begins. But staying current means you have another problem that’s really starting to push your buttons; an ever-growing stash of obsolete electronics, chargers, and batteries.

Hold the phone-or actually don’t. We found three ways for you to get rid of your old mobiles, cameras, and anything else you want to power off permanently.

1 – Sell... Read more »

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July 9, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lei ChicCreate
Art in the Park
Dance crews, live music, spoken poetry, storytellers, and a chance to weave, print, and paint your way through your own art project are among the 27 reasons to stop by The Contemporary Museum today for the free ArtSpree event.
When: Today, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: The Contemporary Museum , 2411 Makiki Heights Dr.
Details: Click here for all the details onRead more »

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July 8, 2011

A Little Wright Reading

Lei Chic News? You get it in 140 characters or less on twitter. Friends? You barely have time to “like” them on facebook. Forget newspapers and letters, the only written messages you can deal with, good or Carrie Bradshaw-bad, fit on post-its.

So the idea of skimming more than the back cover of the newest bestseller just isn’t your speed.

Lucky for you, one Honolulu-born author’s intriguing stories won’t require a change of pace.

Kirby Wright is... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011 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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