July 2012

July 21, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lei Chic Eat
Wine and Dine
You have just 10 more days to enjoy Mariposa's special four-course dinner menu by Executive Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg. If seared foie gras, escargot and mushroom ravioli, and cedar-roasted beef tenderloin don't whet your appetite, perhaps the 750ml bottle of Silver Oak wine that accompanies them will.
When: Nightly through July 31.
Where: Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center.
Details: $250... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 20, 2012

Special Delivery

Lei Chic Dear mainland retail stores,

Over the years, we've come to realize our relationship has been more give than take.

We're tired of planning entire vacations around you; flying thousands of miles and spending an extra $50 to lug back suitcases stuffed with your covetable goodies.

It's about time Hawaii shoppers got some love. And, thanks to LeSportsac, that time is now.

Meet "Moana Ahe," a line of hobos, weekender and crossbody bags featuring an exotic print designed by Leeward Oahu... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 19, 2012

Weekend Picks - July 19, 2012

Lei Chic Marvel
Makeup Forever
Celebrate the power of makeup at Face Art Beauty's Makeup Art Event. View a special gallery of wildly fantastic portraits, watch a live body painting, get a free makeover and browse a pop-up shop featuring Pure Joy Adornments jewelry, Love Made Hawaii turbans and clothes from Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 18, 2012

Yogi Wear

Lei Chic There are a select handful of people in this world who can look amazing while doing pretty much anything. Grocery shopping. Exercising. Crying.

Then there's you. Try as you might, you can't help but turn into a hot blotchy mess (and that's just when you grocery shop).

Lucky for you, we can help. That's because we found this...

Introducing moani yoga, a new Waikiki shop that offers stylish, organic yoga gear, brought to you by Emi Paine, owner of MUSE by RIMO, also in Waikiki, and Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 17, 2012

A Bright Idea

Today is shaping up to be a gorgeous day. But lately, the weather has been, well, not so summery.

Overcast skies. Frequent showers. A general case of the blahs.

We won't point fingers, but if Emilia and Fabio have any say, more dreariness may be on the way.

If only there was some other way to brighten your day. Or at least your face...

Oh hey, there is. Behold: six colorful, eye-catching beauty products that will help you light up a room.

Umbrellas... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 17, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Too Cool for School

Getting your keiki ready to go back to school is a lot like a team challenge on a fashion reality show. You start with a whirlwind shopping trip, spend hours squabbling over key looks (there may even be a tear or two), then come show time, you send them out and hope for the best.

The main difference? You don't need a tall German supermodel or silver-haired adviser to tell you what's in or out; you've got Pearlridge Center and its five must-haves for a stylish start to the school year. Even better, shop at the Center this weekend and Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 16, 2012

Draw Something

Lei Chic Going back to work after two days of freedom can be a downer. Fortunately, there are ways to cheer yourself up.

Like taking a minute (or four) to watch hilarious YouTube videos. Or say funny words out loud.

Uranus. Haboob. Doodlipoop.

Oh, you're not familiar with that last one? Allow us to change that...

Introducing Doodlipoop, a line of colorful greeting cards, stickers,... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lei Chic Buy
Friendly Face
Social media mavens will "like" this. YSL's newest limited-edition eyeshadow palette is inspired by none other than Facebook, complete with packaging that mimics the website's signature blue hue. "Pure Chromatics Devoted to Fans" will be available exclusively on YSL's Facebook page for $55, but click quickly - only 1,650 of these palettes were reportedly produced.
... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 13, 2012

Salute Your Shorts

Lei Chic Be afraid. Be very afraid. A number of horrible things could happen today.

You could lose your wallet. Fall off a ladder. Get chased by a guy in a hockey mask.

Watch your boyfriend wear his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-shirt and polyester basketball shorts out in public.

On second thought, you'll take the guy in the hockey mask...

Good news. Your luck is about to turn, thanks to Ryan Ota's new men's shorts, available this weekend at Makkuro Makkuro's first-ever pop-up shop.

... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 12, 2012

Weekend Picks - July 12, 2012

Lei Chic Taste
Bitters Sweet Symphony
Helping a local business get off the ground has never been tastier, thanks to Bitter, Sweet and Savory, a special tasting at Prima. Enjoy seven hand-crafted bitters-driven mini cocktails by Hawaii Bitters Company co-founders and bartenders, Kyle Reutner and Mike Prasad, paired with seven flavors of Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 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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