July 2013


July 31, 2013

Scout and About

5 fun things to do in Waialua


This week is craaazy. First, you had all that Tropical Storm-turned-Depression Flossie frenzy. Then came The Cure's epic, adrenaline-pumping concert (your mind is still blown). And it's only Wednesday?

Seriously, no one would blame you if you started planning your weekend itinerary now. And since you already gassed up the car pre-storm, why not pack up... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 30, 2013

Show and Tell

Actress Amanda Schull shares 'Suits' scoops and style tips

Amanda Schull

When it comes to appointment television, we've got pretty high standards: characters must enjoy frequent verbal sparring, plots must center around a multi-million dollar law firm, and, most importantly, outfits must consist of high-end designer labels.

Suits fits all that to a luxurious, silk-blend tee. So, when we got word that actress and Punahou graduate Amanda... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 29, 2013

Buy of the Storm

Rain-ready fashion inspired by Tropical Storm Flossie

Flossie Fashion

In case you haven't already heard, there's a storm approaching - a storm that you should take very seriously. (Unsolicited advice to the National Hurricane Center: nix the not-so-serious name Flossie.)

As you track the changing weather, don't forget to keep style on your radar. As your trusty fashion forecasters, we've put together the latest rain-ready model for you to, well, model.

Here's to looking soaking hot.
... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 27, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 27, 2013

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

Lei Chic Drink
Cup for Grabs
What:
Perk up! Stop by DFS Galleria Waikiki to celebrate Art of Hawaiian Coffee: free local coffee tastings, coffee-inspired sweets, a large-scale coffee cup mosaic, coffee stain art created by a Marvel Comics anime designer, and more. Tonight's main attraction: 18 baristas go head-to-head in a live latte art competition judged by World Barista Champion Pete Licata.
When: Now through Wednesday. Latte art competition takes place tonight, 4-8 p.m.
Where: DFS Galleria Waikiki, 330 Royal Hawaiian Ave.
... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 26, 2013

In Roar Form

UH graduate Bejan Moers debuts Warrior Designs clothing line

Warrior by Bejan Moers

When it comes to fashion, it's a jungle out there. Sometimes, you've got to be a real warrior to snag the hottest designs or score the best deals.

Other times, you just have to look like one, which is all the more reason to attend tonight's launch of Warrior Designs, a clothing line by Bejan Mojer.

If his name sounds familiar, that's because the Brooklyn-born, University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate was... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 25, 2013

Weekend Picks - July 25, 2013

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Shop
Go Halfsies
What:
What's better than a hot new bikini? A hot new bikini at a whopping 50 percent off! Hula-la Boutique is having an end-of-summer blowout and Lei Chic readers are getting major VIP access. Mention this post to score half off the entire store, including flirty, yet totally functional bikinis, breezy cover-ups, maxi dresses, and more! This is the store's biggest sale yet, so snag these great deals before they're gone.
When:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 24, 2013

Set in 'Motion'

Panacea Designs launches exclusive jewelry line for Local Motion

Panacea Designs for Local Motion

All rise! Today's trial is Lei Chic versus the State of Her Jewelry Box.

Jewelry Box: Members of the jewelry, er, jury, this case is not clear. Just look at it! I'm overflowing with countless rings, necklaces, and bracelets. Conditions are poor, pieces are showing signs of neglect. We need to put a restraining order on Ms. Chic's shopping immediately.
... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 23, 2013

Prince of Wails

Lei Chic's gift ideas for Will and Kate's new royal baby boy

Royal Baby Gifts

Okay, so he wasn't wailing. In fact, when Will and Kate carried their newborn out of St. Mary's Hospital this morning, he was picture perfect.

No, the screaming came from the throng of reporters and bystanders camped outside... and us. (What can we say? It was a momentous occasion.) To celebrate, we packed a virtual gift... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2013

Frost Bites

Lei Chic's top local picks for National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream

Sad news: You only have nine days left to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Chill out, that's still plenty of time for you to sample our top locally made ice cream (and gelato) picks. You might just have to call in a snow day or two.


Il GelatoRead more »

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 20, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, July 20, 2013

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

Lei Chic

Download
Market Research
What:
Navigate Honolulu Night Market like pro tonight by downloading the new Honolulu Night Market app, free on iTunes and Google Play (screenshots above). Map out mini events, galleries, and activities throughout the area, check in to various locations, and access special content. View a live photo feed via #HNLNightMarket, check for updates, pull up an entertainment schedule,... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 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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