June 30, 2008
From teasing monkeys at the zoo to trying to touch the whale at the Bishop Museum, field trips were great because they were a trip – the education part you merely tolerated.
Today though, doing something cool and actually learning something new is the fun part. So next vacation, take visiting family or friends on one of Warren Costa’s personalized Big Island tours. But don’t think “tour,” which is the type of experience Costa works hard to set his company apart from.
Instead think a fun, off-the-beaten-path excursion with just you, yours, and Hilo-native... Read more »
June 27, 2008
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June 26, 2008
Weekend Picks - June 26, 2008
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
What: Last minute Fashionista’s Market clearance on all premium denim, and cheap cocktails - $3 mimosas all afternoon. Shop for jeans from Frankie B., True Religion and other brands, and take an additional 10 percent off your entire purchase. Plus, get a sneak peek at the new items to be offered at the upcoming July 20 sale (no buying, just looking!). Spend $200 to get one-hour-early VIP admission to the next sale for first dibs on everything the Fashionistas just scored on... Read more »
June 25, 2008
Movin' On Up
So many lessons your parents tried to teach you just never stuck – don’t stay out late, watch your mouth, and wait until marriage to name a few. Luckily one important message got through – it’s always good to share.
Kailua girl Shanon Jenkins Schubert took this instruction to heart in her newly re-opened and expanded Kailua Movement Studio – a shared movement space that offers... Read more »
June 24, 2008
Affair Of The Tart
In the quest for a guilt-free way to satisfy your ice cream cravings, frozen yogurt has topped your list for years. And while your friends on the mainland can't stop raving about the too-good-to-be-true, low-cal and low-fat, sweet/tart frozen yogurt at Pinkberry, fro yo hasn't reached the same phenom status here in the islands.
But that doesn't mean the frozen yogurt evolution hasn't hit our shores. It has – if you know where to look.
There are at least three spots around O‘ahu to get your fix of the strangely addicting frozen yogurt that actually tastes like yogurt, with all the tang... Read more »
June 23, 2008
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June 23, 2008
Know Your Joe
If the only thing you know about coffee is you like it, it’s high time you brushed up on your coffee know-how with this little quiz (especially since Hawai‘i is the only commercial coffee producer in the nation).
Then, get in-depth knowledge in the handy new (and first-of-its-kind) local coffee guide. “The Hawai‘i Coffee Book: A Gourmet’s Guide from Kona to Kaua‘i” features island-by-island farm and tour listings, information on roasting, brewing, and coffee culture, tasting tips, Hawaiian coffee recipes, and more.
Calling All... Read more »
June 20, 2008
Teeny Weeny Green Bikini
You've been faithfully recycling 1's and 2's (and paper too!), and always have your reusable grocery bags at the ready. It's a rewarding effort, but sometimes you wish being eco-friendly was a little more eco-fabulous.
Now you can reduce (read: skimpy), reuse (read: show off) and be sexy in San Natura Organic's vibrant new collection of Eco-Sexy organic bikinis. Designed by San Lorenzo Kauaʻi owners Megan Spurlock and Jhonatan Figueroa, these all-Brazilian cut swimsuits feature double string or belt style bottoms and tops adorned with wooden beads, all in... Read more »
June 19, 2008
Weekend Picks - June 19, 2008
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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