June 2009

June 18, 2009

Weekend Picks - June 18, 2009

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

Trunk Rock

Seaside Luxe, the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 17, 2009

Retro Fitting

Your friends don’t call you Miss Manners for nothing. You always know who to introduce first, whether to bring a gift, and − most important − what to wear where.

And minding your p’s and q’s doesn't end when you hit the beach or pool. Flashing too much flesh is a serious fashion faux pas.

Local swimwear designer Suzanna Kuhlemann agrees. Her new line of bikinis is full of ladylike suits with ruffled halter-tie tops, high-waisted boyshorts and spankies-style bottoms.

Don’t let the collection's... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 16, 2009

Freeze Frame

The morning after your last party, you had a few regrets. The biggest one? That all the blurry memories were actually crystal clear photos that ended up on Facebook. The embarrassment was worse than your hangover.

Want a post-party memento worth keeping?

For your next bash, trade in those cringe-worthy cell phone snaps for something fun and fabulous by renting a photo booth. You’re almost guaranteed to capture your good side – there’s just something about piling into a booth with a group of your gals that brings out only your best kissy-face and supermodel poses.

The process is simple: get... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 13, 2009

Gift Guides: Men

The chic new shirt you got him is still shelved. The gadget you were sure would revolutionize his cell is still in the box. And that new hot sauce apparently didn't bring the heat.

What you really need for that Father's Day/birthday/Christmas/Valentine's Day gift is options.

So here is a complete round up of all of our favorite finds for your guy.

Lei ChicBoy Toys

A 16-foot screen, fly fishing lessons, cufflinks with memory built... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 12, 2009

Family Guy

We’re not lost.

You think I’m made of money?

The lawn’s not going to mow itself.

Dad is always brimming with gems of wisdom. This Sunday, show the man some love with these gift ideas, inspired by classic Dad-isms. Which one will be best for your Pop? Oh, go ask your mother.

Lei Chic“When I Was Your Age…”
Yeah, Dad, we know.... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 12, 2009

Movers and Shakers

Summer’s here, and the beach barbecue invitations are pouring in.

You’ll show up with your famous potato-mac salad – but sadly, you’ll also be bringing a serving of muffin tops, a side of cottage cheese thighs and a heaping helping of beer belly.

It’s time to kick the cookies to the curb and sign up for Mehetia Productions' 14-day Tahitian Dance Boot Camp, which uses fast-paced, high-energy Tahitian dance moves to shake you into serious shape.

Need proof? On average, previous boot campers have lost one pound or 1.5... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 11, 2009

Weekend Picks - June 11, 2009

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

Taste the new menu of pastries made with water pumped from depths of 3,000 feet just off the Big Island. At Mahalo Deep Sea's... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 10, 2009

Game Plan


At your house, it’s always game time. You always win Hide the Shopping Spree Bags, but he always beats you at the Amazing Race to the Remote Control. And when your version of Who Wants to be a Dish Washer? results in a draw, you consider that a victory.

Even play time has you competing for opposing teams. Your girlfriends are coming over for wine, gossip and a Sex & the City marathon. But he’s already staking claim to the TV with a handful of dudes wielding video games.

Luckily, there’s a win-win situation for everyone: the Mobile Gamer Guys.

The local company... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 9, 2009

Told You Sew


Found during last weekend’s dig through your closet looking for something fresh and exciting to wear:

Your (formerly) favorite dress with the broken zipper.
The blouse that goes with everything, but is missing two buttons.
Those black pants that fit perfectly, except for the ripped hem.

An entire swatch of your wardrobe is united by one common thread − the need to be repaired or altered.

 But trips to the tailor, especially for minor fixes like replacing buttons or restitching hems, can leave your wallet looking threadbare.

So, learn... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 8, 2009

Spa-portunity Knocks


How do spa appointments usually end?

Wake up (hurry, we have another client waiting). Get in your car (after being followed by lot-stalkers waiting for your spot). Fight H-1 traffic getting back home (where is everyone going on a Saturday?)

Your relaxation sessions wind up a lot like the weekday routine you’re trying to wind down from.

For some real R-and-R, call Mobile Spa Girls, a new team of spa pros who bring experience from the Hilton’s Mandara Spa, Heaven on Earth, and the Ihilani Spa, to you.

Without stepping a foot out of your... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 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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