June 2011

July 1, 2011


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June 30, 2011

Weekend Picks - June 30, 2011

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Sipping Pretty
Just when you thought you hit all the chic happy hour spots in Hawaii, the Kahala Hotel jumps into the mix. This summer you can start your weekends seaside with a Pineapple Basil cocktail in one hand and a discounted bite of crispy chicken poke in the other.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Plumeria Beach House, Kahala Hotel & Resort
Details: Draft beer and... Read more »

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June 30, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Petal to the Metal

Lei ChicA glance at your watch and - Yikes!

You meant to catch a few rays. Instead it appears you caught more than few zzzzs during your ”quick” suntan touch up on the beach.

Now you’re racing the clock until your most punctual friend’s birthday party, searching desperately for something to wear and a gift that doesn’t look last minute. Wrestling with Waikiki traffic would get you in a real jam but you don’t have time to get to your go-to boutique... Read more »

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June 29, 2011

Playing by the Look

Lei Chic 55 miles per hour. No returns without receipt. Dry clean only. No kissing on the first date. Credit cards not accepted. No double dipping (at least not when anyone is looking).

Your life is full of restrictions. Break free with one Rull that’s meant to be outspoken.

Cassandra Rull first broke into the local fashion scene as a student sewing party dresses for her and her friends after class. Now she’s a college graduate and ready to... Read more »

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June 28, 2011

On the Fringe

Lei ChicThe cowboy jacket you grabbed for a horseback ride had you blazing in the saddle. The leather pants picked up for an 80s party left you sweating to the oldies. And those rocker shorts you wore to that beach house cookout – you were clam baking in them.

You’ve tried every way you can to look cool in leather. But in the islands that sizzling style is literally just too hot.

Fortunately, a local jewelry designer has found a way to make leather more earable.

Sonya Monique started making her tribal-inspired pieces... Read more »

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June 27, 2011

Going Back to Decal-i

Lei ChicYou rock at Word, Excel at spreadsheets, and you don’t mean to Powerpoint fingers, but frankly no one in the office can work a presentation like you.

You get a real rise out of climbing the corporate ladder. But dealing with the drab khakiness of office life is so uninspiring you are sometimes tempted to just e-mail it in.

Get a jolt (without resorting to the drudge in the lunchroom coffee pot) with a desk accessory that does live up to the type.Read more »

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June 25, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Mahina Kailua
A slice of Los Angeles slides into Kailua with the opening of Mahina Boutique. Like its other four locations, the shop is stocked full of chic, comfy dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, jewelry and bags that are completely affordable - nothing retails over $55. Our pick is the convertible Dolce dress; four+ cute (we promise) looks for $35.
When: Sun. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 539 Kailua Rd.,... Read more »

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June 24, 2011

Single Style

Lei Chic Lei: Hi, my name is Lei – and I’m a serial monotonous.

Group: Hi Lei.

Lei: I can’t wear my pink shoes without the matching belt. Breaking apart an outfit gives me separation anxiety.
But I hit frock bottom when I grabbed the wrong bag for a girls’ trip and had only (takes a ragged breath) a cardigan, a tunic, leggings, and a pair of sandals for the ENTIRE WEEKEND! (breaks down into uncontrollable sobs)

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June 23, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Downing the Isles

Lei ChicThere’s a foreign rebellion going on in your house.

Your Volkswagen just went kaputt . Those Korean-made wedges lost their sole. And then there was that night you and your girlfriends spent with one too many bottles of Australian shiraz- Let’s just say you were really down under.

It’s high time you stopped being burned by items from abroad. This Sunday you can go island shopping without getting on a plane... Read more »

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June 23, 2011

Weekend Picks - June 23, 2011

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Runway Hits
Friday night cocktails and Saturday brunch get an infusion of fab from three local designers. Matt Bruening and Andy South kick it off at Nextdoor with a late night glimpse at their Summer/Fall 2011 collections. Then roll out of bed in time for eggs benedict with filet mignon and a look at Acid Dolls' new Nautical or Nice line at the debut of Wolfgang's Steakhouse's Last Saturday Fashion Shows.
When: The Matt Bruening and Andy South event is... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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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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