June 2012

June 19, 2012

Plastic Dreams

Plexiglass jewelry by B. D'Angelo

Lei Chic Your relationship with plastic? Kind of hit-or-miss.

Hit: new plastic designer shoes that make your feet look amazing, purchased during a whirlwind late night online shopping spree.

Miss: tiny plastic card that funded said shopping spree then charged in with a bank account-draining bill.

You bagged the idea of ever using plastic again... until now.

Introducing B. D'Angelo's new plastic... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 18, 2012

Worn Free

Lei Chic When it comes to shopping, you live for the hunt. You spend your days roaming the racks, tracking the hottest trends and targeting adorable finds.

But for the past year and a half, there was one line that kept slipping through your fingers. Until now.

That's because Roam Hawaii, the mobile marketplace of four free-spirited North Shore designers (Brooke Dombroski, Marissa Eveland, Melissa Jasniy and Cassandra Rull), has finally settled into its... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 16, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Good Buy
Help Eden in Love adopt a village in Sri Lanka by shopping its "Stuff Yo Tote" sale. Pick up a special "Adopt A Village" tote for $7 and gain access to four racks of dresses, blazers, tops and accessories, all priced between $5 and $20.
When: Through next Saturday.
Where: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Preview the sale merchandise on Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 15, 2012

Pretty in Ink

There you are, having the ultimate girls' night with Angelina Jolie, Rihanna and Kat Von D.

First, some red carpet hopping and cocktails at the Chateau Marmont. Next, an awkward run-in with the paparazzi. Then, sometime during the night, comes the inevitable trip to the tattoo parlor.

And the horrible realization that you're deathly afraid of needles...

Hey, it could happen; and when it does, you'll want to be prepared. Here's what you do.

Go to the Honolulu Museum of Art and view its newest exhibit, Tattoo Honolulu. Then, stop by the Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - June 14, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Ladies Choice
It's all about girl power at First Lady: The Movement's 3rd Annual Expo. More than 20 local female designers and vendors, like B. D'Angelo and Cassandra Rull, will showcase their latest fashion, jewelry and accessories for your shopping pleasure. As if you need another reason to leave work early tonight - the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 13, 2012

Pick of the Litter

Lei Chic Psst. Wake up. It's 1 p.m.

You're sprawled face down in a random hotel room. You appear to be missing a sequined stiletto. You can't remember anything that happened in the past 18 hours.

And don't freak out, but there's a tiger in the bathroom...

You might want to find a better way to get trashed. Crack an eye open and take a look at Sustainable Coastlines' beach debris earrings. We'll break this down for you.

The organization: Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 12, 2012

Open Bar

Lei Chic The last time you went to a chocolate factory, things didn't go so well.

One kid fell into a river and disappeared down a pipe. Another bit off more than she could chew and turned blue in the face. And one kid got salty over a squirrel and trashed the place. Talk about a nut job.

We promise, this next place won't be so Dahl.

Introducing Manoa Chocolate's brand new factory and shop, now open in Kailua. Just follow the irresistibly chocolatey aroma up the stairs from Cinnamon's Restaurant (sorry, no flying glass... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 9, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lei Chic Eat
Crepe Escape
Venture into Waikiki to try Arancino's new breakfast crepe menu - light, airy crepes filled with delicious combinations like mortadella ham and cheese or fresh berries, cream and mint. Ask to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful beach view.
When: 7-10:30 a.m. daily.
Where: Arancino di Mare, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, 2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: $8.95-$11.95 crepes, free validated parking. Breakfast not... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 8, 2012

Father Chose Best

There are some things your dad just won't retire.

Like the hole-riddled Class of '67 T-shirt that he still wears in public. Or his collection of Betamax tapes, and "trusty" encyclopedia set published when the Soviet was still a Union.

This Father's Day, bring him up to speed with 12 totally modern gifts that up his cool factor.


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Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 7, 2012

Weekend Picks - June 7, 2012

Lei Chic Celebrate
Present Day
The Butik is celebrating six years in business with a style-studded birthday bash. Enjoy pupu, cocktails and giveaways out front while you sift through the newest collections from Khush, Gillia, Jana Lam, Modern Philosophy, Stella & Dot and Lolli Swim.
When: Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 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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