June 2013

June 19, 2013

House Rules

HGTV designer reveals 7 easy ways to style your home

angelo:HOME at HomeWorld
Furniture scales the wall of Angelo Surmelis' in-store pop-up at HomeWorld.

When it comes to your wardrobe, you're always up-to-speed on the latest trends. Graphic prints? Totally. Neon? You betcha. Leather and lace? On it. Too bad the same can't be said for the rest of your place, which is filled with yawn-inducing assembled... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 18, 2013

Going Public

Salvage/Public T-shirts pay tribute to traditional surf culture


There are some things your man refuses to compromise on.

  • Moving his big screen TV out of the bedroom.
  • Playing video games until 4 a.m.
  • Getting rid of ratty, old T-shirts touting corny sayings (if you see "I'm With Stupid" one more time...)

Actually, we might be able to help you with that. Take a look at Salvage/Public, a new line of organic, surf-inspired men's T-shirts. No juvenile phrases... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 17, 2013

Good Old Times

Opihi Love's vintage rentals give weddings, parties classic charm

Opihi Love vintage rentals
Photos by Tamiz Photography

You're what they call an old soul. Nothing says you more than a dainty pearl necklace, a Frank Sinatra record, and a set of good, old-fashioned sayings from Granny. Unfortunately, your collection doesn't include a phonograph and chaise lounges to give cocktail hour that Midnight in... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 15, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 15, 2013

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

Lei Chic

Night to Remember
To celebrate our first appearance at Honolulu Night Market, we're giving away a glam prize package! Stop by our booth and enter to win the perfect date night essentials: a pair of HonHI Hawaii earrings, Giorgio Armani smoky eye palette and an Estee Lauder lipstick. Don't forget to mention Lei Chic to score 25 percent off HonHI Hawaii's new Ethnic Geometric... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 14, 2013

Rumi Has It

Rumi Murakami's tailored, work-appropriate apparel

Rumi Murakami
White cotton sundress with adjustable tie, $150.

Picture this: you have a handful of clothes and roughly 30 minutes to photograph them. What do you do?

Sure, you could cry. Or, you could throw them at your co-workers, drag them across the street, and snap as many shots as possible before security kicks you out.

Guess which one we... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 13, 2013

Weekend Picks - June 13, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic
Owner/instructor Noelani Love demonstrates the Pincha Mayurasana pose.

Studio Time
Noelani Studios' Haleiwa store has only been open for two months and already the space... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 12, 2013

Night Market: Stunt Dabble (Sponsored)

Honolulu Night Market goes to the 'Xtreme' in June

Honolulu Night Market
Saturday // 6-11 p.m. // 683 Auahi St.

You've got a busy weekend ahead. One that stars dear old Dad. If you've dropped the ball on Father's Day plans, you've got two options: one, pick up his present at Honolulu Night Market this Saturday (we've got some ideas below), or two, go the extra mile and bring him with you. Dad will love the great deals, ono food, and, in honor of this month's theme, "Xtreme Kakaako," high-flying... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 12, 2013

Spend the Night

Lei Chic's Honolulu Night Market debut with HonHI Hawaii

HonHI Hawaii

Huh. You take one day off and all sorts of crazy things happen:

  • Hillary Clinton joins Twitter. The "hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker" amassed nearly 450,000 followers with just one tweet.
  • Justin Timberlake reveals a strangely... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 10, 2013

Male Order Pride

Maya Bella Boutique adds men's section, Kane Clothing line

Maya Bella Boutique for men

Lei Chic presents Real Men of Genius
(Singer: "Real Men of Geniuuuus")

Today, we salute you: the mister of Maya Bella Boutique.
("The mister of Maya Bella Boutique.")... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 8, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 8, 2013

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

Lei Chic Attend
(Micro)soft Spot
You've probably already heard that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Neon Trees will be performing live this week to celebrate the grand opening of Microsoft at Ala Moana Center. The concert is free if you have a ticket. Here's how to get one:

  • Tickets will be given away this Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Microsoft store at Ala Moana Center (next to Bath & Body Works). People can line up the night before, starting Wednesday at 10 p.m.
  • The first 200 people will get two tickets. One just grants entry to the concert... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 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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