March 2012


March 20, 2012

Strike a Pose

Lei Chic You're already bending over backwards for your boss's fifth "high-priority" report this week when your just-broken-up best friend texts AGAIN ("He said 'take care'... Does that mean he misses me?"). Looks like a sunset sob session will bump your plans to finally pick up your two-week old dry cleaning, restock your empty fridge and burn off the Doritos and M&Ms you called lunch.

No question about it - you're stretched thin. Lucky for you, CorePower Yoga opened its first Hawaii studio last week in Kahala Mall, which means you can regain control of your life (and your mind) with a one-stop... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 19, 2012

Have an Ice Day

Lei ChicYour friends are still talking about your New Year's Eve soiree. But somehow bashes for your little one always get a frosty reception.

There was the clown that scared her right out of her big shoes (apparently one year olds are not fans of removable noses). Then that obnoxiously aggressive magician made all your guests disappear. And what you thought was going to be a "mini petting zoo" turned out to be two rabbits and a guinea pig.

Time to call Kona Ice, a bright, musical truck that brings an entire shave ice party right to your door. Every cup comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, condensed milk,... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 17, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lei Chic Shop
Pop Goes the Easel
What:
Get two galleries for the price of one at the new A/D pop-up shop. Stashed in the back of Fishcake, the store includes cool furniture, housewares, and an entire wall of art curated by A/D. Our favorites include a sleek metal bottle opener, a map book perforated into an explosion of texture, and a "grocery bag" handcrafted out of whisper-light fabric.
Where: Fishcake, 307C Kamani St.
Details: You can start... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 16, 2012

Wag Bags

Lei Chic Collie: Hey, are you still in the doghouse?

Dachsund: Yep. I still don’t know why she got so unleashed over my little snack. She said it was a Jimmy Chew!

Collie: That bites. Sounds like you’re not doing so hot, dog.

Dachsund: I sure could use some puppy love.

Collie: Furget about it. Grab her a gift from Wag Apparel - a line with chic silhouettes of our favorite four-legged friends.

 Pick the outline of your favorite pup and an adorable print, then sit and stay. Creator Carol... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 16, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Kiss Me, I'm Stylish

Lei ChicIrish car bombs? Fun until you hit 22. Green beer? Really fun until you turn 24. Your co-worker who always pinches you whether you wear green or not? Never fun.

You hate to sound like a curmudgeon, but you’re just a wee bit over St. Patty’s Day. You’re tired of being lepre-conned into going to some crowded bar where the only Guinness you’re likely to get is of the world record variety for most sweaty people around you at once.

Lucky for you, Royal Hawaiian Center is here to shamrock your... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 15, 2012

Weekend Picks - March 15, 2012

Lei Chic Hunt
A Reason to Tag A Long
What:
Your stock of cookies is running a little thin (mints). Scout out another batch in Chinatown where 13 businesses will each sell one type of cookie in store. Each box earns you a stamp on a special tic-tac-toe card that's good for special deals at various boutiques such as Super Citizen, Milk & Honey, and Fashionista's Market.  Get tic-tac-toe and you'll gain 10 percent off at Epic, Little Village, JJ Dolans and specials in... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 14, 2012

Glam Rocks

Lei Chic On your iPod you mix it up. You roll with the Rolling Stones, swing with Neil Diamond, and get down to Pearl Jam. But recently the playlist in your jewelry box has gone completely heavy metal.

Restore your pop star status with the New Kids on the Rock - Pueo Jewels.

Created by the same creative team that brought you Midori Jewelry, which has gone gold at Macy's and in boutiques across the nation, Pueo Jewels just made its debut on Etsy. Designer Traci Morinaga spins her expertise into this new line that's sure to top the charts without breaking... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 13, 2012

Rock the Quote

Lei Chic 10:07 a.m. – Political peril at the office coffee pot. In a pre-caffeine haze, you stumble into a heated debate about the Hawaii caucus. Now, you’re desperately tryingto remember any campaign quips to steal from the latest episodes of SNL (Lindsay Lohan’s debatable plastic surgery excluded).

“Do you think Hawaii will follow the South?" Umm. "Which candidate has more appeal to local voters?” Err. The votes are coming in and it looks like your reputation is losing by a landslide.

Turn to some... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 10, 2012

Weekend Picks; Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lei ChicTaste
Cheese Wizzes
What:
Sample locally made cheese and get in on the action at Naked Cow Dairy's pop-up in Kakaako. Among the offerings are buttermilk blue cheese rubbed with alae salt, a fresh slicing cheese, and more. Grab a bite, pick up a batch of the group's famous fresh butter, then donate to the campaign to keep the wheels of … well you know … turning.
When: Today, 2 - 6 p.m.
Where: 687 Auahi St. Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 9, 2012

The Real Heels

Lei Chic Your posh peds are a little spoiled.

Just the idea of dressing up your sole sisters in generic shoes has you digging in your high-maintenance (admit it) heels. If it’s not couture you kick it to the curb. Of course, that means every time you pick up a pair you give your budget the boot.

Get your finances back on its feet with the new ALDO RISE collection.

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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 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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