March 2013

March 30, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 30, 2013

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

Maya Bella Boutique
Photo Courtesy: Amanda Cramer Photography.

Move Along
Visit Maya Bella Boutique at its new home on Hekili St. (a few storefronts down from Pualani Kailua and across the street from Foodland)... Read more »

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March 29, 2013

Tokyo Drifters: Part 2

HONOLULU editors visit Tokyo Fashion Week trade shows

HUB at Tokyo Fashion Week

For the fashion-obsessed, nothing could be better than front- or, in this case, second-row seats at Tokyo Fashion Week. That is, until you stroll through the amazing trade shows nearby; each one bursting at the seams with trend-setting fall and winter pieces. Our HONOLULU fashion editors stopped by a few and share their observations below, though how they mustered up the willpower to leave, we'll never know!

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March 28, 2013

Weekend Picks - March 28, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Watch
Hi Five
Pentatonix has already won over the hearts, and ears, of a few editors in our fashion office, and we imagine the five-member a cappella group sounds even more amazing in person. Good thing tickets are still available to see The Sing-Off winners live at the Republik this Saturday; their cover of... Read more »

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March 27, 2013

Statement Maker

M33Ms jewelry to debut at Fishcake

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March 25, 2013

Screen Siren

Top beauty picks from Hawaii Five-0's Michelle Borth

Michelle Borth on Hawaii Five-0

Going undercover as a Pacific Roller Derby diva is tough enough, but looking gorgeous while doing so? That requires extensive training in the field (of beauty). Last week's episode of Hawaii Five-0 proves actress Michelle Borth is an expert at both. In the new Read more »

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March 23, 2013

Luxury Sweet

Dylan Lauren's Pop Rocks cocktail recipe

Dylan's Candy Bar at Neiman Marcus

Editor's note: Today's Lei Chic highlights Dylan Lauren's appearance at Neiman Marcus. Scroll to the bottom for more Saturday Weekend Picks.

Dylan Lauren. Founder and CEO of candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar. Also, daughter of world-renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Also, Read more »

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March 22, 2013

Tokyo Drifters: Part 1

HONOLULU editors take on Tokyo Fashion Week (Part 1)

Matohu at Tokyo Fashion Week
Matohu photos courtesy: Brie Thalmann (left and right), Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (middle).

Wow. Tokyo Fashion Week is speeding by faster than a bullet train. As we revealed yesterday, HONOLULU... Read more »

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March 21, 2013

Weekend Picks - March 21, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Leloa Baby Collections & Keiki Boutique Shop
Closing Time
Leloa Baby Collections & Keiki Boutique closes its Ward Centre shop for good this Wednesday, but until then, the entire store will be up to 50 percent off, including custom-built fixtures, shelves and tables. Leloa fans can rest easy; owner Lynette Yi says she won't be gone for long. The... Read more »

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March 20, 2013

Pillow Talk

Somace's coastal-inspired spring arrivals

Somace's spring pillows

Ah, the first day of spring. Take a deep breath and get ready to usher in a glorious season of:

Cleaning. Ick. Taxes. Ugh. Brackets. Yawn.

Okay, you may not be March Mad(ness) about spring, but Somace's coastal-inspired spring pillow collection should warm you and your home right... Read more »

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March 19, 2013

Bar Excellence

Butter mochi and other local treats at Whole Foods Kahala

Christine's Kahala Confections at Whole Foods Market

Guard: Miss, can you step aside?

Girl: What seems to be the problem, sir?

Guard: Cut the act, sweetheart. Our screeners spotted potential contraband as you attempted to enter an all-natural zone. This stack of butter mochi and caramel brownies could land you behind bars.

Girl:... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 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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