May 2008

May 19, 2008

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May 19, 2008

Waiting to Ex-kale

Queen of the Castle (that’s you), meet King of Vegetables. Kale, a satisfying earthy-tasting cabbage, is packed with antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin K, C, and lutein. It’s in season practically year-round, and Waianae’s Ma‘o Farms grows a handful of organic varieties ripe for preparing.  

Not exactly queen of the kitchen? Fear not. Just follow this simple recipe from Town Chef Ed Kenney for his most popular side dish, and no one will be the wiser.

Town’s Sautéed Kale with Garlic, Raisins, and Pine... Read more »

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May 16, 2008

Full Steam Ahead

Day three of no trades and lingering vog, and you’re so over that sticky, sweaty feeling. 

Make the best of the situation and head to the brand new Spa Pure at the chic, marine-themed Wyland Waikiki hotel for their Ganban Yoku treatment.

The “stone-slab bath” is a deep-heating granite table that radiates low infrared heat to warm you through to your core. Along with gentle steam, it produces a super-cleansing deep sweat that loosens muscles, opens pores and detoxifies your body.

Unlike the sauna or the steam room, however, you’re not Read more »

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May 15, 2008

Things That Make You Go Woof

www.leichic.comHe’s been at your side all winter long, so it’s time to reward your furry friend with one of these chic treats.

Dog Days of Summer Fun
Enroll Russell-the-Ridgeback in animal trainer Tammy Goodreau’s day camp, where he’ll get to romp around with other four-legged friends during a rigorous O‘ahu trail hike, beach field trip, or fun and games on a day of adventure and fitness. Each three- or four-hour package includes pick up and drop off, personal and group training, and a consultation on your pup’s overall health and behavior. Now... Read more »

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May 15, 2008

Get The Picture

www.leichic.comIf beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then to see lovely things everywhere all you need to do is fine-tune your perspective. 

So try viewing life through the lens of Kenn Briner, a Maui photographer who challenges viewers to see everyday objects in unexpected ways. Briner himself used to see the world differently – through music – until a fire took his musical equipment and a stroke of fate inspired a woman to give him her old Nikon camera as a consolation.


Since then Briner has spent 10 years not only photographing breathtaking settings, but creating stunning... Read more »

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May 15, 2008

Constant Saving

www.leichic.comBetween your luxury retail connection, the bartender who’s taken a shine to you, and that barista who super-sizes your coffee for free, it’s easy to live the mantra never pay retail – on land, anyway. But spending hours online checking Retailmenot and stalking mainland price cuts on, say, those adorable Farylrobin wedges, isn’t shrewd bargain hunting – it’s kind of... Read more »

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May 15, 2008

Weekend Picks - May 15, 2008

www.leichic.comLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Hope Floats
What: Leading up to the Memorial Day Lantern Floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu Hale hosts an exhibit of 25 lantern floating photos taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Currently a Newsweek contributor, Kennerly is also a former White House photographer under President Ford. The free exhibit also includes video and paper lanterns from previous lantern floating events.
When: Through May 23
Where: Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King StreetRead more »

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May 13, 2008

Hit the Sack

You’re not psychic, but something tells you one day there’ll be no more plastic grocery bags -- that prospect has already come true in San Francisco, and Maui and Honolulu county councils are considering a similar bag ban.

But whenever you envision carrying those bulky reusable supermarket-brand bags, the picture you see is the opposite of pretty.

That’s why the Envirosax team bypassed boring and unfashionable and created stylish reusable bags that help you be a fashion and environmental trendsetter all at once.

Incredibly lightweight, washable, and strong enough... Read more »

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May 13, 2008

Frame of Reference

Like the earrings you bought for your first job interview, or the bracelet you splurged on during your last vacation, nearly every piece in your jewelry collection is tagged with a special memory.

The new Gallery jewelry line from Kailua artist Maya von Geldern lets wearers forge a more visible link to those personal moments.

Each necklace, bracelet and earring features a frame-shaped charm showcasing a tiny photo or artistic print. Choose a meaningful image (perhaps a Buddha or an angel?), one that evokes a strong memory (a crashing wave or a flower), or one that’s just plain... Read more »

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May 13, 2008

Pretty Cheap

www.leichic.comLittle by little, your mean case of mainland envy is disappearing (along with excuses to fly to LA and shop). Nordstrom, Design Within Reach, and J. Crew are already open, with True Religion, Target and Victoria’s Secret on the way.

Here’s one more reason to ditch your green-eyed monster – Steve and Barry’s just-opened Waikele location. Long known for casual men’s clothes, today they’re celebrated for... Read more »

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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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