May 2009

May 29, 2009

Dry and Mighty

You're all for getting wet 'n wild, but as for your expensive electronics, not so much. Getting your gadgets anywhere near water used to be a big H2No. But with these cool waterproof accessories, you'll stay high and dry.

Lei ChicSwim with your iPod
Take your tunes along while you swim laps or snorkel, or just keep you iPod protected while you hang out at the water’s edge. The iPod cover and waterproof headphones from H2O Audio have a supertight seal that keeps all water out and the scroll... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 28, 2009

Weekend Picks - May 28, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Swap Til You Drop
Exchange your old clothes for new-to-you... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 27, 2009

Biting Commentary 

Dinner time. And that means one thing.


Do you want to try that okazuya in your neighborhood – the one you always drive by but have never been in? Or do you want to try takeout from that one pizza... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 26, 2009

You've Got Sail 

You forgave your boyfriend for forgetting your birthday. You bought a refurbished phone instead of a shiny new one. You’re even giving jellies  another try.

Yes, you believe in second chances.

So does Kristine Hoffman, the Maui surfer who created Sailbags Maui, a new line of bright, durable totes made entirely from recycled kite sails.

Last year, Hoffman... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 22, 2009

Pint Of No Return

The three-day weekend is approaching, and you’re already brewing up plans to get your buzz on. Here’s a few beer-rific ideas to get you through the weekend, or at least ‘til the keg runs dry.

Hit the Bottle
You may have learned how to brew and bottle your own beer, but now you need a stylin’ way to pry them open. At home, pop your tops with Suck... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 21, 2009

Weekend Picks - May 21, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 20, 2009

IT Girl 
That sleeveless top and pencil skirt you’re wearing today? Sure it works together, technically. But you get no points for style.

For that, turn to Deena White, the Honolulu girl who just debuted her new Umee clothing line this month.

A state IT systems manager by day, White faced wardrobe issues common to nearly everyone she knew, but that still seemed unsolvable.

What to pack for a weeklong business trip to the mainland that will take you from client meetings to conference seminars to networking cocktail... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 19, 2009

Ready For This Jelly?

Your cute new capri pants look twice as good with your sky high peep-toe wedges. And your super comfy maxi dress can go glam with your python T-strap Jimmy Choos.

But your achy arches beg for rubbah slippahs after a couple hours.

There is a middle ground between high fashion and foam flip-flops, though. Designer jellies are the perfect blend of high fashion and low maintenance. And this season, labels from Ralph Lauren to Fendi are stocking fantastic plastic shoes that are as comfortable as your rubber slippers, but with a lot more class... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 18, 2009

All The Write Moves

Your sister's method of showing appreciation is texting Thank U 4 dinner. It was GR8. Luv U!

Your boyfriend opts for flirty Facebook posts instead of romantic love letters.

And that birthday e-card of the dancing monkey your mom sent was hilarious. But you kinda miss the old fashioned paper card with a $20 bill and a hand-written "I'm proud of you" note.

The point is, paperless thoughts somehow count only half as much.

So give your digitally-addicted friends a hint, and send them a card or invitation from Bradley & Lily... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 15, 2009

Crave Rider 

The south shore is going off this weekend, and there’s gonna be some huge action in town.

The news that’s making waves?

Storto’s, the Hale‘iwa post-surf-session sandwich shop, is opening its second... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 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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