May 2010

May 31, 2010

Beauty School Knock Outs

Lei ChicShear Fear (Noun): a phobia of your $7 hair school haircut becoming seven weeks of hiding under a hat. Common symptoms include poodle perms, dye-lights, lopsided layers and hearing the word “oops.”

When it comes to your hair you’re no dummy. But it’s hard to say no to a haircut that costs less than you spend on lunch. Shouldn't there be an option between the $70 salon splurge and the $7 hair scare?

Enter the Black Cat New Talent Salon. The new kitty on the block opens today, right... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 28, 2010

Design Within Reach

Lei ChicGreat hair, cool clothes, killer Pradas—you’ve undoubtedly mastered grown-up style. But your furniture is still suffering from growing pains.

A threadbare futon and hand-me-down dining set from your parents? That may have worked back in college, but it’s time to stop kickin’ it so old school.

So check out Cathy's Marketplace, the just-launched local shopping website offering up a mix of upscale new and gently used furniture, home... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 27, 2010

Weekend Picks - May 27, 2010

Lei ChicLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Heaven Sent
What: Mu’umu’u Heaven celebrates Memorial Day weekend with amazing shopping bargains on everything vintage. They’re pulling out hidden pantsuits, dresses, jackets, and other funky retro treasures from the Mu’umu’u Heaven closet – and they’re all under $50, this weekend only.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. through Sunday, 4 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 26, 2010

Indah Know

Lei ChicPut down the mini M&M’s and back away slowly. Just. Say. No. to the bonbons and brownie bites.

Sure they'll give you an instant sugar rush, but they'll also have you rushing to the gym in no time.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 25, 2010

Puff Love

Lei Chic When you throw a fiesta, you’re Hostess... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 24, 2010

Model Behavior

Lei Chic You might be a model employee at your desk job. But you're not fit to model anything else with measurements like these:  

Bust: out of all your favorite tops.  
Waist: Has ceased to exist.
Hips: Need major shimmying and safety pins to squeeze into pants.
Dress Size: What’s the... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 21, 2010

Going Batty

Lei Chic You’ve always longed to give your peepers some pop with a pair of full, lush faux-lashes. But your barely-existant beauty skills always seem to botch the job.

Like the time you tried to pump up the volume for a big date—only to make a loud splash when one side took a nosedive into your soup. Or when you tried to add some length with an ultra-va va voom pair that turned out less Sophia Loren and more Snuffleuppagus.

To help up... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 20, 2010

Weekend Picks - May 20, 2010

Lei Chic Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Burger King
Burgers On The Edge's second annual Burger Genius contest. Enter to win by creating your own signature burger recipe for one of three categoriesRead more »

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 19, 2010

Good and Bready

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It’s a no-brainer that you’ll find time between answering 100 e-mails and creating three presentations to head over to a Bruno Iezzi’s eatery for lunch.

His Mix Café locations on Beretania and Alakea, and his new Bruno’s Forno spot on Maunakea are your go-tos for European-style sandwiches.

But for those brown bag days (like just before pay day or when you re-start your diet on Monday) you’d love to... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 19, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Fine Wining

www.leichic.comBy day you’re a filing, faxing, multitasking, meeting-planning, client-entertaining mastermind. By night, you’re curled up on the couch eating frozen dinners chased with Pinot Grigio from a box. All while indulging in your habitual Food Network fantasizing about long weekends of eating top-chef cuisine and sipping rare vintages.

Time to wake up and make the dream come true.

Just book a weekend at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, the annual four-day... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 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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