May 2011


May 31, 2011

The Missed List - May

The days are getting longer. Your attention span at work is definitely getting shorter.

It’s a case of full-blown spring fever, so you’re not feeling so hot about those tedious office tasks like rifling through your ever exploding e-mail inbox.

Never fear. To make sure you didn't miss out on any of our new must haves, here is a roundup of favorite finds from May.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 28, 2011

Weekend Picks: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lei Chic Savor
Season’s Eatings
What:
Celebrate your three-day weekend by sampling Chef Hiroshi Fukui’s prix fixe menu featuring seasonal, locally grown ingredients.  The special is only available Sunday and Monday. This weekend is your last chance to try his May offerings, with crispy Kauai shrimp with orzo and a miso cream sauce, pepper-seared ahi with a foie gras ponzu demi sauce, panko-seared... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 27, 2011

The Missed List

The days are getting longer. Your attention span at work is definitely getting shorter.

It’s a case of full-blown spring fever, so you’re not feeling so hot about those tedious office tasks like rifling through your ever exploding inbox.

We got the e-message. To help you catch up, here is a roundup of our favorite finds from May.

Lei Chic Baking News
Let Them Eat Cupcakes’ shop

Since we introduced... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 26, 2011

Weekend Picks - May 26, 2011

Lei Chic Wade
If You Could Walk With the Animals
What:
Feel like a 3rd grader again with the Living Art Marine Center's reef walk. It's the last after dark tide pool excursion of the season, giving you a glimpse at the night life of sea urchins, starfish, fish, and possibly even an eel or octopus. The Center's naturalists will provide the nets and the knowledge.
When: Saturday,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 25, 2011

Hidden Gem

Lei Chic You’ve never been a one-potato chip kind of girl. That box of Valentine’s day chocolates disappeared during a double episode of the Kardashians take New York (you blamed the dog). And last time you cracked open that bottle of custom-blended zin, let’s just say the phrase wine tasting is a gross understatement.

So, when you discovered a delectable jewelry line, you instantly hungered for every piece. Skimming the tiny selections... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 24, 2011

Tender Gloving Care

Lei Chic You were only going to do it a couple of times. Now, you’re in the toes of a full-blown addiction.

Attempts to stave off cravings at home by polishing off a bottle of OPI left you with a raging hangnail and the ragged edge of need (not to mention your cuticles). By Friday, you’re tripping again - back to the nail salon for another round of acrylics.

Get a handle on your problem with a few do-it-yourself... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 23, 2011

X Marks the Shot

Lei Chic 5:53 p.m. You are supposed to be having drinks with the girls. Instead, the only thing on the rocks is your relationship with your work friend who is STILL w-ale-ing over the latest saga in her loves-me-loves-me-not battle with her jerk of a boyfriend.

The clock is ticking and your dream of cheering up with a half-price martini at your favorite spot is rumming out of time. Yet again, it seems the cosmos are against you.

Shake your bad luck with Happy Hour Hawaii. The new website allows you to search through an... Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 20, 2011

At Knit's End

Lei Chic Your date is arriving in five minutes and for once you’re not running ragged. You’ve got the just sexy-enough outfit, cute clutch, your hair isn’t making unnecessary waves.

All you need is to slip on that statement cuff and - argh! Your perfect look hits a snag – right in the center of your new knit dress.

Last time this happened, your fancy needlework left you with a hole new problem. Now you have a stack of sweaters that are hanging by a thread.

Expert seamstress Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 20, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lei Chic Shop
Surf and Seize
What:
Dive into Kamehameha Schools surf sample sale. Dig through hundreds of bikinis, board shorts, t-shirts, bags, kids clothes and more from big brands such as Roxy, Quiksilver, O’Neill, Element, Billabong, Fitted Gear, and Honey Girl. Raffles, food, and music top off the fundraiser for Kamehameha Schools surf team’s trip to the national competition. Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


May 19, 2011

Weekend Picks - May 19, 2011

Lei ChicEnlighten
Art for the Heart
What:
Almost 20 paintings make an arresting display on the wall, but it's the simple black-and-white text below that will truly inspire you. The artists from the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific survived car and motorcycle accidents, industrial injuries, and spinal trauma, and turned their challenges into colorfully positive paintings. View the work, rarely seen outside... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 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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