May 2013

May 18, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 18, 2013

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

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North Stars
Two new stores are now open at Turtle Bay Resort. The North Shore WaterShed (left) offers stylish swimwear, apparel, and accessories by brands like L*Space, Miko Swimwear, and Volcom, plus an exclusive line of Turtle Bay surf wear. Oakley at Turtle Bay offers signature eyewear, men's surf and lifestyle and women's training apparel, and a resort line of T-shirts created exclusively for Turtle Bay.
Where: Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: For more information, Read more »

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May 17, 2013

Take a Bow

Xoelle's handmade, upcycled bow ties

Xoelle's upcycled bow ties

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. They're great. Really, we love them. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Fantastic. Seriously.

Though we wouldn't dare question the wise and wonderful Julie Andrews, she did leave something off her list: Xoelle's adorable upcycled bow ties, lovingly handmade by Wahiawa resident Laura Plouzek.

The mom of two (soon to be three!) started collecting neckties for... Read more »

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May 16, 2013

Weekend Picks - May 16, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Attend
Love Interests
This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five "neighborbood" activities - Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from Mid Pacific Institute's graduating class, interactive drawing demo and bar at Lana Lane, and Read more »

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May 15, 2013

Fin and Dandy

Roam Hawaii releases Single Fin capsule collection

Single Fin by Roam Hawaii
Photos and graphics courtesy of Roam Hawaii.

Harsh rays, salt, and sand aside, throwing on a ratty old T-shirt and frayed short-shorts to the beach makes you look more bum than babe. Lucky for you, Roam Hawaii's new capsule... Read more »

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May 14, 2013

Vintage Crave

A sneak peek at Barrio Vintage's first fashion show

Moda by Barrio Vintage

Time travel is way fun. So says your future self, and yes, we chat now and then.

Future self also says you'll get your first shot at time travel Saturday night thanks to Moda, Barrio Vintage's first-ever fashion show. Owners Bradley Rhea and Jonathan Saupe will transport you back in time via runway, vintage outfits, a live DJ, mood... Read more »

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May 13, 2013

Don the Rocks

Wings Hawaii launches Rock Studdy bag line

Rock Studdy bags by Wings Hawaii

Truth be told, we're totally obsessed with rock stars. They're edgy, ooze show-stopping style, and look even better with age...

Erm, did we say rock stars? We meant Rock Studdy, a new bag line by Wings Hawaii. The Maui-based brand has been making unique, hand-crafted bags off and on for a few years, but now it's finally... Read more »

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May 11, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 11, 2013

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

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Shorts Story
Consider this an addendum to the keiki collection roundup we posted the other week - Ava Sky just released adorable mini pom pom shorts in sweet tie-dyed pastels, the perfect companion to its signature tunics and dresses. The label's keiki line was named HONOLULU Magazine's Read more »

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May 10, 2013

Come to Mama

10 last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas

Mother's Day gift ideas

You had a crazy busy week. Or, you just woke up from a coma. Either way, Mother's Day is just two days away and you're gift-less.

Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are 10 totally last-minute gift ideas you can run out and grab right now. Come Sunday, you'll look like the perfect daughter (or son) and no one will be the wiser. Hey, we won't tell if you won't.

Mom's the word.
... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 9, 2013

Weekend Picks - May 9, 2013

Mother's Day and other weekend ideas

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Eat, Play, Love
Two delectable pop-ups take place this weekend. First, The Pig and the Lady returns with another dinner and movie offering, this time inspired by Mother's Day and Chocolat. The 7-course menu includes escargot bourguignon with charred cippolini and dark chocolate, and ham crisps with burgundy wine, shiso and bittersweet chocolate. The second is a 3-course Mother's Day... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 8, 2013

Uncommon Sense

New art show and film series to explore 'Uncontrollable Urge'

Uncontrollable Urge art show by Dana Paresa
capgras delusion + dorian gray syndrome // puppy pregnancy syndrome + wild dog

If you've ever seen the TLC show My Strange Addiction, then you know people can do some insanely weird... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 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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