November 2009


December 1, 2009

Getting To Know You

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Dear Reader,  

We’ve been spending quite a bit of time together lately. In fact, we see each other practically every day.

And while we love our morning coffee breaks, lunch dates and afternoon hangs, we’ve come to realize, that while you already know a ton about us—our favorite designers, boutiques, restaurants and hot spots—there’s still a lot we don’t know about YOU!

Fill us in by taking our short Lei Chic Reader Survey, and tell us a little about... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 30, 2009

Nice Package

www.leichic.comYou spent all weekend shopping for the perfect holiday gifts, and now it’s time for the really fun part: wrapping. Sigh.

What a pain. All those designer papers, ribbons and bows you love can cost as much as the gifts themselves, and sadly will be tossed in the garbage.

Time to think outside the gift box. This year, make your presents both beautiful and eco-chic with Midori-dori reusable wraps.

Designed by Kaka‘ako resident Stacy Uyehara, the one-piece fabric wraps require no scissors, paper or tape, and come complete with a shimmering bow. With a few simple twists, your gift is... Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 27, 2009

Gobble It Up

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Too much can often feel like just not enough. You know, those mornings when you stare at your closet full of clothes but have nothing to wear, or weeknights when you scroll through hundreds of TV channels and find nothing to watch. And then there’s today, when your fridge is stocked with leftovers, but nothing sounds good to eat.

So we asked Chef Kevin Hanney of 12th Avenue Grill in Kaimuki to whip up a delicious way to give those leftovers a second life.

Turkey, Ham and Fontina Crepes with Cranberry Sour... Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 25, 2009

Weekend Picks - November 25, 2009

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

La DOLCE Vita

What: Hit up the Morra Designs trunk show at DOLCE boutique and snap up the New York line’s chic silver and gold disc-adorned jewelry pieces at 15 percent off. Plus, snack on gingerbread treats while you shop.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: DOLCE boutique, Ward Centers, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: For more info, call 808.596.9436.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 25, 2009

Weekend Picks - November 25, 2009

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

La DOLCE Vita

What: Hit up the Morra Designs trunk show at DOLCE boutique and snap up the New York line’s chic silver and gold disc-adorned jewelry pieces at 15 percent off. Plus, snack on gingerbread treats while you shop.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: DOLCE boutique, Ward Centers, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details:... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 24, 2009

Sponsored Edition: Give Thanks, Get Deals!

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Thursday you'll be giving thanks.

But on Friday, it's time to start gearing up to get some thanks (you know, for all the fabulous holiday gifts you'll be buying for everyone?)

And the gettin' is good (really good!) at Ala Moana Center's ThanksGetting Day event — the biggest blowout shopping day of the year happening this Friday, November 27. Stores open early at 6 a.m. for one-day-only sales, doorbuster discounts up to 60 percent off, special giftcard... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 24, 2009

Sponsored Edition: Give Thanks, Get Deals!

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Thursday you'll be giving thanks.

But on Friday, it's time to start gearing up to get some thanks (you know, for all the fabulous holiday gifts you'll be buying for everyone?)

And the gettin' is good (really good!) at Ala Moana Center's ThanksGetting Day event — the biggest blowout shopping day of the year happening this Friday, November 27. Stores open early at 6 a.m. for one-day-only sales, doorbuster discounts up to 60 percent off, special giftcard... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 24, 2009

So Fresh and So Green

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Your trip to the farmers’ market used to be a weekend thing – but now, there’s one on every day of the week. Here, we’ve got the dirt on the latest crop, so you can get fresh on any day – just take your pick.

Monday
What: Hawai‘i Kai Farmers' Market
When: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Where: Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center, 6700 Kalaniana‘ole Hwy.
Fresh Picks: Hit up... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 23, 2009

Slim Pickings

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On most Turkey Days, it’s all aboard the gravy train to Calorie Town. But fat chance you ever give up your traditional feast. So this year, just make some smart trimmings instead. A few easy menu tweaks will save you serious calories – and your waistline will give thanks.

This whole meal clocks in at just under 630 calories, which means you can still eat breakfast and lunch. So go ahead, get stuffed.
 

Gobble it Up
The lean protein of turkey breast isn’t a big offender – it’s the high-fat skin and butter basting you need to watch out... Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


November 19, 2009

Sponsored Edition: Cheap Thrills

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You wear ‘em – those itsy bitsy bikinis. And now you can buy ‘em for teeny weeny prices.

Just head to the North Shore this weekend for the annual blowout sale at the San Lorenzo swimwear boutique in Hale‘iwa. They’re marking down the entire store with discounts of 10 to 80 percent off – which means you can stock up on new Brazilian bikinis, shorts, tops, dresses and cover-ups. Some separates are as low as $10 each.

 If you’ve been eyeing a cute suit at one of their other locations (Ala Moana, Kailua,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 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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