Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fresh Picks


Lei ChicThe location: The produce aisle at the supermarket.

The artist: An open-shirted, greased hair, shades on, old-enough-to-be-your-grandpa, winner.

The line: "Nice melons you've got there..."

Ugh. The only digits he'll be getting are five fingers to the face.


For a few pick-ups that you'll actually want to take home, check out The Perfect Pick-Up, the new pop-up gift shop that launched this week.

Open just for the holidays, the boutique carries a cool mix of urban-chic goodies. Owner Jeff Berman, a retail veteran with art and architecture degrees, uses his creative eye to fill the shelves with uniquely designed items that are slightly offbeat.

Buy your foodie friends the quirky Salad Plant—melamine serving utensils and a salad dressing bowl designed to look like plant stalks in a ceramic pot. Nab the eco-chicster on your list a wine bag made from recycled bottles. And stuff your co-workers' stockings with kitschy, hand-screened Picasso notepads, which twist into funky shapes.

Other fun finds include pinwheel messenger bags, ski pole potato mashers, whimsical bunny backpacks and tricked-out cardboard playhouses.

Looks like your pick-up luck is changing,
thanks to a few one-of-a-kind lines.

The Perfect Pick-Up pop-up shop is open now through December 24. 620 Dillingham Blvd. 2nd Floor, Honolulu, 808.537.3509. Browse the boutique's products online at www.theperfectpick-up.com

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in Permalink

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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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