November 2012

November 21, 2012

Spend Thanksgiving Day at Royal Hawaiian Center

Sponsored Edition: Early Bird

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This year, you've decided to take a holiday from the holidays.

You're tired of slaving over the stove all day. Trying to make awkward small talk with relatives you barely know. And apparently, there's some sort of football game going on.

Get away from it all by spending Thanksgiving Day at Royal Hawaiian Center. Stores and restaurants will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to satisfy your holiday needs without all the hassle.

Like Black Friday,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 21, 2012

How to Shop ThanksGetting Day at Ala Moana Center

Sponsored Edition: Thanks for Everything

Lei ChicHoliday shopping is turning out to be a real Nightmare Before Christmas.

You need gifts for the family (i.e. countless nieces and nephews), plus your style-savvy besties. Then, there's your significant other, who claims he doesn't care what you get him, but really isn't fooling anyone.

And yet, every time you try to go gift shopping, you end up picking presents... for yourself.

Talk about a Bad Santa.

Get back on track... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 20, 2012

Arm Candy

Emporio Armani launches Hawaii-exclusive handbags

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Emporio Armani's Hawaii-exclusive handbags shown with F/W 2012-13 Mongolian fur coat.

Halloween is so last month. And yet, you've still got candy on the brain.

Twix. Almond Joy. M&Ms. Emporio Armani...

Yeah, we should probably explain that last one.

Introducing Emporio Armani's new Hawaii-exclusive... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 19, 2012

For Goodness Sake

Saketini recipes from Lucky Belly's new cocktail menu

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Top shelf sake at Lucky Belly

In three days, millions of people across America will be eating, drinking and merrymaking to their heart's content. Then there's you, who will be eating, drinking and merrymaking to your heart's content - tonight.

The reason: Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 17, 2012

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Fine and Sandy
Help Organik owners Ed Fernandez and Brian Jones help devastated East Coast communities recover from Hurricane Sandy (Fernandez is from New Jersey and Jones still lives there). The duo just released two styles of men's and women's shirts - a revamped version of the classic "Save Our Shore" design (shown left, note the New Jersey... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 16, 2012

Bands of Brothers

Local designers launch men's jewelry lines

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The jewelry display at Oliver Men's Shop

This just in. We're getting word of absolute chaos breaking out in the Kailua area. Initial reports indicate that pigs may be flying and... hold on, I'm getting an update right now... yes, we have confirmation that hell is indeed freezing over.

Experts have traced the origin to Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 15, 2012

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - November 15, 2012

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Good Night
Honolulu Night Market returns with a brand-new lineup of vendors, including Bamboo Sky, Roberta Oaks, Padma & Pickles, Little Dew Drops/Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 15, 2012

St. Andrew's Priory School holds open house

Sponsored Edition: Saint By Numbers

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When it comes to your daughter, you've got to make some tough decisions.

Choosing a name she won't hate in 15 years. Whether to send her to soccer, ballet or piano. What age you'll allow her to start dating (FYI, "never" is not an age).

Luckily, choosing the right school doesn't have to be one of them.

At St. Andrew's Priory School, your daughter will receive a balanced blend of academics and... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 14, 2012

Oliver's Twist

Oliver Men's Shop opens in Kailua

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Fellas, we get it.

You may not be an orphan born into a life of poverty and misfortune, but when it comes to shopping with your girlfriend/wife, you most definitely feel alone.

As in, when she heads into the dressing room laden with armfuls of clothes, you either wait in the car or look for the store's designated "boyfriend chair" and hope no one's gotten to it first.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 13, 2012

Professional Help

Restock your workwear with Maya Bella's charitable deal

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Store photo: courtesy Maya Bella Boutique

You try to give back whenever you can. You'll always donate your last dollar to a wrap bracelet in need. Offer counsel to those less fashion fortunate. Prevent old ladies from getting trampled during sample sales.

It's about time you get something in return - which is why from now through the end of... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 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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