November 2012

November 10, 2012

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Face Ford
In just a few hours, Oahu shoppers will finally be able to get their hands on Tom Ford Beauty's full cosmetics line. The luxury brand's shiny new retail counter in Neiman Marcus offers a full range of skincare, makeup and fragrances, including the top-rated Shade & Illuminate for perfectly sculpted cheekbones, gel-based Nail Lacquer for bold, chip-resistant nails, and limited-edition lip and nail colors... Read more »

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November 9, 2012

Timely Fashion

Umee's newest collection features vintage touches

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Left: Honolulu Denim City Shirt, $75. Right: The Essential Black Cami, $39, Aloha Skirt, $145.

Moms are great for so many things.

Making sure you don't starve after you (accidentally) spend most of your paycheck on a pair of Louboutins. Babysitting at the last minute when you're desperate for a girls' night out. Inspiring your latest apparel... Read more »

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November 9, 2012

St. Andrew's Priory School holds open house

Sponsored Edition: Track to the Future

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Your daughter is pretty full of it. And by it, we mean brains, talent, creativity and an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

Help her reach her full potential by enrolling her at Saint Andrew's Priory. This 145-year-old school has a well-documented history of shaping strong, confident, intelligent young women who go on to become leaders in the community.

Learn more by attending an upcoming open house at the school's downtown Honolulu campus. We even... Read more »

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November 8, 2012

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - November 8, 2012

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Sale Away
Don't miss Rebecca Beach's massive sale at the grand opening of its new office and warehouse. Score at least 50 percent off must-have brands like Letarte, Calypso, L*Space and Alexis, buy two swimsuits and get the third at 75 percent off, and sign up for the store's email list to enter to win a gift certificate for its boutique in the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Where: Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
... Read more »

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November 7, 2012

Gleam Come True

Beach Baby's playful, elegant jewelry

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The votes were cast, the ballots tallied and, after a long night, the people have spoken. It's time to usher some new leaders into your jewelry box.

With that said, we nominate Beach Baby's line of elegant, beach-inspired jewelry.

Designer Catherine Lederer comes with a high approval rating. This Hawaii Kai mother of two started making jewelry four years ago while working full-time as an administrator at Kamehameha Schools. Her creations quickly gained support from... Read more »

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November 6, 2012

Mister Clean

Mojo Barbershop debuts manly 'Scrub It Kook' soaps

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From left: Eucalyptus/Mint, Kukui Homebrew, Sandalwood.

Men, today, we urge you to do your civic duty.

Sure, you need to vote. But after that, it's time to focus on a more pressing issue: reclaiming your bathroom.

Which, thanks to your significant other, is currently filled with candy-colored bottles that make you smell, well, kind of... Read more »

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November 5, 2012

Baby Shower

Lanikai Bath and Body launches Lanikai Baby line

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Clockwise from top left: Calming powder, $10.50, baby lotion, $11.50, diaper rash salve, $15.50,
tearless shampoo, $11.50, tummy butter, $15.00.

You've recently acquired a very high-maintenance client - someone who requires the most stylish of outfits and newest accessories.

Infants can be so demanding.

Which is why,... Read more »

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November 3, 2012

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

Weekend Picks - Saturday, November 3, 2012

Get Carded
Impress family, friends and your wallet this holiday season by shopping South Shore Paperie's Holiday Gift Sale. Not only can you order personalized Bradley & Lily letterpress notecards with your favorite colors, font and layout (like the one made for the Secretary of State above), you can nab the stylish set at a whopping 75 percent off.
When: Tomorrow, 1-4 p.m.
Where: South Shore Paperie,... Read more »

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November 2, 2012

State of the Art

Local artist on display in Barrio Vintage

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But, soft! What sight through yonder window breaks?

Tis the newest art exhibit cast upon thy walls of Barrio Vintage by emerging Windward Oahu artist Julia Currier.

There's absolutely no warring of households here. Instead, the 25-year-old marries soft, subtle strokes of acrylic paint with precise, almost paisley-like patterns of permanent marker to depict the perfect romance of Hawaii's landscapes and whimsical sea creatures.

The play begins as... Read more »

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November 1, 2012

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - November 1, 2012

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Blood Draw(ing)
Attention all Edward and Jacob fans! To celebrate the arrival of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, we're giving away the ultimate prize pack: tickets to FM Boutique's Ultimate Girls Movie Night Out! Four lucky readers will get two tickets each to a private screening, entrance to the pre-party at Vice Nightclub, limited edition Team Edward or... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 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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