November 2013

November 8, 2013

Keep Your Cool (Sponsored)

Win a CoolSculpting session from Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

There are certain things in life you just can't get rid of.

A mixed tape from your 8th grade boyfriend. That annoying guy in your office who always leans in a little too close for comfort. The stubborn bulge of fat around your stomach that neither exercise nor Spanx can conquer.

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November 7, 2013

Weekend Picks - November 7, 2013

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

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Tom Coolery
This week, TOMS launched Marketplace, a virtual showroom for dozens of emerging socially conscious companies, including Hawaii-based The Base Project. The site features six of its PVC pipe bracelets handmade in Namibia with proceeds going back to the artisans and their communities. Click around and you'll find everything from mod wine holders to stylish fixed gear bikes, all for a good cause.
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November 7, 2013

Hot Ticket

Nordstrom's Beauty Trend Show spotlights hot new products

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show

Clothes. How did those prima donnas get all the glory? It's not like you see glitzy, high-profile runway shows for fashion's other (unsung) heroes, like beauty.

Actually, yes — yes you do, thanks to Nordstrom's Beauty Trend Show.

Next week, Nordstrom is pulling out all the stops with a runway, live DJ, gorgeous models, exclusive giveaways and the season's hottest new releases from luxe... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 6, 2013

Color Theory: Fall

Hawaii-appropriate picks to channel fall's hottest hues

Hawaii-appropriate fall finds

Fall. A rich season layered with crackling fires, cozy overcoats and thick nubby sweaters. Unless you live here, in which case those layers consist of rain, a long-sleeved shirt and, at its absolute coldest, a light jacket or two.

Stay on-trend by focusing on colors and textures rather than cuts, with saturated jewel tones and pops of shimmer. Our color-coded picks show you how to channel the spirit of fall in clothes and... Read more »

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November 5, 2013

Do Yourself a Flavor

Insider tips: Hit the 30th Annual Hale Aina Awards in style

Hale Aina Awards

What's better than gaining access to one of the hottest food events of the year? Getting insider tips to really enjoy one of the hottest food events of the year.

For the first: If you haven't already snagged a ticket to HONOLULU Magazine's 30th Annual Hale Aina Awards, do it now. Just 25 of them remain for a... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 4, 2013

Fruit Basket

6 finds from Red Pineapple's new, larger Ward Centers store

Red Pineapple

Miss Manners' Rule of Etiquette #1: When visiting a friend's new home, one must always bring a housewarming gift.

Miss Manners' Rule of Etiquette #2: When visiting Red Pineapple's new home, one must always leave with a housewarming gift — even if it's for your own home.

Red Pineapple didn't move far from its old location (it's actually right next door) but... Read more »

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November 1, 2013

Friday the (Ginger)13th

Ginger13 opens Chinatown boutique and studio


Judging by your weak stomach, we're guessing last night's candy binge got pretty ugly. So tonight, take a break from the sweet stuff and have a little Ginger instead.

In just a few hours, Ginger13 designer Cindy Yokoyama opens her first boutique in Chinatown. Consider it the culmination of a nearly decade-long dream that grew as her jewelry line did, moving from craft fairs to trade shows to more than a dozen retailers in Hawaii and Japan.

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Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About Lei Chic

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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