October 2009

October 6, 2009

Go Figure

www.leichic.comLooking hot in a bikini is simple. Just ask those nice gals from the Sports Illustrated covers.

Wait, so you weren’t born with Bar Refaeli’s bust and Marisa Miller’s midsection?

Nope, you’ve got your own Swimsuit Issues. But don’t worry – they can be solved with a call to Suit Yourself Bikinis.

Maui designer Kathleen Bruening’s swimwear is all custom-made – “it’s your body, your suit,” as she says – and she can create a flawlessly fitting suit that plays up your best assets, from... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 5, 2009

Taste Test


Choy. Wong. Yamaguchi. You love to wine and dine at the restaurants of Hawaii’s top chefs.

But high-profile hot spots mean high-profile prices. And these days your budget’s been feeling more like that of a college kid than a high-earning executive.

Here’s some food for thought. For a limited time – like, through Wednesday -- you can snag a gourmet meal without breaking the bank at 220 Grille, the pop-up restaurant run by students in the Culinary Intermediate Cookery Class at Kapi‘olani Community... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 2, 2009

Hot Button Issue

Now that you’ve found a pair of jeans that fit your figure to a T, the belt loops are strictly for decoration only.

So what to do now to make your waistband cute as a button?

Hawai‘i Kai resident Jacci Delaneau had a good idea – she would pin a brooch to her jeans to jazz them up, but the pin usually broke or she would accidentally stab herself. So she created Hip Heirlooms – a line of Swarovski crystal accessories that can slide over the buttons of jeans, skirts or... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 1, 2009

Weekend Picks - October 1, 2009

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

Miller Time
What: Stop by the grand opening of Hawaii's first Victoria's Secret store to meet and grab an autograph from international supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel, Marisa Miller.
When: Today, 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Victoria's Secret store, Ala Moana Center, Level 2 between Lego and Bebe storesRead more »

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 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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