October 2011

October 19, 2011

Leather and Grace

Lei Chic You’ve never had a problem coming out of your shell.

No one’s ever accused you of clamming up about any topic and, let’s face it, you can be downright shellfish about sharing the spotlight. So finding just the right look for your outspoken style without resorting to spikes and metal cuffs can leave you a little crabby.

Enter Nina Kuna.

The New York-trained photographer has been turning out her nature-inspired jewelry from her Makawao home since 2008. But just in the last few weeks,... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 18, 2011

Scarving Artist

Lei ChicWhen surf’s up you’re the number one shredder.
On land, no one tops the way you tear it up on blades or the slopes.

But when it comes to keeping your look current you wipe out every time.

It’s time you ride trend tandem with another surfer girl who’s ripping it in the accessories world.

Former MTV SURF girl and Roxy Quiksilver surf team member Aimee Vogelgesang started looking for a way to create the perfect scarf a few months ago. She found a DIY to creating one out... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 17, 2011

Beauty and the Boutique

Lei Chic Your life is a harried tale.

As usual, you’re late for a very important date after dealing with a witchy receptionist, that co-worker who makes you feel no bigger than a thumb, and a combative meeting with seven little men.

Even if you run as fast as you can, there’s no way to make to see both Genie (who does magical things with your lashes) and your favorite spot for new clothes.

It looks like you’ll have to wear those same old rags to the ball.

Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 15, 2011

Weekend Picks: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lei Chic   Shop
   www.Wish List
Gem Parfait’s beachy jewelry is now on full display on
   its new website. Check out the playful chunky bead
   necklaces, coral, sea glass, and semi-precious stone pendants,
   bracelets and rings.
   Details: Gem Parfait is available at therapy... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 14, 2011

Keeping Up With the Boneses

Lei Chic Code Orange. The marching orders are in and you have just two weeks to prepare for the big day.

The Mission: To go deep undercover in the crowds October 31.
The Challenge: A skeletal staff and bare bones budget.
Assisting you: a team of experts from Bella Torre Academy who put their heads together for a do-it-yourself cosmetic costume that can be done in no dime.

So stop skull-king and get cracking.

You will... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 13, 2011

Weekend Picks - October 13, 2011

Lei Chic Stretch
Get Your Back In the Game
Grab your gear and get on your beat for a free Sports Yoga Hawaii's signature stretch and strengthening class. The session is focused on moves to help runners train for the marathon, but anyone can get in on the work out set to heartpounding hits (playlists are posted on Sports Yoga Hawaii's website).
When:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 12, 2011

Sitting Kitty

Lei Chic Not to be catty but we’ve heard whiskers that you’re a glamour puss on the prowl.

There was the time you clawed through a crowd for that last pair of Tory Burch kitten heels. Or that night you tailed the stock boy into the back room to search for that Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 11, 2011

Snack Attacks

Lei ChicIt starts with leftover Halloween candy and ends with sugar-loaded cocktails and canapés sometime after midnight. Welcome to the start of your Season’s Eatings.

The only workout that fits in your busy holiday schedule is bicep curls with your Black Friday buys. So you have to count on watching your calories, something you swear requires a calculus degree (how much is a half-piece of chocolate haupia pie WITHOUT most of the crust but WITH a small scoop of low-fat ice cream?)

You need an easy-to-follow plan that takes the guesswork out of... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 7, 2011

Sexy and the City

That trip around the world? It’s on your to-do list - right after inheriting millions from a long lost uncle (and we’re not talking about the Nigerian one that you keep getting e-mail about) and inventing the world's first line of completely comfortable stilettos.

For now, the only intercontinental escapade in your future is a bottle of Malbec while watching Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 6, 2011

Weekend Picks - October 6, 2011

www.leichic.com    Ride
    Ghouling Right Along
Start your Halloween season with a ride to some of
    Hawaii's biggest haunts. Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui
    shares ghost stories and tales of old Hawaii on a spine tingling
    trip on the Waikiki Trolley.
    When: The tours begin Sunday and continue through
    October 31. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2011 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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