September 2009


September 9, 2009

Where The Sun Don't Shine

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Some things just turn out better when you do it yourself – like concocting a personal scent, or brewing your own beer.

And then there are those things you should never try at home – like your own highlights, waxing anything, and self-tanning.

Don’t even risk it with sure-to-streak gels and lotions. Instead, visit Sun Splash Tans, where a custom airbrush... Read more »

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September 8, 2009

Runway To Real Way

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Heidi: Hello designers. Welcome to the runway! This week’s challenge is all about chic, recession-friendly fashion. You must take a garment from your own closet and transform it into a fabulous new ensemble. And not just any section of your closet—your man’s half.

Tim: To help, you’ll have the following instructions courtesy of local DIY expert, fashion designer Shannon Hiramoto, showing you how to create an adorable mini shift dress out of a men’s aloha shirt. Hiramoto’s own line of super cute skirts, dresses, tops and accessories, Read more »

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September 4, 2009

Touch Your Toes

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Your poor, tired feet. You expect them to carry the weight of your life – pounding treadmill workouts, marathon shopping sessions, endless standing at parties while you flirt with whatshisname. And usually in four-inch heels to boot.

When it gets too much, you head to the spa for a massage. And your aching feet? They only get a pedicure every few months when you remember.

Treat your toes – and soles and heels – to some pampering of their own with a foot reflexology treatment at the newly opened Oasis Spa.

Each 30 to 60 minute session... Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 3, 2009

Weekend Picks - September 3, 2009

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

Picture Perfect
What: Local lines Soozou Sailbags and 1979 Swimwear open a design studio/boutique and celebrate with drinks and pupus and a photo exhibit by local shooters Ethan Boone and Daeja Fallas.
When: Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.Read more »

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September 3, 2009

Weekend Picks - September 3, 2009

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

Picture Perfect
What: Local lines Soozou Sailbags and 1979 Swimwear open a design studio/boutique and celebrate with drinks and pupus and a photo exhibit by local shooters Ethan Boone and Daeja... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 2, 2009

Mother's Helper

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You’re not executive vice president for nothing. You know how to manage a crisis, keep the top clients happy, and most of all, light a fire under the staff.




But you have one subordinate you just can’t handle. He’s nosy, demanding, and you can’t trust him around anything unlocked. Not to mention he’s totally fixated on your boobs.



The management expert to call to for this job? Baby Guru Hawai‘i, the new parenting consulting company that helps new moms (and dads) deal with all the overwhelming details that come with being a new parent.

... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


September 1, 2009

The Shoe Fits

Shoes are your weakness – you've never met a strappy platform you didn't like. And yur closet is brimming with them.

But the shoes you wear most often? That's a whole 'nother story. You always just go for the trashed rubbah slippahs sitting by the door.

But there are more fun ways to sport flip-flops. Try a pair of these closet-worthy slippers.

Lei ChicSocks With Sandals
You... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 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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