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May 4, 2009

Knotty But Nice

www.leichic.com8 a.m.: Freezing in your cube thanks to over-cranked air-conditioning
9 a.m.: Briefly consider actually buying (and possibly wearing) a Snuggie.
7 p.m.: Dig through drawers and closets for a cute cardigan – anything – to take in case the evening gets chilly.
8 p.m.: Meet friends for dinner, shiver when the cool mauka breeze hits your bare shoulders; re-consider Snuggie.

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Posted on Monday, May 4, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 1, 2009

In Full Bloom 

Your favorite color? Baby pink.
Your favorite outfit? Ruffled sundress and ballet flats.
In your makeup bag? Sparkly lip gloss.

Cosmo quizzes never lie. You always have been and always will be a Girly Girl who loves to dress in pretty, dainty floral prints.

Not exactly the easiest thing to find in the land of bold, graphic aloha wear.

Leave it to Aloha Rag, the islands’ ultimate purveyor of hip and hard-to-find designer duds, to have the answer. Just this week, the boutique... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 30, 2009

Weekend Picks - April 30, 2009
Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Art Me Up
What: Check out local painting, photography, sculpture, glass and metal artwork at the Third Annual Hawaii Artist... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 29, 2009

Fruity Call

Keeping your skin glowing means deploying the forces of nature for the job. Like one of these spa treatments that use all-natural ingredients such as passion fruit, coconut, lemons, blueberries, and papaya. You’ll be buffed, polished, massaged, slathered and wrapped to perfection, ensuring a peaches ‘n’ cream complexion every time.

Go on, try one. It’s the ripe thing to do.

Tropical Passion Body Rejuvenation Treatment
Details: This three-hour fruit-a-palooza uses fresh, local Ola products from Hilo.... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 28, 2009

Shells and the City Sometimes you’re a little bit country (bikini, sundress, rubber slippers). And other times, you’re straight up rock-and-roll (skinny jeans, sexy top, sky-high stilettos).

But your limited closet space and even more limited budget insist you invest in accessories that work for both.

Thank goodness for La ‘akea, the beachy-chic jewelry line designed by local girl Natasha Briley, that offers the best of both worlds.

As former owner of the ultra-stylish MisFortune boutique,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 27, 2009

Garden of Eatin'

Your idea of gardening is picking fresh peppers and arugula from the stands at the farmers market every weekend. You draw the line at picking mangoes off your neighbor’s tree each summer.

Not that you wouldn’t love to have your own mini-crop of tomatoes and herbs. But you’re short on yard space and know-how.

It’s time to order a little bloom service. Call Foodscapes Hawai‘i and ask for the “Gardener-in-Chief” Fran Butera, who can create a custom kitchen garden for you, filled with any combination of vegetables, herbs, spices, and edible flowers... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 27, 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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