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May 5, 2009

Heading to Margaritaville

Last year, Cinco de Mayo was a huge party, and Seis de Mayo was total hell. It's not just the tequila in margaritas that causes hangovers - the flavored liqueurs and sweet-and-sour mixes have tons of sugar and calories, adding to the morning-after nightmare. Plus, the drinks can easily ring up to almost $10 each.

But you can still toast to Cinco de Mayo without blowing your diet or your budget. Try this low-cal, low-carb margarita, a healthier version that also costs less to make.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 5, 2009

Sponsored Edition: Mom's The Word


Mom always told you to be prepared. So you've already planned exactly how you'll treat her to a special day this Sunday.

No? You aren't ready for Mother's Day?

Try one of these great gift ideas.

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Pre-order... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

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 ()

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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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