March 3, 2009
How does your garden grow?
Wilted, brown and dying?
Maybe it’s time to turn over a new leaf when it comes to houseplants. The Living Vase from local outdoor-décor designers 1st Look Exteriors will help.
Filled with locally grown foliage, the vases are overflowing with greenery. Leaves and stems burst from the top and fill out the sides of the pot too – through openings made just to allow the plants to grow in full 3-D effect.
The vases are mini versions of 1st Look’s living walls, which are like large-scale murals of live plants, all... Read more »
March 2, 2009
Best Case Scenario
February 26, 2009
Weekend Picks - February 26, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
February 25, 2009
Join The Scrub
Your search for the fountain of youth has taken you to Whole Foods for a strict regimen of green tea and salmon and to Neiman Marcus for top-of-the-line night creams.
But maybe you’ve been looking in all the wrong places.
Try a trip to a Korean sauna. It’s a secret guarded as closely as the special family kimchee recipe, and it’s the key to soft, dewy skin. Regular sweat-and-scrub sessions reveal baby-smooth skin, and can get rid of sluggishness after a long week at work or a hard weekend of partying.
Head to Aloha Sauna and Spa to sweat out... Read more »
February 24, 2009
The Big Easy
You want to kick it up a notch this Mardi Gras. But you’re no Emeril in the kitchen.
Susan and Dillard Faulk, owners of the island’s only Cajun/Creole restaurant, A Taste of the Bayou on Kapahulu Avenue, offer this easy take on the New Orleans staple, red beans and rice. Add shrimp or chicken if you like and − bam! – it’s a fast meal.
A Taste of the Bayou’s Red Beans and Rice
1 lb red beans (not kidney beans)
February 23, 2009
It’s only Monday, and you’re already feeling like you need to get away. But a vacay is clearly out of the question these days.
Instead, head to the Sullivan Estate Spa on the North Shore. The multi-million-dollar estate overlooking Pupukea has long been available as a retreat, but it recently started offering day spa bookings.
There’s a two person minimum to make treatment appointments, but when you reserve your time, you’re actually reserving the entire estate – no other guests will be booked, giving you total privacy.
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