February 9, 2009
For The Smell Of It
Things you love to catch a whiff of: the neighbor’s plumeria tree in full bloom, fluffy towels fresh out of the dryer, cupcakes in the oven.
Things you don’t: department store spritzers armed with Eau de Britney Spears or Paris Hilton.
Teresa Blackwell at the Four Season Lana‘i Manele Bay takes that all into consideration during the new custom fragrance blending sessions at the hotel.
It starts with a three-page questionnaire about your favorite seasons, flowers and fruits, as well as the type of music you like and your astrological... Read more »
February 6, 2009
Frock and Roll
You’ve been there before. Two hours shopping, and still nothing you like. The dresses are too long (or short), the fabric isn’t soft, the color washes you out.
If only you could just make exactly what you wanted.
That’s what 21-year-old Cassandra Rull did. She had always altered her clothes to better fit her own style, but a little more than a year ago she began making pieces from scratch. Proud of her DIY creations, she posted pictures of her clothes – fun, casual cotton jersey dresses that mixed colors, fabrics and patterns... Read more »
February 5, 2009
Weekend Picks - February 5, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
February 4, 2009
Are you what you eat?
Better hope not.
That would leave you pale, soft and puffy from all those malassadas.
Clean up your act and head over to Hale, the brand new organic, vegan, macrobiotic restaurant that just... Read more »
February 3, 2009
A rose is a rose is a rose.
Except when it isn’t.
And the thorn in most bouquets of a dozen long-stemmed red ones is that they don’t last more than a week in a vase.
So much for symbolizing everlasting love.
But the blooms from Bella Rosa on Kalakaua Avenue are a different breed. Grown in the mountain highlands of Ecuador, the higher altitude near the equator gives the flowers thicker stems and makes them especially long-lasting.
Bella Rosa’s flowers arrive at the store within 24 hours of being cut. The shop has dozens of colors, from... Read more »
February 2, 2009
You aced the holiday gift test – found that perfect, thoughtful, useful, fun gift for your sweetie. And now, you’re fresh out of original gift ideas for V Day.