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December 10, 2008

Shop Culture

A personal shopper would be great at this time of year – someone who knows all the best stores and what they carry, who stocks the hard-to-find labels, and where you can pick up really one-of-a-kind items.

Not in the budget? Then get the next best thing – a hot-off-the-press copy of “The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O‘ahu” by Honolulu Magazine executive editor and shopping-ista Kathryn Drury Wagner.

his 185-page shopping companion – compact enough to fit in your Louis Vuitton Eva clutch – features more than 200 of... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 9, 2008

Get Carded

www.leichic.comYour perfect cousin Marcia’s perfect holiday card arrives in your mailbox just perfectly on December 1. Her perfect family is in perfect outfits, posed perfectly for the photo.

But Marcia’s not completely perfect – you've already received a duplicate of her generic chain store cards.

This year, forget your tired news/brag letter, and say adios to a Shutterfly photo collage with these stationary ideas that’ll leave other greetings looking card bored.

Green Card
You’ll be so eco-chic for rocking out cards... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 8, 2008

Sweet Child of Mine

It was an instant love affair between you and that online kids’ clothing store. The price was right, the clothes were cute and the shop made you feel secure (it even said so on the “checkout” button).

Then you clicked to pay. And the dream of a $10 tiny top turned to a $387.92 shipping nightmare.

This year, try one of these on-island alternatives.

Deck Out the Halls
Want your kiddo pint-sized and cracking wise? Then try a droll drool bib from Koko Bean... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 5, 2008

Nog Heaven

You’re lining up all your nights out before Christmas, and everyone’s stirring – and shaking, and sipping.

Especially at Chinatown’s Brasserie Du Vin, where a new menu of holiday cocktails was introduced this week, just in time for First Friday tonight.

Sip on the Poinsettia, a cranberry-spiked flute of champagne with a twist of lime, or the Chocolate Candy Cane martini, a... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 5, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Make A Wish
Ready or not, Christmas is less than 30 days away and by now, you’ve come to know a few things – like exactly what you want to give and (ahem) receive. And Santa’s no mind reader.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you can guarantee you’ll get what you want this holiday with a little help from Fighting Eel. Just stop by their Chinatown headquarters, hand-pick the threads that’ll get your heart thumping, then add them all to a personalized wish list.

The FE showroom has the widest... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 4, 2008

Weekend Picks - December 4, 2008

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

Jingle Dogs
Try a gourmet Reindeer hot dog made with extra-lean caribou meat mixed with beef, seared and served with whatever toppings you choose. The authentic Alaskan sausage is flown in fresh from Anchorage and has a zesty spice to it.
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Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2008 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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