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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 ()

December 3, 2008

Boy Toys

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Admit it: you’re living in a material world and he is a material … guy. It’s going to be easy to justify your love this year with gifts for every man listed on your liner notes.

Ray of Light
Communing with the great outdoors will leave him feeling more enlightened than a trip to the kabbalah center.

Start close to home with a 16-foot inflatable boob tube for the backyard. Online at
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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 2, 2008

Wanna Net?

Why shop online?
Let us count the reasons:
1. No looking for parking at the mall
2. No standing in line at the post office
3. You can shop barefoot in your pajamas

And there’s that one reason not to shop online: you want to support local businesses.

But you can do both. Click over to these local retailers where you can wrap up your shopping from your desktop.

Brand new to the web is Beauty and the Beach... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

December 1, 2008

Sweet Shop Your favorite holiday treats? Frosted sugar cookies, candy canes, peppermint brownies, and a few festive additions to your closet.

Find your way to the new Dolce boutique at Ward Center, which just opened Friday. Owner Christie Yang has stocked up on labels and lines from the East Coast that haven’t been available in Hawai‘i before. And as the name suggests (dolce means “sweet” in Italian), the shop is filled with feminine and pretty dresses, tees, jeans, purses and jewelry.

Like the Calypso silk dresses in vivid,... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 28, 2008

So Stuffed

You put away a lot of food yesterday. And into the fridge too. So what to do with all those Tupperware bowls filled with extras? We turned to Jesse Cruz, the chef at Formaggio Grill in Kailua for two special recipes just for Lei Chic readers.

Savory Stuffing Empanadas with Spicy Honey Glaze
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

November 26, 2008

Weekend Picks - November 26, 2008

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events (one day early for the long weekend).

Hot Shopping
If you’re heading out into the shopping wilds on Friday, a few extras to take:

• A coupon for free valet parking at Ala Moana Center. Click and print here.
• Save 60 percent off everything until 10 a.m., 50 percent until... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 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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