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October 28, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Dress You Up

 This Halloween, you’re dressing up all right. But just as a better styled, tailored and accessorized version of yourself.

And Club Monaco’s got your costume.

This Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., head to the retailer’s Ala Moana Center store for the monthly “See the World in Black and White” event, and pick out your new look from all the new fall arrivals. Try it on, add accessories, maybe get some expert help from local celebrity wardrobe stylist Blaine Ashley.

Once you’ve matched up the perfect outfit, enter it in the... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 27, 2008

Strange Brew

Fine. So maybe you’re type A. Total perfectionist. Just because everything you do has to be perfect doesn’t mean you’re OCD — it just means everything you do is the best.

But you never have to cop to your secret weapon: expert help. Like your new guru Ben Brechtel at Winestock, who walks you step by step through the ancient art of beer making in a personalized, one-on-one... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 24, 2008

Face Value

Ever since that botched haircut last year, you’ve been a beauty school dropout. No more cut-rate salon and spa services for you.

Your attendance at the pricey place hasn’t been so good either – your budget can’t take more than $100 for every treatment. But your skin could use a refresher course.

So face facts – maybe you should go back to school. At Makana Esthetics and Wellness Academy, you can book facial and waxing services for about half of what most day spas charge. And the three treatment rooms are so well-appointed with soothing colors,... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 23, 2008

Weekend Picks - October 23, 2008

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

Costume Drama
Hawai‘i Fashion Incubator debuts the Art of Fashion showcase, with multimedia artwork inspired by the UH Costume Collection exhibit. Heavy pupus, wine and vodka bar. Proceeds benefit the UH costume collection.
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Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 22, 2008

One Track Wine

You’ve kept it bottled up for too long now: schlepping through giant warehouse aisles of crates trying to decide on a bottle of wine isn’t really any better than the 30-minute drive to a wine shop in town.

No more whining, Hawai‘i Kai. The newly-opened D’Vine Wines at Koko Marina Center is a well-edited bottle boutique stocking wines not found before on the east end of the island.

Many of... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 21, 2008

Green Sweep

www.leichic.comUVA and UVB sun rays. Vodka and Red Bull (more former than latter). The occasional fast-food binge.

These are the kind of toxins you can live with (and often do). Which is all the more reason to make your actual home free of the kinds you shouldn’t tolerate.

Bring on Clean Green Home, a professional Honolulu cleaning service that uses non-toxic, truly all-natural products (think lemon, vinegar, baking soda, essential oils) to sanitize and disinfect your home. Started in July by savvy clean-freak Adam Bazzi, who makes his company’s cleansers, the service also uses a specific... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 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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