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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 ()

October 21, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Lights, Camera, Fashion.

 Fashion and the movies have always gone hand in hand. Admit it – you’ve adopted style cues from more than few A-listers. But while both Hollywood and high fashion have made stopovers in the islands, they rarely visit together.

Until now. This Thursday brings a one-night-only showing of the high-energy, high-fashion, high-definition film experience, Macy’s Passport: Fashion Cinema presented by American Express.

The feature-length film is more than a movie, really. It’s a cinematic experience that brings to life the Macy’s... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 20, 2008

Sweetie Pie

Let them eat cake?

Fine. You’ll take the pie anyway.

As in, authentic southern-style pies from Shelby Sweets, which just opened last week at Nimitz Center.

Owner Phyllis Moore-Shelby has been doing custom baking for weddings and private clients for years as a side venture while she worked full-time as a flight attendant. But she’s settled down now and finally opened a store, where you can mosey in to taste her deep-dish pies, as well as all kinds of other treats that come out of her oven daily.

Each morning brings four flavors of scones (the lemon-blueberry... Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 17, 2008

Go With The Flow

www.leichic.comWhen you’ve got cash to spare, it’s easy to close your eyes and roll the dice. But these days who wants to leave success to chance?

That’s why we enlisted nationally acclaimed feng shui consultant Clear Englebert, author of the just-released book “Feng Shui For Hawai‘i” to give some simple solutions to bring positivity and harmony into your life and home. Because right now, every little bit helps.

• For basic empowerment, don’t sleep, work, or spend significant time with your back to the door. If the furniture can’t be reconfigured, use a... Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 16, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Gift Giving and Giving Back

 Holiday shopping? Yup, it’s that time of year. But you’re kind of waiting to see when the good sales start.

Well mark your calendar for the best early holiday sale you’ll see this season, when you can shop for gifts and give back to a great cause: Diva Days, November 1-2.

Here’s how it works: Buy a Diva Days shopping pass at The Wedding Café for only $10. Ticket sales will go to buy Christmas gifts for the children at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Next, take your pass and use it to buy holiday gifts... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 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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