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August 21, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 21, 2008

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

Brand New Bag
What:
Celebrate the official debut of SooZou handbags made from recycled sails – and get your hands on one of them at the label’s shopping/launch party. They’re fully handmade, one-of-a-kind and aren’t always in full supply.
When:
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Where:
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Details:
Free, map and... Read more »

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August 21, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 21, 2008

www.leichic.com

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

Brand New Bag
What:
Celebrate the official debut of SooZou handbags made from recycled sails – and get your hands on one of them at the label’s shopping/launch party. They’re fully handmade, one-of-a-kind and aren’t always in full supply.
When:
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Where:
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Details:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 20, 2008

Pack To Basics

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On-board budget for your next flight off the island:

Pillow and blanket: $5
Diet Coke: $2 (they’re not free anymore)
Single-shot bottle of rum: $5 (what the hell, you paid for the Coke)
Headphones to watch movie: $5

Charge for checking first bag: zero

Yep, you’ve finally mastered the art of packing light and squeezed a full trip’s wardrobe into your carry-on bag.

www.leichic.comAnd you have Jodi Salmonson, designer of the... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 19, 2008

Spin The Bottle

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Getting your Bitch on was fun (and tasty), but now you’re seeking even more ways to put some sass in your sips.

Like the Bandit wine tetra box – yes, we did say box. This fruity (and cheap) California rebel wine is best in cabernet or merlot, but all boxes hold a third more than ordinary bottles and are made from 70 percent recycled resources – a perfect... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 19, 2008

Sponsored Edition: Just R Style

 You finally beat that case of the Mondays, but you’re already itching for the chance to do some serious Saturday shopping – and it’s only Tuesday.

So head to Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center tomorrow for some mid-week retail therapy at the R Style event. All day Wednesday, Royal Hawaiian’s shops are offering one-day discounts, gifts with purchase, and special in-store events.

Score savings at retailers like Crazy Shirts and Island Soap & Candle Works, among others, with store-wide discounts of 10 percent for the day. At bebe and Juicy Couture, spend $150 or $200... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 18, 2008

Pretty in Pink

www.leichic.comIf you want things done right, sometimes you just have to do them yourself.

That’s why Kelley Lilien designed her first son’s birth announcement (it helped that she had a fresh graphic design degree in hand) instead of farming it out to an impersonal card maker.

And when word spread, a new surprise arrived – a booming custom invitation design business she soon named Pink Dot Press. With her baby in a bassinette at her side, Kelley designed her heart out, not only tackling birth announcements but baby showers, grown-up parties and full wedding portfolios – from Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 18, 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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