July 2, 2008
You scrub. And mop. And spray, wipe and swiff to keep your place sparkling. But many of the detergents that keep your house clean can dirty the environment with toxic chemicals and pollutants.
Leave it to a Hawai‘i company to find a way to make cleaning products, well, cleaner.
Hawaiian Soap Factory products, made right here on O‘ahu, are non-toxic, biodegradable and contain no marine pollutants. But they're also industrial-strength - many of Hawai‘i’s hotels, restaurants and other businesses use them every day.
The company has been making commercial-grade soaps and... Read more »
July 1, 2008
If It Floats Your Tote
You’ve felt the guilt pangs before – like when you drop a hondo on a new bag and wonder if maybe there are more worthwhile causes than your arm candy addiction.
The new line of SooZou bags by local designer Pia Kuhlemann will take the wind out of your buyer’s remorse – they’re as socially conscious as they are chic. The rope-handled, nautical-styled totes are made from reused sails, and are hand-sewn by Kalihi Valley Housing Project residents. Kuhlemann bought sewing machines, set up a workspace and hired the seamstresses through a women’s development... Read more »
June 30, 2008
From teasing monkeys at the zoo to trying to touch the whale at the Bishop Museum, field trips were great because they were a trip – the education part you merely tolerated.
Today though, doing something cool and actually learning something new is the fun part. So next vacation, take visiting family or friends on one of Warren Costa’s personalized Big Island tours. But don’t think “tour,” which is the type of experience Costa works hard to set his company apart from.
Instead think a fun, off-the-beaten-path excursion with just you, yours, and Hilo-native... Read more »
June 27, 2008
150355012.66666 moments of disappointment from not getting what you... Read more »
June 26, 2008
Weekend Picks - June 26, 2008
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
What: Last minute Fashionista’s Market clearance on all premium denim, and cheap cocktails - $3 mimosas all afternoon. Shop for jeans from Frankie B., True Religion and other brands, and take an additional 10 percent off your entire purchase. Plus, get a sneak peek at the new items to be offered at the upcoming July 20 sale (no buying, just looking!). Spend $200 to get one-hour-early VIP admission to the next sale for first dibs on everything the Fashionistas just scored on... Read more »
June 25, 2008
Movin' On Up
So many lessons your parents tried to teach you just never stuck – don’t stay out late, watch your mouth, and wait until marriage to name a few. Luckily one important message got through – it’s always good to share.
Kailua girl Shanon Jenkins Schubert took this instruction to heart in her newly re-opened and expanded Kailua Movement Studio – a shared movement space that offers... Read more »