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August 4, 2008

The Bold & the Beau-tea-ful

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Generally we’re not down with being prim and proper. But sometimes it’s fun to pretend we live in the days when ladies lunched, servants doted on every whim, and all you had to worry about was keeping your pinky in place.

Now we can all time travel in style at A Cup of Tea, Kailua’s new Victorian tearoom. The pink wallpapered rooms, adorned with lace, flowers, crystal and china, slow time and make Hawai‘i disappear.

A rolling brass cart allows you to see and smell 30-plus loose teas from around the world—including the hard to find, smoky lapsang souchong... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 4, 2008

The Bold & the Beau-tea-ful

www.leichic.com

Generally we’re not down with being prim and proper. But sometimes it’s fun to pretend we live in the days when ladies lunched, servants doted on every whim, and all you had to worry about was keeping your pinky in place.

Now we can all time travel in style at A Cup of Tea, Kailua’s new Victorian tearoom. The pink wallpapered rooms, adorned with lace, flowers, crystal and china, slow time and make Hawai‘i disappear.

A rolling brass cart allows you to see and smell 30-plus loose teas from around the world—including the hard to find, smoky lapsang souchong and... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 1, 2008

Lash Out

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You’re batting nearly a thousand in the beauty department lately. Your new brow shaping appointments are a real hit. And the in-home massage you’ve scheduled every month is nothing short of a grand slam.

But your bald little eyelids, with their few sparse lashes, have three strikes against them thanks to the ravages of mascara, lash curlers and the occasional glued-on strip of fakes.

Bat-worthy lashes (like home-run hitters) need a little... Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 31, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 31, 2008

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

Two Become One
What:
Valerie Joseph boutiques at McCully and Ward merge into one location at Ala Moana Center. If you missed the closing sales at the previous locations, check out the Ala Moana shop’s... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 31, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 31, 2008

www.leichic.com

 

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

Two Become One
What:
Valerie Joseph boutiques at McCully and Ward merge into one location at Ala Moana Center. If you missed the closing sales at the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 30, 2008

Rise of the Silver Soaper

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Lately your once humble beauty supply has become an arsenal rivaling Saddam’s WMD stockpile (oh wait, he didn’t have any!).

Time to surrender your hoard and adopt one powerful weapon— Cor Silver Soap. In just one step, this nano-silver and silica bar removes makeup; evens skin tone; reduces the appearance of sunspots, pores and aging; maintains natural moisture, and protects from the sun with an imperceptible film that leaves your face feeling clean and silky soft. Just apply the tingling lather, wait, rinse and go— and the bar lasts six to nine... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 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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