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July 23, 2008

Pour Some Sugar On Me

www.leichic.comFairy tale ideas you’ve long since given up on: a land where you never grow up (or – presumably – old), a glass slipper that somehow attracts the most handsome and successful men, and that spoonful of sugar that makes bitter medicine delightful.

Not so fast on that last one.

There is a red berry that can make everything sour taste sweet. It exists. Yes, really.

It’s called miracle fruit, and the small red berries contain a chemical that reacts with your taste buds, causing acids to taste sweet. After eating just one berry, sucking a lemon wedge suddenly tastes like eating a lemon... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 22, 2008

True Confections

www.leichic.com Tearing into a fresh batch of your mom’s cookies usually means just pulling back the tin foil from the plate.

But when Michael Ching’s mom, Clara, makes cookies, they’re delivered in a white-ribbon-tied, vellum-sleeved case decorated with custom illustrations of rare island birds by local artist Michael Furuya.

Inside are three levels of gourmet cookies and candies, each individually wrapped or boxed with bows. Half the fun is unwrapping the package – but it’s worth it to enjoy the sweets, like the chocolate truffles, mini toffee balls, chocolate-dipped dried fruits (mango, pineapple, coconut,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 21, 2008

Hairy Days Are Here Again: Spa Dogs

www.leichic.com There just aren’t enough hours in the day – especially when half of them are spent sitting in traffic. Crawling down a backed-up H-1 lane behind a tourist with nowhere to go while your errand time melts away no longer makes you mad – just dog tired.

So take back some lost hours by doing one important errand right at home.

Hair of the Dog Mobile’s fully-contained mobile dog grooming spa will clean up and pamper your pooch right at your doorstep. They’ve got the same amenities found in stationary grooming shops, but owner David Nunimaker (former... Read more »

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 18, 2008

Connect the Dots

www.leichic.comSwimming with sharks. Tow-in surfing. Hiking au naturel to a mauka waterfall. Yeah, you’ll try anything once, but for something to become habit you have to completely fall in love (like you did with eating lilikoi-lemon cupcakes ).

So meet kindred spirit Janie Coltrin, a former musician and songwriter who, when given a camera for the first time, thought only that she’d just go ahead and try it.

During her first official photo shoot (photographing a chair where Elizabeth Taylor once sat), she was hooked, and today she captures the... Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 17, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 17, 2008

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

Art Me Up

What:The last few days to see the latest paintings from local artist Isis Godfrey-Byrne, a collection of ethereal, impressionist land, sea and sky scenes.
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Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()


July 17, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 17, 2008

www.leichic.comLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Art Me Up

What:The last few days to see the latest paintings from local artist Isis Godfrey-Byrne, a collection of ethereal, impressionist land, sea and sky scenes.

Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 17, 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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