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July 14, 2008

Good Bean Fun

www.leichic.comArriving home after a long workday, you like to plant yourself in a lounge position and stay there. Some may call you lazy (so what?), but you prefer another moniker: Relaxation Practitioner.

If you’re going to claim expert status, then you need the newest and best tools of the trade. So forget the Lazy-Boy and sink into a Fatboy, the millennial version of the bean bag chair, modernized by a hip Finnish designer. These mobile bags are made from water- and stain-resistant fabric filled with polystyrene beads that blissfully conform to the contours of every body, whether human or beast. All you have to do is clean them with lukewarm... Read more »

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July 12, 2008


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July 11, 2008

Mia, Myself and My

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Re: Account Cancellation

Dear Evite,

 Sure, we had a good thing going, for a while. You were there for me during the Bad Sweater Party of 2006, when somehow I invited more than 500 people (thank goodness only 100 replied “I’ll drink to that”). Then there was the Heroes and Villains Halloween limousine coordination of 2007—I couldn’t have organized payments without you.

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July 10, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 10, 2008

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

Follow the Waves

What: Tonight and tomorrow are the last nights to see “Surfwise,” the documentary film that follows the life of the surfing Paskowitz family. Stanford-educated Doc Paskowitz, his wife and nine children were known in the 60s and 70s for the camper they lived in and the surf schools they ran on California beaches, but the film reveals that their seemingly simple life was rife with complications.

When: Today and Friday, 1 p.m. and 7:30... Read more »

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July 9, 2008

Who's Your Daddy?

 Should I have children, or travel? Pursue my dreams or get a job with benefits? Go to the denim sale or pay my electric bill?

Such pressing life questions seem simple compared to the quandary of middle-aged everyman Marcus Ripps, protagonist of Seth Greenland’s hilarious new satirical novel “Shining City.” After losing his factory job to China, Marcus faces defaulting on his L.A. home and a sexless marriage, until his estranged brother bequeaths him a dry cleaning business. But this solution is quickly soiled when he learns the only thing being laundered there is money earned by a suite of prostitutes.

So,... Read more »

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July 8, 2008

Suit Yourself

Your go-to black bikini? Getting a little see-through. That sequined red baby with the blinged-out details? Pool (and possibly mainland) appropriate only. Then there’s always your rash guard and board shorts...

Ready to quit your beachin’?

Bikinis from Hawai‘i designers are gracing the bods of Sports Illustrated swimsuit  models to celebrities in tabloid snapshots, so there’s something out there that suits you.

Indah Clothing
Ever since Kate Hudson was snapped poolside wearing Indah’s Read more »

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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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