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June 6, 2008

In The Bag

Once upon a time there was a swath of brightly colored fabric patterned with delicate flowers. A woman purchased it to cover her dining table and impress her family during their weekly dinner. Many moons later, her daughter sewed that tablecloth into a sassy mu‘umu‘u to wear on her first date. Years passed, and her own daughter sold that dress to a vintage shop, where a young Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 5, 2008

Weekend Picks - June 5, 2008


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

Newborn Bebe
Bebe opens their new boutique at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and debuts an exclusive line of dresses available only at the Royal Hawaiian location. The store will also carry a special kit of products from local beauty and skin care line Pure Hapa for three days only. Shop this weekend and five percent of all proceeds will benefit the... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 4, 2008

Thread Bare

The scene after your last eyebrow wax appointment: chafed red skin followed by a breakout the next day.

Talk about Apocalypse Brow.

There is a more, um, highbrow way of maintaining those perfect arches.

Eyebrow... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 3, 2008

Cookin' It Old School

Ah, summer school. Sweating in polyester P.E. shorts, faking your way through typing class, then waiting for the bus and dazzling cute Scottie Kim with like the best Slurpee flavor mix, like ever created.

Relive those days at KCC’s series of day-long summer school cooking classes, where personal chefs Alyssa Moreau and Leslie Ashburn will teach you how to prepare tasty new dishes while also imparting a pinch of nutritional education.

Summer kicks off June 7 with What a Girl Needs – recipes that enrich women’s health and deliver essential... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 2, 2008

Your Place or Mine?

www.leichic.comAfter months of getting lost on the yellow brick road of interior design, you finally found a straight path from your empty room, past design books, to your very own Room in a Book. Everything was crystal-ball clear until deciding where to buy décor for your home’s new look got you all turned around again.

Turns out you were skipping in the right direction after all. Riding the success of her book Hawai‘i: A Sense of Place, sought-after interior designer Mary Philpotts recently opened Place, a unique lifestyle store for... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 2, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 30, 2008

Lover and a Fighter

www.leichic.comParents want the best for you, so they nag that your clothes should be respectable like so-and-so’s, your job secure like such-and-such’s, and your boyfriend, well…someone else.

Novelist Mingmei Yip rose to her parents’ challenges, graduating from the Sorbonne, studying Chinese arts and music, and becoming a writer – experiences channeled into her spectacular debut “Peach Blossom Pavilion.”

The novel brings to life the time of China ’s mingji – geisha predecessors. At age 13, Yip’s spirited protagonist sees her father executed, her mother escape to... Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 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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