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May 15, 2008

Weekend Picks - May 15, 2008

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

Hope Floats
What: Leading up to the Memorial Day Lantern Floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu Hale hosts an exhibit of 25 lantern floating photos taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Currently a Newsweek contributor, Kennerly is also a former White House photographer under President Ford. The free exhibit also includes video and paper lanterns from previous lantern floating events.
When: Through May 23
Where: Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King StreetRead more »

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May 13, 2008

Hit the Sack

You’re not psychic, but something tells you one day there’ll be no more plastic grocery bags -- that prospect has already come true in San Francisco, and Maui and Honolulu county councils are considering a similar bag ban.

But whenever you envision carrying those bulky reusable supermarket-brand bags, the picture you see is the opposite of pretty.

That’s why the Envirosax team bypassed boring and unfashionable and created stylish reusable bags that help you be a fashion and environmental trendsetter all at once.

Incredibly lightweight, washable, and strong enough... Read more »

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May 13, 2008

Frame of Reference

Like the earrings you bought for your first job interview, or the bracelet you splurged on during your last vacation, nearly every piece in your jewelry collection is tagged with a special memory.

The new Gallery jewelry line from Kailua artist Maya von Geldern lets wearers forge a more visible link to those personal moments.

Each necklace, bracelet and earring features a frame-shaped charm showcasing a tiny photo or artistic print. Choose a meaningful image (perhaps a Buddha or an angel?), one that evokes a strong memory (a crashing wave or a flower), or one that’s just plain... Read more »

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May 13, 2008

Pretty Cheap

www.leichic.comLittle by little, your mean case of mainland envy is disappearing (along with excuses to fly to LA and shop). Nordstrom, Design Within Reach, and J. Crew are already open, with True Religion, Target and Victoria’s Secret on the way.

Here’s one more reason to ditch your green-eyed monster – Steve and Barry’s just-opened Waikele location. Long known for casual men’s clothes, today they’re celebrated for... Read more »

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May 9, 2008

Something Borrowed, Something New

www.leichic.comThese days, everything old is becoming fashionably new again (but not the Bedazzler, no matter what anyone says).

Just ask Deb Mascia of Mu‘umu‘u Heaven, who brought tutu’s mu‘umu‘us into the 21st century by sewing them into stylish tops, dresses and skirts. But vintage isn’t just for clothes anymore – Mascia recently launched a home furnishings line in collaboration with surf photographer Clark Little and retailer Pacific Home.

The first piece in the Heavenly Home collection is a reclaimed and refurbished sofa... Read more »

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May 8, 2008

Weekend Picks - May 8, 2008

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

Mom’s The Word
What: You still haven’t found a worthy Mother’s Day offering for mom, have you? Better get on it.
When: The next two days
Details: Some last minute suggestions from our file of favorites: Locally made, all-natural soaps, a year’s supply of coffee, Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 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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