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May 5, 2008

Give It Away Now

Need a reason to donate? Try three:

▪ You’re place is so cluttered it looks like a landfill.

▪ You peeked, and there’s no room to put your new Christmas gifts.

▪ Green is the new black, but giving the right thing to those who need it, instead of dumping in the rubbish or at Goodwill, is priceless.


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May 5, 2008

Valentine Tips

It’s Valentines Day.

Are you:

  1. a. Bursting with anticipation for the romantic evening you’ve spent weeks planning?
  2. b. Having a panic attack because you put off doing anything until today?
  3. c. Moping because you have no plans at all?

Before you answer, click through the Lei Chic archives for a cheat sheet of extra useful hints.

Answer A
The whole night is scheduled to the minute and you’ve covered details down to the candles. Make sure you’ve prepared for everything to go... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Tropical Aisle

www.leichic.comPlanning your dream wedding? Making it perfect can become a nightmare of details. For your altar ego, a few tips:

Make your plans for the big day with un-bridaled creativity. Start by hitting up this weekend’s Wedding Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center , where hundreds of local vendors are all in one place. You can get an up-close look at samples of countless invitations, cakes, dresses, and photos.

For more ideas, head to the Wedding Café at Manoa... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Down to Earth

10 ways to green-up your life on Earth Day (and every day) – the day we remember we’re not the only ones living on an island – our planet is one, too.

1 – Bottled Water Be Gone
700 years. That’s a plastic water bottle’s landfill life. Add the energy used to ship it to our islands – home to some of the world’s best tasting, cleanest, non-fluoridated tap water – and it’s a no-brainer to switch to Sigg Reusable Water bottles, made from sturdy aluminum with a non-leaching plastic liner (unlike No. 7 Nalgenes), in 144... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Lei it on Thick

www.leichic.comWhat? Forgot it was May Day tomorrow? No more flowers at your house? Neighbors raided your plumeria trees? Oh, but need to make lei still yet?

Search around your yard (or your neighbor’s – but be better and ask first) for these unusual, oldie-but-goodie lei making materials. Then grab your needle and get to work.

Hair Will Do
No, not your hair, but Pele’s hair, also called hinahina or Spanish moss. Be sure to leave some where it hangs, and take enough to braid or double twist, and knot together.

French Braid
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May 5, 2008

Green Move-ment

It’s not quite New Year’s, but you’re already working on a 2008 green resolution. Plastic grocery bags have been replaced by reusable ones, gifts are wrapped in magazine paper, and that gas-guzzling SUV? Now it’s a hybrid, baby.

You thought you were ahead until you found out you had to move.

But just one phone call and soon full-service, licensed and insured Malama Moving Company arrives to pack up your “keeps” in free recycled boxes, and whisks them away in a biodiesel-powered truck.

They deliver your “donate” pile to Honolulu’s The Green House, where... Read more »

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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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