April was a rocky month. You spent weeks navigating a sea of work projects. You got caught in the perfect storm when your mom volunteered you to host Easter dinner; four hours and six screaming cousins later, your house was a shipwreck. Then a computer virus cast away your hard drive (and latest edition of Turbo Tax), leaving you and your W-2s high and dry.
Save your sanity with a little retail therapy and a survival kit of this month's essential Lei Chics. You'll be sale-ing away in no time.
Click Royal Treat(ment)
What: April 29, 2011. You stayed up until the wee hours of the morning (wearing a tin foil crown and drinking cups of Lipton tea) to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot. Tomorrow, the royal couple celebrates their one-year anniversary. And since your invitation got lost in the mail, here are a few other ways to mark the occasion.
What word best describes your style?
a) classic - Check.
b) contemporary - Wait. I love a pop of neon. Check.
c) boho - Does my maxi dress count? Uh, check?
d) rocker - Which I wore under my leather jacket. Hmmm...
When it comes to style, it's hard to play favorites. Luckily, with Thread and Stone's brand-new jewelry line and online store, you don't have to.
Designers Alana Mock and Nicole Cabebe are former local girls living in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Mock is...
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Discover On the Vast Track
What: Explore beautiful Hakipuu Valley (a regular "Lost" backdrop) on Kualoa Ranch's 1.5-mile walking tour. Travel through lush forest and pastures, stop at a loi or Hawaiian taro patch, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Kaneohe Bay. When: Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Where: Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy. Details: $15. Children 17 and under are free; one child per paying adult. Call (808) 237-7321 or Read more »
1. A friend's emergency call when your blind date goes horribly wrong. "So where do you live? With your parole officer? Hold on, I think my mom's calling."
2. Quarters for street parking.
3. Auto-save - just before your screen goes black.
Then there are times when you just need a clutch; because hey, a great bag can save an outfit.
That's when you turn to Reise Kochi. This Honolulu Community College graduate developed a passion for bags after...
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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream;
Merrily, merrily... wait, what?
Last time you checked, there was nothing merry about rowing a boat.
Skip the manual labor and get on a real luxury cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises!
Known for its six-star all-inclusive packages, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the kind of vacation where you can truly eat, drink and be merry. And not just eat and drink, but eat and drink like royalty. Think top shelf liquor, six-star meals and free daily in suite mini-bar replacement (yup,...
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Since junior high, summer has always been your favorite time of year. Sure, you haven't had a three-month break in years, but there are still plenty of things to look forward to. Beach barbecues. Family trips. And fun, new makeup to help you turn up the heat.
Dog: Bartender, get me a frisky sour, double, and keep 'em coming.
Bartender: You seem a little spot under the collar. What's wrong?
Dog: It's my owner. Things have been a little ruff lately, especially when it comes to meals. I know she means well, but the kibble she gives me is just so dry and tasteless. We're totally stuck in a mutt.
Bartender: Tell her to call Island Dog Deli. Owner Maria Robson-Watanabe began making her own pet food when her two...
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Shop Gentleman Collar
What: Get your man looking like a million bucks for as little as $20 at Reyn Spooner's Ultimate Factory Sale. For one week only, stock up on classic reverse print Aloha shirts, colorful swim trunks and shorts at 50-75 percent off. When: Tomorrow (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), Monday-Friday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.), Saturday, April 28 (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) Where: 801 Dillingham Blvd., 1st floor. Details: Bring three canned...
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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.