December 2011


December 30, 2011

Best of Lei Chic 2011: No Prints Charming

Lei ChicAs we get set to ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and see you next year!

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Originally published June 21, 2011

Wanted: Hawaii woman desperately seeking her urban edge.

Me: Worldly city slicker who’ll trade candlelight dinners and long walks down the beach... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 29, 2011

Weekend Picks - December 29, 2011

Lei ChicCelebrate
West Side Glory
What:
Ring in the New Year away from the city at the Ko Olina's fireworks display. Watch it from sea on the catamaran cruise, pull up a seat with some delicious bites in the Ihilani's Presidential Suite, rent a cozy cabana for two complete with champagne or pull out a blanket to at the lagoons to see the $100,000 show set to the music of a range of musicians from Bruddah Iz to the Black-Eyed Peas and Journey.
When:... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 28, 2011

Best of Lei Chic 2011: Raising the Bar

www.leichic.com As we get set to ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and see you next year!

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Originally published January 14, 2011

Shaken not stirred. Vodka soda, light on soda, with a lemon and a lime, please. Margarita, on the rocks, extra salt on the rim.

Your last party was spent almost entirely behind your makeshift bar, desperately trying to keep the drinks (and the fun) flowing.

Worst of all, your amateur – and... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 27, 2011

Best of Lei Chic 2011: Top Gear

Lei ChicAs we get set to ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and see you next year!

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Originally published July 18, 2011

Operator: 911, what is your emergency?

You: Help! I’ve just had a beauty blow out on the freeway and I don’t know what to do!

Operator: Calm down. What is the... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 23, 2011

Let it Show, Let it Show, Let it Show

Lei ChicFriday night, and you're finally Home for the Holidays.

After weeks going a caroling, decking the halls, and even that one night spent rockin' around the Christmas tree, you finally sit down with a little something Frosty - just in time to see the same bad holiday film showing on 14 different channels.

You're a reveller without a Claus.

We've got what you need to have a varied little Christmas - a few movies that probably aren't on your usual yuletide list.... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 22, 2011

Weekend Picks - December 22, 2011


Lei ChicShop
Xmas Marks the Spot
What:
North Shore crafters gather for a special Christmas Eve Farmer's Market featuring delish eats and local crafts including Hawaiian Blown Glass's glasses and vases made from beer and alcohol bottles, Kara Maresca's elegant gemstone jewelry, and Noelani Designs is offering her beachy chic short necklaces for $40 and long necklaces for 25 percent off plus some free gifts.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 21, 2011

Happy Haulidays - Editors' Picks

Lei ChicBrie

Style: If Marc Jacobs married Zoey Deschanel - Feminine fashion-forward silhouettes with a vintage spin.





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Fuji Instax Mini 7s
This instant photo camera is great for impromptu... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 20, 2011

Happy Haulidays - Stocking Stuffers

Lei ChicYou don't go quite around the world, but every Christmas Eve you make a run of your own - to any open store for emergency gift getting. 

Sure, last year Uncle Jay seemed to enjoy his tree-shaped air freshener, your cousin made short work of that Big Gulp, and yes, Dad did tear into his fun pack-sized Funyons. Still this year you'd like to transition out of  Santa Flaws into a Christmas miracle.

Do it your elf with a few... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 20, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Shortbread Tempered

Lei ChicTwenty days into December and you're feeling positively grinchy. If one more salesperson tries to shove an “adorable” stocking stuffer at you, you may have to tell them exactly where they can stuff it.

Forget Santa Claus, you seriously need to invoke a sanity clause.

Fortunately, you are ready with a full stock of snacks from Honolulu Cookie Company. You know first-hand that it's hard to go postal with a mouth full of deliciously decadent shortbread.
Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 19, 2011

Happy Haulidays - Women

That sexy little Florencia Arias backless dress.
Those cool lace-up Seychelles buckle boots.
And that oh so cute ccdoodle boy short set.
You scored big on your Christmas shopping trips - for yourself. Now with a week left to go you still need to get your Santa paws on presents for your entire gaggle of girlfriends.

Start with our list of cool finds for your fashionable besties in store right now.

Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 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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