January 2012


January 31, 2012

The Missed List - January 2012

The world has moved into 2012, but according to the errant dates you keep writing on then crossing off your checks your brain still thinks it’s 2011.

Apparently the time has just flown by and so has that month of Lei Chic finds that disappeared while you were trying to organize a year’s worth of random e-mail messages.

Let us say Happy New Year with a look back at some of our greatest hits for January.

Lei Chic Print Condition
Kaypee Soh dinnerware

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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 30, 2012

Art and Soul

Lei ChicLadies and Gentlemen, welcome to MoMA, The Museum of Must-Have Apparel. I am your guide Lei. Let’s get Van Goghing.

On the left, note the colorful collection of Owens & Co. Straight ahead, the ever-changing exhibit of The Human Imagination. But today, turn your attention to the right for an exciting, contemporary up-and-comer – La Muse.

At 8:58 this morning, the doors opened to reveal an artistic display of luxurious fabrics, edgy metal work, and handcrafted pieces never before seen in the islands.

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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 28, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lei ChicToss
Spin Cycles
What:
Try out the growing sport of disc golf for yourself or just watch experienced players spin their way to a hole in one at this monthly disc golf event. The Honolulu Disc Golf Association sets up the temporary course where players try to get their modified Frisbees into cages.
When: Sunday, 9 a.m.
Where: Sand Island State Recreation Area.
Details: Non-members will pay a two dollar insurance fee. Post... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 27, 2012

Most Wanted-January 2012

We kept “accidentally” bumping into them in our favorite boutiques. We called repeatedly, often out of breath, asking if they were still in stock. And just that once, we sat in a parked car across the street from the store just to make sure they were still there.

We admit it. We’re style stalkers.

Here are the items the Lei Chic team has been obsessed with this month.

Lei ChicStacey

Style: If Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade had a love child (okay, Simon Doonan... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 26, 2012

Weekend Picks - January 26, 2012

Lei ChicListen
Shin the Know
What:
You've already circled March for the release of their new album, now you can hear the latest hits live at The Shins first concerts in Hawaii. Play dates are April 17 on Oahu and April 18 on Maui. Ticket sell-out dates will be much, much earlier.
When: Tickets are on sale now online, the Blaisdell Box Office, Walmart, and Sports Gear in Windward Mall.
Where: Neal... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 25, 2012

Happy Renew Year: Sweat Equity

Lei ChicBroken Resolution #3 – Get in shape.

Your biceps are burning. Your traps are tortured and those hard working gluts and quads are just about to bottom out.

And that’s just from getting up off the couch.

Looks like you can’t afford to weight any more to jumpstart your exercise routine. But last time you joined that less-than-exciting workout club your wallet was the only thing that got slim and trim.

We’ll help you put the gyms through the paces with a list of... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 24, 2012

Happy Renew Year: Down and Flirty

Lei ChicBroken Resolution #2 – Get ready faster.


  • 7:00 a.m. - Morning rush hour in the bedroom.
  • A pile-up of unwashed laundry is stopping traffic flow in the closet.
  • A stalled hair dryer is causing slowdowns in the bathroom.
  • And just as you got by those tie-ups, things come lashing to a halt. A mascara spill sends streaks down your cheek and your style skidding.

Tear not. A new beauty treatment is racing to your rescue.

Crybaby... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 24, 2012

Happy Renew Year: Down and Flirty

Lei ChicBroken Resolution #2 – Get ready faster.

  • 7:00 a.m. - Morning rush hour in the bedroom.
  • A pile-up of unwashed laundry is stopping traffic flow in the closet.
  • A stalled hair dryer is causing slowdowns in the bathroom.
  • And just as you got by those tie-ups, things come lashing to a halt. A mascara spill sends streaks down your cheek and your style skidding.

    Tear not. A new beauty treatment is racing to your rescue.


Crybaby semi-permanent mascara helps you pick up the paste... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 23, 2012

Happy Renew Year

Lei ChicSome days you were just dragon your feet. Other times you were stubborn as an ox or just monkeying around. Whatever the reason, your 2012 vows disappeared about as quickly as that leftover bottle of champagne (the promise to drink less was the first to go)

Take advantage of Chinese New Year to restart those resolutions with help from a few Lei Chic finds. Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Broken Resolution #1 – Save money.

You lapped up leftovers instead of a plate lunch ($10 saved), groomed yourself instead of running to the hairdresser ($30 saved), but then pounced on... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 21, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lei ChicLaugh
Get Your Goat
What:
The training wheels are off, the classes are over (they made up all their assignments anyway), now The Laughtrack Theater's new team of improv-sters make their stage debut with the help of some LT vets and one very visible (at least in the posters) goat.
When: Tonight, doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8.
Where: ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Details: Tickets are $12 at... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

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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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