June 2013


June 29, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 29, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Lei Chic
Shop
Punch Trunk Love
What:
Shop a special trunk show and sale at The Butik featuring ccdoodle with discounts up to 25 percent off (keep an eye out for Christy Chung's new ikat crossbody bags) and Stella & Dot jewelry. The entire store will also be up to 50 percent off, plus enjoy free refreshments by Bubble Puff & Tea.
When: Today, 2-5 p.m.
Where: The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite A-3.


Taste
Wine and Dandy
What:
Learn how to properly appreciate the... Read more »

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June 28, 2013

Notes to Shelf

Nico Made's whimsical, nature-inspired greeting cards

Nico Made

Hold the phone. When it comes to maintaining quality relationships, an I <3 U!! =) text isn't going to cut it. You need to play your cards right with an actual card.

Stack the deck with Nico Made's whimsical greeting cards. Graphic designer Nicole Ferrara layers nature scenes with graphic linework for depth and texture. Her new summer designs, just into stores, brighten the lineup with iconic Hawaiian images done in vibrant sherbet and citrus... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 27, 2013

Weekend Picks - June 27, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Design
This Site is The Balm
What:
Want a fun gift that doesn't cost a fortune? Nivea's new Style, Uncapped website allows you to customize your own lip balm cap with more than 400 patterns and symbols. The company even enlisted the help of designer Rebecca Minkoff for a few special prints (shown left and available here). There are a few catches: the design tool is clunky and you've got to register and share your creations before buying them, but you do end up with the coolest party favor ever.Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 26, 2013

You Deserve a Metal

Sierra Keylin's handcrafted sterling silver jewelry

Sierra Keylin

If you've ever seen Lord of the Rings, then you know two things:

1. Orlando Bloom is way hotter as a blond.
2. Never underestimate the power of precious metal jewelry.

Get ready to go googly-eyed over Sierra Keylin Jewelry, a line of sterling silver rings, necklaces, and more, all hammered, soldered, and stamped by hand in Keylin's Punchbowl studio, and accented with colorful stones and earth minerals.

The... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 25, 2013

Hey, Sale Sister

Major sales at two downtown Honolulu boutiques

Community

Stop what you're doing. We've got an urgent job for you today: infiltrate Community and Florencia Arias, search through racks of discounted merchandise, and stock up on amazing summer steals. You'll be rewarded handsomely. Just do it quick - with blowouts this fleeting, time is of the essence. Here's what you need to know.

Community, 22 S.... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 24, 2013

'Pretty' Woman

Style and beauty picks from 'Pretty Little Liars' star Janel Parrish

Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish

Truth is, we're majorly obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, a show that revolves around murder, mysteries, and seriously hot fashion. Lucky for us, actress and Oahu native Janel Parrish, who plays Mona Vanderwaal, was more than happy to reveal her top beauty picks, favorite local spots, and the truth... Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 22, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, June 22, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Lei Chic Shop
Lily Bright
What:
Lily Lotus just released its summer collection featuring new tie-dyed tribal wash prints in purple and green. Many of the designs are also shoppable online, and we can't wait to get our hands on the newest dress style: a sexy, short-sleeved mini.
... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 21, 2013

New We're Talkin' (Sponsored)

Sizzling summer arrivals at Royal Hawaiian Center

Royal Hawaiian Center

Now that summer's officially here, you're ready for a blockbuster season (of shopping). Good thing Royal Hawaiian Center is rolling out a slew of stylish new releases - we're talking major coming attractions. Check them out below then head into Waikiki for some brights, camera, action.


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Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 21, 2013

Drink It In

11 bars and restaurants with extended happy hours

Happy Hour

You look different today. Did you get a haircut? Switch up your foundation? Get a little work done?

No, no, and no... comment?

Oh. We know what it is. You've got that first official day of summer glow (it's totally a thing.) Here's something else you've got: more daylight to burn now that summer's here. Seriously, driving home after work now feels like the middle of the afternoon.

Our advice? Kick back and party 'til... Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()


June 20, 2013

Weekend Picks - June 20, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Eat
Ciao Down
What:
Arancino just opened a third location at Kahala Hotel & Resort. Instead of an à la carte menu for dinner, the open-air restaurant offers four- or five-course prix-fixe menus, with several options for each course. We're still drooling over the lighter-than-air Kahuku corn souffle amuse bouche with prosciutto and equally fluffy Okinawan sweet potato gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce.
Where: Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave.
Details: À la carte lunch starts at $15 for salads, dinner priced... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 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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