March 2010


March 30, 2010

Booster Shots

Public displays of dancing. Beer goggles. Interesting sleeping arrangements with strangers.

Good decisions are the first casualty of a night out drinking. But with this crop of new liquors, enriched or otherwise to do your body good, you can at least start the night with a wise choice.

Because let’s face it, for the next few hours, intelligence isn’t what you’re going to be known for.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 30, 2010

Tool Academy


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You typically try to steer clear of tools. Not just the clueless and cocky Mr. Awesome types, but actual tools—hammers, wrenches, pliers—too. A screwdriver is a cocktail, right?

Not so fast. It may be time to switch gears—there’s jewelry involved. This First Friday, designer Roberta Oaks Power proves she’s got more under her fashion hood than... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 29, 2010

Got A Clutch On You


Lei ChicYou’ve been a bad, bad girl. Even with a closetful of purses that are supposed to satisfy your every need, you come across a new, handsome handbag and fall in love. And so you buy it without even stopping to consider the price you’ll have to pay.

It’s time you let go of the guilt and embrace your purse purchase problem with a new line of adorable, knot-accented clutches. Lan Nguyen’s three-dimensional designs are modern and romantic, turned out in range of fabric textures and colors.
A former Hawai'i resident, Nguyen calls California home now, but her designs get a... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 25, 2010

Cookie Monsieur

Lei Chic“You are so Américain,” your sister said in a fake-French accent, adopted after three months at her company’s Paris office. “I wouldn’t expect you to understand.”

You’d been laughing at the pretentious way she was calling Folgers “café au lait.” Making fun of things fussy and French was fun. Why do they have to make everything so difficile, anyway?

Then, she opened the box of macarons. Like a rainbow of pastel puffs, they beckoned to you from the box. You fell in love at first bite: how deceptively light it was,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 25, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Talk Shop

You get buys with a little help from your friends. With a sophisticated system of impromptu phonecalls, facebook posts and text message blasting, everyone in your crew circulates the best bargains. Here are some specials, perfect for passing along to your posse.

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Splash! Hawaii is celebrating 30... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 25, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Shop Talk

You get buys with a little help from your friends. With a sophisticated system of impromptu phonecalls, facebook posts and text message blasting, everyone in your crew circulates the best bargains. Here are some specials, perfect for passing along to your posse.

Lei ChicMake A Splash!
Splash! Hawaii is celebrating 30... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 25, 2010

Weekend Picks - March 25, 2010

Lei Chic Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Vinyl Haven
What: Love old records? This weekend you can buy ‘em or swap ‘em at the first-ever island record swap. While you’re there, vibe on some local DJ’s spinning.
When: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 24, 2010

She Got the Beat


Last night a she-jay saved your life -- from the usual smack-that/get-low/drop-it-like-it’s-hot playlist by a dude on the decks.

Turns out, chicks who mix is one thing you can love in the club.

So we asked three of Honolulu’s top female DJs to hit up the 1’s and 2’s just for us. Check out these free mixtapes they made especially for Lei Chic readers.


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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 23, 2010

Cereal Monogamist

Lei Chic 5 a.m.: Wake up. Don workout gear. Sweat. Curse Jillian and her damn abs.

6 a.m.: Shower. Catch yourself falling asleep and regain balance before you slip.

7 a.m.: Coffee time (first good moment of the day).

7:15 a.m.: Choke down ultra-fiber cereal . . . and fantasize about cheating on your regular breakfast with a sweet, decadent bowl of Cocoa Puffs. Or slowly, luxuriously picking out all the marshmallows from a bowl of Lucky... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Permalink | Comments ()


March 22, 2010

Karma Chameleon

Lei Chic‘Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people. Man, that Cher Horowitz really knew her philanthropy.

You on the other hand are totally clueless about how to give back to your community. He-LLO! Looks like you could use a little direction (and we don’t mean towards the mall).

To help, we’ve rounded up a handful of fantastic (and totally fun) local volunteer opportunities. From giving out fashion snaps to rolling with the homies down to the beach for a little sea life protection, we’re sure you’ll find something you can get into—even if it’s... Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 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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