March 2012

March 31, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Ace in the Whole
Good news for those of you who couldn't snag a spot to the sneak peek of Whole Foods Market's new Kailua store last week. We scored tickets to the guided tour and block party on April 15, and like your cool best friend, we're passing them along. Two lucky winners will be among the first to see the store's special features, like the wine and draft beer bar, and sample some of the store's all-natural, organic products.
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Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 30, 2012

Meal of Approval

Lei ChicEasy Five-Step Recipe for a Delicious, Healthy Meal

1. Make farmers market shopping list of organic, fresh ingredients.
2. Get stuck at work, miss farmers market and its organic, fresh ingredients.
3. Run to the supermarket. Find some organic fairly fresh ingredients.
4. Fight traffic en route to second supermarket. Find fresh limp ingredients.
5. Scrap the whole thing and call My Chef.

There are some days when your life is more Dinner: Impossible than... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 29, 2012

Weekend Picks - March 29, 2012

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Music of My Art
Talk about the ultimate bash - the Honolulu Museum of Art is celebrating its 85th birthday with a Hawaiian Music Festival. Slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson, ukulele duo Herb Ohta Jr. and Bryan Tolentino, and Paahana perform on not one, not two but three separate stages. Between sets, enjoy hula trio Puamana, browse the exhibition Hawaii Art Now and nibble on pupu by Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe chef Mike Nevin.
When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m.Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 28, 2012

The Missed List - March 2012

You've been hooped up all month - glued to the television. Not that you're a huge basketball fan, but ever since you got suckered into putting $50 into the office pool, you've been sweet on the top sixteen, laid up for the elite eight, and basically big danced the night away.

Now, after weeks of sucking down three dollar beers in your most "sports dive bar" appropriate shorts and tees, you're jonesing for some of that style that slipped through your e-mail inbox.

No penalty required. We rounded up our best Final Four for March to get you back up to speed. Now that's a slam dunk.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 27, 2012

Most Wanted - March 2012

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At first, you were just trying to score brownie points or earn a badge for supporting the next generation. Now, your love of Girl Scout cookies has turned into a full-blown obsession. A glimpse of a green uniform and you Tagalong. Those pop-up shops outside the supermarket cost you a Thin Mint. Your friends are starting to think you're a few crumbs short of a cookie.

You need a distraction. The Lei Chic team has come up with nine drool-worthy (and calorie-free!) picks that will have you all Savannah Smiles.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 24, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lei ChicMeet
Southern Exposure
Your friends will be yellow with envy when you pick up one of Andy South's new colorful, airy pieces. The designer and Project Runway finalist will be on hand for the debut of his Spring 2012 collection, which includes crisp white shorts and sheer yellow and printed silk blouses.
When: Today, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, Contemporary Sportswear (1st Floor)
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 23, 2012

Make a Splash

Hey, you up there! Word’s trickling down that there’s another storm brewing and we need to take a stand. During that last downpour, you squeezed into leather pumps that left us slipping and sliding all around town. Sure you want to look cute, but we're in a world of rain. Try these on for size - five fashionable shoes that won’t wade away.

So go ahead. Make us cloud.


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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 23, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Control Your Splurges

Lei ChicFor an entire month you’ve been a veritable angel. You haven’t cursed once, nor have you had a single sip of alcohol. You literally are living in a Disney Family Classic movie.

But you came dangerously close to Lenting yourself go last night. At your bestie’s party you nearly cursed when someone handed you a beer. Then, in a fit of deprived rage, you headed straight to the table of desserts.

Clearly, you need a calorie-free release. Fortunately, shopping is not on your “to don’t”... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 22, 2012

Weekend Picks - March 22, 2012

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The Whole Picture
Here’s a little tidbit for you – sign up fast to get a sneak peek inside Whole Foods Market’s new Kailua store. The first 400 to answer will be taken on a guided tour (don't miss the in-store wine and beer bar), then treated to a taste, literally, of some of the organic, locally-made and unique items soon to be sold on the Windward side.
When: RSVPs will be accepted tomorrow at 8 a.m. for the tour and block party on... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 21, 2012

Golden Girl

Lei Chic King Midas almost got it right. Rumpelstiltskin put a whole new spin on things. And Rapunzel had no problem letting down her hair. You'd love to give everything in your closet the golden touch, just without the starvation, taking someone else's child or getting trapped in a tower.

Don't despair. Kaimuki mom Kelley Martin has the perfect ending for you - Dax & Zan Jewelry. Martin makes impressions of leaves and collects shells from the beach, then adds a luxe touch with gold and silver leaf.

We luster for her leaf necklaces and earrings accented with delicate coral and pearls, shell earrings edged in... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 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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