September 2011

September 30, 2011

The Missed List - September

The season has started and your schedule is packed – at least your DVR is. Now you can finally get the answers to your burning questions.

Will 2 ½ men lose its sheen with Ashton Kutcher?
Will Paula and Simon get along with Nicole?
How long will Rachel Zoe's new assistant last this time?

Playing catch up with your cable leaves you little time to get to those Lei Chic articles you had stashed away for evening reading.

Don’t hit pause. Don’t worry about rewinding. We’ve scrolled through this month to give us our highlight reel for September.

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

September 29, 2011

Weekend Picks - September 29, 2011

Lei Chic Strut
Foot Traffic
You wear a size six or seven but you want your shoes to always look like a 10, on a budget of course. Try on Nordstrom Rack's sample sale featuring foot favorites such as Diane Von Furstenberg for under $100, Stuart Weitzman for $119.90 and all pairs of Cole Haan going for under $80.
When: Tuesday, The Rack opens early for the event at 9 a.m.
Where: Nordstrom Rack, Ward Center
Details:... Read more »

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

September 28, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Grin and Beer It

Lei Chic Your ex just announced his engagement. You had to put on your skinny jeans while lying down this morning, just to get them to fit. Your boss says she needs to see you in her office. Alone.

It's times like these when you really need to go to your happy place.

Or rather, your happy hour. Because nothing makes you happier than hanging with your besties while sipping on delicious cocktails and enjoying plates laden with tantalizing nibbles (that are also super affordable).

Boy, have we... Read more »

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September 28, 2011

That's the Click It

Lei Chic Flashback: November 27, 2007.
A newcomer in your e-mail gives you a laugh and a real deal in a one-minute read.

You’ve found the perfect clutch for your sister’s Christmas gift at a chic web boutique. But even with the today-only Cyber Monday discount, the shipping costs nearly as much as the bag itself. …
If only you had a code—then you could pretend you actually did get the mainland-only free shipping offer, or at least score some free extras to make up for the extra cost. Now... Read more »

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

September 27, 2011

Glancing With the Stars

Lei ChicThe Emmys are over. The Oscars and Grammys are five months away and unless you’ve gotten spacey, you don’t even recognize those “celebrities” who are shaking their sequined stuff on ABC’s ballroom dance floor this season.

It looks like your star gazing days are over for now.

Don’t worry about losing your access to Hollywood. Things are looking up with a new asteroid, meteor showers, and a full lunar eclipse coming your way. So get ready for some serious ET time... Read more »

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

September 26, 2011

Sugar and Spice and Everything Rice

Sweet Temptations' mochi cupcakes

Sweet Temptations CupcakeryThere’s no sugar coating it. You’re a sucker for desserts. Pleasing your specific tastes, however, is anything but a piece of cupcake.

Reject 1 – Your intern tried to score brownie points with a tray of overly heavy baked goods.
Reject 2 – Your guy proudly showed off his mom’s too soft homemade mochi. That was a sticky situation.
Reject 3 – A promising e-mail about... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 24, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lei Chic Shop
Making Waves
The action isn’t just on the water for the first Lanikai Surf Festival. After the Stand-Up Paddle race you’ll wade through about 40 beach-inspired clothing, jewelry, and arts booths. You'll score 20 percent off Leialoha Swimsuits, see the full line of repurposed wood frames, statues and graphic prints by Read more »

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2011

Something to Bark About

Lei Chic The day was packed with the usual activities.

6:15 a.m. – Garbage truck wakes you up. Run downstairs to protest loudly.
10:43 a.m. – Curl up for a nap.
1:30 – Zone out, mesmerized by a flock of birds outside.
4:07 p.m. – A drink and a few laps around the kitchen followed by a 15-minute grooming session.

By 5 p.m. you’d jump at the chance for a jog, a trip to the park, or even a nice drive that lets you feel... Read more »

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

September 22, 2011

Weekend Picks - September 22, 2011

Lei Chic Eat
Downing the Isles
Big Island shortribs on Molokai sweet potato mash at Brasserie du Vin. Molokai sweet potato shave ice, Big Island cinnamon, and Tropical Dreams vanilla ice cream at Uncle Clay's House of Aloha. It's easy to eat local when the menu is so tasty. For the final weekend of Kanu Hawaii's "Eat Local" challenge, 11 restaurants are featuring ingredients and for every $15-$30 you spend on their delicious dishes, they will... Read more »

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

September 21, 2011

Cause and Affects

Lei ChicReusable shopping bags? Check.

Refillable water bottle? Check

Biodegradable payment option? Ethnically diverse girlfriends for a car pool? Sustainable bamboo tank with thought provoking message and sleek reused denim jeans? Checks. Chicks. Chic.

You have all the usual gear for a socially conscious shopping trip but at the register, your mind has a tendency to check out.

Kickstart your cause with Lei Chic’s shopping pass.

Starting today, various stores around... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 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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