Archive for July, 2013

A Japanese Restaurant for Sushi Lovers & Locals Alike

Any affordable sushi joint can offer up a California roll and a bowl of edamame.  And any expensive one can serve fancy rolls at budget-busting prices. But it’s a rare restaurant indeed that can pull off a high-quality but affordable sushi menu. Welcome to Kintaro. There, you’ll feel like you’re at a hip hotspot while […]

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In Chinatown, a Boutique Everyone Can Appreciate

Rarely do you see so many raves on a Yelp page as you do for Honolulu’s Owens & Co. “What a charming boutique!” gushes one reviewer. “If you like CUTE and UNIQUE… this is the shop for you,” recommends another.  “I can always find a gift here for someone… and myself!” admits one local. But […]

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Café Kaila: Because You Want a Good, Hearty Breakfast

Just as surely as they need traffic lights, schools, and clinics, every neighborhood needs a restaurant specializing in breakfast. You just can’t live without it. After all, such a place serves as more than a location to eat the most important meal of the day. It serves as a meeting place—a kind of home-away-from-home—where families […]

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In Honolulu, a Royally Good Time Awaits

You think visiting beaches, and you think Hawaii. You think visiting palaces, and you think Europe. But just as sure as you can sun on the beach in Europe (hi, Mediterranean coast), you can tour a palace in Hawaii. Honolulu’s Iolani Palace was built for King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in 1882 and served as […]

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No Expense Spared at Luxed-Out Restaurant Vintage Cave

Part art gallery, part restaurant, and part fever dream of two culinary mad men, Vintage Cave has given the fine dining scene in Hawaii new life.  The Honolulu-based restaurant—which is located “in the bowels of Ala Moana Center, in the employee parking lot where it often floods during winter,” as Honolulu Magazine memorably described it—stands […]

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Why the Hawaii State Library Matters

A recent article published some incredible facts about the Hawaii State Library. The century-old building opened in 1913, the result of a $100,000 gift from famed businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The article further noted that the library now houses nearly 600,000 books in 107,000 square feet of space in downtown Honolulu, and has survived […]

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A “Feel-Good” Solution to Invasive Species

  When you think of the lomi stick, don’t think, “Sticks and stones may break my bones.” Instead, think Dr. Feel Good. Developed by ancient Hawaiians for a variety of purposes, including for use as a walking stick, the lomi stick now serves primarily as a massage tool. Made from locally harvested wood, the lomi […]

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A Maui Resort “Buzzes” with Activity

Some uncharitable folks label apartment complexes “beehives,” because of their boxlike shape, uniformity of design, and ease of access. But you can’t say that about a luxury resort like the Grand Wailea. The sprawling, 40-acre spread on Wailea Beach in Maui is designed for comfort – for pleasure – and not the workmanlike activities of […]

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Top Spots to Celebrate July 4th

  Selecting the right spot to watch July 4th fireworks displays in Hawaii isn’t an exact science. Ideally, you want a good place to sit, a clear view, cool weather, and the ocean as a backdrop. And, of course, lots and lots of crackling, booming, whizzing, explosions of light and color. With these criteria in […]

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With Sundial Watches, Time Doesn’t Keep in Tickin’

  “You may delay, but time will not.” — Benjamin Franklin That quote sums up the anxiety and pressure induced by Father Time for most of us. It’s something to be feared, to be taken advantage of, and to be heeded at all, well, times. The ticking of the second hand, the ring of the […]

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