Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All. He also wrote the documentary film Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae. He is HONOLULU Magazine’s senior editor.

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Carissa Moore Won the World Title and Nabbed an Olympic Games Slot at the Lululemon Maui Pro

As if we don’t feel the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday hangover enough, the Native Hawaiian from O‘ahu dominated in a shortened format in heavy storm surf while her top two rivals lost heartbreaker heats. It’s Moore’s fourth world title.
2019.12.02 01:00 PM

They Must Be Drunk: Hawai‘i’s Mai Tai Only 8th in State Drink Vote?

National poll of iconic state drinks stiffs our sophisticated, historic mai tai for a simplistic tea-based cocktail. But we don’t care, do we?
2019.11.20 04:20 PM

The 8 Best Things To Do This Week

Pair restaurant week with a fashion pop-up, plant sale at Lyon Arboretum, and some blood, sweat & tears.
2019.11.20 02:28 PM

You Can Download Of This Native Hawaiian-Produced Walking Tour App For Free Right Now

Get the Native Stories app and free Downtown walking tour download.
2019.11.18 04:57 PM

2019 Hale ‘Aina Award Winners: The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Hawai‘i

At Café Kaila, Koko Head Café and Over Easy, success comes from memories of favorite family mornings, and some spectacular versions of home cooking.
2019.11.12 12:10 PM

Native Hawaiians Are Taking Ownership of Indigenous Sites and Stories With a New App

Choose from a hundred free, ethically sourced guided tours thanks to Native Stories. The app’s gone global and adds Japanese-language programming this fall. (And did we mention that we love it?)
2019.11.11 05:57 PM

The Ultimate Lost Surf Film Footage Comes to Light at HIFF’s Screening of “Lost and Found: The Film Archives of Greg Noll”

A single screening November 9 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Q&A with Noll, should be a highlight of the festival—for surfers and also those who can’t get enough of vintage Hawai‘i in the early 1950s.
2019.11.07 06:44 PM

From Now Until Friday, Alaska Airlines is Selling Tickets Discounted by the Size of the Surf in Hawai‘i

12-foot waves get you 15% off, but you have to buy from Nov. 4 to 8 for flights through Nov. 20. The deal is based on Surfline.com forecasts.
2019.11.05 10:33 AM

We Tried Every Sandwich on the Menu at Earl Kaka‘ako and Ranked Them

We ate 10 hearty sandwiches in one sitting and played favorites.
2019.10.30 03:37 PM

The Hawai‘i Writer’s Life

Yes, lucky we live Hawai‘i, the only state with its own regional literature. But, lately, it’s only gotten harder to make a go of it for our diverse, dedicated and ink-stained scribbling class.
2019.10.25 03:47 PM

The 15 Best Things To Do This Week

Pumpkin patches, rocking the Stan Sheriff and eating street meat like an O.G. are on tap this weekend.
2019.10.16 03:53 PM

Best of Honolulu 2019

Discover all the 2019 Best of Honolulu winners—both editorial and reader picks.
2019.10.14 03:56 PM
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