April 2006


Nature: The Color Purple

This month’s botanical forecast: violet explosions of Jacaranda mimosifolia.

Letters - April

Kailua Arts & Culture

Dancers, painmters, sculptors, glassblowers and more--Kailua is filled with art.

Kailua Shopping

Our intrepid writer sought out the best deals, cutest boutiques and most interesting shopkeepers.

Clipping Service

Our Town: McClain Auctions

All by Design

Hawai’i is home to a thriving community of creative design pros.

Kailua on the Water

The heart of Kailua may not be on land at all, but in the ocean, where generations of Kailuans have found adventure, recreation, even comfort.

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From Our Files - April

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888.

Kailua Sunrise

Forget the sun umbrellas and coolers--the best time of the day to enjoy the beach, this Kailua-based writer suggests, is before dawn.

Upscale Chinese

Two new restaurants make Chinese food special again.

Home Free

Sometimes home is all over the map.


Kathy “Tita” Collins

Cirque Hawaii

A stunning show in Waikiki

Music Review

Ginai, Jazz Island, Black Hawaiian Records

From the Heart

An innovative adoption process gathers local photographers and community members with one goal: to find homes for all of Hawai’i’s children.

Kailua Restaurant Guide

Whether you’re looking for a casual, ocean-front dinner, a quick pizza snack or a delicious meal of Mexican cuisine, Kailua eateries have something to offer everyone.