April 2006


Magic Words in the Palace of Desire


Waiting for Walden Chu


Legend of da River Street Gambler

Grand-Prize Winner

Design Matters


Letters to the Editor: Letters - April

Special Section: Kailua Arts & Culture

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

Special Section: 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.

Special Section: 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.

Special Section: Kailua Shopping

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

Special Section: Welcome from our sponsor

Special Section: 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.

Calabash: Our Town: McClain Auctions

Calabash: Nature: The Color Purple

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

Calabash: Cirque Hawaii

Waikiki's new show

Calabash: Egg-stravagant

Whether made of diamonds and platinum or chocolate and sugar, these gifts are perfect for spring.

Calabash: 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.

Calabash: Clipping Service

Calabash: Q+A

Kathy “Tita” Collins

Calabash: Music Review

Ginai, Jazz Island, Black Hawaiian Records

Dining: Upscale Chinese

Two new restaurants make Chinese food special again.

From Our Files: From Our Files - April

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

Afterthoughts: Home Free

Sometimes home is all over the map.