April 2012

Features

Is Hawaii Worth It?

Is Hawaii Worth It?

Four local families talk about the price of paradise—and whether they’re willing to pay it any longer. Also, check out some eye-opening stats on the cost of living in the Islands.

Egg Donations: A Honolulu Woman's Story

Egg Donations: A Honolulu Woman's Story

A Good Egg: Why one Honolulu woman has donated her eggs, six times.

Nico's New Restaurant at Pier 38

Nico's New Restaurant at Pier 38

Nico Casts His Net: The story behind the new Nico’s and its role in Pier 38’s vision as a modern-day fishing village.

The Bird Scarers of Honolulu International Airport

The Bird Scarers of Honolulu International Airport

How a handful of Wildlife Services officers with a mixed bag of tricks safeguards aviation at Honolulu International Airport.

Departments

Letters to the Editor: Feedback

...on tiki culture, John Heckathorn and Chinatown.

Special Section: Beauty Within Reach

Sunspots ruining that once radiant skin? Workouts won’t banish that belly fat? Relax. These modern, non-invasive procedures can conquer any aesthetic issue. Local experts share the details on...

Special Section: Three Perfect Days in Kailua

News: Unsolicited Advice for HPD

Unsolicited Advice: Do You Know Why We're Writing This, Officer?: It happened on King Street, downtown, during one of the Honolulu Police Department’s antijaywalking campaigns.

News: Inspirational Quotes from the Dalai Lama’s Talks in Honolulu

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama returned to Hawaii for two talks at the UH Stan Sheriff Center.

News: Endangered Kahuli Snails on Oahu

Hail Snails!: Sometimes, you build a jail to keep bad guys out.

News: iPhone Apps for a Better Honolulu

Coding for a Fix: Better government through… iPhones?

News: Editor's Page: Paying the Paradise Tax

The downside to life in Hawaii is mainly economic. How much are we willing to pay?

Food: Favorite Local-Beef Burgers in Honolulu

Born and Raised: Thanks to a growing number of Hawaii ranchers raising and keeping cattle here, it suddenly seems there’s no dearth of local-beef hamburgers. Here’s a look at some of our...

Around Town: Things to Do in April in Hawaii

Whether it’s attending a symphony concert, listening to the dalai lama speak, eating garlic ice cream or running a 5K, there’s something for everyone this month.

Shopping: Spring's Bright, Outdoor Accessories

Take It Outside: Spring’s bright, al fresco accessories set the scene for friend-filled picnics and stylish, backyard bashes.

Shopping: New Shoes: Sig Zane, Vans and Kicks Hawaii Collaborate

Sneak Peak: Sig Zane Designs teams up with Vans and Kicks Hawaii for an Island-style collaboration.

Shopping: La Muse Boutique in Downtown Honolulu

Eclectic Feel: La Muse boutique makes an artful entrance.

Dining: Nico's New Restaurant at Pier 38

Nico Casts His Net: The story behind the new Nico’s and its role in Pier 38’s vision as a modern-day fishing village.

From Our Files

The April 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Afterthoughts: Afterthoughts: Fence Hopping

The Haiku Stairs might be Hawaii’s busiest off-limits hike.