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Mōno Hawai‘i’s Customizable Leather Bags Make a Good Impression

Free Mōno-gramming (get it?) on leather goods at one of Honolulu’s independent shops.
2017.07.12 08:55 AM

7 Reasons We Love Kealopiko

From hand-dyed prints to so-now styles, here’s why we love Kealopiko and its new O‘ahu boutique.
2017.04.25 10:16 AM

Bikini Bird Spreads its Wings with a New Kailua Nest

Popular online swimwear boutique now has a brick-and-mortar shop.
2017.04.21 12:27 PM

Give Your Gear Some Aloha with These Cool Island-Inspired Pins

Although small in size, these cool collectibles for your tees, totes and lapels are big on local pride.
2017.04.06 02:28 PM

Can the Mainland Do Poke Right? Do We Want Them To?

Martha Cheng, author of “The Poke Cookbook,” former line chef and former HONOLULU Magazine food and dining editor, talks about how a New York city publisher decided Hawai‘i’s favorite pūpū was for everybody.
2017.03.20 10:24 AM

“The Descendants” Author Kaui Hart Hemmings is On Fire

Hemmings’ latest is partly written as an entry in a cookbook contest for mothers.
2016.09.23 09:00 AM

Chris McKinney’s New Book Dives into Honolulu’s Mysterious Underworld

As if writing a novel about his descent into Honolulu’s hostess-bar and criminal scene wasn’t enough, the Kahalu‘u native is going Hollywood with his trademark brashness and chessmaster gamesmanship.
2016.09.21 09:00 AM

The Adventures of Mark Twain: How He Launched a Literary Career in Hawai‘i

We recount Mark Twain’s adventures in the Islands as a young rascal, 150 years ago, and the impact that Hawai‘i had on the rest of his career.
2016.04.13 12:59 PM

Quote Unquote: This 12-Year-Old Girl is Debuting Her First Swimsuit Line

Keānuenue DeSoto is a 12-year-old fashion designer on the rise.
2016.03.21 03:00 PM

Big Island Guide: Where to Shop and What to Buy

To add some Big Island Style to your wardrobe, try these little stores.
2015.06.29 10:00 AM

5 Big Island Designers and Where to Find Their Creations on O‘ahu

These designers capture the beauty of the island around them in everything they create.
2015.06.18 10:00 AM

Quote Unquote: Constance Hale Describes Seven Stages of Manuscript Grief

Constance Hale is a writer, editor and teacher.
2015.05.01 12:28 PM