Each year, HONOLULU Magazine readers vote for their favorite restaurants in the Islands. Categories include Best New Restaurant, Best Service, Best Place to Take Visitors, Best Wine Program and many more. The winning restaurants were announced at a gala reception held Nov. 10 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom. See our upcoming January 2014 issue for more on the Hale Aina Awards.
The Hawaii State House of Representatives on Friday, Nov. 8, voted to approve same-sex marriage legislation. Scenes from the state Capitol.
On Nov. 7, Waikiki business owners and Cedar Street Galleries celebrated Hawaii's Modern Masters which combines the fashion and arts of Luxury Row on Kalakaua Avenue.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, Nordstrom Hawaii's Fall Beauty Trend Show highlighted the latest trends in makeup, skincare and fragrance.
On Nov. 21, M Nightclub hosted a benefit pau hana for families affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which smashed the Philippines and killed more than 5,000 people.
More than 20 Hawaii restaurants teamed up for the Chefs for Hope, a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Restaurants participating included Roy's, Chef Chai, Alan Wong's, Michel's, Morimoto's Waikiki, 12th Ave Grill, Side Street Inn, Hoku's and Vintage Cave.
The Manifest Man Challenge's The Last Itch is a facial hair fundraiser where men grow their beard in the month of November to raise money to fight cancer.
On Dec. 12, the Best Lawyers in Hawaii were recognized at our special event.
On Dec. 6, Hawaii Life Foundation hosted its 30th Anniversary Awards Gala at the Sheraton Waikiki.
On Friday, Dec. 6, Surfer Magazine held its 43rd annual Surfer Poll Awards at the Turtle Bay Resort. It honored the top ten male and female surfers, as voted by its magazine readers.
On Dec. 14, Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii hosted its 27th annual Brunch with Santa at the Japanese Cultural Center.
On Dec. 14, adults dressed up as Santa or elves, and paraded around Waikiki for the Honolulu SantaCon 2013 event.