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Imi Jewelry’s Island Pride Collection Brings Us Back to Our Roots

This minimalist summer collection is perfect for your work-all-week then beach-all-weekend lifestyle.
2018.06.18 05:10 PM

Brighten Your Wardrobe with Pantone-Inspired Looks from Local Designers

Cherry Tomato. Chili Oil. Lime Punch. Whole Foods receipt? Or Pantone’s summer palette? If you guessed the latter, you’re correct.
2018.06.14 10:39 AM

50 Essential Hawai‘i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime

Need something to read—or hand to someone who does? Here’s HONOLULU’s first-ever list of the most iconic, trenchant and irresistible Island books, as voted by a panel of literary community luminaries.
2018.05.23 05:40 PM

Roll of Honor: The Next 37 Titles on Our List of 50 Essential Hawai‘i Books

The voting was close enough we’re recognizing books that just missed making the list, as well as plays and guidebooks that our judges suggested. More to read this summer—and all year.
2018.05.23 05:35 PM

The Fine Print: How We Chose the 50 Essential Hawai‘i Books

What defines greatness? What matters most to us today? What will people actually (really) read? Those were some of the questions we faced while winnowing HONOLULU’s first-ever list of books every Islander should know, if not own.
2018.05.23 05:31 PM

Having Our Say: Two Gen X Writers on Their Essential Hawai‘i Books

Acclaimed poet Christy Passion and Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of short stories and a forthcoming novel, celebrate their literary communities and personal favorites.
2018.05.23 05:31 PM

Bring Aloha to the Beach with Reyn Spooner’s New Swim Shorts

Vintage prints and bright colors make for fun, stylish beachwear.
2018.04.25 02:47 PM

New Pop-Up at Ala Moana Hotel Features Four of Our Favorite Local Designers

The perfect cure for rainy days? Shopping. And, we’ve got a doozy of a spot that carries exclusive pieces from Allison Izu, Ten Tomorrow and Misha Lam, plus, a full collection of Jana Lam accessories that brighten anyone’s day.
2018.04.19 03:46 PM

This Local Book Helps Children Deal With Absent Parents

A new book by a successful banker who abandoned her family for drugs could prove useful to young children who’ve been left behind, whatever the reason.
2018.04.12 08:55 AM

The New Local Accessory That’ll Be Hanging Around for a Long Time

Here’s an earful on why MA.GA.NDA is becoming a superfly lobe rider.
2018.03.28 01:46 PM

This O‘ahu Label Whips Up Cozy, Boho-Cool Macramé

Tropical bohemians take note.
2018.03.27 11:15 AM

Salty Western’s Latest Handbag Collection Is a Bohemian Dream Come True

Wild-at-heart fashion fans, rejoice.
2018.03.20 12:23 PM