August 2018

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The New Reality of Vog and What We Can Do About It

With the recent unprecedented volcanic emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in on the Big Island with measures appropriate for a major toxic event. If it’s that serious there, what’s in store for O‘ahu? We take a deep breath and examine the new reality of vog—and what we can do about it.

Check It Out: Hawai‘i’s Public Library System Offers Way More Than Just Books

Books make up the backbone of the only statewide library system in the U.S., but there’s a lot more to Hawai‘i libraries—including apps, online classes and digital books.
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Neighborhood of the Month: Kapolei

(Sponsored) From your neighborhood experts at Locations.

Two Honolulu Fashion Designers Talk Feminism and Fashion

Local women are strong and have no problem owning the F-word (feminist, of course). A few of Honolulu’s fashion designers are giving gals an opportunity to bear their beliefs in a trendy way. We find out what, and who, motivates them.

Gap Collaborates with Local Hawai‘i Brand Quality Peoples

We’re stoked over Gap and Quality Peoples’ sunny, summer-ready collaboration.

Teeing up Tech: The Ala Wai Driving Range is Due for an Upgrade

A public-private partnership aims to remake the old-school Ala Wai golf driving range into a slick sports/entertainment complex. Some neighbors are skeptical.

Monthly Chocolate-Making Classes and Tour at Madre Chocolate

What’s new with Madre Chocolate, from kids classes to how to get free chocolate.

The Brilliant Ox Serves Savory Pub-Style Fare, Even at Brunch

There are nearly 100 eateries at Ala Moana Center now, ranging from takeout poke spots to sit-down restaurants with ocean views. So how is a new place supposed to stand out?

The New Reality of Vog and What We Can Do About It

With the recent unprecedented volcanic emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in on the Big Island with measures appropriate for a major toxic event. If it’s that serious there, what’s in store for O‘ahu? We take a deep breath and examine the new reality of vog—and what we can do about it.

Afterthoughts: Throwdown

I thought I was centering clay. Turns out, it was centering me.

Quote Unquote: Meet the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade's Pā‘ū Rider

Representing the island of Kaho‘olawe, Faith Kalamau marks her third year participating as a pā‘ū princess in the annual Waikīkī parade.

Jewelry Store Spotlight: ‘Awa and ‘Ōlena

Jewelry designer Amanda Watkins’ new Kaimukī boutique has got you covered inside and out.

Enter to Win 2 Seats to the Sold-Out Le Dîner en Blanc 2018

(Sponsored) One winner will receive two tickets to the exclusive all-white affair taking place this Saturday, Sept. 1, plus chardonnay, caviar and more.

Check It Out: Hawai‘i’s Public Library System Offers Way More Than Just Books

Books make up the backbone of the only statewide library system in the U.S., but there’s a lot more to Hawai‘i libraries—including apps, online classes and digital books.

Take a Look Inside Honolulu Artist John Koga’s Mānoa Studio

Exploring contemporary artist John Koga’s custom-built home art studio.

Clay Favorites: Maui’s Altar Ceramics Debuts In Fine Form

When it comes to simple pleasures, Altar Ceramics is the wheel deal.

Field Notes: Join the Dork Side at Nerd Nite Honolulu

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Nerd Nite Honolulu.

What’s Awamori? Try Japan’s Oldest Spirit at the 2018 Okinawan Festival

(Sponsored) For the first time, guests can get a taste of Okinawan culture with special awamori tastings.

Swipe Right for Art: This New App Lets You Experience Honolulu Through Artists’ Eyes

The Art World Escape app lets you select interactive, one-off experiences with local artists as they paint, dance, sculpt and create. In some, you’ll be able to take photos, take part in the creative process or lend your body as a canvas.

Save the Date: Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38’s Wine on the Waterfront is August 25

(Sponsored) Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38 is holding its first-ever wine and food event.

Neighborhood of the Month: Kāneʻohe

(Sponsored) From your neighborhood experts at Locations.

Editor’s Page: A Little Hazy

Vog is changing our skyline. Kīlauea is changing a way of life.

The 8 Best Things to Do in August 2018

Soak in our last summer days with the best events happening this month.
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