December 2012

Features

Up and Coming Architecture Firm: Collaborative Studio

Up and Coming Architecture Firm: Collaborative Studio

A young Honolulu architecture firm is winning awards and solving problems.

The Everything Guide to Surfing

The Everything Guide to Surfing

Here's how Hawaii surfs now.

Best Lawyers in Hawaii 2012

Best Lawyers in Hawaii 2012

As the number of legal specialties here—76!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.

The Do-Overs: 53 by the Sea and Lucky Belly

The Do-Overs: 53 by the Sea and Lucky Belly

In which two decades-old restaurants give way to new ones. One is an outright replacement of the old John Dominis, the other took over a long-time Chinese greasy spoon.

The Warning Shot

The Warning Shot

Eight years before the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese-language publication hit Honolulu like a bombshell, predicting war with the United States and an inevitable Japanese...

Departments

Shopping: Modern styles for holiday attire

Strike a stylish chord for those looking to be the life of the party.

News: Bad Company: The final days of Baron Dorcy, Maui Millionaire

The bizarre story behind the death of Maui's ultimate trustafarian.

News: Unsolicited Advice: Gov. Abercrombie, tear down this fence!

From Salt Lake Boulevard by the stadium to Acacia Road in Pearl City: how about a nice hedge instead?

News: Editor's Page: Waves of... Garbage?

Keeping our beaches clean begins with what we do on land.

Food: Best Bread in Honolulu

Breaking Bread: Chris Sy uses flour power to make the best bread in town.

Around Town: Under the Surface with Boi No Good [Expanded Version]

What happens when local lines get crossed.

Around Town: Couchsurfing in Hawaii

Couch Tourism: Forget staying in hotels with amenities such as room service, or in-room mini bars. Millions of travelers prefer to spend their vacations with perfect strangers.

Around Town: Things to Do in December in Hawaii

December lights up the city with parades, rock stars and holiday fun.

Arts: Kanikapila: Hawaiian Living Room Jams for the Masses

Kanikapila Reloaded: Bringing living room jams to the masses.

Shopping: Travel in Style

First-class travel companions for the season of holiday jet setting.

Shopping: Modern styles for holiday attire

Strike a stylish chord for those looking to be the life of the party.

Shopping: Treehouse opens on Ward

Graphic artist Bobby Asato opened Treehouse.

Shopping: Gifts That Give Back

Tis the season for shopping and, with this roundup of gifts that give back, everyone will be feeling merry and bright.

Shopping: Stylish Notepads to Organize the Holiday Season

The It Lists: Presents for your favorite people. Thank you cards. Party supplies. Stay organized in style this holiday season, with spirited list pads, perfect for keeping your to-dos, and sanity,...

Entertainment: Inside the 2012 Kava Festival

This month Field Notes explores the 2012 Kava Festival.

From Our Files: From Our December Files

December Archives

Afterthoughts: How long does it take to become local?

Mahalo Rewards: South Park's episode entitled "Going Native" gets Hawaii residents asking this question.