December 2012

Features

Up and Coming Architecture Firm: Collaborative Studio

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

The Everything Guide to Surfing

We invented it, we live it, we love it. Here's how Hawaii surfs now.

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

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

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 victory.

Departments

Travel in Style

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

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

From Our December Files

December Archives

Modern styles for holiday attire

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

Treehouse opens on Ward

Graphic artist Bobby Asato opens an arts-and-crafts shop.

How long does it take to become local?

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

Inside the 2012 Kava Festival

Chill Fest: Field Notes explore Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the 2012 Kava Festival

Up and Coming Architecture Firm: Collaborative Studio

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

The Everything Guide to Surfing

We invented it, we live it, we love it. Here's how Hawaii surfs now.

Under the Surface with Boi No Good [Expanded Version]

What happens when local lines get crossed.

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.

Best Bread in Honolulu

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

Gifts That Give Back

Gifts That Give Back

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

Stylish Notepads to Organize the Holiday Season

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.

Kanikapila: Hawaiian Living Room Jams for the Masses

Kanikapila Reloaded: Bringing living room jams to the masses.

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 victory.

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

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

Things to Do in December in Hawaii

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