December 2014

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What It’s Really Like Inside the North Shore’s Exclusive Volcom Surf House

Longhaired young surfers? Striking, sun-bronzed girls? Maybe a yard littered with red Solo cups? Think again. As surfing evolves into a multibillion-dollar industry, the legendary North Shore surf houses are changing to fit the times.
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What It’s Really Like Inside the North Shore’s Exclusive Volcom Surf House

Longhaired young surfers? Striking, sun-bronzed girls? Maybe a yard littered with red Solo cups? Think again. As surfing evolves into a multibillion-dollar industry, the legendary North Shore surf houses are changing to fit the times.

23 Volunteer Ideas in Hawai‘i

Here’s our guide to giving back, from removing invasive species to decorating theater sets.

From Our Files: What Honolulu Looked Like Between December 1949 and 1994

9 Local Cafés Hipsters and Coffee Geeks Will Love

Here are some of our favorite coffee-first cafés around town. Even if you can’t tell a peaberry from a pour-over, you’re still guaranteed a carefully brewed, delicious cuppa joe.

Afterthoughts: Instant-Ramen Just Got Way Better

The instant-noodle aisle in Don Quijote is a wonderland.

4 Other Major Hawaiian Coffee Growers You Might Not Know About

Everyone knows the coffees of Kona, Big Island. Get to know your O‘ahu, Moloka‘i, Maui and Kaua‘i growers.

Field Notes: Hawai‘i Quilters Guild Spreads Warmth One Stitch at a Time

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The Hawai‘i Quilt Guild.

Quote Unquote: Gender Equity and the Female Lab Rat

Marla Berry, the chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at UH’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, specializes in the study of selenium, an essential trace mineral. As part of a new initiative by the National Institutes of Health to address gender bias in scientific research, Berry received a $100,000 grant to zero in on differences in how males and females handle selenium.

Streetlight Cadence Takes It From the Sidewalk to the Global Stage

It all started with a Craigslist post. Now this delightfully unusual quartet is getting ready for a new album.

Hawai‘i Coffee Geeks Are Jolting the World’s Coffee Scene

A look at the young and the caffeinated in Hawai‘i.

Lanakila Pacific Delivers Merry Meals to O‘ahu’s Seniors

Lanakila Pacific is working to make sure that O‘ahu seniors get a little holiday aloha.

2 Dangerous Threats to Hawai‘i’s Coffee Industry

What could be the end of coffee in Hawai‘i?

Farm to Café: The Evolution of Honolulu Coffee Co.

How Honolulu Coffee Co. came to be.

Only Two More Chances to Tour Doris Duke’s Bedroom For Free in 2014

Two free tours remain this month.

Chinatown’s Grungy Rock Waterfall Will Soon Be a Greener Place

Say goodbye to Chinatown’s dank, sketchy and expensive eyesore.

We Answer 3 Questions You Might Have About Kona Coffee

What’s the Kona coffee flavor profile? Why is Kona coffee so expensive? Is Kona coffee overrated?

Da Meter: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Honolulu

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

Sponsored: December 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

A Holiday Gift Guide featuring fabulous ideas, plus surprising stocking stuffers.

A Timeline of Coffee in Hawai‘i

Find out when Hawai‘i began exporting coffee, the state’s first Starbucks opened and other historic moments.

Editor’s Page: Perking Along

Finding out what fuels us best.

December Picks: The 8 Best Things to Do This Month

Tone down the crazy holiday consumerism this month and take your loved ones to some life-enriching activities and events instead.
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