December 2015

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Features

Hawai‘i Chocolate: Philippe Padovani Makes Magic With Chocolate

Padovani’s Chocolates is the best-kept secret in town.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: Learn How Lonohana Chocolate Develops its Sweet Flavors

Seneca Klassen of Lonohana Chocolate tells his story about making chocolate.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: 5 Steps on How to Make Chocolate

From bean to bar, Dylan Butterbaugh and Tamara Armstrong of Mānoa Chocolate take us through the process of making chocolate.

How Two Hawai‘i Women Helped Ignite the National Movement For Same-Sex Marriage

Twenty-five years ago, Genora Dancel was thrusted into the center of a controversial Hawai‘i case. We spoke with Dancel about her experiences.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: 8 Best Local Places to Buy Chocolate in Honolulu

From truffles to single-estate bars to chocolate-covered everything, a roundup of O‘ahu’s best artisanal chocolate.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: 10 Delicious Chocolate Desserts You Must Try On O‘ahu

Yummy chocolate desserts that you can get at these O‘ahu eateries.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: Meet Madre Chocolate’s “Flavor Meister”

Check out Madre Chocolate in downtown Honolulu or Kailua.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: The Everything Guide to Local Chocolate

We take you through the world of Hawai‘i Chocolate from bean to bar, and beyond.
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Departments

Is the Mochi Ready Yet?

Ring in the New Year by pounding mochi.

Afterthoughts: Hoverboards Are Real

The future is weirder than I thought it would be.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past—December Edition

A look back at Honolulu from December 1930 to 1965. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Extraordinary Beachfront Estate in Kailua

(Sponsored) Experience luxurious Hawaiian-style living in a thriving beach community.

Field Notes: Digging Through Hawai‘i’s Vinyl Record Scene

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: vinyl record enthusiasts.

Quote Unquote: Have you Seen This Bell Ringer in Downtown Honolulu?

Edward Gaines spreads Christmas cheer one bell-ring at a time.

Grant the Wishes of These Hawai‘i Children by Participating in Jingle Rock Run 2015

(Sponsored) The 2015 Jingle Rock Run will be on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Get your Holiday Shopping Done at This New Boutique in Kāhala Mall

This Refinery has gifts for everyone on your list.

Hawai‘i Chocolate: 10 Delicious Chocolate Desserts You Must Try On O‘ahu

Yummy chocolate desserts that you can get at these O‘ahu eateries.

Learn More about the Hawaiian Community in MANA Magazine’s New Book

The MANA anthology is available for purchase this month.

Holiday Gift Guide December 2015

(Sponsored) 44 ideas for holiday gifts.

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

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

Kāhala Mall 2015: Holiday Inspiration

(Sponsored) Your guide to one-stop shopping. Discover holiday fashions, ecofriendly and made-in-Hawai‘i gifts, and a range of stocking stuffers for him, her, kids and co-workers at Kāhala Mall.

Is Honolulu’s Plastic Bag Ban Working?

Honolulu’s bag ban proved to be as flimsy as, well, a plastic shopping bag.

The 8 Best Things to Do in December 2015

December always makes us feel warm and fuzzy with all the positive vibes in the air. Here’s how to get out and share it with others.

Editor’s Page: Just Honolulu

Getting things right.
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