December 2018

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Raise a Glass to SKY Waikīkī’s Colorful Cocktails and Secret Bar

There are two sides of SKY Waikīkī. You may be familiar with one, the restaurant/nightclub side known for its view of Waikīkī 19 floors above Kalākaua Avenue, but the venue also hides a secret bar behind a discreet panel in the wall, which a host unlocks via keypad.

3 Original Winners Are Still Winning Decades Later

Each of these three restaurants was around before the first Hale ‘Aina Awards were presented. Each won on the first ballot. And each is here today, and still racking up honors. How do they do it?

Bishop Museum’s Cultural Adviser Weaves History with Modern Flair

Fiber artist Marques Hanalei Marzan brings a contemporary eye to this ancient craft, creating works that bridge old and new while weaving a continuum of culture.

Pai Honolulu Wins Best New Restaurant, Service and Tasting Menu

Pai Honolulu impresses with carefully constructed plates, addictive small bites, killer cocktails and now house-made breads.

Chef Mavro Celebrates 20 Years of Promoting Local Food

Chef-owner George Mavrothalassitis wants to tell us what to eat for dinner.

A Culinary Legend’s Legacy

The culinary community mourns Conrad Nonaka’s death with a heavy heart and a steady eye to the future.

Peter Merriman is Hawai‘i’s Restaurateur of the Year

Thirty years after opening his first restaurant in Waimea on the Big Island and sparking the most influential food movement in Hawai‘i, chef Peter Merriman is just getting started.

Herringbone Waikīkī is Hawai‘i’s Best New Restaurant

Top of the seafood chain: Fish fanatics found piscatory paradise at Herringbone Waikīkī.

The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i 2019

The number of legal practice areas here—90!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.

How to Help Yourself at a Self-Serve Wine Bar

The do’s and don’ts of helping yourself to the good stuff at Amuse Wine Bar inside the Honolulu Design Center.

The Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Hot Pot in Honolulu

Hot pot newbies, simmer down. The pros at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe have your guide to the ultimate D.I.Y. dining experience.
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Raise a Glass to SKY Waikīkī’s Colorful Cocktails and Secret Bar

There are two sides of SKY Waikīkī. You may be familiar with one, the restaurant/nightclub side known for its view of Waikīkī 19 floors above Kalākaua Avenue, but the venue also hides a secret bar behind a discreet panel in the wall, which a host unlocks via keypad.

3 Original Winners Are Still Winning Decades Later

Each of these three restaurants was around before the first Hale ‘Aina Awards were presented. Each won on the first ballot. And each is here today, and still racking up honors. How do they do it?

7 Cute Boots to Kickstart Your Spring Wardrobe

Say howdy to the season’s wild bunch—footwear replete with city-sleek twists on cowboy boot silhouettes and embellishments, sure to have y’all two-stepping in style.

Bishop Museum’s Cultural Adviser Weaves History with Modern Flair

Fiber artist Marques Hanalei Marzan brings a contemporary eye to this ancient craft, creating works that bridge old and new while weaving a continuum of culture.

Pai Honolulu Wins Best New Restaurant, Service and Tasting Menu

Pai Honolulu impresses with carefully constructed plates, addictive small bites, killer cocktails and now house-made breads.

Chef Mavro Celebrates 20 Years of Promoting Local Food

Chef-owner George Mavrothalassitis wants to tell us what to eat for dinner.

A Culinary Legend’s Legacy

The culinary community mourns Conrad Nonaka’s death with a heavy heart and a steady eye to the future.

Peter Merriman is Hawai‘i’s Restaurateur of the Year

Thirty years after opening his first restaurant in Waimea on the Big Island and sparking the most influential food movement in Hawai‘i, chef Peter Merriman is just getting started.

Inside HONOLULU: Making Headlines in 2018

Some of our funniest, most groan-worthy and odd headlines that didn’t make the cover of HONOLULU Magazine.

Jana Lam’s 8-Piece Travel Accessory Set is Our New Must-Have Collection

Ladies and gents, to make your flight more enjoyable we’re announcing the arrival of Jana Lam’s Bird of Paradise collection.

3 New Albums from Hawai‘i Musicians to Listen to Right Now

Award-winning artists bring music and message together in a mix of new albums for holiday gifts and beyond.

Quote Unquote: This U.S.P.S. Veteran Wants You to Stop Mailing Lava Rocks

Tony Bacalso, a 38-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, is one of the longest-serving parcel post machine operators at the airport post office, processing and sorting hundreds of packages that make their way to his station every day. With the busy holiday season in full swing, the Mililani resident, 62, and his crew, who clock in at 4:30 p.m. and get off just past midnight, are a crucial shift: They need to meet their deadline so packages make it on the late outgoing flights.

Afterthoughts: Winter Wonder

How can we make it feel like the holidays when it’s 84 degrees out?

The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i 2019

The number of legal practice areas here—90!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.

How to Help Yourself at a Self-Serve Wine Bar

The do’s and don’ts of helping yourself to the good stuff at Amuse Wine Bar inside the Honolulu Design Center.

Discover the Most Exclusive Luxury Real Estate in Hawai‘i

(Sponsored) From your neighborhood experts at Locations.

4 Reasons to Shop Small This Christmas

(Sponsored) Need a reason to gift local this holiday season? We’ve got four.

The ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Version of “Harry Potter” is the Perfect Gift

Fans of the “Harry Potter” series can now read the first book in Hawaiian (with more to come!).

Tickets for the 2019 Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Awards Gala Are on Sale Now

Help us recognize exceptional individuals and businesses in Hawai‘i’s tourism industry.

Finalists Announced for Second Annual aio Media Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Awards

Dr. Chuck Yim Gee to receive Tourism Legacy Award.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: 24 Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

(Sponsored) Consider their stockings stuffed with holiday shopping ideas in this special section.

The Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Hot Pot in Honolulu

Hot pot newbies, simmer down. The pros at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe have your guide to the ultimate D.I.Y. dining experience.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s History – December Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Field Notes: These People Will Help You Complete Your First Honolulu Marathon

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Honolulu Marathon Clinic.

13 Best Events on O‘ahu This December

Mark your calendar for a lineup of comedy, concerts, fashion, film and more happening this month.

Editor’s Page: Mahalo to a High School Foodie

If it wasn’t for one of my best friends, I may not have ventured outside life next to a Lazy Susan.

December 2018: Table of Contents

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