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December 2019: Table of Contents



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Image: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

Features


Will Hawai‘i Make Waves at the Olympics?

The countdown has begun for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ new surfing competition. What does this mean for Hawai‘i’s top surfers? What are their odds? Here’s what we know.

by DON WALLACE

 

Soldiering On

They’re our everyday heroes in plain clothes—the revered second-generation Japanese American veterans of World War II. Fewer than 250 Hawai‘i nisei vets are known to be alive today in Hawai‘i. And the war is just part of their life stories.

by JAYNA OMAYE

 

Best Lawyers® in Hawai‘i 2020

HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm BL Rankings LLC dba Best Lawyers and Co. LLC, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America©, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawai‘i.

 

Calabash


Merry and Gay!

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu can be found caroling around town this month as well as in a holiday concert at Hawai‘i Theatre.

 

December Picks

Wrap up 2019 in an event-heavy bow with Broadway shows, sports classics and legendary musical acts to spare.

By Katie Kenny

SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Magazine’s Fall 2019 Bucket List: The 66 Best Things to Do on O‘ahu


 

Figure 808s

The Hawai‘i Convention Center is about to freeze over for a first-ever skating event in its exhibit hall.

By CHRISTI YOUNG

 

10-Month Warning

How to renew your driver license in 13 minutes or less.

By Christi Young

 

Bloom Bright

We asked an O‘ahu grower how to treat a poinsettia. 

By Robbie Dingeman

 

Food: For Starters ...

Why import your party platter? We packed our pūpū board with tasty made-in-Hawai‘i bites worth going holoholo for.

By Martha Cheng

 

Da Meter

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

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF

 

From Our Files: The Man Who Wears Two Hats

For years, about 50,000 TV fans waited every week to hear Ken Alford say, “Howdy Buckaroos.”

By Christi Young

 

Style


Here Comes the Bloom

Winter’s floral prints are coming up moody with a touch of romance.

by brie thalmann

 

Olive Branch

Olive Boutique in Kailua expands to lifestyle décor that we are absolutely living for.

By Stacey Makiya

 

When Two Becomes Fun

Jana Lam’s workshop was bustling this season as her team of elves was making stockings bright, in collaboration with HONOLULU Magazine. Trust us when we say, yule love it.

By Stacey Makiya

 

Chic Escape

With Marina & Co. on the radar it’s sunny styles ahead.

By Brie Thalmann

 

HONOLULU Magazine December 2019 Cover

Yoshiaki Fujitani, 96, is one of fewer than 250 nisei veterans in Hawai‘i. Read his story, and those of other vets in the December issue.
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino.

‘Ono: Food and Dining


Feast Mode

For roughly a decade, chef Jon Matsubara opened other people’s restaurants while trying unsuccessfully to open his own. Now, Matsubara is in the kitchen of one of the most buzzable new eateries in town—and it’s finally his.

by Mari Taketa

 

Opinion


Editor’s Page: There’s Something About a Team

The holidays are a time of indulgence. So please indulge me.

BY CHRISTI YOUNG

 

Inside HONOLULU: Ties Across Time

Sometimes you need a little (or big) push to remember what’s important.

BY Jayna Omaye

 

Afterthoughts: Don’t Cross Me

How does Honolulu become more walkable? By removing crosswalks.

By Katrina Valcourt

 

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