February 2015

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How Local Are You? Your Potluck Dish Says A Lot About You

Or why a Jewish guy is eating Chinese food at his son’s bar mitzvah in Kāhala.

Jack Johnson on Staying Local, Environmentalism and Superstardom

Musician Jack Johnson has achieved international superstardom with the help of his wife, Kim, earning enough to donate more than $30 million to causes they support. Find out how the power couple strike a balance.

New Chef Gives Vintage Cave Honolulu a French Accent

Former French Laundry chef Jonathan Mizukami returns to Honolulu as Vintage Cave Honolulu’s new chef.
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You’ll Be a Fan of These 6 Hip Obi Belts

Wrap Party: This season modern versions of the traditional Japanese obi add visual pow to wardrobes. The hip look relies on streamlined cuts, supple leathers, rich kimono fabrics and smooth silks to cinch midriffs into stylish, hourglass silhouettes.

8 Cool Ear Cuffs to Wear This Spring

Add edge with spring’s cuff-style earrings, sleek little numbers that slip on and climb up in the chicest of ways.

From Our Files: What Honolulu Looked Like Between February 1920 and 1980

A look back at Honolulu from 1920 to 1980. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Field Notes: Where People Go to Smoke

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: cigar lounges.

How Local Are You? Your Potluck Dish Says A Lot About You

Or why a Jewish guy is eating Chinese food at his son’s bar mitzvah in Kāhala.

Fins Up: It’s Whale-Counting Season in Hawai‘i

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary needs your help.

Afterthoughts: Chickens Are Taking Over Hawai‘i

I, for one, welcome our new chicken overlords.

Gung Hee Fat Choy!

Jack Johnson on Staying Local, Environmentalism and Superstardom

Musician Jack Johnson has achieved international superstardom with the help of his wife, Kim, earning enough to donate more than $30 million to causes they support. Find out how the power couple strike a balance.

Wilhelmina New York’s Bobby Gutierrez Reveals What It Takes to Make It in Fashion

This month, we caught up with a local boy who’s risen through Wilhelmina’s ranks.

New Chef Gives Vintage Cave Honolulu a French Accent

Former French Laundry chef Jonathan Mizukami returns to Honolulu as Vintage Cave Honolulu’s new chef.

Hawai‘i Ethnic Pageants Are More Than Just Beauty Contests

Ethnic beauty pageants have long been a staple of Hawai‘i’s diverse cultural history. Over the years, though, they’ve had to evolve to fit the changing times.

Why I Ran in the 49th Cherry Blossom Festival

Catherine E. Toth is far from a conventional beauty-queen contestant. So how’d she find herself on stage with a tiara on her head?

Heal the Hearts Ball: A Valentine’s Day Party for Divorcees

A Valentine’s Day bash with a twist celebrates its 16th year.

Quote Unquote: Sue Chipperton is Among Hollywood’s Top Requested Animal Trainers

These Two New Local Boutiques Make Finding the Perfect Gift Seem Easy

So Fresh, So Green: There’s a new gift shop in Mānoa and a new adorable children’s shop in Ward.

Livestock Tavern: Modern American Comfort Food and Killer Cocktails

The owners of Lucky Belly serve nostalgia at a new downtown Honolulu restaurant.

Wanderlust Festival: Practice Yoga, Camp and Play on the North Shore

An international yoga festival arrives on O‘ahu’s North Shore this month, with classes, music and outdoor activities.

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

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

Editor’s Page: Interesting Times

In the garden with Jack and Kim Johnson.

The 7 Best Things to Do in February

Do something with your sweetheart this month, whether it’s a simple stroll through a garden or an intense sprint to Aloha Stadium.
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