February 2018

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Our Waikīkī: What It’s Really Like for Locals Living in O‘ahu’s Iconic Community

People from all walks of life congregate in Waikīkī. Their stories reflect the community’s often colorful characteristics and depict what living local in Waikīkī means.

Our Waikīkī: Songs About the Iconic Tourist Destination

Listen to our playlist of songs that expresses the world’s love for Waikīkī.

Our Waikīkī: Here’s Where You Can Still Listen to Live Music in Waikīkī

Remembering Waikīkī as a venue for Hawai‘i musicians of today and yesterday.

Our Waikīkī: Meet the Hawai‘i Beachboys Keeping the Tradition Alive

The Waikīkī beachboys are a holdover from a bygone era, when this legendary band of Hawaiian watermen ruled the beach as Waikīkī rose to become Hawai‘i’s premier resort destination.

Our Waikīkī: The Stories Behind Four Longtime Waikīkī Holdouts

Find out how these local spots survive the test of time.

Adult Braces Are a Growing Trend. Find Out Why—and Why Now

Getting braces isn’t just something for kids anymore. Turns out more grown-ups getting their teeth straightened is a growing trend, locally and nationally. We find out why.

Our Waikīkī: Living Local in O‘ahu’s Most Famous Neighborhood

Waikīkī is much more than a tourist destination and faces the same challenges of other urban neighborhoods on O‘ahu. It has public schools, family-run restaurants, places people call home. Here are their stories.

Hawai‘i Football is Hot Right Now—Here’s Why It’s Headed for Trouble

Hawai‘i football couldn’t be hotter. More local kids and their families are dreaming of riding the “Polynesian Pipeline” to Mainland colleges and the NFL—and going to extremes to make that dream come true. But the Island game also has problems, including a big one that makes even boosters wonder if football has a future.
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Our Waikīkī: What It’s Really Like for Locals Living in O‘ahu’s Iconic Community

People from all walks of life congregate in Waikīkī. Their stories reflect the community’s often colorful characteristics and depict what living local in Waikīkī means.

Our Waikīkī: Songs About the Iconic Tourist Destination

Listen to our playlist of songs that expresses the world’s love for Waikīkī.

Our Waikīkī: Here’s Where You Can Still Listen to Live Music in Waikīkī

Remembering Waikīkī as a venue for Hawai‘i musicians of today and yesterday.

Afterthoughts: The Long Way Home

Waikīkī will always be special to me.

5 Hidden Waikīkī Restaurants You Need to Try

Look between the tourist hot spots and chain restaurants to find these five hidden gems.

Vote for Your Favorites in HONOLULU Magazine’s Best of Honolulu 2018

Cast your vote by Feb. 28. Entrants age 21 and over are automatically entered to win a dine around town package.

Field Notes: Ring in the Lunar New Year with These Okinawan Lion Dancers

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Okinawa Lion Dancers.

Our Waikīkī: Meet the Hawai‘i Beachboys Keeping the Tradition Alive

The Waikīkī beachboys are a holdover from a bygone era, when this legendary band of Hawaiian watermen ruled the beach as Waikīkī rose to become Hawai‘i’s premier resort destination.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–February Edition

A look back at Honolulu from February 1933 to 2013. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Our Waikīkī: The Stories Behind Four Longtime Waikīkī Holdouts

Find out how these local spots survive the test of time.

Adult Braces Are a Growing Trend. Find Out Why—and Why Now

Getting braces isn’t just something for kids anymore. Turns out more grown-ups getting their teeth straightened is a growing trend, locally and nationally. We find out why.

5 Delicious Facts About Roy’s 30th Anniversary

(Sponsored) Roy Yamaguchi celebrated 30 years in business on Thursday, Feb. 8 with a sold-out house and 10 of Hawai‘i’s elite chefs.

Our Waikīkī: Living Local in O‘ahu’s Most Famous Neighborhood

Waikīkī is much more than a tourist destination and faces the same challenges of other urban neighborhoods on O‘ahu. It has public schools, family-run restaurants, places people call home. Here are their stories.

Rock Climbing Meets Community Service at This on-the-Rise Local Nonprofit

Rock climbing and community service come together at The Arch Project Hawai‘i to form a nonprofit that can make you feel good, inside and out.

Check Out This Magical, “Harry Potter”-Inspired Hideaway Built by Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i

(Sponsored) On her wish day, cancer patient Pomai Tollefsen received her own wizardly hideout inspired by her favorite movies.

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being the Honolulu Zoo’s First Female Director

After starting as a trainee in the bird section and working in the commissary preparing food for the animals in 1986, Linda Santos, 57, became the sixth director of the Honolulu Zoo and its first female leader last year. The lifelong animal lover from Pauoa, who now lives in Kāne‘ohe with her husband and cat, has found her dream job.

Hawai‘i Football is Hot Right Now—Here’s Why It’s Headed for Trouble

Hawai‘i football couldn’t be hotter. More local kids and their families are dreaming of riding the “Polynesian Pipeline” to Mainland colleges and the NFL—and going to extremes to make that dream come true. But the Island game also has problems, including a big one that makes even boosters wonder if football has a future.

The Best Dentists in Hawai‘i 2018

HONOLULU Magazine helps you find the dentist you need, whether it’s for a routine checkup or more specialized work. Everyone on this list comes highly recommended by other dentists, who know their work best.

You Could Win the Photo Op of a Lifetime from Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

The winner will receive a lineup of amazing prizes including a one-year contract with top surf brands and an all-expenses-paid trip with Noyle and the RVCA surf team.

Editor’s Page: Rolling with Change

Learning from lions.

Publisher’s Page: Change of Plans

Sometimes life just knows better.

The 8 Best Things To Do in February 2018

Feel the love all month long with eight of February’s best events.
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