January 2012

Features

2012 Hale Aina Awards

2012 Hale Aina Awards

You voted, we counted, and here they are, the best 128 restaurants in Hawaii. On these pages, you’ll find a complete list of the winners and a closer look at some of the specific, delicious...

The Tiki Tribe

The Tiki Tribe

With mugs, statues, songs and fashion, these kamaaina are carrying the kitschy, tacky, tiki torch.

Sour Poi Awards 2012

Sour Poi Awards 2012

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2011—the strange, the stupid and the scandalous.

2012 Hale Aina Award Winners

2012 Hale Aina Award Winners

These are the winners for the 2012 Hale Aina Awards that was held at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom on November 6.

Departments

News: DonorsChoose.com Funding Hawaii Teachers

Outside of the Box: Public school teachers have to get creative when it comes to funding for their classroom.

News: Crop Sharing in Hana, Maui

A cooperative farm in Hana, Maui, shares the wealth among the community.

Around Town: Water-Powered Jet Packs in Hawaii Kai

The Future Has Landed: Water-powered jet packs let you fly above the sea.

Around Town: Things to Do in January in Hawaii

This month, feed a dancing Chinese lion, root for a hole-in-one and commemorate King’s dream.

Arts: Andrew Rose Gallery

Bringing Art to Bishop Street: Fine art may be Hawaii's newest export.

Arts: 7th Annual Photo Contest Winner

Here's the winner to HONOLULU Magazine's 7th Annual Photo Contest.

Shopping: Allison Izu's Spring Collection

Breaking Blues: Allison Izu is back on the scene this spring, creating petite jeans for women 5'6" and under.

Shopping: Nikon's new 1 J1

Shoot to Thrill: Get the picture with the help of Nikon’s new digital big shot, the 1 J1, which just hit the shelves at Lighthaus Camera in Kaimuki.

Shopping: Snakeskin Shoes

Snake Charmers: Boots with the fur are so constricting, especially for Hawaii’s so-called winters.

Shopping: Tiffany Chou Ocean-Themed Jewelry

Awe Naturel: Make a splash with Tiffany Chou jewelry.

Shopping: Trend: Blue Watches

Blue in the Face: Blue accessories ruled the runways this season, including timepieces for the fellas.

Shopping: Decorative Throw Pillows

Fair & Square: Sprucing up your nest for 2012 doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Shopping: Dolce: New Owner, New Fashions

Double Take: Dolce reopens with a new owner and fresh new fashions.

Shopping: New Fashions for the New Year

What's Next: Forget the fireworks, the new year is all about new fashions.

Shopping: Interview: Diane von Furstenburg

Legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg recently stopped in Honolulu for the opening of her first Hawaii boutique.

Shopping: Happy New Gear!

Take on 2012 in style with fashion resolutions inspired by the season’s top trends.

Music Review: Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius

Famed Hawaii comedian Rap Reiplinger passed away 30 years ago, but his memory lives on through this new DVD.

Books: Lee Tonouchi: Pidgin Poet

Local author and pidgin advocate Lee Tonouchi has a new book out, Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son. We caught up with him to find out more.

Dining: 2012 Hale Aina Awards

You voted, we counted, and here they are, the best 128 restaurants in Hawaii. On these pages, you’ll find a complete list of the winners and a closer look at some of the specific, delicious...

From Our Files

The January 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Afterthoughts: Afterthoughts: Apocalypse Soon

It’s the end of the world, again, and we feel fine.