January 2012

Features

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 dishes that put these eateries on top.

The Tiki Tribe

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

Sour Poi Awards 2012

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

2012 Hale Aina Award Winners

Departments

From Our Files

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

Field Guide: Maunakea Marketplace

The year of the water dragon kicks off on January 23. To get into the festive spirit, head down to one of Chinatown’s busiest marketplaces. Kung hee fat choy!

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 dishes that put these eateries on top.

Allison Izu's Spring Collection

Nikon's new 1 J1

The Tiki Tribe

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

Snakeskin Shoes

DonorsChoose.com Funding Hawaii Teachers

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

Tiffany Chou Ocean-Themed Jewelry

Awe Naturel: Make a splash with Tiffany Chou jewelry.

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.

Trend: Blue Watches

Crop Sharing in Hana, Maui

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

Decorative Throw Pillows

Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius

Afterthoughts: Apocalypse Soon

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

Dolce: New Owner, New Fashions

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

Andrew Rose Gallery

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

Queen Emma Building Getting Remodeled

New Fashions for the New Year

Water-Powered Jet Packs in Hawaii Kai

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

Interview: Diane von Furstenburg

7th Annual Photo Contest Winner

Sour Poi Awards 2012

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

Happy New Gear!

Take on 2012 in style with fashion resolutions inspired by the season’s top trends. Don’t worry, we’re not talking total overhaul, just some fresh, easy updates you’ll love sticking to.

Editor's Page: Tikis and Talent

Passionate interests make for great magazine features.

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.