January 2019

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Sour Poi Awards: Looking Back on the Offbeat, Obscure and Outrageous News of 2018

We laughed. We cried. Here’s the best of the worst of last year.

The Best Money Advice for Each Decade of Your Life

A handy financial checklist to guide you through every stage.

33 Money-Saving Tips, Life Hacks and Savvy Shopper Steals

For all those thrifty rich locals living their best lives in Hawai‘i.

How 4 Savvy Locals Who Weren’t Born Into Money Manage Their Finances in Hawai‘i

How they’ve made it, saved it and are passing it on.

The 12 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes on O‘ahu Right Now

Remember when eating vegan meant hanging out at health food store hot bars? When life was about tofu, tempeh and beans? No longer. Welcome to the table, vegans and vegetarians: Honolulu’s eating scene has come around to the joys of meat-free dishes.

How 5 Popular Ethnic Festivals in Honolulu Adapt While Keeping Traditions Alive

Hurricane threats, new fees and money troubles have suddenly forced some of Honolulu’s decades-old ethnic festivals to pivot and change course in the past few years. Some canceled. Others flourished. But adapting while keeping traditions alive is no small feat. It shows that what happens behind the scenes makes all the difference.
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What Keeps Comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Anjelah Johnson Coming Back to Hawai‘i?

Besides Spam.

New Year, New Gear: Where to Shop in Honolulu Right Now

Bold earrings, new shopping spots and collections, plus style resolutions for 2019.

Sour Poi Awards: Looking Back on the Offbeat, Obscure and Outrageous News of 2018

We laughed. We cried. Here’s the best of the worst of last year.

Your O‘ahu Neighborhood Guide: 1600 Kalākaua Avenue in Honolulu

Field Guide tells the stories of people and businesses along Honolulu’s streets. This month: colorful fabrics, a mean sandwich and a mini Statue of Liberty.

Bliss Lau Dreams Up a Jewelry Collection of Gorgeous Modern Talismans

Design, like life, is about balance. Few know this better than jewelry designer Bliss Lau, who delves into the delicate interplay of light and dark, beginnings and endings, with Life, an elegant new collection featuring translucent crystal quartz and rare black jade.

The Best Money Advice for Each Decade of Your Life

A handy financial checklist to guide you through every stage.

Are You Getting the Best Rates for Your Insurance? There’s a Way to Find Out

(Sponsored) The Hawai‘i DCCA Insurance Division offers annual premium comparison guides to help consumers get the most out of their money.

The 12 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes on O‘ahu Right Now

Remember when eating vegan meant hanging out at health food store hot bars? When life was about tofu, tempeh and beans? No longer. Welcome to the table, vegans and vegetarians: Honolulu’s eating scene has come around to the joys of meat-free dishes.

From Our Files: Barefoot Football Season Opener Draws 15,000

This uniquely Hawai‘i adaptation of America’s rising pastime was played without pads and substituted slick ballhandling, shifty moves and multitalented stars in rolled-up dungarees. Totally homegrown and loosely organized, its inclusiveness and popularity would be the envy of local sports teams today.

Afterthoughts: Wait For It

Let’s see if these Mainland innovations can save us some time.

Quote Unquote: Meet the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony’s New Music Director

After a competitive nationwide search last year, New York native John Devlin, 33, was selected as the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony’s music director from a pool of more than 80 candidates.

Vote for Your Favorites in HONOLULU Magazine’s Best of Honolulu 2019

Deadline is Feb. 28. Entrants age 21 and over are automatically entered to win a dine-around-town package worth $250.

High School Students Can Earn College Credits at UH Mānoa This Summer

(Sponsored) High school students in 10th and 11th grade can apply for Outreach College’s Summer Scholar Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

P.F. Chang’s Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Special Limited-Time-Only Menu

(Sponsored) From Jan. 25 through Feb. 11, welcome the year of the pig with special dishes and drinks offered at the Waikīkī restaurant.

How 5 Popular Ethnic Festivals in Honolulu Adapt While Keeping Traditions Alive

Hurricane threats, new fees and money troubles have suddenly forced some of Honolulu’s decades-old ethnic festivals to pivot and change course in the past few years. Some canceled. Others flourished. But adapting while keeping traditions alive is no small feat. It shows that what happens behind the scenes makes all the difference.

Inside Honolulu: Drumming Up Inspiration

A work assignment inspired me to reconnect with my Japanese heritage.

Top 5 Best Affordable O‘ahu Homes

(Sponsored) From your neighborhood experts at Locations.

January 2019: Table of Contents

Editor’s Page: My Two Cents

Our hunt for money-saving tips is personal, at least for me.

The 9 Best Events on O‘ahu in January 2019

Mark your calendar for a run through black-lit bubbles, 1800s-style Hawaiian music, mochi pounding and more this month.
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