July 2013: Table of Contents
On the cover: Looking to sell or buy a house? Check out our Homebuyers Guide.
This summer, Japanese temples across the Islands are lit with lanterns and abuzz with bon dancers. But the sad fact is these temples are otherwise in trouble. Memberships have dwindled: the most active participants are the elderly, who are trying to keep the temples open and the traditions alive. Is Hawai‘i about to lose something unique?
by tiffany hill and david thompson
Best Bars: The Outdoor Edition
What could be finer than fresh air and a view with your pau hana drinks? These 12 bars stand out from the rest, and remind us—lucky we live Hawaii.
by gene park
Real Estate: Playing the Home Game
What you need to know to get in, get out, or sit tight in the latest local real estate spike.
by frances nuar, with additional reporting by tiffany hill
The 2013 Homebuyers’ Guide
For the first time ever, we present a guide to the top agents and brokers in real estate. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, refinance or insure a home, this is a great place to find expert help; the professionals listed here are at the top of their field.
A classic HONOLULU cover, recreated
Reasons to get out and go in July
Trains of Woe
Real Estate Buzz
Banking on Hawaiian
Endangered Places: Call for Nominations
Field Notes: The Crater Experience
Home accessories by Hood, a spotlight on new boutique Mono, hidden gems jewelry and more.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
Ono: Food & Dining
Kakaako has a wealth of dining options (not all of them hipster). Plus, frosty treats for summer and a tiny coffee shop hidden in a bank.
by martha cheng and mari taketa
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by a. kam napier
Editor’s Page: Dependence Day
The IRS and NSA scandals reached even Hawaii. But why worry when the IRS asks for a list of everyone who ever attended your events?
by a. kam napier
Afterthoughts: No Fly Zone
I used to like doves. Then I found out they can’t take a hint.
by michael keany
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