July 2019

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Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best of Fitness and Outdoor on O‘ahu

The 9 editorial and reader picks for the best ways to get out and active.

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Food and Drink on O‘ahu

45 editorial and reader picks for the tastiest food and beverage in town.

10 Things You May Not Know About the Endangered Nēnē

Get to know our state bird with these fun facts and a timeline that tracks the endangered goose's road to recovery.

Meet the Guardians of the Nēnē Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Endangered Bird

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē, playing a key role in bringing our state bird back from the brink of extinction. Their stories weave a tale of resilience, passion and community strength.

How Hawai‘i’s Endangered ‘Alalā is Slowly Making a Comeback

Ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow seem promising, but officials warn that it’s still a long road ahead.

Bad News for O‘ahu’s Nēnē Population: We’re Down to Zero

O‘ahu is the only major Hawaiian island with no wild nēnē.
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Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best of Shopping on O‘ahu

The 19 editorial and reader picks for the chic-est shopping in the city.

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best of Fitness and Outdoor on O‘ahu

The 9 editorial and reader picks for the best ways to get out and active.

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Food and Drink on O‘ahu

45 editorial and reader picks for the tastiest food and beverage in town.

Your O‘ahu Neighborhood Guide: Waipahu Depot Street

Mauka of Farrington Highway, this street holds some of the plantation town’s sweetest memories. But they’re disappearing fast.

10 Things You May Not Know About the Endangered Nēnē

Get to know our state bird with these fun facts and a timeline that tracks the endangered goose's road to recovery.

Meet the Guardians of the Nēnē Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Endangered Bird

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē, playing a key role in bringing our state bird back from the brink of extinction. Their stories weave a tale of resilience, passion and community strength.

Stories From When the Vanderbilts, George F. Baker and Henry Robinson Luce Visited Hawai‘i

​You had to be somebody to make this magazine’s society page back in the steamship and “China Clipper” days. Here we see how the other half lived on vacation—sometimes breaking the law in style—and even, in one instance, dying.

Creating Crystal Clear Ice for Drinks is Not as Simple as Just Freezing Water

Here’s how two new companies, Ice Cubed Hawai‘i and On the Rock Hawai‘i, work to make your cocktails even cooler.

Nominate an Outstanding Individual for HONOLULU Magazine’s Ola Pono Awards

Know someone who volunteers their time and talents to make our islands a better place? Submit your nomination by Sept. 6, 2019!

Afterthoughts: Gold Standard

The streets of Honolulu are paved with gold (flowers).

Inside HONOLULU: A Wild Goose Chase

Hatching a plan isn’t always easy.

How Hawai‘i’s Endangered ‘Alalā is Slowly Making a Comeback

Ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow seem promising, but officials warn that it’s still a long road ahead.

Bad News for O‘ahu’s Nēnē Population: We’re Down to Zero

O‘ahu is the only major Hawaiian island with no wild nēnē.

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong Declared Rocks and Dust at U.S. Customs After Walking on the Moon

On July 24, 1969, the command module Columbia landed in waters 812 miles southwest of Hawai‘i.

The 50th California-to-Hawai‘i Transpacific Yacht Race Sets Sail For Honolulu

The golden edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race brings a record number of racing yachts­—and yacht parties­—to Honolulu.

2019 #galswithLEI Forum to Feature International and Local Female Leaders

(Sponsored) The fifth annual girl-power event takes place Wednesday, July 17, at the East-West Center at UH Mānoa.

7-Eleven Hawai‘i Turns 30, and it’s Celebrating With More Than Free Slurpee®

(Sponsored) Starting today, the local convenience store franchise will be offering a brand-new Slurpee® flavor not available anywhere else in the world.

The 11 Best Events on O‘ahu in July

​A big bon dance, livestock shows, a podcasting comedian and a month of surf’s up in the movie theaters.

Local Designer Anne Namba Celebrates 30 Years at 2019 Goodwill Goes GLAM!

(Sponsored) Goodwill Hawai‘i’s annual fundraiser returns to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall July 18 through 21.

Operation: Best of Honolulu

There are two reasons why I love the Best of Honolulu issue. And this year, only one of them involves a man named Tony.

Paniolo Pandemonium: The Untold History of Hawai‘i’s Cowboys in “Aloha Rodeo”

Island rodeos give local heroes a chance to rope, wrassle and get bucked into the dirt. A new book and summer events honor the spirit of the three paniolo who took on the world’s best in 1908 and won.
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