July 2020

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From ‘Iolani Palace to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: Take a Virtual Tour Around the Islands

Ditch the next Zoom meeting, step away from the puzzle, turn off Hulu and put down that baking tray: You deserve a little self-isolation vacation. Plan a staycation excursion to some of our state’s cultural, historical and natural treasures from the comfort of your quarantine cave.

How Do Animals React When No One Visits the Zoo? We Found Out

The Honolulu Zoo is reopening in phases after learning more about the animals during the monthslong COVID-19 closure.

Hawai‘i This Year Switched to an All-Mail-In Vote

We’ve got mail.

The Ultimate Guide to Two Hawai‘i Alcohol Producers: Kō Hana Distillers and Hana Koa Brewing Co.

Let’s play a drinking game.
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Features

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Food and Drinks on O‘ahu

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

Launching During Lockdown

Launching during lockdown.

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Celebrations & Getaways on O‘ahu

The 12 editorial and reader picks for the top spots for staycations, anniversaries, parties, karaoke venues and pau hana gatherings.

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Fitness and Outdoor on O‘ahu

The 14 editorial and reader picks for the best ways to get out and active.

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Shopping on O‘ahu

The 22 editorial and reader picks for the chic-est shopping in the city.

What It’s Like as a Hawai‘i Mail Carrier During a Pandemic

“Our trucks would be full of these huge cases of toilet paper and sanitizer.”

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best for Family on O‘ahu

The 5 editorial and reader picks for the places and businesses in Honolulu that make our lives just a bit easier.

What It’s Like Being a First Responder During the Pandemic

Paramedic supervisor Marie Hathaway transported one of the first known COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i.

A Former Waikīkī Hotel Worker Talks About the Moment the Pandemic Became Real to Her

After her hotel closed, Aina Iglesias started delivering food to make ends meet.

What It’s Like Being a Hawai‘i Public School Teacher During the Pandemic

Students left for spring break and never returned to Farrington High School.

What It’s Like for a Hawai‘i Musician During the Pandemic

After he lost all of his gigs, Izik began taking online classes for music production and started going live on Instagram.

What It’s Like Being a Hawai‘i Nurse During a Pandemic

Here’s how local hospitals adapted to treating COVID-19 patients.

The Honolulu Family Behind Fukuda Seed Store First Sold Seeds to O‘ahu Gardeners 100 Years Ago

When the pandemic prompted people to create or revive home gardens, this mom and pop business found ways to keep up with the growing demand for DIY food.

What It’s Like Operating a Honolulu Care Home During a Pandemic

Here’s how Caring Mānoa keeps up social distancing while making sure residents maintain quality of life.

What It’s Like Driving for a Ride-Hailing Company During a Pandemic

The switch from Uber to Uber Eats has helped make up for a lack of customers.

What It’s Like Being a Police Captain and Father During the Pandemic

Mike Lambert runs Honolulu Police Department programs for the homeless population, which, during the early stages of Honolulu’s lockdown, meant setting up new self-quarantine sites. He also stopped living with his kids.

What It’s Like Being a Server Who Lost Her Job During the Pandemic

Mariana Lárez Matheus was laid off in mid-March, right before restaurants were ordered to close dine-in services.

What It’s Like Being a Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant During a Pandemic

Even with the drastic decrease in visitors to the Islands, flights continue.

Hawai‘i High School Senior Talks About Life and Graduation During a Pandemic

One of Wai‘anae High School’s valedictorians shares the moment when the pandemic became very real to her and her classmates.
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Style

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Shopping on O‘ahu

The 22 editorial and reader picks for the chic-est shopping in the city.
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‘Ono

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Food and Drinks on O‘ahu

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

Launching During Lockdown

Launching during lockdown.

The Ultimate Guide to Two Hawai‘i Alcohol Producers: Kō Hana Distillers and Hana Koa Brewing Co.

Let’s play a drinking game.
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Promotions

HONOLULU Magazine’s Pet Photo Contest 2020

Congrats to the first, second and third place winners of Honolulu Magazine's 2020 Pet Photo Contest!

Nominate an Outstanding Individual or Organization 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 Aug. 28, 2020!

Hawai‘i’s Largest Convenience Store Chain Has Just Made Life Even Easier

(Sponsored) 7-Eleven Hawai‘i now offers delivery for food, grocery and household items, alcohol and—starting Monday—even dry cleaning.

This Kāhala Beachside Restaurant Just Revamped Its Menu Offerings

(Sponsored) Plumeria Beach House reopened July 8 with new menus, curated by Kāhala Hotel & Resort executive chef Jonathan Mizukami.

Beat the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer

(Sponsored) No matter the size of your home, there are plenty of hacks to avoid paying a hefty electric bill at the end of the month.

This Outdoor Burger and Beer Garden Is All the Best Summer Things

(Sponsored) No need to bust out the charcoal—Merriman’s Honolulu is offering to do the grilling for us.

3 Tips to Upgrade Your Fridge and Save You Money

(Sponsored) Hawaii Energy will even pay you $250 to upgrade to an energy-efficient one.

Ready or Natto: Enjoy Dishes Starring Japan’s Fermented Soybeans on July 10

(Sponsored) Celebrate Natto Day, July 10, with special natto-themed takeout dishes from six local restaurants.

Go From 0 to Dinner in Just 30 Minutes with Calabash Kits

(Sponsored) For our final Foodland Friday on July 10, join corporate chef Keoni Chang for a live cooking demo starring Foodland’s ready-to-make meals designed for busy locals.

Noodle Lovers Rejoice! Your Favorite Waikīkī Pasta Spot is Back

(Sponsored) Fulfill your carb desires at Arancino di Mare, now open for dine-in and takeout.
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