June 2016

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27 Best Local Books to Read This Summer

Throw ’em in your beach bag or load up your nightstand: 27 must-have books from local authors and publishing houses.
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Departments

What’s the Real Reason Most Restaurants Fail?

In the restaurant industry, success can be elusive. Here, stories from spots that didn’t make it, and the lessons learned.

A New Local Clothing Line is Bringing Sexy Back

Refined Vanity launches with a fresh take on easy glamour.

Lāna‘i Guide: 7 Places to Grab ‘Ono Kine Grindz on Lāna‘i

Find out where to eat on Lāna‘i.

50 Gourmet Comfort Food Dishes in Hawai‘i That’ll Warm Your Heart and Soul

Comfort food might be indulgent, but it connects us to family, traditions, cultures. Here are some of our favorites, elevated, but still reminding us of when life was simpler and calories didn’t exist.

Breakfast is Back

(Sponsored) The Return of the Royal Breakfast Buffet

What It’s Really Like to Open Your Own Restaurant, Then Close It For Good

An owner gives us the personal view from the other side of the bar.

Store Spotlight: Satisfy Your Globetrotting Fix at This New Downtown Boutique

Passport not necessary.

Is O‘ahu Ready for the $18 Cocktail?

Two chic, new Downtown bars offer two very different visions of the perfect drink.

Lāna‘i Guide: 5 Places to Stay on Lāna‘i

Stay at a plantation home or a luxurious hotel.

Your Property Is My Priority

(Sponsored) Eric Olson - 2016 Best in Real Estate.

Experience a True Taste of Hawai‘i with the Return of Fanta-Sea

(Sponsored) Take an An Epicurean Journey.

Tips for Buying Your Next Home

(Sponsored) Take advantage of the market now.

7 Stylish Gifts You Can Give Your Dad For Father’s Day

This one is for the fellas.

Top Mortgage Professionals for Three Straight Years

(Sponsored) Meet Honolulu HomeLoans 2016 Best in Real Estate-Mortgage category.

B&B Mortgage Congratulates Three Best in Real Estate-Mortgage Winners

(Sponsored) Rooted in local values.

Dive Into These Splashy Styles of The Uber Talented Brooklyn Dombroski

You can follow Brooklyn Dombroski on IG at @brooklynhawaii.

The Holoholo Guide to Lāna‘i

If you think of Lāna‘i as a place with nothing to do ... think again. We found the best way to spend a long weekend on one of Hawai‘i’s most beautiful islands.

Ask a Beer Expert: Here’s How You Can Be a Beer Snob

Talk about beer trends with Bill Carl, certified cicerone.

6 Places Where You Can Get The Best Free Bread on O‘ahu

The best free bread in town.

Quote Unquote: Meet Hawai‘i Public Radio’s New President, Jose Fajardo

There’s a new voice in town.

Stroll Through the Halls of ‘Iolani Palace With This New 3-D Virtual Tour

Two royally buzzworthy developments at ‘Iolani Palace.

How the Epic Turtle Bay Deal Saved Local Farms on the North Shore

A $6 million deal protects North Shore’s farmland.

Editor’s Page: Finding Comfort

Here’s to food, books and travel.

The Best 8 Things to Do in June 2016

June has the most daylight hours in the year, so spend them celebrating the ocean, watching a play in a cemetery and checking out what local creatives are making.

Kahala Mall Summer 2016

(Sponsored) Discover the products and styles you need to make your summer fun, for everything from beach days to picnics and parties.
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