March 2018: Table of Contents



HONOLULU Magazine March 2018 Cover
We love brunch! Check out these dishes and more of our favorites in “Brunch Like You Mean It!” on page 40.
Photo: Steve Czerniak

Brunch Like You Mean It!

Move over, bloody mary. Today’s brunch dishes and drinks are amped up—bigger, badder
and better than ever, with more local ingredients, more twists on classics, more vegetarian options, more calories, more bacon. Don’t know what to order? Here are our favorite brunch dishes right now. 

by catherine toth fox, with jennifer fiedler, katrina valcourt and don wallace


Exploring the Upside Down

The weird and wonderful creatures that populate Hawai‘i’s offshore waters are visible each night on Kona’s most extreme scuba dive.

by meghan miner murray


Spring Fashion: Bold and Beautiful

Spring’s runway collections were nothing short of amazing: exuberant brights, sexy shades, gorgeous florals and fierce artistic flourishes. But all come second to the inspiring, fascinating models bringing them to life in this feature. Meet the true headliners, local standouts who make being awesome, kind, smart, uplifting and daring the year’s best trends.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann



Brawns & Beauty

Cherry Blossom Festival contestants learn to play the taiko drum.



March Picks

Spring cleaning can wait. Celebrate Pacific Rim cultures, run with the family, drink (lots of) beer and channel your inner David Bowie with the best events happening this month.

BY Marisa Heung


Technology Boost

New apps for the blind and deaf.

BY Jayna Omaye


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.



Buried Treasure

A rare book by Hokusai’s daughter is just the latest find from a cache of works acquired by the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2003.

by Lesa Griffith


Film Festival Phenom

Quote Unquote: Beckie Stocchetti

Interview by Don Wallace


Field Notes: Men at Work

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The Hawai‘i Men’s Shed

By Don Wallace



Better By Design

Manaola’s new partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue.

by Natalie Schack



Tide Us Over

How to create your own living wall, decluttering tips for spring and more.

by robbie dingeman 



PUBLISHER’S PAGE: The Past is Prologue

Same news, different year, different century.

by alyson helwagen


Afterthoughts: Psychological Warfare

What goes through your head when your smartphone disappears.

by katrina valcourt


From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888. 

by jayna omaye


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Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.


Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”


First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.


Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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