May 2015

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Who Owns O‘ahu?

Mystery buyers, high fliers and all those LLCs—we take a look at who’s claiming stakes on O‘ahu.
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Departments

What is HouseMart?

(Sponsored) HouseMart is a family-owned business that encompasses Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts. The HouseMart brand unites the family of businesses and serves as a symbol of the family values, exceptional service and commitment to providing products for the community’s craft and hardware needs for more than 60 years.

Living Green and Saving Energy

(Sponsored) Energy efficiency has been a hot topic for years, but with so many messages out there, it can be difficult to find the right choices for your home. Get your questions answered and learn how to use less energy and save more green.

Make a Splash With These 5 Colorful Water-Resistant Watches

A new-line up of water-resistant watches that will keep you on time for your next board meeting.

These Two Hawai‘i Designers are Making One-of-a-Kind Gems

Stop into these stores to check out their handmade products.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past—May Edition

A look back at Honolulu from May 1925 to 1995. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Field Notes: These People Are Serious Bird Watchers

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: birders.

Afterthoughts: Stick With Me

To selfie or not to selfie: That is the question.

9 Sizzling New Swimsuits from Hawai‘i Designers

Leave your clothes behind for sizzling new suits from local designers, finished with dreamy, ocean-minded prints, tropical embroidery and sporty mesh trims.

4 Places to Get Your Hot Pot Fix in Honolulu

The hot-pot trend won’t quit; we take a look at four Honolulu spots for cooking up you own tasty dinner.

You’re About to See Honolulu in a Whole New Light

Did you notice the city’s new light fixtures?

New Trend: Sculpt Your Body With the Bar Method

A new workout class is a little ballet, a little yoga, and a lot of burning muscles.

Delicious and Nutritious Ice Cream? Believe it

(Sponsored) Introducing Brio, the smartest ice cream choice in Hawai‘i.

Da Meter: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Honolulu

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

5 Cat-Eye Sunglasses You Need Now

Slip on the season’s pick-of-the-litter cat-eye sunnies.

More Than 50,000 People Flood Ala Moana Beach Park to Light Floating Lanterns

Lanterns float out into the ocean during the traditional annual Memorial Day ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park, to remember loved ones who have passed.

These 6 People Will Bring Mobile Services to Your Door

These days, just about every service comes in a mobile truck version. You may never have to leave your house again!

‘Ono Buzz: 2 Dishes You Must Try This Month

Two things you should be eating this month.

O‘ahu Designer Florencia Arias: How to Wear Yellow With Confidence

O‘ahu designer Florencia Arias’ Spring ’15 collection falls right in line with one of the season’s boldest trends—yellow. So, she was an obvious choice to tap for expert advice on how to wear the sunny color with confidence.

One of Hawai‘i’s Under-Appreciated Spots for Live Music is in a Small Studio

The Atherton Performing Arts Studio is one of Honolulu’s hidden musical gems.

Quote Unquote: Constance Hale Describes Seven Stages of Manuscript Grief

Constance Hale is a writer, editor and teacher. Her business card says scribe.

The 8 Best Things To Do in May

May is traditionally Hawaiian Music Month, but it also offers something for bookworms, horticulturists and foodies alike.

Editor’s Page: The Neighborhood

Feeling connected to those around us.

Q&A: Comedy Central Stand-Up Comedian Brian Regan

We talked to the clean comic about his dark side, brotherly love and standup in the age of YouTube. He performs in Honolulu May 29.
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