May 2016

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Will the Kaka‘ako Condo Boom Ease Honolulu’s Housing Crisis?

With plans for new towers on hold (and a splashy luxury condo scratched), experts are arguing if we’re in a lull or a bust. Either puts an end to the idea that Kaka‘ako would lead to a housing solution. A closer look at O‘ahu’s most intractable issue.

7 Local Superstitions You Need to Know Before Buying a New Home

Find a home for sale you like, put in an offer, buy and move in, right? Well, here in Hawai‘i, our diverse traditions and beliefs can make it more complicated.

8 Homes on O‘ahu That Sold For the Median Price Last Year

Here's what the median price of single-family homes and condos will buy you.

For the First Time in 237 Years, A Hawaiian Chief’s Royal Treasures Return Home

You can see Kalani‘ōpu‘u’s priceless Ali‘i feathered cloak and helmet at the Bishop Museum.

Could Tiny Houses Have a Big Impact on Hawai‘i’s Future?

The tiny house trend is looking pretty tempting.
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Departments

Philanthropy: No Panic... Go Organic

Presented by Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Connecting Keiki to the ‘Aina: MA‘O and HCF.

The Best Real Estate Professionals in Hawai‘i 2016

Buying a home in Hawai‘i might be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Get expert help from the top agents and brokers listed here.

Philanthropy: Hawai‘i Five-O Actor’s Legacy Lives on Through His Philanthropy

Presented by Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Book ‘Em Danno!

Philanthropy: Making the Grade

Presented by Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Middle schools connecting for success.

Lei Chic Giveaway: Enter to Win a $2,500 Shopping Spree to Bloomingdale’s

One lucky shopper will win a $2,500 Bloomingdale’s shopping spree.

You Can Only Try This Exclusive Local Menu at 40 Carrots in Honolulu

Most locations of the chain restaurant 40 Carrots are identical, but the new one that just opened in Bloomingdale’s at Ala Moana Center is different, thanks to chef Jon Matsubara.

Field Notes: These Surfers Get Up Before Dawn to Catch the Best Waves

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

Philanthropy: A Stitch in Time

Presented by Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Ellen Hamada’s passion lives on.

Step Up Your Furniture Game With These Pieces Designed by Andrew Mau

Andrew Mau’s striking new seating collection blends cross-cultural references to elegant effect.

­˜­­Philanthropy: Paying It Forward

Presented by Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Your name doesn’t have to be Zuckerberg or Rockefeller to leave a legacy. When it comes to sending kids to college, Jon and Eleyne Fia are betting big on Hawai‘i’s future.

Hawai‘i’s Best in Real Estate 2016 Profiles

(Sponsored) Find out why their clients and peers named them “Best in Real Estate.” Learn how they can help you buy, sell, refinance or insure your home.

7 Ways to Get Lei’d: Locally Sourced Flowers and Lei in Honolulu

These leis are perfect for any special occasion.

Living Green With Renewable Energy

(Sponsored) There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint—and they’re only getting easier. Find out how to live a simpler green life by having all of your renewable energy needs served in one place.

Local Architect Uses Her Amazing Skills to Create Beautiful Jewelry

New accessory line is taking shape.

Ala Moana Beach Park is About to Get a Huge Makeover

Ala Moana Beach Park is in line to be spruced up, beginning next year.

Philanthropy: It’s All About You

Presented by Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Hawai‘i Community Foundation turns 100 (1916- 2016)! Meet its board chair who shares why the inspiring work of HCF supports her personal passion for giving back to the community in a strategic way.

Editor’s Page: An Island Way

Finding common threads.

The Best 8 Things to Do in May 2016

Run a half marathon, see a play about horses, hear a legendary funk musician perform and more.

Quote Unquote: Happy Birthday to the 2016 Honolulu Lei Queen

Carol Ann Makana Lani Moore Yamada runs two companies, raises two surf champions and is this year’s lei queen.
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