May 2017

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63 Ways to Improve Your Island Home

Whether you’ve got a three-bedroom kama‘āina gem or a compact condo in town, your Island home could always look a little nicer. Fortunately, we’ve got tips for you that fit any budget.

6 Upgrades Worth the Investment to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Here’s how you can increase the value of your home on any budget.

Before & After: How This Family Remodeled Their Home for Multigenerational Living

This ‘Ālewa Heights home was upgraded so a multigenerational family could age in place.

This is What It’s Really Like to Drive for Uber in Honolulu

Seven months on the road ferrying tourists, drunkards and worker bees—a former Uber driver tells all.

12 Creative Ways to Make the Most of a Small Living Space

In Hawai‘i, square footage comes at a premium. Here are some tips for making your home feel larger.

Meet the Young Hawaiian Activists Who Are Making a Difference in the Islands

A new wave of Hawaiian activism is surging through our community. Beyond sovereignty debates and pushback on development, younger Hawaiian leaders are emerging and reshaping advocacy in Hawai‘i.

Remodeling Your Home? Here Are 5 Times to D.I.Y. and 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional

When can you do something cheaply and safely yourself, and when do you need to call an expert?

Hire Smarter: 7 Tips for Working with Contractors to Remodel Your Home

What you need to know before diving in, plus what happens when remodeling goes wrong.

Spruce Up Your Place With Inspiration From These Local Homes

Here are 9 ideas to help you redesign your space.
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Departments

The Best Real Estate Professionals in Hawai‘i 2017

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.

63 Ways to Improve Your Island Home

Whether you’ve got a three-bedroom kama‘āina gem or a compact condo in town, your Island home could always look a little nicer. Fortunately, we’ve got tips for you that fit any budget.

6 Upgrades Worth the Investment to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Here’s how you can increase the value of your home on any budget.

These New Home Décor Trends Make Island Living Easy, Breezy and Fun

Decking out your dwelling in just one era is pau for 2017. Instead, create a modern, eclectic look by mixing vintage pieces with vintage-inspired and contemporary interior décor.

Before & After: How This Family Remodeled Their Home for Multigenerational Living

This ‘Ālewa Heights home was upgraded so a multigenerational family could age in place.

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

A look back at Honolulu from April 1917 to 1982. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

This is What It’s Really Like to Drive for Uber in Honolulu

Seven months on the road ferrying tourists, drunkards and worker bees—a former Uber driver tells all.

Luibueno’s in Haleiwa Celebrates 7 Years in Business

(Sponsored) For its seventh birthday, the Haleiwa spot will get a double dose of new.

12 Creative Ways to Make the Most of a Small Living Space

In Hawai‘i, square footage comes at a premium. Here are some tips for making your home feel larger.

Market Area of the Month: ‘Ewa

From your neighborhood experts at Locations.

Afterthoughts: Beginning to See the Light

I’ve been overthinking light bulbs.

3rd Annual #galswithLEI Forum Highlights Local & International Female Leaders

Celebrate the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Inspiration of female business.

Field Notes: Think You’re Good at Playing Darts? Try Your Hand at These Tournaments

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: tournament dart players.

Meet the Young Hawaiian Activists Who Are Making a Difference in the Islands

A new wave of Hawaiian activism is surging through our community. Beyond sovereignty debates and pushback on development, younger Hawaiian leaders are emerging and reshaping advocacy in Hawai‘i.

Gourmet Getaways: These Two Beachy Restaurants Are Worth the Long Drive

Roy’s Beach House and Fish House at Ko Olina offer relaxed, indulgent experiences out of town.

Remodeling Your Home? Here Are 5 Times to D.I.Y. and 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional

When can you do something cheaply and safely yourself, and when do you need to call an expert?

Quote Unquote: Why Hawai‘i Rep. Beth Fukumoto Left the State GOP

As a millennial Republican woman representing Mililani and Mililani Mauka since 2012, Rep. Beth Fukumoto, 34, made headlines. But the youngest person to serve as Hawai‘i’s House Minority Leader felt increasingly isolated from her colleagues, alienated by the remarks of President Donald Trump and in March announced she was leaving the state GOP.

This Beautiful Mural in Mō‘ili‘ili has a Surprisingly Disastrous Story Behind It

Thieves couldn’t stop a collaboration of artists and business owners from creating a bright spot in McCully.

40th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

HARA announces finalists.

Hire Smarter: 7 Tips for Working with Contractors to Remodel Your Home

What you need to know before diving in, plus what happens when remodeling goes wrong.

Hau‘oli Lā Hānau: Celebrating Local Company Anniversaries—May Edition

Every month, we celebrate the anniversaries of local companies and organizations. This month: An educational and religious institution, a booster of the economy and a new vision of Waikīkī.

The Wait is Over: The Culinary Institute of the Pacific is Now Open

The four-year culinary school opens on the slopes of Diamond Head, just in time to meet the demand of Hawai‘i’s restaurant boom.

Spruce Up Your Place With Inspiration From These Local Homes

Here are 9 ideas to help you redesign your space.

Get Your Lei Needles Ready, It’s Graduation Season!

Graduation season in Hawai‘i starts in mid-May and continues through June.

Win a $200 Gift Card to Mahina & Sun’s

Celebrate mom in style at Mahina & Sun’s.

Editor’s Page: Hit Refresh

What projects can we really do?

The 8 Best Things To Do in May 2017

Psst! Mother’s Day is May 14, so take Mom to dance performances, festivals and a bar to celebrate all month long. (And don’t forget the flowers.)
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