May 2019

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A New Book Tells the Story of Hawai‘i Humorist Rap Reiplinger

Thirty-five years after he died, the book, written by his widow, Leesa Clark Stone, shines a light on the man behind the laughs through untold stories of his success and struggles, as well as news that state officials reopened an investigation into his mysterious death.

Expanding Tastes: Roy Yamaguchi is Cooking for the Kailua Community at Goen Dining + Bar

It would be perfectly poetic to say that the local chef’s newest restaurant, Goen, which opened last fall, conjures the past just as Kailua’s developers are erasing it.

Expanding Tastes: Chinese Food in Hawai‘i Wasn’t the Same Without Chengdu Taste

This Sichuan mini-chain restaurant is back, bigger and bolder.

This is What You Should Order at Rangoon Burmese Kitchen in Chinatown

Explore tribe dishes and other traditional tastes from Myanmar.

The 20 Most and Least Expensive Homes on O‘ahu

A Tiny Home Offered This Hawai‘i Family a Fresh Start After Kīlauea Erupted

After lava from Kīlauea last year destroyed their Kapoho home of 18 years, John and Nancy Theismann decided to downsize.

Small-Kine Homes: How 4 Local Families Make the Most of Little Spaces in Hawai‘i

Over the past decade, small-space living seized the national spotlight with TV shows, books, blogs and businesses focused on the trend. Locally, making do with fewer square feet has long been a fact of life for Hawai‘i families: from high-end urban condos to refurbished cottages and even bamboo kit homes.
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Designer Profile: Jennifer Binney of Hawai‘i-Based Bag Brand, Samudra

Samudra’s new spot-on collection gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up with one of the chicest bag ladies in town.

One to Watch: Hawai‘i Clothing Designer Lynn Sakutori of Local Brand, A-Line

Meet the little-known local designer behind some favorite womenswear lines.

A New Book Tells the Story of Hawai‘i Humorist Rap Reiplinger

Thirty-five years after he died, the book, written by his widow, Leesa Clark Stone, shines a light on the man behind the laughs through untold stories of his success and struggles, as well as news that state officials reopened an investigation into his mysterious death.

Expanding Tastes: Roy Yamaguchi is Cooking for the Kailua Community at Goen Dining + Bar

It would be perfectly poetic to say that the local chef’s newest restaurant, Goen, which opened last fall, conjures the past just as Kailua’s developers are erasing it.

Expanding Tastes: Chinese Food in Hawai‘i Wasn’t the Same Without Chengdu Taste

This Sichuan mini-chain restaurant is back, bigger and bolder.

This is What You Should Order at Rangoon Burmese Kitchen in Chinatown

Explore tribe dishes and other traditional tastes from Myanmar.

Lost in Space: The Struggles of Photographing Tiny Homes in Hawai‘i

The camera adds 10 pounds and hundreds of extra square feet. So how do you shoot small?

The Best Real Estate Professionals in Hawai‘i 2019

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.

The 20 Most and Least Expensive Homes on O‘ahu

A Tiny Home Offered This Hawai‘i Family a Fresh Start After Kīlauea Erupted

After lava from Kīlauea last year destroyed their Kapoho home of 18 years, John and Nancy Theismann decided to downsize.

Small-Kine Homes: How 4 Local Families Make the Most of Little Spaces in Hawai‘i

Over the past decade, small-space living seized the national spotlight with TV shows, books, blogs and businesses focused on the trend. Locally, making do with fewer square feet has long been a fact of life for Hawai‘i families: from high-end urban condos to refurbished cottages and even bamboo kit homes.

Maui-Raised Alana Kysar Shines a Spotlight on Local Hawai‘i Food in Her New Cookbook

“Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai‘i,” written by Kula-raised Alana Kysar, debuted in late March.

O‘ahu in 1978: Housing Prices on the Rise in Hawai‘i

In the late 1970s, Hawai‘i’s housing prices hit an all-time high. Fast forward four decades, and we’re still singing the same tune.

Afterthoughts: Homeward Bound

Scrimp a little, save a lot.

Trend Watch: Gem Rings For Spring

Prize possessions.

Meet Honolulu’s Registrar for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts

When he’s not coordinating the Honolulu City Lights annual holiday wreath contest or dressing up for historical re-enactments, Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts Registrar Tory Laitila is responsible for helping manage the city’s art collection—which includes overseeing acquisitions, maintaining and coordinating installations, and rotating more than 1,100 art pieces on display at various facilities across O‘ahu.

Use This Checklist to Get the Most Out of Your Hurricane Insurance

(Sponsored) Mother Nature happens. To help you prepare for possible hurricane damage, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division shares 17 pre- and post-storm tips.

May 2019: Table of Contents

Editor’s Page: Get Pen?

If you ask my daughter, she likes the cracker.

How to See the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower on May 5 in Hawai‘i

Grab a blanket and get ready to stay up late.

These Hawai‘i Youngsters Could Save Your Life One Day

Here’s how the junior lifeguard program inspires the next generation of ocean-safety leaders.

These 8 Pieces From Sportsmax’s New Denim Line Are Only Available in Hawai‘i

Hitting the floor this spring, Sportmax’s all-frills Denim Culture collection showcases raw, stretch and classic denim in playful, jean-ious ways. Best part? It fit the Hawai‘i market so well, it’s only sold here.

603 Permits For ADUs on O‘ahu Were Issued From Jan. 2016 to March 2019

A 2016 change in land-use laws on O‘ahu allows construction of a new category of smaller-scale homes. The change is gaining in popularity across the Island, according to Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting.
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