May 2019: Table of Contents
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.
Twenty of the most and least expensive houses and condos sold on O‘ahu in 2018.
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, refinance or insure a home, our annual Homebuyers’ Guide is a great place to find expert help; the professionals list- ed here come highly recommended by our readers and other professionals.
Thirty-five years after his mysterious death, a new book tells the story of Hawai‘i humorist Rap Reiplinger, writ- ten by his widow, Leesa Clark Stone.
Harvest your own dinner, buy a new book—or a dozen—and join in magic-making in a historic theater.
By Christi Young
Here’s how the junior lifeguard program inspires the next generation of ocean-safety leaders
BY Jayna omaye
In her new cookbook, Maui-raised Alana Kysar shines a spotlight on local Hawai‘i food.
BY Martha Cheng
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.
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
In the late 1970s, Hawai‘i’s housing prices were on the rise. Fast forward four decades, and we’re still singing the same tune.
BY Jayna Omaye
By Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann
Hitting the floor this spring, Max Mara’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.
One to Watch: Lynn Sakutori
Meet the little-known local designer behind some favorite womenswear lines.
We’ll admit it, we’ve got a bit of a rock candy crush. But then again, who wouldn’t be sweet on spring’s mix of lust-worthy gilded rings trimmed with the prettiest of gems?
Keep Palm & Carry On
Samudra’s new spot-on collection gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up with one of the chicest bag ladies in town.
The 200 block of Kalihi’s Mokauea Street is the official home base for decades-old local businesses, hole-in-the-wall restaurants and industrial warehouses.
BY Maria Kanai
‘Ono: Food & Dining
By Martha Cheng
Gaura Johnson and Gora Thiemann outside their tiny Windward home. Tour theirs and five other small places in the new issue of HONOLULu magazine.
If you ask my daughter, she likes the cracker.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
The camera adds 10 pounds and hundreds of extra square feet. So how do you shoot small?
BY James Nakamura
Why I scrimp a little, save a lot.