November 2018

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Boki’s Beans: A People’s History of Hawaiian Coffee

It’s one of Hawai‘i’s most famous crops. But the roots of Kona coffee stretch back nearly 200 years to a tragic trip across the Atlantic, an imaginative Hawaiian governor, a British grower and a café.

Insider’s Guide to Honolulu Museums

Camp near a volcano, walk through a haunted village, ride a historic train, fly into a dogfight, sit for a 1900s trial and 43 other cool things to try at O‘ahu’s museums.

Spares—and Strikes: Climate Change is Opening a Fast Lane for Hurricanes

Maybe we should hang on to all those emergency supplies we bought earlier.
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5 Things We Love About Coco’s Trading Post

The boutique recently opened in Kailua and it’s already gained a devoted following of townies and travelers alike.

Primary Covers: 3 Bold Winter Jackets That Are Perfect for Those Chilly Days in Hawai‘i

Expect a bold front with this season’s coats, capes and coverups.

Boki’s Beans: A People’s History of Hawaiian Coffee

It’s one of Hawai‘i’s most famous crops. But the roots of Kona coffee stretch back nearly 200 years to a tragic trip across the Atlantic, an imaginative Hawaiian governor, a British grower and a café.

Insider’s Guide to Honolulu Museums

Camp near a volcano, walk through a haunted village, ride a historic train, fly into a dogfight, sit for a 1900s trial and 43 other cool things to try at O‘ahu’s museums.

Have Lunch with an Artist at Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Climb into a Cockpit at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Sleep Next to a Volcano at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Dance in Front of Homes at Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village

Listen to Stories in a Cemetery at Hawaiian Mission Houses

Have a Picnic in Front of Moving Art at HoMA and Spalding House

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s History – November Edition

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Have Tea at Queen Emma’s Summer Palace

Throw a Pier Party at the Battleship “Missouri” Memorial

Return a Royal Relic to ‘Iolani Palace

Experience Dec. 7, 1941 Virtually at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Sit in a 19th Century Trial at Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Take a Train Ride (And Play With Them, Too!) at Hawaiian Railway Society

Afterthoughts: Dancing Room Only

Nothing compares to taking part in the action.

’Tis the Season for Pet Photos with Santa Paws at Lau Hala Shops in Kailua

(Sponsored) Pets, naughty or nice, can have their holiday photos taken with Santa this Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Editor’s Page: Hands-On History

Think visiting a Honolulu museum is a spectator sport? That’s history.

Black Friday Deal: Get an Entire Year of HONOLULU Magazine for Free

Finish your holiday shopping today! Purchase a 12-month subscription and get an additional year of print and digital for free.

Hawai‘i’s Only Annual Real Estate Conference Makes Its Way to the Big Island

(Sponsored) Worthshop, Hawai‘i Life’s eighth annual real estate conference, comes to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel this December.

These Works of Art by Local Artisans are Available Right Now at Museum Gift Shops

While we’re all for ogling the artwork, style fans know that an expertly curated museum gift shop, showcasing talented local artist-designers, is its own kind of masterpiece. Need further proof? See below for exhibits A through chic.

Inside HONOLULU: One of Hula’s Living Legacies Graced Our Cover Twice, 60 Years Apart

It’s no surprise that kumu hula Puanani Alama appeared on the cover of our magazine. Only she’d done it once before, when she was just 15 years old.

Shop Small This Holiday Season

(Sponsored) This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, head to Ward Village and shop unique gifts for everyone on your list while supporting Hawai‘i’s small businesses.

Field Notes: Meet the Volunteers Who Remove Invasive Algae From Maunalua Bay

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Mālama Maunalua community huki.

Spares—and Strikes: Climate Change is Opening a Fast Lane for Hurricanes

Maybe we should hang on to all those emergency supplies we bought earlier.

Museum Mystery: Where Are Queen Kapi‘olani’s Victorian Era Jewels From?

This emerald-and-garnet necklace is fit for a queen. But the story of how it traveled through the hands of as many as three queens (and possibly a czar) has local museum experts hunting through history.

Neighborhood of the Month: Waikīkī

(Sponsored) From your neighborhood experts at Locations.

Quote Unquote: Bomb Disposal Technician by Day and Visual Effects Artist by Night

As one of Hawai‘i’s few bomb disposal technicians, Kamakani De Dely puts his life on the line defusing unexploded military ordnance. But outside of his day job, he builds costumes, prosthetics and visual effects for shows such as Marvel’s “Inhumans” and “Hawai‘i Five-0” for OnceFound FX, the state’s first special effects and makeup studio and supply store, which De Dely founded.

November 2018: Table of Contents

Starting Nov. 1, Dine at Vintage Cave Café and Receive Half Off Your Next Meal

(Sponsored) Guests who dine at the restaurant will automatically receive a gift certificate for 50 percent off their next visit.

Celebrate Brand-New Offerings This Weekend At Shirokiya Japan Village Walk

(Sponsored) Now through Nov. 4, head to the Shirokiya Renewal Opening Matsuri event to enjoy brand-new food vendors and promotions, plus live entertainment and family activities daily.

The 9 Best Things to Do in November 2018

Mark your calendar for a lineup of comedy, concerts, fashion, film and more happening this month.

Meat Your Maker: Butcher & Bird is Now Open at Salt

This smartly done boutique butchery serves delicious ready-to-eat sausages, plus a curated counterful of quality cuts, bespoke pickles and one mean chocolate chip cookie.

First Look: Purvé Donut Stop

Bartender-bakers roll out fresh cake doughnuts with attitude.

First Look: Gochi Grill in Downtown

Gourmet meatloaf, tuna melt with ‘ahi and the kind of presentation you’d expect from a fine-dining chef.
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