October 2011

Features

Best Lawyers in Hawaii 2011

Presenting 282 attorneys in 77 specialties, statewide.

Present at the Food Revolution in Hawaii

20 years ago, a dozen chefs changed how Hawaii ate—and how the world viewed us.

Mayor Wright Homes: Public Housing Hell

Gang activity, rat infestations, deteriorating walls and ceilings, and, until this June, no hot, running water. For the approximately 1,100 tenants of Mayor Wright Homes, this is life. Years of neglect forced residents to sue the state. Lawyers want to settle the case this year to finally reverse these deplorable conditions. But for these residents, positive change has been years in the making.

Departments

From Our Files

The October archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Pounding Poi in Preparation for the Second Annual Taro Celebration

Afterthoughts: Personal Archaeology

There’s no such thing as a small move.

6 Great Dates in Honolulu

... plus 44 more at honolulumagazine.com. Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time or have been married for 20 years, here are six dates to spark the romance.

Victoria’s Secret Opens Waikiki Store with Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio

Coqui Frog Pests in Hawaii

Coqui Capture: Need to nab an amphibian? There’s an app for that.

Serious Coffee Shops in Hawaii

Serious Joe: Hawaii grows some of the best coffee in the world. A pair of new cafés are getting serious about serving it.

Halloween Makeup–For Hire!

Editor's Page: Fatal Promises

Conditions at Mayor Wright Homes have a death toll.

5 Boutiques in Kailua

Kailua is a great place to swim and relax. It also happens to be great for shopping. Here are five boutiques specializing in cute outfits, hot swimsuits and hip jewelry.

HIFF Celebrates 31st Anniversary

HIFF Grows Up: The film festival celebrates its 31st year.

Mayor Wright Homes: Public Housing Hell

Gang activity, rat infestations, deteriorating walls and ceilings, and, until this June, no hot, running water. For the approximately 1,100 tenants of Mayor Wright Homes, this is life. Years of neglect forced residents to sue the state. Lawyers want to settle the case this year to finally reverse these deplorable conditions. But for these residents, positive change has been years in the making.

Things to Do in October in Hawaii

This month, relax with kava, indulge in local seafood and scare yourself at Oahu’s favorite haunted houses.