October 2019

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Are We Cashing in On TV And Film Production Or Is It Just a Hollywood Illusion?

Last year was Hawai‘i’s most lucrative year to date for film production. So why are we setting limits that some say will keep studios away?

How Screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell Went from Hawai‘i to Hollywood

The local twins and screenwriters hadn’t planned a future in film.

First Look: TBD… Pop-Up Restaurant at the Diamond Head Edge of Waikīkī

Vikram Garg, formerly of the Halekūlani, returns to the public with a restaurant whose name is TBD… literally.

First Look: Skull & Crown Trading Co.

Chinatown’s new tiki bar offers fun cocktails, Dole Whip and a mean lemongrass chicken skewer.

First Look: Tane Vegan Izakaya Serves Vegan Sushi Ramen

The strictly plant-based izakaya is a new challenge for two McKinley dropouts and “Heroes of the Environment” with a mini-empire in San Francisco.
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Emma Wo’s Collection of Engagement Rings is Beautiful, Brilliant and Budget-Friendly

Bling it on.

These Beach Towels Are Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Outdoor Adventurers in Your Life

With its fun locally designed prints and quick-dry fabric, Surfer Towel is soaking up water and attention fast.

Are We Cashing in On TV And Film Production Or Is It Just a Hollywood Illusion?

Last year was Hawai‘i’s most lucrative year to date for film production. So why are we setting limits that some say will keep studios away?

How Screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell Went from Hawai‘i to Hollywood

The local twins and screenwriters hadn’t planned a future in film.

The Owner of Honolulu-Based Label Pi Collection Shows Us How to Wear a Modern Slip Dress

Local jewelry designer Lauryn Gordines shows us how to rock the slinky ’90s staple and spills on her latest project—it’ll get your creative juices flowing.

Editor’s Page: Dear Unnamed Writer

The letters arrive periodically—handwritten and anonymous.

No Walk in the Park: 3 Honolulu Projects Making Headlines Right Now

Even playgrounds and parks can spark protests.

Native Hawaiians Are Taking Ownership of Indigenous Sites and Stories With a New App

Choose from a hundred free, ethically sourced guided tours thanks to Native Stories. The app’s gone global and adds Japanese-language programming this fall. (And did we mention that we love it?)

Afterthoughts: Learning to Share Spaces (and Snacks) in an Open Office

We all need a little space. But sharing it isn’t so bad.

2020 Hawai‘i College Guide

(Sponsored) Your guide to navigating the admissions process, financial aid applications, preparing for college, building a network and more.

Explore the Future of Food with BlueNalu at Eat Think Drink

(Sponsored) Eat Think Drink: Making Waves – BlueNalu and the Future of Food is happening Monday, Nov. 4 at the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach.

O‘ahu in 1967: “The Flop That Flipped”

But since it opened in 1963, some 38 million people have visited.

Burger Bash 2019 Presented by Alaska Mileage Plan

Join us at Kāhala Mall on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 4 to 9 p.m. for our first-ever Burger Bash—a free event celebrating all things burgers!

The Fall Food & New Product Show is Baking Up Something Extra Sweet This Year

(Sponsored) The three-day event on Oct. 11 through 13, 2019, will feature more sweet treats than ever with the inaugural Hawai‘i Cookie Con & Sweet Expo.

Yes, That Big Red Box in Honolulu’s Chinatown is Talking to You

Hawai‘i Woodshow’s New Location Offers You a Rare Inside Look at a Century-Old Hall

After decades in a museum, this annual showcase for local woodworkers and artisans is moving to Moanalua Garden’s Chinese Hall.

The 26 Best Events on O‘ahu in October

Culture, comedy, charity and cuisine kick off the fall season on O‘ahu. So start planning now—the events listed here are just a sampling of what’s to come.

October 2019: Table of Contents

First Look: TBD… Pop-Up Restaurant at the Diamond Head Edge of Waikīkī

Vikram Garg, formerly of the Halekūlani, returns to the public with a restaurant whose name is TBD… literally.

First Look: Skull & Crown Trading Co.

Chinatown’s new tiki bar offers fun cocktails, Dole Whip and a mean lemongrass chicken skewer.

First Look: Tane Vegan Izakaya Serves Vegan Sushi Ramen

The strictly plant-based izakaya is a new challenge for two McKinley dropouts and “Heroes of the Environment” with a mini-empire in San Francisco.
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