Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All. He also wrote the documentary film Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae. He is HONOLULU Magazine’s contributing editor.

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HONOLULU Wins 13 Awards This Year

The magazine earned kudos locally and nationally for our writing and design. So, if you’re looking for some great reads, we have a few suggestions.
2020.09.11 07:00 AM

The 12 Best Frozen Treats for a Boiling Hot Day

Labor Day might signal the end of summer elsewhere, but we’ll still be sweating through the next few months. Here are our favorite ways to cool down.
2020.09.10 06:29 PM

The 8 Best Hot Dogs on O‘ahu

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with our team’s top dogs, from the local beef variety ready for end of summer grilling to a hot dog stand in Waimānalo to an easy takeout meal with extravagant toppings and fillings.
2020.09.03 04:00 PM

The Best Pickles and Pickle Recipes on O‘ahu

Looking for more activities to do at home or just searching for that extra oomph of flavor to add to your sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, burgers … we could go on. Our team has very strong opinions about locally pickled goods and their own pickling hacks.
2020.08.14 06:40 PM

Livestream Hawai‘i’s Carissa Moore, Seth Moniz and Coco Ho Surfing Kelly Slater’s Artificial Wave

The Aug. 9 mixed-doubles charity event should be a showcase for the powerful wave, especially as a platform for mind-boggling maneuvers.
2020.08.06 03:30 PM

How Hawaiian Shirts Fight Extremism

Recent sightings of aloha shirts on members of the race-war-promoting “boogaloo boys” run counter to our iconic garment’s history.
2020.07.10 07:00 AM

Hawai‘i’s World Champion Surfer Carissa Moore Wants You to Feel More Love and Aloha

Our very own Olympics rep and champion’s “RISS: A Film About More Love,” is giddy, heartfelt, intimate and family friendly—perfect for these trying times.
2020.05.06 07:25 PM

Join Da Shop’s Virtual Q&A with 2020’s Breakout Novelist Kawai Strong Washburn

With raves from “The New York Times,” “Vanity Fair” and, ahem, HONOLULU, Washburn’s “Sharks in the Time of Saviors” has become an international publishing phenomenon.
2020.04.24 10:00 AM

3 New Books By Hawai‘i Writers That You Should Read Right Now

Bookmarks the spot.
2020.04.13 08:05 PM

O‘ahu in 1995: Nineties Spring Fashion in Hawai‘i

A cherry red convertible sets the tone for 1995’s “Spring Into Color” fashion section.
2020.03.19 07:00 AM

O‘ahu in 1950: Visitors Could Once Enjoy Staying in Hawai‘i for 10 Dollars a Day

Finding affordable accommodations in the Islands for teachers and out-of-state students isn’t a new problem, it seems.
2020.03.12 07:00 AM

Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival is Changing and Moving to UH Mānoa

Don’t book the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival just yet—it’s changing months, moving locations and shaking up its lineup.
2020.03.05 05:41 PM
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