10 things: What’s hip in Honolulu

We’ve made it our business at Nonstop to cover the happenings in Honolulu, and as part of this mission, we’ve noticed fashion, food and other trends we thought would be fun to share. So here are the first 10 of what could be a regular feature on what’s hip in Honolulu.

Cool brunches

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Brunch culture has never been big in Honolulu, except on special occasions at fancy hotels. But now, a few spots around town are convincing the 20- and 30something-set to turn out for weekend brunch parties.

Early this month, The Trump Hotel in Waikiki launched First Sundays @ Trump, with a made-to-order taco bar, an extensive mimosa menu and a DJ spinning tunes. Nonstop contributor Cymri Chang, who shot this gallery, says: “This wasn’t your parents’ Sunday brunch. Here, the hip and beautiful filled up the patio and lay out in the sun, soaking up the music and enjoying the buffet and the Bloody Mary bar.”

Morimoto Waikiki, tucked in the chic Waikiki EDITION, also recently launched a monthly Sunday brunch event, with a full sushi bar, Bloody Mary bar and likewise, a DJ on the decks.

First Sundays @ Trump
223 Saratoga Road; 877-683-7401
Every first Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.$37 for brunch (free valet parking), 21+

Morimoto Waikiki brunch
1775 Ala Moana Blvd; 808-943-5900
One Sunday each month; no date set for next event

What trends have you noticed? Share in the comments section, so we can discuss.