August 2020: Table of Contents

 

August Cover
Lē‘ahi. Photo: Getty Images. Photo composite: James Nakamura

Features


Rethinking Hawai‘i

The pandemic shutdown devastated our economy but also abruptly reduced our trash consumption and energy use, reignited the fervor for local agriculture and revitalized areas suddenly uncluttered by crowds. But what will it take to translate all this into long-term change? We took a look at three key areas and asked experts what we should do next.

By michelle broder van dyke, martha cheng and jayna omaye  

 

James of All Trades

From bow hunting to bartending, I became one of Honolulu’s most certified citizens in two weeks.

by james charisma

 

outdoor dining hawaii
The view from Quiora, one of our favorite restaurants for alfresco dining. 
PHOTO: LEAH FRIEL

 

Calabash


People Power

Peaceful Black Lives Matter protests across Hawai‘i in June overflowed with anger and tears in response to police killings of Black people in several states.

By Robbie Dingeman

 

Asking For a Friend

As places continue to reopen in Hawai‘i and we can do more things, why are we feeling even more anxious?

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN

 

Outdoor Picks

Still bummed your adventure travel plans were canceled? Well #LuckyWeLiveHONOLULU because there are a number of wonderful ways to safely get moving while practicing social distancing and staying put on-island.

By Katie Kenny

 

The Heat Goes On

If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen—but grab a bottle of hot sauce on your way out. Here’s a rundown of the restaurant-made hot sauces you can buy.

By Christi Young

 

Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

 

From Our Files

For 133 years HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the vanguard of fashion, insight and fun. Starting out as Paradise of the Pacific in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we’re the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi—and our archives rock!

BY Katrina Valcourt

 

Style


Three new flower shops, an eco-friendly store in Kailua and virtual fashion shows.

By Stacey Makiya and Christi Young

 

‘Ono


Out in the Open

When one door shuts, the outdoors open. Here are some of our favorite restaurants around the island for dining alfresco.

by james charisma, martha cheng, katie kenny, kelli shiroma braiotta, mari taketa, katrina valcourt and christi young

 

Opinion


Editor’s Page: When It’s Time to Change 

Sometimes returning to normal is the biggest mistake of all.

BY CHRISTI YOUNG

 

Afterthoughts: Hiding in Plain Sight

“As a Black college student from Hawai‘i, I wanted to make my mark in New York. But an encounter with police taught me instead to be invisible.”

by jayson harper