Author: Diane Seo

The Canvas — more than just a coworking space

Last Friday, I attended the launch party for The Canvas, a coworking space in Kalihi created by high school students for high school students. While checking it out, amid a sea of teens from across the island, something unexpected happened.…

Malika Dudley’s Maui

Who better to tell us about Maui’s hotspots than Malika Dudley, Hawaii News Now’s former weekend weather anchor, who now lives in Kihei.

Pinch of Salt for the Holidays

Hundreds of holiday shoppers turned out for Sunday’s Pinch of Salt for the Holidays, an annual one-day, pop-up shopping event in Our Kaka‘ako that featured dozens of local designers and vendors. From the opening, the Sig Zane booth (with the…

Something to see: Modern Love exhibit

Copyright Moyoco Anno / Cork Inc. There’s an intriguing exhibit now underway at Honolulu Museum of Art focused on modern love, specifically 20th Century Japanese erotic art that includes paintings, prints and even graphic novels otherwise known as manga. The…

The amazing works of Present Project

When I first heard about Present Project, I didn’t initially grasp the intention of the program. But after meeting founder and director Hadley Nunes in the Our Kaka‘ako space, shortly after its early September launch, I was excited to see…

Parklets unveiled in Our Kaka‘ako

Two custom-designed parklets were unveiled Saturday on Coral Street, offering pedestrians a new outdoor place to sit, dine, relax or meet friends. Located in front of Hank’s Haute Dogs, the parklets are public structures that essentially extend the sidewalk space…

Present Project underway in Our Kaka‘ako

Director/curator Hadley Nunes is the founder of Present Project.This month, in two adjacent warehouses along Cooke Street in Our Kaka‘ako, five noteworthy artists have taken up residency as part of a new endeavor, called Present Project. Conceptualized and led by…

A chat with Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro exudes a calmness that initially may be characterized as mellow and understated, but as he discusses the evolution of his music, it’s clear Hawai‘i’s biggest ukulele ambassador is a replica of his musical style — perhaps quiet at…

Something new: King’s Hawaiian truck

A new food truck has rolled into town with a name rooted in the past, but with a forward-thinking concept and menu. The King’s Hawaiian truck made its Oahu debut at Saturday’s Honolulu Night Market, with a big crowd eager…

Something new: LemonTea

These teas may not be for everyone, but I’ve found my new favorite place for iced tea on the island. It’s called LemonTea, a kiosk specializing in multi-flavored teas and lemonades that opened earlier this summer at Pearlridge. I sampled…