Author: Diane Seo

Let’s talk about social media

This post was sparked by a recent conversation I had with Civil Beat’s Gene Park. A bunch of us media folks were gathered for an event, when I casually asked him while everyone was Instagramming and tweeting whether he liked…

Something new: Kaimuki Grill’s bacon jerky

Kaimuki Grill, one of my go-to Eastside eateries, unfortunately will be closing July 11. But owner Carri Loui has a new venture lined up. After lots of positive feedback for the restaurant’s pre-packaged beef jerky chips, she and her family…

Sipping my way through LA’s best juice bars

During a recent trip to Los Angeles, I had four things on my list — see friends, take my daughter biking on the Venice boardwalk, eat great Korean food and visit the city’s best juice bars. Simple way to put…

Something new: Itchy Butt

We were amused and intrigued by the name too. A photographer friend, @PHOTOlulu, told me about Itchy Butt Friday afternoon, and by Saturday afternoon, both Melissa Chang and I separately made our way to this quirky Korean Keeaumoku take-out place…

Something new: Lanikai Juice Kaka‘ako

Lanikai Juice recently opened its sixth store along Ala Moana Boulevard, bringing its popular smoothies, acai bowls and other fruity blends to the rapidly evolving Our Kaka‘ako neighborhood. On Tuesday, the longstanding Kailua-based chain held a media event at the…

Did this: Day Off Salt Kaka‘ako

I stopped by Salt Kaka‘ako today for a special brunch/shopping event happening from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., mostly along Auahi Street. Here’s a look at what’s available, as well as a test run of our new live blogging tool.

Self rules for LOL, haha, :), ! and more

Texting, tweeting, Instagramming, Facebooking and even emailing have changed how we write and communicate. This is even the case with writers and journalists who’ve spent years honing proper grammar, punctuation and AP Style. If I look at my mobile text…

Something new: Ethiopian restaurant in Kapahulu

There’s a new Ethiopian restaurant in Honolulu, and it’s called just that — Ethiopian restaurant — until a name is decided on. Along with not having an official name, it’s also in an unusual spot — tucked inside Takahashiya Ramen…

2014 Hawaiian May Food Summit

This year’s Hawaiian May kicked off Thursday evening with a food summit at Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. In collaboration with Eat the Street, the food fest featured more than 20 food trucks, including Eggs ‘n Things, Lanikai Juice, Hawaiian…

Meet the artists: Wooden Wave

One of the new features on Frolic I’m particularly excited to introduce is our background art, which we’ll be rotating every month with works by local artists. For our launch, I asked Pow Wow artists Matt and Roxanne Ortiz of…

Welcome to Frolic Hawaii

Welcome to Frolic Hawaii, our newly designed, newly named entertainment and lifestyle website. Thank you for taking the time to check us out.Frolic Hawaii has replaced Nonstop Honolulu, although our past content is all here on the site, and most…

New in the city: Brew’d Craft Pub

After hearing that Brew’d Craft Pub had recently opened in Kaimuki, we made plans with another friend to give it a try. We had trouble finding parking (Kaimuki parking is an ordeal these days) and after arriving at the small,…

New in the city: Brew’d Craft Pub

After hearing that Brew’d Craft Pub had recently opened in Kaimuki, we made plans with another friend to give it a try. We had trouble finding parking (Kaimuki parking is an ordeal these days) and after arriving at the small,…

To do: #Hishoots Hangout

Yesterday, Brad Watanabe, the talent behind Hawaii Shoots and the video production company, Berad Studio, contacted me to tell me about tonight’s #hishoots hangout, a free gathering taking place from 7-9 p.m. at Box Jelly (307A Kamani St.). I had…

Sneak peek: Koko Head Cafe

I consider it serendipity that my colleague Melissa Chang couldn’t make it to Thursday’s family & friends sneak peek of Koko Head Cafe, a much buzzed-about brunch/breakfast spot in the former 12th Avenue Grill space in Kaimuki. You see, it…

Did this: Punahou Carnival 2014

Another year, another Punahou Carnival. This year’s two-day event, which began yesterday and runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today, offers a New York, New York theme. Yet, despite the Manhattan spin, we all know exactly what to expect…

Kaka‘ako Agora to serve as ‘indoor park’

Kaka‘ako Agora — a new public space described as an “indoor park and pavilion” — will be developed at 449 Cooke St., in the heart of Our Kaka‘ako. Kamehameha Schools and Interisland Terminal announced on Tuesday their plans for the…

Nonstop’s next steps

We have some exciting news to share about Nonstop Honolulu, which we, as a team, believe will help us greatly enhance the website and expand our audience. We’re being acquired by aio, which owns a family of Hawai‘i-based businesses in…

Guide: Honolulu Night + Market

It’s gonna be a Rogue Christmas in Kaka‘ako, as Honolulu Night + Market caps the year with a festive lineup. The monthly streetfest once again will be the place to be for entertainment, fashion, shopping, art and food.If you haven’t…

Pinch of Salt for the Holidays December

Despite Sunday’s early afternoon rain, Pinch of Salt for the Holidays had its second successful run this season, with pop-up shopping from dozens of local retailers at the Pinch of Salt warehouse in Kaka‘ako. Along with fashion, gifts and more,…

Did this: Gingerbread Family Festival

Lots of colorful, fun gingerbread creations were constructed Sunday, as part of the 14th annual Easter Seals Gingerbread Family Festival at Blaisdell Exposition Hall. Hundreds turned out to participate in two sessions (morning and afternoon), building gingerbread houses from purchased…

Did this: Pinch of Salt for the Holidays

Hundreds turned out for Saturday’s Pinch of Salt for the Holidays, a festive shopping-art-food event in Kaka‘ako. Along with dozens of pop-up shopping boutiques, including a Sig Zane shop that was attended to by the designer himself, there were lots…

Pinch of Salt preview: Paiko’s DIY

Paiko botanical boutique will be among several vendors hosting fun DIY workshops at Saturday’s Pinch of Salt for the Holidays, a free pop-up shopping event that runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 683 Auahi St. in the Pinch…

Guide to Honolulu Night + Market

Fashion is the focus of this month’s Honolulu Night + Market, a fitting theme to coincide with Hawaii Fashion Month. Honolulu Magazine and Honolulu Shops fashion editors Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann are the featured stylists for Saturday’s fashion show;…