Author: Diane Seo

Party pics: Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous

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What’s happening for Halloween

There’s a lot happening in Honolulu for Halloween. Get in on the fun, from haunted houses to club parties to block parties and music festivals. — Haunted Lagoon photo courtesy of Polynesian Cultural CenterHalloween partiesHallowbalooOct. 29 at The Waterfront at…

Development wish list for Nonstop

If you’re a regular reader of Nonstop, I’m sure you’ve noticed that several of our writers/photographers/bloggers have ventured far beyond Honolulu this month.Tracy Chan was the first to go, flying to California to visit family. Catherine Toth then took off…

Adam Lambert live at Blaisdell

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Party pics: Professional Services Social

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Nonstop partners with Groupon

Although my Nonstop partner John Garcia and I are primarily technical/design and editorial people, we’ve also become entrepreneurs with the launch of this site. (Actually, John has long been an entrepreneur; but this is my first time at it.) And…

Party pics: Get Greeky

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How soon is too soon?

Since we’re in the business of reviewing restaurants, I’ll share with you one of the issues that we’re grappling with in this constantly evolving, digitalized media era.Basically it comes down to how soon we should review new restaurants. In the…

‘Hawaii Five-O’ @ Sunset on the Beach

Thousands of people showed up at Queen’s Beach Monday afternoon and evening for the world premiere of the new CBS series, “Hawaii Five-0.”Many fans waited for hours, setting up camp early in the afternoon, while others sported “Hawaii Five-0” shirts,…

thirtyninehotel 6th anniversary

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Party pics: Ghostland Observatory

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Justin Bieber @ Blaisdell

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Party pics: Labor of Love launch party

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Are we using ! too much?

With the exception of some blog posts, I edit all the copy that runs on Nonstop. Typically, my routine is to wake up at 5 a.m., log into our content management system and read the copy in our editorial queue.It…

Band Camp lineup announced

The Grammy Award-winning band Train will headline this year’s Band Camp 8 on Dec. 2 at Blaisdell Arena.Guitarist Orianthi, who appeared with Michael Jackson in “This Is It,” along with Hawaii-based bands The Throwdowns and Pimpbot, will open the event,…

Melissa & Mari — our new food critiquing duo

This past Tuesday, Mari Taketa and Melissa Chang did what they typically do together — eat. This time, the occasion was opening night at Morimoto Waikiki, the new restaurant by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.Their assignment was to review the restaurant…

Pics: Kaneohe Bay Air Show and Bayfest

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Party pics: ARTAfterDark

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Nonstop at 1 month: So how are we doing?

Yesterday, Nonstop Honolulu celebrated its 1-month-old birthday. We launched at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 23, letting loose the site we had been conceptualizing and building for months. I don’t think any of us can believe we’ve been around for only…

The best gift ever

I’m not one to get too sentimental — well, okay, maybe I do occasionally — but this gift of Maneki Neko from my former Advertiser colleagues Scott Morifuji, Tyson Oshiro and Lacie Maemori almost made me cry at last night’s…

Covering the ‘Hawaii Five-O’ premiere

Monday’s “Hawaii Five-O” premiere at Sunset on the Beach was our first big editorial test.It was, after all, a huge event with thousands of people (some estimate the crowd at 10,000) descending on Waikiki Beach to catch the show’s stars…

Come to the Nonstop Honolulu launch party

We’re having a launch party tonight, and we want you there to celebrate with us!Help kickoff Honolulu’s newest entertainment website and come meet and mingle with our Nonstop team — Melissa Chang, Tracy Chan, Catherine Toth, John Garcia, Diane Seo,…

We’ve got two new bloggers

One of the visions John Garcia and I originally had for Nonstop was to create an all-star blogger roster. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Nonstop could become the umbrella site for some of Hawaii’s best blogs in our key subject…

Party pics: Fashion’s Night Out

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